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In this issue:

Capwell Industries - Kenya • Turkey’s milling ındustry • Where is the industry heading? • Mycotoxins

Milling and Grain . Volume 130 . Issue 5 . May 2019

• Storage: Fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride • CIM Safe - A step change in fire safety • Visiting Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi

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54 Turkey’s milling ındustry 58 Where is the industry heading?


68 Principles and applications of GABA Generators

62 Mycotoxins


126 People news from the global milling industry





70 Capwell Industries - Kenya


78 CIM Safe

Milling and Grain were invited to join Mr Gorkem Alapala, Vice-Chairman of the Board for Alapala, to visit one of their completed wheat mills.


98 Event listings, reviews and previews

80 Fumigation with sulfuryl fluoride 84 New technology enables operators to go asset-light


50 Training focused on maintaining quality in grain elevators


16 Roger Gilbert 18 Chris Jackson 22 Mildred Cookson 32 Gustavo Sosa 36 Raghavan Sampathkumar 42 Rebecca Sherratt

4 GUEST EDITOR Sebas van den Ende

COVER IMAGE: Capwell Mill - Kenya - See more on page 70

94 MARKETS Mehmet Ugur Gürkaynak

124 INTERVIEW Bernd große Holthaus

GRAPAS EMEA 2019: The grain & rice processing event steps into maturity The VICTAM International and GRAPAS EMEA exhibitions are soon approaching! From June 12 – 14th, you can visit are the world’s largest and dedicated events for the animal feed and grain milling & processing industries at the KoelnMesse in Cologne. The GRAPAS conference was first launched in Europe in 2011, as the grain, flour and rice industry is of great importance to the VICTAM International exhibitors and visitors. The conference has grown successfully in Europe and Asia over the past years, drawing in millers and exhibitors from around the world. Due to its importance, the Victam Corporation has decided to position GRAPAS as a separate event within VICTAM International. “We would like to offer visitors from the grain processing and related industries a full-service event”. Major international companies like CPM, Yemmak, Bühler and Rosal have signed up and will participate in the GRAPAS EMEA trade show as it adds extra value to participating in the exhibition. Alongside the exhibition, which will also include a GRAPAS Innovation pavilion, the successful GRAPAS and Global Milling Conference will be organised on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. It will be a full day of informative and innovative presentations from the milling industries best and brightest; including speakers like George Marriage, President of nabim and Maria Haga, Executive Director of Crop Trust. Milling & Grain magazine will once again present the coveted

GRAPAS Award in recognition of the most innovative development for millers that is on display in the exhibition halls. We are excited that there are 15 applications for the award already! It shows that VICTAM International and GRAPAS EMEA 2019 is the platform for exhibitors to show their innovations to the industry. The VICTAM Corporation has developed several new initiatives in the past few years. One of which is the successful business match-making program which has now been further developed for the events in Asia and Cologne. The matchmaking program focusses on high quality meetings and will consist of a combination of an online tool, which allows exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments very efficiently and a personal approach by our matchmaking consultants. They will help exhibitors and visitors get the most out of the program and will support in finding their match. In cooperation with Wageningen University and the VICTAM Foundation, Victam Corporation will organize the 1st International Feed Technology Conference on June 12 and 13th. This is a scientific conference within the animal feed industry and has confirmed speakers like Professor Jürgen Zentek, Dr Menno Thomas and Dr Hans Stein. There are many exciting initiatives going on within our industries so join us in Cologne for the VICTAM International & GRAPAS EMEA 2019! Sebas van den Ende, General Manager, VICTAM Corporation



Capwell Mill - Kenya

New technology enables operators to go asset-light

Being one of the largest countries in East Africa, with a capacity of more than 1.75 million tonnes, Kenya is one of the leading corn-milling countries in SubSahara. Kenya is also renowned for its wheat production.

Having the ability to respond rapidly with a high-performance unloading system that requires no infrastructure can prove to be an ideal solution for the grain industry; Peter Göransson, Sales Manager and Senior Advisor for Siwertell, explains how.








Visiting Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi

Swine fever virus

Darren Parris from Milling and Grain travelled to Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi’s manufacturing facility, which is currently the third largest-capacity manufacturing facility in the world.

Bringing home the bacon may prove more expensive in future than we have been accustomed to - given the African Swine Fever virus is spreading.



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ruks Siwertell’s new joint website showcases the fusion of two strong brands and the group’s wide variety of bulk handling and wood processing solutions. The new joint website includes all product areas of both Bruks and Siwertell products, allowing readers to see clearly what type of solutions they offer and how their machines and installations work. They publish all their news and updates on the website, and then share it in their social media channels.   One of their website features, where visitors can get useful tips and advice from experts sharing their knowledge, is the Bruks Siwertell blog; an information hub for all aspects of the dry bulk cargo handling and wood processing industries. You’ll find the latest news, trend spotting, information about different bulk cargoes, port operation, bulk terminals, and the biofuel, board, saw mill, pulp and paper industries, along with important issues such as environmental protection and safe operations. The blog is a platform to highlight potentially challenging areas linked to bulk handling and wood processing operations. Bruks Siwertell’s career pages make it easy to find out what it is like to work in the industry and see the opportunities they can offer. Personal testimonies from colleagues in all areas at Bruks Siwertell give a great insight of working in their demanding, yet satisfying, global environment. A customer case archive contains a selection of case studies, outlining how they provide solutions for customers with a wide range of requirements. They demonstrate just a taste of their delivery capabilities. The company will add new studies continuously, so there is a good chance that readers will be able to find a case relevant to their trade and needs. Through the red contact tab, which will follow visitors on the right-hand side wherever they are on the site, readers can easily and quickly get in contact with the right office and expert within the group, no matter where they are or what they are looking for. Throughout each year, Bruks Siwertell attend conferences, exhibitions and other industry-oriented events all over the world, in order to be available for dialogue with their customers, and to network with and learn from other experts in the field. All upcoming locations where they will showcase their equipment and solutions, or make a presentation in the conference program, you can find on their event page.  12 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

In this month’s issue, we feature an article by Milling & Grain’s Group President, Darren Parris, concerning his recent trip to Turkey to visit one of the premium pasta exporters in the world; Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi. This powerhouse company provide an amazing 15,000 tonnes of pasta per month and none of it is handled by human hands- their operations completely carried out by Bühler machinery. Unknown to many people, Turkey are actually the second most popular country in the world, in terms of pasta production. They are second only to Italy and their pasta is widely exported worldwide. Studies remark that the pasta market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 2.4 percent up until 2023, a very impressive rate even for such a staple food. Indeed, the revenue pasta brings into the world has only continued to dramatically increase every year without fail since the mid-twentieth century. Its popularity cannot be questioned, and many a home eats pasta at least once a week in many countries such as Italy, Turkey and the UK. One primary reason for the growing popularity in pasta, according to the International Pasta Organisation (IPO) is due to a consumer shift in attitudes towards healthy eating and wellness. “Consumers are rediscovering the modern benefits of traditional pasta,” said Paolo Barilla, President of the IPO. “Pasta is increasingly appreciated and valued around the world as the centre of a delicious meal with good nutrition. It is also accessible, respectful of the planet, and brings people together joyfully.” The various varieties of pasta and its availability in many forms, such as organic, gluten-free and whole wheat renditions, enable those who are especially interested in healthy eating to embrace pasta wholeheartedly. Its ease of use also enables those health-conscious of us to create a wide variety of meals out of it, whilst also at a respectable and competitive price. Whatever the reason may be, pasta will no doubt continue to find its way onto many of our plates and be wholeheartedly embraced as one of the staple foods that brings us the most benefits.



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African Swine Fever Conference

Roger Gilbert

Bringing home the bacon may prove more expensive in future than we have been accustomed to - given the African Swine Fever virus is spreading. The challenges being faced by the Chinese pig producing industry may well be under-estimated and the level of concern was clearly demonstrated when Famsun, jointly with Milling and Grain, hosted an impromptu one-day conference on March 27th, 2019 to being together international experts to review the modus operandi of the ASF virus and the most trusted control and prevention measures. The one-day conference held in Beijing attracted 160 of China’s largest pig producers from across the country. They wanted to learn more about bio-security and how to contain and/or avoid their farms from infection. China, the world’s largest pig producing country, is experiencing a rapid decline in pig numbers – it has lost over one million pigs in just over six months. There is speculation that pig meat prices could rise by three-quarters by the end of next year. China consumes almost 30 percent of the world’s meat production. This will have a major knock-on effect putting pressure on the international trade in pig meats as well and resulting in upward pressure on prices for all livestock products as the shortage of this very important protein source is felt in markets around the world. The doomsday scenario is in the virus spreading to neighbouring countries in Asia and the risk to other countries if they do not implement preventive and bio-security measures. What is or can be done? To answer that question ask yourself why would a feed equipment manufacturer and a magazine take it upon themselves to address an animal health issue? In answering this question might provide a way forward in controlling the spread and achieving containment of the disease. Farmers often look to feed as the carrier of disease onto their farms. That might have some validity, given that feed trucks often visit several farms on a single run. Bio-security not only rests with the farmer but also implicates all people, vehicles and animals ‘entering’ a farm. 16 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

Consequently, farmers must take responsibility for their biosecurity and request feed suppliers among others to comply. In China, feed manufacturers have now turned to their mill providers for support and advice. And, in turn, Famsun requested our help to identify and invite key experts on ASF control to a one-day conference to share knowledge and provide guidance. Besides looking at the mode of virus spread, the likelihood of a vaccine rescuing the industry, government rules and regulations, a myriad of bio-security measures that farmers can apply and the role of the feed supplier, delegates have much of the information they need to face the challenges ahead. However, what they do not have is a joined-up approach. One that can easily access updated stock identification and movements. Without transparent and fully maintained records, halting an outbreak early enough to control it cannot be achieved and many more farms become needlessly infected as a result. This was clearly pointed out by our columnist Chris Jackson of the British Pig Association who has been involved in bringing under control several disease challenges within his industry - although he has never had a disease outbreak on his farm including work on past Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks. As a result, the UK has a robust cattle and pig identification system backed up digitally with immediate recording of all animal movements between farms. There is much feed manufacturers can do to help farmers in their quest for greater bio-security. We at MAG would contend that this is a universal issue requiring a global industry response. The technology exists, the software programmes exist and there is willing support from feed manufacturers who support their pig farmer customers. China’s digital WeChat, that connects almost everyone with a mobile phone in China and takes care of so many payments that cash is being superseded, has the technology to record pig movements. It has a feed industry and a farmer base to support to continue bringing home the bacon.  Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain










Milling and Grain magazine, the oldest milling magazine still in print (first published in 1891) – is once again hosting the GRAPAS Award for Innovation at Victam. The Award will be made to the most innovative and economically beneficial equipment, process or service in the milling of grains and cereals for food production at GRAPAS 2019. Entries can be made from one of three categories: • • •

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African Swine Fever Conference #2

Chris Jackson

March this year saw me back in China following a very successful exhibition in Thailand, at VIV Asia 2019, a global meeting point for our industry. The reason for the extended tour was to speak at a conference jointly sponsored and organised by Perendale Publishers who produce Milling and Grain magazine, as well as Famsun, probably China’s largest manufacturer of milling equipment. The conference was arranged to address the biggest problem that the Chinese pig industry has ever faced - African Swine Fever. This initiative, undertaken by the two sponsors, was a very timely intervention to try and help large pig farmers both better understand the disease and to discuss methods that could be adopted to try and reduce the spread and protect their herds from this now almost global problem. For me, a UK farmer, it was very heartening to see that the feed industry was taking the initiative to help Chinese farmers. This disease has far-reaching consequences affecting all sectors of our industry and the public at large who face a shortage of pig meat with consequential higher prices for the consumer. From a farmer’s perspective, we concentrate on the devastation that it causes us but often do not stop to consider the knock-on effect. We heard, in the morning of the conference, from eminent Chinese experts talking about the disease and how it spreads, along with the Government’s plans to eradicate the disease, which they admit will be a long-term project. It took 30 years to clear the Iberian Peninsula of the disease, where pig density was a lot lower. Therefore, they understand well the probable time scale needed to bring this disease under control. The government have put in place measures to encourage farmers to monitor their herds for signs of disease with a compulsory slaughter and compensation plan. In addition, it has also implemented a plan to have disease monitoring and testing at all abattoirs with severe penalties if they do not comply. This 18 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

very positive step will benefit consumers as they will have more confidence in the safety of their meat. At farm level, the percentage of mortality and the compulsory slaughter leads to the problem of safe and effective methods of carcass disposal. The devastation to the Chinese industry is almost too terrible to contemplate with somewhere in the region of five percent of the world’s pig population already lost and the spread continuing with the most likely cause of the spread being associated with humans when you consider the distances that the disease has leapt to infect new premises. Milling and Grain took a leading role in this conference initiative to help the industry by bringing myself and two other speakers from the UK to address over 160 delegates. First from the UK to speak was Dr Lawrence Brown, a veterinary surgeon and specialist in animal sciences from the Department of International Trade. He started by giving an overview of the cause of the spread--the one good thing being that it is not an airborne virus. Because this is now a global problem, along with other research laboratories the UK is also helping to look for an effective method for control and they are developing a vaccine. Unfortunately for the industry, this is still many years from becoming a commercial proposition. Another major problem facing control measures is that animals can be infected and viremic for many days before showing clinical signs of infection and rapid death. Therefore, the best option for control will be a vaccine. Next to speak was Dr Mike Button, also a veterinary surgeon who has a long experience of implementing bio security systems for intensive livestock production globally. He outlined the necessity for correct disinfection using the correct product that will actively destroy this particular virus, with an emphasis on cleanliness and limiting access. In fact, bio-

Milling News security was a major theme for the day’s various presentations. As currently there is no cure for this disease prevention is the only answer. This was the theme of my paper, for which I based on my own experiences keeping our farm free from the disastrous outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease that we suffered in the UK in 2000. That devastating outbreak was spread across the UK by animal and people movements. When outbreaks occurred, exclusion zones were set up and manned by police and because of the scale they were helped by the army. With animals in contact zones slaughtered and burned on site eventually, without using vaccines, the disease was eliminated. The effect that this had on the farming population cannot be underestimated and I am not talking solely about financial losses, but also the psychological effects on farmers seeing all their animals slaughtered. There was also the problem for farmers who did not succumb to the disease of not being able to move animals to slaughter. For the pig industry, in particular, this created terrible animal welfare issues with production continuing and no outlet for market-ready livestock. Our industry simply had to find a better way of protecting itself without resorting to vaccination which, at least for Foot and Mouth Disease, is available. Therefore, working with our government in the UK, our industry took on board the lessons learned and developed an animal welfare code along with a rigorous recording system for all animal movements. This proved very effective when in 2017, when we suffered another outbreak which was contained to a small area of our country by quick diagnosis and instant implementation of exclusion zones, which were put into effect around farms known to have had contact with infected animals. From my own experience, strictly enforced bio-security has to be key to prevention and if there is a single lapse a lifetimes work can be undone, so we cannot stress the importance of this enough. Because we are seeing African Swine Fever in Northern Europe now, we in the UK are well aware of the risks that this could pose even to our island state. To help avoid infection our industry has set up a contingency plan, should we ever detect an outbreak based on our experience with Foot and Mouth Disease. In addition, we are continually educating our farmers about the risks and how diseases can be spread - again bio security and education are key factors in controlling and eliminating disease. The world that we live in today, with people having little, if any, understanding of the risks from the spread of diseases, the global impact that this has on the food industry means that at farm level we have to be even more vigilant if we are to protect our animals, crops and livelihoods. Education and training must play a key part in this and the initiative that the sponsors took in arranging this conference in Beijing at short notice has not to be underestimated and should be applauded. If this format could be rolled out in a different region latter in the year it will be, I am sure, a major help to the industry. It is important that when problems occur people come together to share their experiences, so that positive messages and methods of control can be developed not only for China but for the rest of the world where African Swine Fever and other diseases are causing major problems for farmers, their families and the wider economies. Milling and Grain - May 2019 | 19

The Railway Works

Messrs Thomas Robinson & Son Ltd of Rochdale Milling journals of the past at The Mills Archive by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

An article in The Miller (February 2nd, 1903) reminded me to pay tribute to Robinson & Son as one of the milling pioneers who help transform milling from the use of millstones to the use of rollers. The firm was originally founded by Thomas Robinson, the grandfather of the members of the firm in 1903. He was a man with strong business instincts and started his business with a sawmill in Water Street, Rochdale, around 1840, at a time when very few wood working tools had been brought out. His son, John Robinson, inherited his father’s business ability and a strong inventive nature. He paid careful attention to the machines being used his father’s sawmill, studying their points and defects. Very quickly he designed some greatly improved machines for wood working, some of which amounted to new inventions. When they were put to work and found to be successful, the firm began to manufacture for the market as well as for themselves. This new branch of business increased very rapidly and about 1854 it became absolutely necessary to seek new premises affording more accommodation. John Robinson was a far-sighted man, with a firm confidence that the business would ultimately become a great success, and he secured as a site for the new works, some land closely adjacent to the railway station in Rochdale. He then built very extensive premises accommodating a sawmill and fitting shops. After that the business of making wood working machinery never looked back and they started to manufacture of every kind of machinery required in roller milling, building this into the main feature in the history of the firm. In 1862, Robinsons exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 22 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

London. Eight years later the grandson of the founder entered the firm and by the time his father died in 1877 he had seen the Railway Works placed on a permanent basis. In 1890, Messrs Robinson’s Wheat Scourer and Aspirator

The Roller Mill Erecting Department

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Thomas Robinson and Sons became a private limited liability company. The company depended upon nobody and made both their own tools and machinery. In the layout of the premises, the nearest to the railway was the sawmill and joinery works. Here almost every kind of wood working machine could be seen; doors, windows and all kinds of woodwork being manufactured from the log. The timber from the log was first sawn on a large double horizontal saw frame, working with two saws carried in two light working frames with a horizontal reciprocating motion. They were driven at a high speed from a double throw crank, the centres of which were opposite, so that the motion of the one saw balanced the other. The saws cut in both directions at their stroke, so that the feel of the timber was continuous, and the machine was able to turn out a large quantity of excellent quality work. Next to be seen was their newest pattern of roller mill. It was

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greatly improved with all the corners rounded off and looking very attractive. A new feed arrangement with two feed rolls had never been seen before. The adjustment gear of the roll proper was a very ingenious affair, and the reviewer insisted that it really had to be seen to be fully appreciated. Everything about the new machine was movable, any part could be lifted away in a moment and the lubrication system was first class. The roll casings were lined throughout with wood and the Robinson’s roll was regarded as a marvel of accuracy, capacity and finish. There was also a new whizzer with ingenious spider lifting beaters, unlike anything else seen on the market at the time. It was a remarkably clean machine and developed its own air current which wiped the wheat clean and dry besides giving just so much frictional action and movement to the wheat as to make it fit for immediate grinding. +44 (0)1404 890300

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Milling News Rolls could be seen in every stage of manufacture and finish, and every detail was attended to before the smallest order was allowed to leave the works. During the visit there was a line of massive 30-inch break rolls ready ordered and almost fit for delivery. There was the roll boring machine which bored both ends at once. Robinson’s Patent Vertical Wheat Whizzer Robinson’s Double Horizontal Roller Mill It had six tools at each end, so arranged that each tool was a little in advance of the other, so that when the complete adjoining room were conditioners and dryers, a large room was also devoted to fitting up centrifugals, the finish and beauty of set had gone through once that finished the job. In the roll fitting these was said to be “proverbial”. The article concluded: “Long shop there was a compressed air lift, which could accommodate may our country rejoice in such sons and long may all those sons everything and move it where needed. flourish”! In the shop the shells were received from the foundry, roughly The holdings at the Mills Archive mean that I can only provide turned and cut to the exact length and sent to the boring machine geographical and historical snapshots. If you would like to know mentioned earlier. After that the spindles were pressed in by more please email me at hydraulic pressure. Following on the process, the roll under operation went to the first grinding machine and two-and-aquarter hours afterwards, it underwent the process again. There was a massive electric crane in the erecting shop, with all kinds of machinery, silo columns, rope driving wheels, engine beds and cranks, lathes, and a score of other things. In an

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Adisseo gains FDA approval on pure organic selenium source for US Market


he Food and Drug Administration has approved the distribution of Selisseo®, the first pure source of organic selenium in the US market that provides selenium in the form of Hydroxyselenomethionine. The product is approved for use in chickens, turkeys, & swine. The purity of the organoselenium-based product, which has been tested in numerous trials, has been shown to consistently deliver more bioavailable selenium to animals, with higher deposition in animal tissues. This provides animals with high antioxidant capabilities even in challenging conditions. Selenium is an essential micronutrient and powerful antioxidant that plays a critical role in metabolism, reproductive health, and immunity by fighting oxidative stress. Due to its purity, Hydroxy-Selenomethionine provides the maximum storage of selenium in the body in comparison with other currently available selenium sources such as

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nabim launches interactive mill to help farmers maximise profit from milling wheat he National Association of British and Irish Millers (nabim) has launched an interactive mill map online to enable farmers and other wheat suppliers to locate their closest flour mills. Opening these channels of communication supports cereals farmers to better understand their market, which, as well as helping them maximise their income from milling wheat, will also retain the smooth and sustainable supply of homegrown wheat to UK flour mills. “The UK milling industry is the single largest customer for UK

wheat, and each flour mill has its own specific set of requirements in terms of the wheat that they wish to buy. By working together cereal growers, millers and bakers can communicate their requirements and continue to supply the UK with the vast array of quality flours and flour products that feed and nourish the nation” says George Mason, Chair of the nabim Wheat Committee. UK millers mill five million tonnes of wheat each year, of which 85 percent is homegrown and, today, a large number of flours and breads are produced from entirely homegrown wheat.

The demand for flour products is high: each day the UK produces 11 million loaves of bread, five million packets of biscuits and two million pizzas. These flour-based products are not only among the nation’s favourites (bread is the most widely purchased item in the UK), they are also responsible for providing a substantial quantity of vital vitamins and minerals in our diet, including around a third of the fibre and calcium consumed in the UK. With such a large national demand for bread and flour products it is imperative the UK is able to sustain the reliable and steady supply of quality wheat and flour it currently enjoys.

Vigan mourn the loss of former CEO Lucien Beauduin

industry at the Raffineries Tirlemontoises; He left a secured position to start a new venture with his son Charles Beauduin in the textile and electronic industries. In 1989, Mr Beauduin took over Vigan and served as Chief Executive Officer for 15 years. In 2004, he passed the operational leadership of Vigan to Nicolas Dechamps, still the actual Managing Director, and started a new career in the banking sector. He seconded his son in the construction of a Eur 500 mio industrial group.

Vigan owes especially to Mr Beauduin his numerous investments in the factory in Belgium to improve and industrialise the production. It is undoubtedly thanks to him that Vigan has become the leader in the world for pneumatic unloaders. But he will mostly be remembered for his vision, his charisma and leadership in sales and marketing. More than a seasoned businessman, Lucien Beauduin was recognised by everyone as being passionate, nonconformist, benevolent, and anxious to help others. The Vigan team regrets his passing and presents its deepest condolences to his wife and family.



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Developing profitable business cases with pulses


rocessing pulses is a great business opportunity. Lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas have numerous health benefits. Above all, they have a high content of protein and fibre, both aspects that are becoming increasingly important for consumers in today’s food choices. How can pulses be turned into functional ingredients and further be processed into convenient and tasty products? Bühler has recognised the enormous value of pulses and

has developed a broad portfolio of complete solutions in this segment. From basic processes such as cleaning, splitting or grinding to the production of textured vegetable proteins, snacks or pasta. With its three Food Application Centres in Switzerland, India, and North America specialising in pulses, Bühler supports its customers in the development of the most suitable process for the profitable utilisation of pulses. If you would like to learn more about Bühler’s pulses offerings, please visit us at the GPC 2019 Annual Convention in Rio or visit the website.




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The power of thinking

Gustavo Sosa

You have been told time and again that you have to stay positive, that having the right attitude will help you succeed; but that is wrong. It can ruin your career, bankrupt your company and even get you killed. The popular wisdom is that dreaming will take you to your goals. New Age gurus will even tell you that dreaming alone will “make the Universe conspire for your success”. In reality, when a person dreams, he feels like having already achieved his goals. That makes you less dedicated to working towards them. You also miss the opportunity to foresee the problems that may arise. In reality, you should review every negative possibility. Think of every problem, make a plan to deal with each one, and even make a SHTF plan in case everything fails. - What would you do if your partner steals from you? - Maybe have my accounting audited every year. - What if we have a drought next year? - We should build some water tanks or even an artificial lake. - What if prices fall? That’s what options and grain bins are for. - What if consumer habits change? - Perhaps I should invest some profits in a side business or invest in R&D. The objective is achieving resilience. It is not the same as resistance. It doesn’t mean that problems won’t affect you. It is just that, if they do arise, you will be able to withstand them. Optimists tend to be more successful, because they make large gambles and eventually hit big, but they are more exposed. Pessimists are less successful because of being conservatives, but they actually are right most of the time. Negative thinking allows you to combine both approaches.

As Sun Tzu said, “In ancient times skillful warriors first made themselves invincible, and then watched for vulnerability in their opponents.” That is still true today. Make your plans foolproof, and then you can move forward confident in your ability to deal with anything life throws. Of course, I know from experience that people will scoff at you, or avoid you completely, for being a negative thinker. However, you can present it as something else. Tell them you are managing by facts. This is a tool widely used in Lean Six Sigma. So, to present your ideas to your partners or your boss, try a six stages report: - What could go wrong? You will have to prepare a report for every possible scenario - Do we have a plan for it? Sometimes there is a plan, like using an emergency fund, but it is just not very clever - How likely it is that it happens? Give some rough “order of magnitude” probability based on available data and your hunches. You don’t want to waste time looking for a precise value - How much would it cost if it happens? Consider doing some probability numbers to give the expected value of this failure - What would be the new backup plan? Describe in detail what you think should be done, before, during and after the problem. - How much would it cost to implement the backup plan? Consider lost income during implementation. Now that you have everything laid out, it is only a matter of numbers: expected losses versus cost of implementation. Sometimes numbers will tell you to take the punches. Other times you will need a complex project. But at least you would have thought of everything. So, next time you face a drought or an infestation, you will know what to do. You are welcome.

Gustavo Sosa is a Mechanical Engineer and MBA who specialises in Project Management. He is the CEO of Sosa Ingenieria, a consulting firm performing mechanical design and FEA/CFD, and the Chief of Engineering at RONTIL, a major distributor of grain handling equipment in Uruguay and Paraguay. Gustavo has two decades of experience in grain handling and milling, including engineering design and project management for projects up to 60 million USD. In the past, he worked for three years as a professor, teaching fluid power, mechatronics, conveyor design and industrial instrumentation at UDELAR, the largest university in Uruguay. He also helped build the Mechatronics Laboratory there. 32 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

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Alapala appoints Bahar Ünal Communication Consultancy as its new PR agency


ith its stable, ethical, dynamic and expertise in the public relations sector, Bahar Ünal Communication Consultancy has signed agreement with Alapala, one of the world’s leading milling manufacturers. Since its foundation, Bahar Ünal Communication Consultancy has always approached the public relations sector with its bold new visions and its strong staff are expanding its customer base with many new, respected customers. As of March, Bahar Ünal Communication Consultancy will be responsible for the Public relations of Alapala, a company that has established over 600 turnkey factories in over 100 countries in four continents from Europe to the US with its 65 years of experience. Bahar Ünal Communication will provide Alapala with services in all areas of communication, reputation, sponsorship management and media relations. Founded in 1954 in Çorum, Turkey, Alapala is the eldest and most well-known company in Alapala Group. It has been established with the vision of leading the milling industry. We are among the top two companies of the world and moving with the strong steps to fulfill our vision.

Cooperation between TUSAF and IAOM in the Eurasia Region


urkey’s Industrialists Federation (TUSAF) and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) have agreed for a cooperation to work together in the Eurasia District. The Eurasian Region, in which TUSAF will assume the Regional Director of IAOM, consists of 31 countries with a total population of more than two billion and an economic size of 5.1 trillion dollars and realised 30 percent of the world’s total wheat production of 737 million tons in 2018. As it is known; Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Turkey, which are the rising stars in the Eurasian region and the boundaries of the world’s grain milling industry the world wheat and flour trade in recent years has acquired an important place for itself. In addition, a large part of the 12 million tonnes of world flour trade takes place in this region and Turkey is the biggest flour exporter in the world market the last six years. The IAOM Eurasia Workshop was the first step of this cooperation with the theme of “Meet Millers Professionals” announced in Antalya before TUSAF 15th International Congress and Exhibition, which was held on April 25-28th.

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THE RAGHAVAN REPORT New financial year & newer opportunities

Raghavan Sampathkumar

In many parts of the world, April is the beginning of a new financial year and usually we can see optimistic outlook and predictions are being made about the growth and potential of the economy in general and also for each sector. Let me also attempt to make some predictions not by crystal-ball gazing but by observing the trends and developments in the global food industry in the recent past and through my interactions with the diverse industry stakeholders.

One of the most important “P”s - Public perception

From a politician trying to win votes to a private company trying to establish its brands or defend itself at the times of crises, the growing importance of public perception cannot be ignored. I always used to say to my clients and/or audiences whenever I speak at any conferences that it is no longer a question of “cost of doing business” but “cost of losing business” that needs to be taken into consideration while formulating business strategies and my friends working in the agrochemical industry would be nodding their heads in total agreement. With the explosion of social media, lies and half-truths travel faster and easier than facts and evidence. Today’s consumer is more confused and time-starved than ever before. Hence everyone including those that want to push their messages commercial, philosophical or political - had to make use of these channels and cut through the clutter and clamour. I again reiterate that public perception is of utmost importance for ensuring innovative technologies to be commercialised and accepted by the people. It would be suicidal for any company or organisation to avoid or run away from the media and public in this era of hyperconnected world.

Protein obsession and health

I observed in the recent few years, a growing interest across the world particularly on protein and plant proteins are getting way

more attention in the traditional meat-dominant Western world. This trend is likely to continue, at least as a complementing factor to the existing high level of animal protein consumption in these markets. Burgers made completely of plant proteins may be a total surprise to these consumers. But in the developing world, particularly in South Asia, plant proteins have already been in the cuisines of people since several millennia. So, I would foresee another latent trend in terms of increased consumption of plant protein as “ingredients”. For example, Canada’s progressive pulse industry had long been forging ahead with the idea of mixing pulses, flour and its fractions with traditional carbohydrate-dominant foods such as bread, pasta etc. Even research studies were pursued in India to tap into the huge multi-billion-dollar snacks segments making snacking a healthy and guilt-free option for the consumers who care about their health conditions such as obesity or diabetes. This trend is subtle and subcutaneous, but it is going to gain momentum as even developing countries have these kinds of demographic and public health challenges such as malnutrition and obesity at the same time. A growing body of evidence clearly demonstrates the impact of non-communicable diseases in the economies of both developed and developing world and the governments and private sector are finding their own ways and means to respond to the trend through policies and products. It would be very interesting to see how these two aspects go together particularly when a third party which is keen to sabotage both the above-mentioned players try to enter the minds of the people through different means including social media. We have already started to see this happening since last few decades in the case of genetically modified crops, advanced breeding techniques, new innovations such as golden rice etc. I will attempt to bring forth more profound trends that I see having the potential to make far greater impacts in the global agri-food sector.

Raghavan Sampathkumar is a food and agribusiness leader with a 360 degree understanding of the complex Geo Political, Environmental, Socio Economic, Techno - Commercial and Cultural perspectives of Agri Food value chain. He worked in various subsectors including agro inputs, international trade, biotech, and animal nutrition across Asia-Pacific and currently he is with Compound Livestock Feed Manufactures Association (CLFMA) of India as its Executive Director. He regularly writes for international publications on agri-food trends, food security and sustainability themes. Also, he pens his poems and thoughts in his personal blog - 36 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

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Interbrush to distribute Filip Sieve Cleaners in Greece


ilip Sieve Cleaners continues to increase its network of foreign sales representatives, thanks to a new agreement with Interbrush, a Greek spare parts company located in Athens. From now on, Interbrush distributes the complete product portfolio of Filip, which includes sieve cleaners for plansifter sieves with and without backwire: sieve cleaning brushes for flour sieves, sieve cleaners with studs for primary sieves and pan cleaners. Mirko Filip, General Manager of Filip Sieve Cleaners said,

“The team at Interbrush has an excellent network within the milling industry - even beyond the borders of Greece. In personal discussions, we have come to know Interbrush as a very agile and very successful company, which offers its customers only first-class product quality, a perfect match to our products. Therefore, we are very happy to have found a very competent and reliable partner with Interbrush.” Emmanuel Eleftheriadis, General Manager of Interbrush commented, “We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with Filip Sieve Cleaners. We are aware of the high quality of company’s products and are very pleased to be able to offer Filip sieve cleaners to our clients which are not only located in Greece. Sieve cleaners from Filip guarantee perfect cleaning results, high yield and great durability.”

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With applications now closed for the GRAPAS Innovations Awards, we are very pleased with our 14 final entries for the awards- more entries than we have ever had before! Our entries include innovative food technology machinery from various companies such as Bühler, Petkus, iGrain, Selis, Brabender, Dinnissen and Balaguer Rolls. Each entry will now be given 10-minute slots to present on why their innovations are worthy of winning the GRAPAS Innovations Awards and taking home the GRAPAS trophy. The GRAPAS Conference will take place at VICTAM International on June 13th in Cologne, Germany. Our final conference programme will be available to view any time now, we are just adding the final touches to ensure it will be an extra special event! Also featuring at the GRAPAS Conference as keynote speakers will be Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Crop Trust and George Marriage, President of nabim. The GRAPAS Conference is a one-day conference for those

interested in food technology and will showcase the best in flour, rice and pasta processing technologies. All GRAPAS Innovations Awards applicants will be revealing their thrilling new products for the food industry, and those who want to stay ahead with the best innovations need to attend to find out about the best products on the market. You can register to attend the conference by visiting VICTAM International’s website and selecting GRAPAS Conference in the conference drop-down menu when registering. Alternatively, users are also welcome to email me with any enquiries at The GRAPAS Conference tickets cost 99€ each. Sponsorship packages for the conference are also available upon enquiry. Join us on June 13th for a full day of food technology innovation! The GRAPAS Conference is a must-attend event for members of the food industry, if you want to ensure your company continues to create the best products with only the most impressive and refined food technology machinery- which we will be giving attendees a great chance to experience during the conference!

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The R&D gateway from Çorum to the world


lapala, one of the world’s leading miller manufacturers and exporters, has been awarded the “R&D Centre Certificate” by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology. With the new R&D Center, Alapala will expand its investments on innovative solutions for the agriculture and food industry. With over 600 turnkey projects completed around the world and 65 years of experience, Alapala Makina has its own ‘R&D Centre’ with the certificate recently awarded by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology. In its new R&D Centre’, the company will focus on the development of new milling machinery and plans to enhance and expand to further contribute to the Turkish economy in machinery exports. Speaking about this development, CEO of Alapala Makina, Görkem Alapala underlined that the Alapala concentrated heavily on innovation since its foundation and emphasised that the R&D Centre Certificate awarded by the Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology is of great importance in this regard. “Our goal as a company is to introduce innovative ideas for our customers. For this reason, we emphasise great importance onto our R&D activities and investments in this field. We allocate an average of two percent of our annual turnover to R&D activities. We carry out R&D activities on a 250 square-metre area and 19 people work in the centre. “Currently, we continue our works for our product range and new projects. In this period of industry and robotic technologies progressing very rapidly in the world, we are trying to do our best so that our company and our country does not fall behind in these areas. We will focus more on our efforts in this area with the incentives to be provided through this certificate awarded by the Ministry,” Alapala said. “In 2015, we founded Alapala R&D Engineering in Çorum Teknokent and continued our R&D activities through this company. From the first day of our foundation, we are using our own resources and we are continuously developing projects in cooperation with universities and institutions, one example being TÜBİTAK for the last three years. “We export the technology developed by our team of 19 people to the world. We perform about 20 turnkey projects per year. We have received 29 patents and 15 design registrations. We are accelerating our operations in this field every day. In 2018, we applied for four patents and five design registrations. In 2019, our target is to apply for three patents and nine design registrations,” Alapala noted. Alapala also mentioned about their targets to create smart factories by making the equipment used in the milling and machinery process compatible with the Industry 4.0. “In the last three years, we have completed one KOSGEB and one TÜBİTAK Industrial R&D project. The R&D facility project with a budget of approximately three million TL is ongoing since 2017. Our project application to the Ministry of Economy is under evaluation. We have also participated in the INOSUIT program to build the SYSTEMSEL and CORPORATE infrastructure of Innovation as part of the University-Industry cooperation. This and such initiatives and investments will put Alapala and Turkey forward in terms of industry in the world,” Alapala highlighted.

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Bühler showcases digital solutions at Hannover Messe that harnesses the power of Microsoft technology


ühler is proud to be invited for the second year running to share the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe. Bühler will showcase digital solutions developed in collaboration with Microsoft that address some of the most pressing challenges facing the global food chain. Food contamination, malnutrition, and hunger are problems still faced by millions of people around the world. As climate change accelerates and the global population continues to grow, the need for sustainable solutions along the food value chain is increasing. Ensuring that every human has access to safe, affordable and healthy food is essential. Bühler and Microsoft are working together to make food value chains more sustainable by creating solutions that improve safety and transparency, reduce waste, and increase energy efficiency and yields. Building on Microsoft’s technologies, including Azure and Azure Blockchain, Bühler has developed process technologies, machines, solutions, and services to address these challenges. Bühler is proud to showcase a selection of these new solutions at the Microsoft booth at Hannover Messe.  “Two billion people a day enjoy food produced on our machines. Our goal is to secure safe food while reducing 30 percent of waste and 30 percent of energy in these processes by 2020. Our collaboration with Microsoft has opened up massive opportunities to achieve these goals while delivering outstanding solutions to our customers,” said Stuart Bashford, Digital Officer at Bühler Group. The following solutions, all of which are connected to the Bühler Insights platform, will be showcased at the Microsoft stand at Hannover Messe this year: Laatu is a breakthrough technology for reducing microbial contamination in dry goods. Low-energy electrons destroy 99.999 percent of Salmonella while using up to 80 percent less energy compared to conventional microbial elimination technologies. Connected to Bühler Insights, it captures processing parameters, dates, times, and product batches in real-time, making it a powerful tool in food safety auditing. Tubex Pro is a smart, self-optimising, scale system for the food industry that provides a constant flow of real-time production data, which can be visualised using Bühler Insights. It enables improvements in efficiency and yield and provides a new level of transparency and traceability along the value chain. The data can also be seamlessly integrated into Bühler’s Yield Management System. Yield Management System is a mobile yield monitoring system that provides remote oversight of production

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data across plants, making deviations between recipes immediately visible and comparable, enabling food producers to react quickly to maintain a constantly high yield. The first digital recipe-based yield management solution on the market, it works together with Tubex Pro via the Bühler Insights platform to increase production efficiencies and yield. Mill E3 is an innovative mill concept that brings all these solutions together. Mill E3 improves efficiency in three key areas: space, time and energy. The new mill can be built in less time, in a smaller building, at the same or lower

costs, and consumes significantly less energy per tonne of processed wheat than a conventional mill. Increased automation along with sensors feeding data to the Bühler Insights platform enable the miller to maintain yield and guarantee end product quality. The first Mill E3 is being developed for Whitworth Bros, a UK leading wheat miller in the UK. “As global challenges become more acute, there is an increasing need for sustainable solutions along the whole food value chain. Our Mill E3 project for Whitworth demonstrates what can be achieved when we combine Bühler’s world-leading processing knowledge with Microsoft’s technology,” said Johannes Wick, CEO Grains & Food at Bühler Group. “Through Bühler Insights and blockchain we can cut unnecessary costs and carbon emissions, improve food safety, and ensure quality of the end product.”

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A global ISO standard takes shape for equipment


he International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) ISO/TC-293, the technical committee working on standards that were originally proposed by China for feed machinery, convened a Plenary Meeting in Winterthur, Switzerland on January 11-12th, 2019 and made significant steps towards an achievable and useable set of standards for this industry sector. Thirty members of ISO/TC-293 from seven countries met for the second plenary meeting in Winterthur, Switzerland to discuss feed machinery standards on terminology, safety and hygiene. The meeting included representatives from China, Denmark, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, Turkey (via video) and the United States. Over the two days of meetings substantive discussions

were held regarding the project on ‘Terminology’ as well as the proposed next steps for the projects on ‘Hygiene’ and ‘Safety.’ The initial proposal was for nine different standards for ‘Equipment Terminology’, 30 for ‘Safety’ and 17 for ‘Hygiene’. Delegates were successful in convincing the committee to adopt a strategy of just one standard in each of the three main areas. And any new work items proposed for the three areas must be balloted and approved before working groups can be formed. And even although there was not complete harmony for the need for standards, there was concern expressed about the possible negative impact they may have on the industry remains among the participants. All parties worked together to hammer out more practical solutions than what was originally proposed.

YPTECH Co, Ltd is the new Japanese distributor for Delacon


ogether with YPTECH Co, Ltd, Delacon is now also breaking grounds in Japan. Since September, the Tokyo home-based YPTECH Co, Ltd is the exclusive distributor for Delacon’s phytogenic feed additives. The natural solutions are now available in the company’s portfolio for ruminant, poultry, and swine. In Japan, it is still allowed to use antibiotic-growth promoters (AGPs) in the feed. However, livestock producers increasingly shift to production without AGPs due to consumer demands. So, the Japanese feed industry is always looking for new products to support animal health and performance. Phytogenic feed additives will be one of the solutions. “That’s why we were looking for a strong distributor that drives natural solutions forward. With YPTECH Co, Ltd we found a partner that exceeds our requirements. A team of 20 members does excellent work with feed millers, and gained tremendous market insights since 1984,” says

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For the ‘Terminology’ project, it was decided to include all terms under one standard instead of the originally proposed eight different standards. The committee also agreed that once the terminology standard reaches the “draft international standard” stage in the ISO process, the terms can be referenced to adopt a strategy of only one standard each for both the ‘Safety’ and ‘Hygiene’ projects rather than the multiple standards approach originally proposed. New work item proposals for each of the three areas must be balloted and approved before working groups can be formed. The session ended with all parties agreeing to a planned next Plenary Meeting in April 2020 also in Switzerland. If all goes well, all three proposals will be approved and working groups will have begun their work by the time of the third plenary meeting.

Yoshinori Hashizawa, Delacon’s Country Sales Manager for Japan. In October, Yoshinori joined the Asian Sales team as Country Sales Manager for Japan. He directly reports to Gina Medina, Asia Sales Group Leader. Before Delacon, Yoshi was providing services to US Soybean Export Council. “I conducted animal nutrition workshops, seminars, and training courses for animal producers and feed millers” Yoshinori says. Moreover, Yoshinori’s experience is based on the work as a technical advisor. His previous company deals with yeast-based product and organic minerals. “Now, I am looking forward to learning new techniques in improving performance and profitability by the power of nature and to sharing these insights with my customers,” he says. “Delacon is trusting YPTECH for its strong capabilities and strengths in the Japanese market. With our new partnership and the presence of Yoshi as local staff and support for Delacon, we are looking forward to our success as we bring the power of phytogenics to Japan”, says Stephane Jolain, Delacon Global Sales and Marketing Director.


TRAINING Maintaining product quality during grain storage is always the goal of grain elevator managers. Factors impacting the grain’s quality include the product’s shipping and handling, milling equipment or machinery used in processing as well as the harvest conditions during a given year.

Training focused on maintaining quality in grain elevators Educating managers on the best practices for maintaining quality grain is the goal of the offering from the Kansas State University (K-State) IGP Institute and the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). The GEAPS/K-State Grain Elevator Managers course will be held May 7-10th, 2019 in Manhattan, Kansas. This course benefits professionals who work in operations, procurement, management or other grain handling roles. Topics discussed in this course include grain quality management, fumigation, aeration, and human resources among other things. “The GEAPS/K-State Continuing Education program is enhancing its joint offerings by developing a Grain Elevator Managers course,” says Carlos Campabadal, IGP Institute Outreach Specialist for Feed Manufacturing and Grain Quality Management. Registration is now open for the 2019 GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop. The two-day event will focus on human resources topics and is an opportunity for all grain industry professionals to build valuable leadership skills and expand their professional networks.

Registration now open for 2019 GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop The workshop will take place at the InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17th. It features two expert speakers addressing: creating welcoming and inclusive communities; communication, diversity and perspective; and hiring, training and retaining top talent. The event is free for GEAPS members and US$249 for nonThe American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) wrapped up its 12th annual Pet Food Conference yesterday, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening this week in Atlanta, US.

AFIA’s pet food conference attracts full house The event brought together approximately 340 industry leaders to discuss everything from regulatory issues to the technical aspects of pet food production to product claims, marketing and nutrition, helping attendees tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace. “The AFIA Pet Food Conference provides a dynamic opportunity for pet food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers to gain cutting-edge information and network on all aspects of the industry,” said Louise 50 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

“This course will cover topics that help grain elevator operators, managers and other people working in the grain industry maintain grain during storage and handling.” GEAPS International President, Robert Taylor of Cargill, shares that the programme will include both interactive land classroom learning components to help reinforce lessons. “As the knowledge resource, GEAPS is excited to expand our partnership with Kansas State University,” Taylor says. “This offering will help managers learn the core skills to maintain grain quality, enforce safety best practices and ensure facilities are getting the proper return on investment.” In addition to supporting industry professionals through feed manufacturing and grain quality management, the IGP Institute also offers training in grain processing and flour milling, and grain marketing and risk management. members. Last year 130 grain professionals registered. The workshop also features a networking reception on Tuesday evening, and networking breaks throughout the day on Wednesday.  Jeff Jones, MKC, is part of the task force that plans the workshop, and last year he brought 10 young leaders and frontline managers to the event. “They learned valuable information, including soft skills that will help them perform at their job,” Jones said.  “We are looking forward to building off the success of the last couple years of the workshop. I am excited for Keith and Mike’s sessions, and the information that our employees will bring back to their facilities.” Confirmed speakers so far include Keith Edwards, who will give his talk entitled ‘Creating welcoming and inclusive communities. Mike Gregory will also be speaking on ‘Communication, diversity and perspective’, as well as presenting his speech called ‘Hire, train and retain top talent’.  Registration for the GEAPS Leadership, Education and Networking Workshop and more information is available online. Calderwood, AFIA Director of Regulatory Affairs. “The participants had many questions about global trends, product traceability and pet food diet formulation – all and all it was a great dialogue on issues impacting the pet food sector.” The AFIA Pet Food Conference, one of three AFIA-sponsored events at IPPE, is an affordable conference designed to inform pet food representatives about the latest industry initiatives and technical and regulatory issues impacting this unique animal food manufacturing sector. This year’s program included seven expert speakers from associations, private entities and universities, who discussed a variety of topics, including: domestic and global industry trends, a legal perspective of blockchain management of pet food, canine dilated cardiomyopathy, several updates on pet food from the Association of American Feed Control Officials, animal health and more.

Petkus OptoSelector 901t

PRODUCT FOCUS May 2019 In every edition of Milling and Grain, we take a look at the products that will save you time and money in the milling process.

Petkus developed, within the OptoSelector 901t, a unified system of analysis combining the full-colour RGB method and a special light transmission method based on the translucent features of the seeds. This was made possible through the use of a special lighting system, which is characterised by intensive, software controlled light source, exact focusing and perfect homogenisation of light across the entire working width of 900mm. Along with this, highly sensitive optical sensors are used to capture residual light passing through the grains. As a result, OS 901t has the ability to sort grains using full-colour RGB analysis, analysis of geometrical parameters. The OptoSelector 901t has also been entered into the GRAPAS Innovations Awards, to be held at the GRAPAS Conference at VICTAM International.

Bastak Absograph 500


With more than 40 professional staff and over than 19 years of experience, Bastak laboratory instruments and flour improvers meet all your needs for a complete laboratory solution with its latest innovations and will continue to release new instruments in the near future which will exceed expectations. Bastak’s Abstograph measures the water absorption capacity of dough, giving users information about the flour properties and what it would be most suitably used for. The Abstograph is easy to use, with an ergonomic design, touch screen features and can also be used with a mouse and keyboard, should they be required. The Abstograph complies with ICC, AACC and ISO standards and the results can be recorded as PDF files. This device is alsocompatible with the Bastak Resistograph.

One of the contenders for the 2019 GRAPAS Innovations Awards, the Bühler NOVABLUE is one of Bühler’s latest solutions for sieve cleaning. There is a potential risk that bristles might fall out in the case of sieve cleaners using bristles. The bristleless sieve cleaner NOVABLUE eliminates this risk completely. The innovative and patented comb shape of the new sieve cleaner is unique on the market. Blue is the only colour that does not occur in natural food. The high-quality elastomeric plastic is blue coloured and can therefore be optically detected in finished products. It is possible to detect small parts of the NOVABLUE sieve cleaner but no abrasion using a metal detector. The size of the detectable parts depends on the accuracy of the metal detector. The high-quality elastomeric plastic is temperature-, fat- and enzyme-resistant. NOVABLUE is “food grade” -certificated and makes a significant contribution to food safety.

Bastak Resistograf

Brabender TwinLab-F 20/40

Bastak’s new Resistograf can accurately measure the elasticity of dough, energy, stability and proving time, as well as various other rheological properties in order to create ideal bakery products of premium quality. The preparing time of round dough and long dough for testing can be set to a variety of parameter, such as 45, 90 and 135 minutes, depending on the user’s requirements. There are also four fermentation rooms, to save time so the machine can run multiple tests efficiently. The machine is also compatible with Bastak’s Absograph 500.

With the TwinLab-F 20/40, Brabender offers a laboratory extruder that is particularly convincing due to its surprisingly flexible application possibilities in product development. The new TwinLab-F 20/40 is a laboratory-sized twin-screw extruder with a modular, food-grade design that can be used for a wide variety of experiments in the food and feed sector. Conveying, kneading and mixing elements can be combined according to the process sequence. Four liner openings at the top and two at the side allow the addition of ingredients such as solids and liquids at several process points. Optionally, a dosing unit can be used. The TwinLab-F 20/40 is controlled via the MetaBridge software, which is equipped with a user-friendly, intuitive interface. Several measuring instruments can be connected to each other and measurement data can be automatically evaluated. In addition, the software allows simultaneous control of several laboratory instruments. 52 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain



Maxxdrive Unicase

Nord Drivesystems supplies reliable, safe and customised drive systems for conveying bulk materials in agriculture. For large conveyor belts, chain conveyors and large capacity bucket elevators the drive experts recommend their durable and low maintenance Maxxdrive™ Industrial gear units. All bearing points and sealing surfaces of the Maxxdrive Unicase housing are machined in a single operation. Thanks to their two versions, helical or bevel gear units with flange mounted or push-on housings can be placed parallel or at right angles to the axis in conveyor systems. They are available in eleven sizes with powers from 2.2 to 4,000 kW and are designed for torques from 15 to 250 kNm. Speed ratios of 5.54:1 to 30,000:1 can be implemented with the modular system. They can be combined with a foot-mounted, high efficiency IE3 motor on a motor rocker or frame and can be connected to the motor via a hydraulic coupling. The practical maintenance package from Nord Drivesystems ensures that the industrial gear units function reliably for long periods, even under adverse conditions such as continuous operation, the effects of weather and abrasive dust. Back stops to prevent the return flow of material when at a standstill, auxiliary drives for maintenance operation as well as ATEX drive technology for use in explosion hazard areas are just a few examples of the extensive package of options. For smaller conveyor systems Nord Drivesystems also has a large range of low maintenance bevel gear, parallel shaft and worm geared motors in Unicase housings, which have already proven themselves in many agricultural applications due to their robustness, durability and efficiency. All Nord geared motors can be controlled with frequency inverters such as the Nordac Link field distributor. This results in considerable benefits such as rapid commissioning and simple parameterisation according to the process requirements as well as variable speed operation and load-independent speed control. These benefits combine with adjustable acceleration ramps for low wear operation, efficiency-optimised motor operation as well as integrated safety functions, so that the extra costs for a frequency inverter soon pay for themselves. As standard, Nord frequency inverters are equipped with a powerful PLC, which reduces the load on the higher-level controller and performs autonomous control tasks. The freely programmable PLC processes data from sensors and actuators and if necessary, initiates a sequence control and communicates drive and application data to the control centre and networked components. Nord Drivesystems offers fast and practical support 24/7 for day-to-day work such as product selection, ordering and maintenance with the myNORD customer portal. This provides online tools which have been developed to make customers’ work as easy as possible - from planning and design to order tracking. Milling and Grain - May 2019 | 53


Turkey’s milling ındustry


by Mehmet Ugur Gürkaynak, Milling and Grain

he world is going through a difficult period. Tensions between countries and tougher market conditions, as well as various trade wars are widening the already existing problems. Under these conditions, high input costs in Turkey too are forcing manufacturers and Turkey in recent years, however, a mobility on the foreign exchange market also created a great deal of pressure for Turkish manufacturers.

2018 - 2019 value mobility in currency

At the beginning of 2018, foreign currencies started the year with the rate of around US $3.70, EUR €4.50 TL and GBP £5.00 TL. The Turkish Lira has decreased in some value, due to various external factors and problems. Exchange rates followed a bumpy course up until May, followed by the inflation figures announced in the first week of May, followed by $4.20 and €5.00 respectively. On August 13th 2018 rates reached $7.2169 and the EUR and TL 8.2245. End of the year exchange rates closed with $5.2920 and €6.0550. Following Turkey’s general election on March 31st, 2019, rates were approximately $5.8018 and €6.5575.

The Turkish Government’s ınflation prevention plan

On April 10th, 2019 a “New Economy Package” was announced by the Turkish government which included requirements concerning the reform of tourism, education, industry, judiciary, finance and agriculture. It has been announced that it will take place during the 4.5-year term currently being run. The agricultural sector, which is one of the critical sectors within Turkey, took its place among the issues to be solved in this project at first. In order to reduce the effect of high food prices on the economy due to inflation, production planning will be made according to individual regions and the National Unity Project in Agriculture will be announced later this month. In order to keep the prices under control, a company with the name Sera AŞ, which are part of the Turkish Government, will be established. In 2019, 2000 hectares of technological greenhouses will be built under the roof of this company. Red meat will be developed via ovine livestock to balance prices. With the support to be given to farmers, the 47 million small ruminants currently farmed will be increased to 100 million within four years. Despite all these troubles, Turkey continues to move forward with confident steps with the aim to progress their floumilling 54 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

industry. Recently, the discovery of the first wheat cultivation and, quite possibly, the very beginning of farming, was discovered in Göbeklitepe, dating back 12,000 years. This news only highlights Turkey’s dedication to milling. In the last six years, Turkey has been the world leader in flour exports to over a third of the world market and it looks this will continue throughout 2019. The location of the country, in terms of its proximity to raw materials and markets and the opportunities in logistics, helps Turkey with this significant increase. Meanwhile, The Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation (TUSAF) which is the federation of the seven regions in Turkey, scored another success. With an agreement between the Federation and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM), Turkey has taken the Eurasia region administration and is the Eurasian Governing Council and the Executive Director, which regulates 32 countries in the region. Turkish Flour Industrialists’ Federation (TUSAF) and the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) were held together at the Eurasian Workshop on April 24-25th in Antalya and after the workshop, between April 25-28th, 2019, TUSAF held the 15th International Congress and Exhibition’s in the same place. The organisation brought together sector stakeholders and proved to be a very successful event, much like it is every year. This year also included Professor Dr Gordon Smith and his team of Cereal Science and Industry Department Heads at Kansas State University.

Turkey Flour Industrialists Federation in the new era

TUSAF recently held an election on April 4th, 2019. The members who were voting decided to continue with Eren Günhan Ulusoy as a Chairman. The Board of Directors consists of 13 members. Seven people in the Board of Directors were elected again and the board will have six new members. After the election, Eren Günhan Ulusoy shared some informations on a private TV channel about the industry. He stated that Turkey’s wheat production in recent years was an impressive 20 million tonnes. However, as a result of the increase in inputs due to foreign exchange after the new season, the farmers have turned to planting products other than wheat, and therefore, there is a decrease in wheat plantation areas. At the beginning of the 2000s, there was a wheat plantation area of 9.5 ​​ million hectares, and today, this area has fallen to 7.4 million hectares.

Cooperation between Turkish companies

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F in many areas. Today, many companies operating in the sector have entered this area from the family elders. This has allowed the companies to grow exponentially. One of these experiences is “collective work” culture. The “collective work” culture, which usually means the completion of such works, such as harvesting, cultivating a person’s field, in rural settlements, shows itself today under the activities of associations. Turkey’s institutions with such riches, operating in the same sector firms to finding common solutions to problems in bringing together industry and are contributing to the development of relations within the sector.

Training attack from the Flourmill and Sector Machinery Manufacturers Association - DESMÜD

The Flourmill and Sector Machinery Manufacturers Association (DESMÜD), has rolled up its sleeves to train its specialised technical personnel. The association management, which has been working on the subject for a long time, began to clarify the details of the training. The association determined the training programmes of teachers who would train in the milling department as part of the training protocol with the Ministry of National Education. Teachers working in the field of Machine Technology in Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools in Gaziantep, Konya and Çorum will be given training in Ankara Sincan Erkunt Vocational Training Center and ASOSEM. Training on Milling Machines is taking place on July 1-5th, 2019, Grinding Technology will be held on September 2-6th, 2019. In this way, the Turkish companies that export machinery and spare

parts to different continents and countries of the world will find the specialised technical personnel they seek among the students they have taught, according to their own schools and needs. DESMÜD, which plans to attend the second of the Worldmilltech Fair in 2021, which brought the flourmilling sector together in 2018, will be organising an event under the name of the World Milling Technologies Conference and Exhibition, between October 31-November 3rd, 2019 in Antalya.

Awards to the Doyans from the Grain and Pulses Processing Technologies, Storage and Analysis Systems Association - TABADER

TABADER also organised the second Awards to the Doyans in the Flourmilling Sector on March 20th, 2019 at WOW Hotel in Istanbul. Great interest was shown in the event where Tabader gave awards to people and institutions that contributed to the development and appreciation of the sector with their valuable work and innovative approaches. In addition to the award ceremony, participants had the opportunity to participate in training sessions for three days in a wide scope such as flourmilling sector economy, new products, R & D, energy management in factories, diagrams, licensed warehousing, quality control, enrichment, ration preparation, flourmill machines, automation, machine maintenance and repair. At the end of the training, participants were given certificates. The event which was named as “TABADER - IFP 2019 International Flour, Feed, Pulses Summit” hosted domestic and foreign experts who shared their experiences and knowledge about the sector.

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Where is the industry heading?


ince 1958, Westrup has been a member of the seed and grain processing community. During the past 60+ years we have followed developments in the industry closely and contributed our solutions to ensure that processing and conditioning plants could keep up with the everchanging landscape. We have seen improvements in genetics and the increase in yields putting a strain on most processing plants when the volume of incoming grain increased. Over the years, many smaller seed producing companies grouped into larger entities, which required processing facilities to put emphasis on efficiency to meet the larger capacity requirements. With each new demand, we have always been able to support our customers, with the right solution for their challenges. More efficient elevators and belt conveyors were built, and we made sure to have a wide range of equipment to support customers with different capacity and processing needs. To this day, we can provide the solution our customers require to run a stable and profitable operation.

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by Westrup A/S,US

What is next?

What should be the focus now? Most companies offering seed conditioning and grain processing equipment have a wide range of machines. So how do you, as the end user, decide what company to choose? Having followed the developments closely over the years, we know that we need to be able to provide more than just equipment! Your business environment changes constantly, so we do our best to foresee the challenges you might face and provide the solutions that will help you be one step ahead. This way, you will be able to meet your future head-on. To answer the question on ‘what is next?’, we need to start somewhere else. Curiosity has always driven the Westrup Team. Designing solutions that meet all requirements and exceed our customer’s expectations is what motivates us. Here are three areas where we have set in to give you a one-up on your competitors:

Test centres

In our in-house test centres, you can get your grain or seed tested. This is an important step in the process. By running a sample of product on our small-scale machines, we are able to provide customers with a detailed test report stating the machine combination and machine settings that allow them to achieve the best processing results – this is the first step towards a successful operation. We also offer training sessions, because we know that understanding how your product reacts when processed is the second step towards running an efficient plant. “We know that a seed is not just a seed and a grain not simply a grain – therefore we help our customers understand each process and teach how to evaluate the product and adjust the machines accordingly. This way, they will achieve the outcome they are looking for”, says Anders Thorsted.

F Service

Training can also take place on site at your facility. Our trained Westrup service engineers will gladly assist your staff and teach them exactly how to adjust the settings to get the optimal outcome of the product. Besides this, we offer preventive maintenance. When choosing this, we visit you during the off-season and give your plant a complete check-up. Repairs will be taken care of instantly and our service engineers will be able to report if there are certain issues you should be aware of. Emergency service is also available in case of breakdowns. We know how much downtime costs and do our best to minimise the chances of these occurring. “In today’s high-volume business and ‘just in time’ shipment of seed, the processing equipment must operate without problems or shutdowns. Therefore, we offer a number of service solutions, solutions that can be tailored to each customer’s needs”, says Kevin Kidwell, Country, Sales and Service Manager in the US.

Automation solutions

We spend a lot of time developing new solutions to meet, what we believe, will be the future requirements for the seed conditioning and grain processing industry. Our work is driven by a desire to make an impact in your business. And what do we believe are the future requirements for the industry? At Westrup we are certain that automation systems are the future in seed and grain processing. Having followed the developments over the years, we anticipate that the focus of both farmers and processing facilities is moving towards improving the quality of the prime product. And with new seeds being developed constantly, the facilities need to be up to date on how to handle the machines and the

incoming product to the tiniest detail. Extracting every seed and grain and minimising the amount of prime product found in the waste is therefore a high priority for many processing plants, as this will set them apart from competitors. But how do automation systems solve this challenge?

An explorative influencer

Over the years, we have looked into automation solutions. We actually released the very first version of the Adaptive Aspiration Control back in the 1980s, just around the time the first computers were installed in most companies. Since then, we have developed a few more prototypes, but each time we reached the conclusion that the market was not ready. “One area that occupies our customers in today’s business is the need to incorporate what their customers need and demand with the new solutions possible in the industry. Adapting their companies and facilities to meet new challenges and keeping up



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F with the latest trends allows them to thrive in today’s business. The large conditioning facilities look at all stages of the process to optimise every single step, and being able to monitor the incoming product, the final outcome, and the product waste, are therefore important parameters for today’s processing plants”, says Anders Thorsted. The need for higher precision during conditioning and processing is therefore more essential now than ever. This is backed up by Kevin Kidwell, who has also been following the changes closely. He concludes that automation is an area where processing facilities will focus their attention to provide their customers with the best solution. “Adding controls that can allow the user to access data, utilise batch recipes and remote diagnostics make our customers more competitive” says Kevin Kidwell.

The latest technology: Automation

With this in mind, Westrup has developed and released one of the first automation systems for air screen cleaners – the Navigator 4.0 control system with the accompanying Adaptive Aspiration Control and the Intelligent Screen Management system. These systems allow you to manage not only the air

velocity in their machines, but it also ensures correct screen placement in your screen cleaner. It also offers many more features that allows you to take full control of your operation. How exactly do they work? With unstable weather conditions and new seed developments, controlling the quality of the grain up until it is harvested is not easy. After harvest, however, despite a possible drought or rainy season farmers do have choices to get the best out of their yearly harvest. Where to get their grain processed in the best possible way. And that is where our customers get involved. “The days of the ‘hand-crank window’ are gone. We are driven by data analytics and Westrup machines now have the ability to provide critical data and KPI’s that users are demanding as they modernise their processes. Also, automation offers access to batch recipes and process information right at the machine aiding the operator during changeovers”, says Kevin Kidwell. With our automation system, the Navigator 4.0, our customers are given easy access to machine settings, intelligent alarms, recipe management and cloud enabling. Having a recipe management system allows you to specify the settings for each type of grain you are processing and choose existing batch setups if required. The intelligent alarms make sure to warn you about issues that you should take action on, so you actively can secure as much uptime at your site as possible. We can all benefit from new technology – that, of course, when it has been proven to have an effect. That is why we work closely with our customers and always test new solutions in cooperation with them to ensure that they create real value in everyday work tasks. The Navigator 4.0 solutions were no different. They have all been tested and approved by our customers.

A flexible achiever

Change is inevitable. Being flexible helps you manage change and ensures your operational stability. Having a system that allows all operators to understand and set up machines, no matter what product is being run, increases flexibility. That is why we believe automation solutions are the future in seed conditioning and grain processing. They provide the extra flexibility needed to keep an operation going and increase uptime, and with the Navigator 4.0, operators can run a plant to the same standard as the experts. Our customers are able to monitor the performance of each machine - meaning, they can get the most out of the incoming product and the system will inform operators when service and preventive maintenance is required. The benefits are manifold: you end up with a higher quality of the prime product, you waste less of the good seed and grain, your staff is more flexible, you get real time data that can be used for process optimization and you will have much less downtime and reduce the chances of having to re-run your product. What is not to like? 60 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain


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Last fall’s unseasonal moisture created several complications for those needing to harvest crops across the US, and the above-average precipitation has resulted in further issues with feed quality



by SGS America, US

he rapid surge of mycotoxins in commodities from the 2018 harvest is a growing concern for those who are storing grain or feeding livestock.

such contamination a critical issue. Understanding the conditions that cause mycotoxins, how to identify them, and how to prevent them are crucial in ensuring that your commodity value is not compromised.

2018 mycotoxin recap

What’s your risk?

Mycotoxins are a global threat to commodities. Currently, over four hundred mycotoxins have been isolated, with still more being identified. Their toxicity represents a serious threat to human and animal health and, because they remain chemically stable at high temperatures, the threat can be passed along the entire supply chain. The SGS Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme in Europe has served as a good risk mitigation tool for many customers. Using our early warnings, many companies avoid major issues related to contamination. Even before harvesting the corn crop in 2018, SGS highlighted potential issues in Russia and other select countries based on weather monitoring and preharvest testing. It is now confirmed that for the 2018 corn crop, Russia is the country at greatest risk for contamination and is seeing multiple mycotoxin issues, including aflatoxins, ochratoxins, and fumonisins. Several regions across the US and Canada are also battling with mycotoxin contamination, especially in corn, wheat, and barley. Due to a wet fall and delayed harvest, vomitoxin (DON) has been widespread across the country, with Minnesota and Pennsylvania reporting DON contamination in barley. DON was also detected in the wheat harvest across Wisconsin, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia, and Ohio, while DON has been present in corn across Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Indiana, Ohio, Vermont, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Ontario, Canada. Various mycotoxin issues have been plaguing the corn crop aside from DON. Aflatoxin has become an issue in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, and North Carolina. Fumonisins were detected in the corn crop in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New York and Nebraska. Zearalenone was reported in Iowa, South Dakota, Vermont, Nebraska, Illinois, and Ohio, while T-2/HT-2 toxin has been found in the Canada corn crop in Ontario. Mycotoxins pose a significant risk to crop quality across the world, making the protection of crops and commodities against 62 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by fungi which contaminate crops and feed products. The formation of mycotoxins is dependent on weather and environmental conditions, making them difficult to control. In addition, mycotoxins can become concentrated in some processing and production of products from these crops and feeds. Some of the most common mycotoxins your commodities may be at risk for include: Aflatoxins – This class of mycotoxins includes aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2 and M1. Aflatoxins are commonly induced by drought or heat stress and are produced by Aspergillus species. Livestock are very sensitive to aflatoxins, and high concentrations in feeds can lead to liver damage and death. Deoxynivalenol (DON)/Vomitoxins – This mycotoxin is produced by various Fusarium species and may become prevalent in crops due to wet humid weather at flowering. DON increases when moisture content is high during grain storage and commonly results in feed refusal and immunosuppression. In extreme cases vomiting may occur. Fumonisins – This category includes B1, B2, and B3 fumonisins, which are commonly found in contaminated corn. Drought stress followed by warm wet weather significantly increases the risk for the presence of fumonisins. These mycotoxins are notorious for deteriorating coordination in horses, pulmonary edema in pigs, reduced feed intake and gain in cattle, and esophageal cancer in humans. Ochratoxins – including strains A, B, and C, these contaminants are often produced within grains during commodity storage. Ochratoxins can cause kidney failure in swine, hinder fetal development in utero, and harm the immune system. Ochratoxin A is most prevalent and is a carcinogen. T-2 toxins – These contaminants are produced by various Fusarium species. These mycotoxins commonly infect grains such as barley, wheat, millet, and mixed feeds. T-2 toxins drastically harm animal feed intake, gastrointestinal health, and reproductive success. t– This estrogenic metabolite results in corn ear and stalk rots and can also contaminate weathered soybeans, hay, silage,


and grains such as wheat, barley, oats, and sorghum. Both high moisture and late harvest can increase zearalenone concentrations in crops. Due to its high oestrogen content, zearalenone has been noted for contributing to reproductive complications in livestock.

What’s your remedy?

Prevention is the only practical option for businesses trying to keep their supply chains clear of mycotoxins because, once contaminated cargo is mixed with non-contaminated cargo, it cannot be separated. One infected kernel of corn in one kilogramme of grain can produce

toxin levels which exceed permitted concentrations. A small amount of contaminated corn is sufficient to turn an entire Panamax shipment into an unsafe and unusable commodity. Since the consequences of mycotoxin poisoning can be fatal, manufacturers must employ effective early warning systems to protect their customers and their reputations. Commodities cannot be visually assessed to appropriately determine the level of contamination from mycotoxins. To ensure that mycotoxins are not present, commodities need to be sampled and tested for contamination.

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The most prevalent technologies for mycotoxin testing include enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) and liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrophotometry (LC/ MSMS). ELISAs are a popular detection tool that calculate the amount of a particular substance within biological samples. ELISAs target a diverse number of analytes and are cost effective in handling high sample traffic. Output from an ELISA provides an overall amount of a mycotoxin class present in a sample. Other technologies provide greater differentiation of contaminants within a mycotoxin class. Best-in-class instrumentation, such as LC/MSMS, provides very accurate identification of variant mycotoxins. SGS is committed to investing in high-quality instrumentation. With the recent state-of-the-art upgrade to the Sciex 6500+ Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer, SGS’ instrumentation provides unparalleled capabilities in detection, speed, and performance. Heightened instrumentation sensitivity pushes the boundaries of diagnostic analyses by determining previously unreachable detection limits and will serve in accurately analysing a host of compounds, including mycotoxins, pesticides, and antibiotics. “We have several highly trained technicians who are skilled in running both ELISA tests and LC testing,” said SGS Brookings Analytical Laboratory Manager Dustin Edmison. “We make sure we’re running the latest updated methods and that our staff is trained regularly across all contaminant testing.” These methods of detection are critical in identifying toxic contaminants, as mycotoxins can become an issue at almost any point in the supply chain.

Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme

SGS developed its Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme as an effective early-warning and monitoring program to replace the costly and error-prone system of laboratory analysis and strict threshold-based regulations. Begun in 2014, the program focuses primarily on corn and wheat crops, covering ten southeast European countries – Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. The program has been proven highly effective at detecting early notifications of mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin (B1 and total), ochratoxin, deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, fumonisins, and HT2/T-2. The monitoring programme is aligned with the requirements of several certification schemes, including Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP+), the Feed Chain Alliance Standard (OVOCOM), Good Trading Practice (Coceral GTP), Agricultural Industries Confederation AIC, European Feed and Food Ingredient Safety Certification (EFISC), and Quality Scheme (QS). Sampling is administered using Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) rules. 15-20 percent of tests are carried out while the crops are still standing, giving clients advanced knowledge of crop quality. The rest of the samples are then taken when grain is in storage or at the first collection point, and all sampling is completed within four months of the harvest. All samples are then analysed by SGS’s accredited laboratories in Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia, using LC/MSMS and high liquid performance chromatography (HPLC). The data produced by SGS is targeted and specific and can help identify potential problem areas at an early stage. Food manufacturers can use this data to identify potential supply 64 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

chain problems, giving them valuable time to make alternative arrangements. In this way, they can protect their brand from potential contamination and/or supply chain interruptions. Food companies and feed mills need to be aware of the dangers of mycotoxins. Their ability to travel from the farm to the plate unaffected by the many stages of the supply chain pose a serious risk to human health. The SGS Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme provides a realistic, affordable approach to mitigating the potentially devastating effects of mycotoxin contamination. SGS’s global network of laboratories deliver mycotoxin testing, while our European Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme has effectively reduced the level of risk associated with mycotoxins in corn. The SGS Mycotoxin Monitoring Programme provides an effective risk mitigation tool for businesses looking to protect their brands and their customers. SGS is currently developing a solution towards mycotoxin monitoring that will be available in the United States as well.

What’s our reputation? GMP+ B11 Certification

SGS North America in Brookings, South Dakota, is the first laboratory in the United States to be certified to the new GMP+ International Registered Laboratories programme, with the ability to conduct critical contaminant testing of mycotoxins, heavy metals and pesticides for feed manufacturers certified under the GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) scheme. With a network of laboratories across the world, SGS also holds GMP+ B11 certification in Hungary as well as Bulgaria. The new B11 standard for Registered Laboratories has been developed in response to several cases of inaccurate laboratory results for animal feed analysis. In an effort to reduce confusion

F and stress among feed supply chain companies, the B11 certification defines performance standards for the analysis of four critical contaminants, including aflatoxin B1, dioxins (dioxin-like PCBs and non-dioxin-like PCBs), heavy metals and fluorine, and pesticides. “We understand the challenges that companies are facing to meet consumer demand for safety throughout the supply chain,” said SGS Brookings Business Manager Nichole Berkenhoff. “As a GMP+ registered laboratory, we can offer the resources that GMP+ certified businesses need to ensure that their products are performing at the required level.” GMP+ International is a regulatory industrial organisation for businesses in the animal feed production chain. GMP+ certification ensures compliance with the requirements of the Animal Feed Hygiene Regulation of the European Union and enables certified companies to export their products to the EU. To more accurately verify results for contaminants, GMP+ International requires that GMP+ FSA certified companies have contaminant analysis conducted by GMP+ registered laboratories beginning July 1, 2019. As the third registered GMP+ laboratory in the world, SGS America is ISO 17025 accredited and Non-GMO Project approved. SGS provides companies with access to state-ofthe-art instrumentation and technology, which deliver bestin-class detection of contaminants and superior performance. Our scientists, technicians, and specialists are equipped with the expertise, skill, and knowledge to turn around your test results with increased accuracy and efficiency. SGS’ reputation as an independent third-party laboratory provides you an unrivaled testing network for all your analytical needs.

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SGS provides a network of laboratories accredited to assist in sampling, inspection, and testing across the globe for both domestic sales and export. Our trade experts across the world specialise in trade valuation, product certification and validation, and advance cargo information services to bring the most up-to-date, international best practices and information available. SGS teams conduct field inspections of vessels, barges, trains, and trucks while monitoring previous shipments and cleaning methods in accordance with the International Transport Database for Feed. Samples are taken, and testing is completed under accredited methods in accordance with the GMP+ annexes for contaminants detection. In addition, under its remit as a certification body, SGS also provides qualified animal feed auditors to verify GMP+ FSA requirements are met regarding quality management systems, contaminant monitoring, animal feed regulation fulfilment,

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and traceability/recall procedures. With the goal to be a one-stop shop providing solutions across the supply chain, SGS certification programmes equip our auditors to facilitate certification against the FAMI-QS, EFISC, and GMP+ feed schemes. With auditors across 60 countries, the company offers a worldwide service, giving businesses access to a wide range of complimentary services. The risk that mycotoxins present against your commodities cannot be underestimated as you seek to protect the quality of your product. The most important process you can implement as mycotoxins continue to persist in the 2018 crop is to identify any issues as quickly as possible, which will allow you to dispose of contaminated products and locate alternative sources. Our global network of inspectors, scientists, and food and feed testing laboratories are prepared to help you design the safety program you need to ensure that mycotoxin contamination is not a threat against your business success this year.



n the 1980s, researchers from Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, private companies and universities jointly developed a technique for producing germinated brown rice enriched with GABA (γ-aminobutyric acid) and conducted a series of animal tests and human clinical experiments. As a result, it was clarified that when germinated brown rice containing natural GABA was used for a long period of time, it was effective in suppressing the increase of blood pressure, and that it had an alleviation effect on menopausal syndromes, presenile psychiatric disorder, and psychiatric stress, etc. Functionality and safety of germinated brown rice were confirmed by animal studies and clinical studies. At first, the GABA enrichment process imitated the germination process of seed rice and the product was named “germinated brown rice”. However, this method required a sterilisation and a drying step after the germination treatment because of the longer germination time, the fermentation odor produced, and the propagation of bacteria. Furthermore, the method of processing of germinated brown rice lost the original taste of rice, making it difficult for consumers to accept it as a food product. Additionally, observed were problems such as loss of nutritional components along with the wastewater during germinating, energy consumption during drying, longer production time, and deterioration of taste quality. Based on the above problems, Satake developed a new-type functional rice manufacturing technology and its equipment, which combined functionality and taste. The principle is to break down the dormant aspect of the germ by combined action of water and temperature under low water content, and to “kick start” the vital activity to germinate, thereby promoting the biochemical reaction. The result was that a variety of amino acids were isolated while GABA was produced, and in particular, the content of essential amino acids increased by more than double. Rice enriched in both functional and natural nutrients was ready. In the manufacturing process of GABA rice, first, rice paddy of about 15 percent moisture content (W.B.) is humidified to about 19 percent. When humidified, constant temperatures are applied to activate the GADs and promote the formation of GABA. Next, the paddy is dried to 15 percent to retain the resulting GABA. The sequence of steps is completed in the same equipment. When enriched from paddy, the enrichment and drying are completed in about 10 hours. The configuration of this process is as follows.

Principles and applications of GABA Generators by Houqing Liu, Manager, Grain Analysis Office, Satake Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co, Ltd, People’s Republic of China Transfer of components

During the process of humidification, there is a large structural difference between the germ and endosperm. The germ is mainly composed of fibres and has a well water-absorbing structure. On the other hand, the endosperm is composed of relatively dense reconstituted starch and has a structure of poor water absorption. When humidified, there is a large moisture difference between the germ and the endosperm. At the same time, GABA is a water-soluble, and the generated GABA immediately dissolves in water, and moves into the endosperm, based on the potential energy and concentration of water due to the moisture difference. The formation and transfer of the GABA takes place simultaneously and successively prior to drying.


Before the biochemical reaction is completed, drying is carried out to drop the paddy moisture to around 15 percent. At this time, the change in moisture, the biochemical reaction, and the transfer of components are all stopped. Rice GABA enriched by the wet-air method retains 70-80 percent of the GABA in the endosperm even after the rice milling. This milled rice has very similar taste, if not better, compared to regular white rice, yet contains more than 10 times the GABA. Furthermore, the GABA enrichment equipment is capable of enriching not only rice, but also beans and grains such as barley and wheat. For example, the GABA content after enrichment of the soybean with Satake’s equipment is approximately four times or more than that of the original rice. Intake of sufficient amounts of GABA to have a pharmacological effect may be easily achieved through a diet combining GABA enriched rice and beans. For any type of functional food, it is most important that one eats it regularly as a part of a normal diet. Satake’s GABA generator opens the possibility of turning many different varieties of foods that people are all familiar with such as rice, beans and grains, into foods that are nutritiously functional.

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Capwell Industries - Kenya


Milling and Grain were invited to join Mr Gorkem Alapala, Vice-Chairman of the Board for Alapala, to visit one of their completed wheat mills

by Darren Parris, Group president, Milling & Grain

eing one of the largest countries in East Africa, with a capacity of more than 1.75 million tonnes, Kenya is one of the leading corn-milling countries in Sub-Sahara. Kenya is also renowned for its wheat production. Kenya own a great deal of wheat stocks and produce a significant amount of wheat flour. With slightly more than 100 mills in Kenya the production capacity follows Pareto's principle in that the largest 19 mills, around 20 percent of all mill plants are producing around 80-to-90 percent of the total wheat milled. Kenya’s rapidly increasing population also means that their production rates for maize flour, wheat flour and rice have also

had to drastically increase to meet in-line with their consumption demands. Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa are considered the hubs of milling within Kenya and are the places that have become most subject to industrialisation. Milling & Grain were very pleased to attend the 29th Annual IAOM MEA (International Association of Operative Millers, Middle East Africa) from 23-24th October 2018. On the evening of the 25th, we were even more pleased to have been invited by Mr Gorkem Alapala, Vice-Chairman of the Board for Alapala, to visit one of their completed mills.


Alapala have a very rich and diverse history in machinery which all began in 1954, when Mr Mehmet Alapala began to Alapala’s Similago II roller mill

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F produce the first wooden plansifter. By 1967, the plant began to utilise new-founded technologies and create more machinery for both flour and feed mills. Popularity soon proved how good Alapala’s products were, as they made their first international exports in 1981, to Yugoslavia. Soon, Alapala were delivering turnkey projects around the world. In 1989 they had already completed construction of flour plants in both Italy and Jordan. By 1998, they were producing plants with capacities of over 500 tonnes of product a day. Alapala offices had been established around the world and the company were yet still only continuing to grow. In recent years, Alapala’s innovative products have won many awards, such as Milling & Grain’s coveted GRAPAS Innovations Awards in 2015 for their Similago II Roller Mill, as well as the Reddot Product Design Prize and Good Design prizes in the US. They are in the top 1,000 companies in Turkey for gross export numbers and currently export to over 100 countries worldwide. Now, Alapala have a state-of-the-art production facility that is only further attesting to their success. Built in 2017, the factory spans 50,000-square metre and even features robotic automation. Alapala’s quality service, economical solutions, expertise and innovation securely sets them as one of the world leaders in the milling industry.

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Visiting the Capwell Industries mill

Founded in 1999, Capwell Industries Ltd produce all varieties of maize and wheat flour, rice, pulses, porridges, and cereal beverages for their consumers. Their most well-known product brands are Soko maize flour and Pearl Rice, both of which are recognised as premium-quality products in Africa. Their products place a great emphasis on health and ensure to feed families with only the best, most nutritious and beneficial ingredients. They state themselves that their mission is to enhance the wellness of their customers through innovative products. Capwell products can be found throughout Africa at leading supermarkets, kiosks and mini outlets. Capwell Industries’ expertise and commitment has also been proven by their recent HACPP accreditation, a certification that proves their dedication to producing safe food. Even with this great achievement now completed, Capwell Industries are only continuing to pursue the next level up in gaining the ISO 22000 standard for further evidence of their impressive food safety measures. Mr Gorkem Alapala, Vice-Chairman of the Board for Alapala invited myself and 12 African millers to have an exclusive tour

of the new Capwell Industries mill for wheat flour. Alapala managed to build Capwell Industries’ mill from foundation to complete mill in just under two years and the high-quality and attention to detail resonate throughout the building. The mill has the capacity to produce over 250-tonnes-per-day of flour and Project manager Mr Jagjit Singh was clearly very impressed with Alapala’s build quality and machine performance. Mr Singh explained “Alapala had ensured that Capwell Industries received only the best in innovative technology, ensuring each and every machine in the mill would provide them with a great end product of premium quality.” He elaborated further, “Three of their most impressive machines that had been installed into Capwell’s mill were the Similago II, Project Manager, Mr Jagit Singh talking with Vice-Chairman of the Board for Alapala, Mr Gorkem Alapala

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"Alapala proved to me their roller mill’s efficiency and ease-of-use, with their ability to change each roll in under four minutes"


Alapala’s Quadro Plansifter – DPAK

the Quadro Plansifter – DPAK and the Arion Purifier.” Discussing with the Mill Manager it was clear that his view was that these three innovations were incredibly impressive, and he emphasised that Alapala had supplied only the best technological innovations for Capwell Industries. My interest having now been ignited in these three innovations, as we moved through the mill I quizzed the staff further to find out more about what made these machines so special to Capwell Industries.

Similago II

We first stopped on the roller floor, one of Alapala’s many innovative solutions present within the Capwell Industries mill was the Similago II roller mill, this is their premium roller mill that won Milling & Grain’s GRAPAS Innovations Awards in 2015 for its innovative technological revolutions. The Similago II, is made of the highest-quality carbon steel, has the ability to perform high-capacity grinding continuously without pause, without any risk of wear or decrease in performance. The machine is also unique in that it can run completely silently, due to the special profiled transmission belt, tensioning pulleys and drive pulleys which drive the rolls differentially. The machine is equipped with high technology electronic systems; the feed rate is automatically controlled by using a capacitance sensor in the feed box, which sends a signal via PLC to regulate the speed of feed rolls. There is a special mechanism which gives flexibility to the grinding rolls against oversized subjects, whereas pneumatic roll engagement/ disangement system is used to monitor the positioning of grinding rolls. The machine also has control systems like rear roller speed monitoring etc. in order to ensure also the operational safety. Each of the internal parts of the Similago II is made of stainless steel, in order to prevent any accumulation of condensation or raw materials and a clean environment is doubly assured as no greasing is required. Roll changes can be carried out quickly and efficiently in just under 20 minutes, ensuring that these models have the minimum amount of down time out of all of Alapala’s models. Maintenance is also easy, with no special tools required and no lifting devices needed for the roll sets, as they can easily be dismounted from the machine. And having recently visited the Alapala production plant in Turkey, I conducted my own crude roller change test and 74 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

a team of two Alapala staff were able to change a roll in three minutes 44 seconds. The inspection glass for the Similago II consists of polycarbonate, which can also be easily removed for easy cleaning, ensuring that this roller mill complies with all sanitary standards.

Quadro Plansifter – DPAK

Moving through the plant, another one of Alapala’s latest solutions present in the Capwell Industries mill was the Quadro Plansifter – DPAK. This innovative solution can be used for wheat, rye, oats, barley, corn and a variety of other food products. The head miller continued “The Quadro Plansifter DPAK contains several superimposed sieves which are square in shape, in order to guarantee optimal sifting action and precise separation of the raw materials.” The oscillating drive system of plansifter is quite strong for heavy duty working conditions. I noted that each sieve provided with the QUADRO Plansifter – DPAK is made of wood and coated with Formica. Each plansifter also contains its own inlet and outlet boards, as well as control spouts and connection sleeves made of a special fabric that is permeable to the air. The insulation panels are internally-coated to prevent any condensation issues and a special Alapala-design pressure-clamping device ensures that the access doors close firmly and tightly. Mr Singh explained that much like Alapala’s Similago II, the Quadro Plansifter – DPAK emphasises easy maintenance. The special structure of the sifters ensures that insects cannot enter the machinery and take shelter, whilst the telero frames make installation and dismantling of the Quad Plansifter, quick and hassle-free. Looking inside I noted up to 28 sifters can be fitted to the sifting cabin, and it was explained that it is possible to increase the sifting capacity by up to 22 percent, should the user incorporate ‘G’-type sifter boxes. Mr Gorkem Alapala further detailed that “Alapala have ensured to cater to every customer need and have also made sure that the QUADRO Plansifter can also be easily transported, by breaking up simply into three pieces for efficient shipping and handling.”

Arion Purifier

Mr Gorkem Alapala continued as we entered the Purifier room, “The Arion Purifier is another feat of Alapala innovation that can


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F be used in both flour and semolina mills. The sieves housed inside the Arion Purifier separate the raw materials with great efficiency and intricacy.” The Head Miller further explained “Regulating valves help control the aerodynamic air canal, which creates the ideal vacuum to flow the products through the purifier. This method holds the bran and other undesirable material, which are then removed and transferred to the discharge and collecting boxes below.” I noted that the suction/exhaust chamber in the Arion purifier actually contains not one, but two aerodynamically designed chambers, both with independent regulation valves positioned above the sieves. This I was told creates an optimal air flow which always ensures peak performance of the purifier and sieves. The exhaust is also fitted with an adjustable butterfly valve. Vibration mountings and vibratory motors are used to ensure that the Arion Purifier is especially efficient, and these fittings are also maintenance-free and very energy efficient. Mr Gorkem Alapala also emphasised to me the importance of sanitation and hygiene with their Arion Purifier and that the system complied with all the prescribed hygiene standards, I was told each and every part of the machine consisting only of the best-quality materials to ensure easy and effective sanitation. I noted that, compared to Alapala’s previous models and other purifiers, the Arion Purifier is clearly of a high-quality. This rendition of Alapala’s purifier has an increased capacity, compared to prior models, as well as a new adjustable-sifting speed. It can also work in silence, requires minimal maintenance, and boasts easy cleaning due to its innovative hygienic design. The sieves can easily be cleaned with brushes and are also easy to replace.

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Capwell expressed their deepest gratitude to Alapala for all their hard work constructing the mill and it is clear why Capwell Industries are so happy; the mill is a marvel and has been fitted with only the best machinery for the job. Alapala were clearly very committed to providing the best possible solution for their clients and this is a testament to their hard work and dedication.

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by Cimbria n the grain processing industry, and particularly in grain drying, there is always the potential risk that a spark can occur, and it is therefore necessary to implement solutions that will minimise the risk of serious damage to the equipment.

Cimbria now takes the current technology into the next level by introducing CIM-Safe, the most efficient spark detecting technology on the market. The CIM-Safe registers the glow from sparks and embers via a high-sensitivity infrared detection system and immediately sends an alarm to the operator and shuts down the dryer, thus preventing a fire from developing. The grain processing market developed in the direction of fewer, but bigger, processing plants in which efficiency and reliability are key. In terms of maintaining productivity and profitability, it has been even more important now than ever to focus on safety equipment that ensures the safe operation of plants and detects sparks and embers as quickly as possible. At the same time, legislative requirements such as OSHA in North America and ATEX in Europe have forced the industry – both suppliers of equipment and processing companies – to reconsider and enhance grain processing plant safety. In order to comply with legislation and safeguard processing equipment, Cimbria has recently introduced the new infrared spark detection system called CIM-Safe. CIM-Safe is now a new safety device implemented primarily on our dryers, because the system has

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several advantages. It has a faster reaction, compared to cable solution, and easy installation with highly sensitive infrared sensors. Furthermore, adjustments are not necessary, i.e. the system is always engaged, regardless of whether grain is being processed.

Control unit: The spark detector is connected to a central control unit that monitors the equipment and detects sparks or fire in time, such that it is possible to take action before any further damage occurs

Spark Detector: The highly sensitive detector sensing infrared light is able to detect even through dense phase material and is fitted in areas where no daylight or other light is present. An air cleaning nozzle will be supplied when the sensor is placed in a humid environment. Cim-Safe can be further equipped with an automatic high-pressure water extinguishing system to provide an effective water barrier for extinguishing sparks when installed in confined space

The CIM-Safe system can easily be integrated into the equipment and connected to the local control panel, which activates an acoustic alarm and flashes on detection. For further safety, another alarm will trigger by other major events. The later alarm could be configured by the user and used for automatic cut-out. CIM-Safe can also be equipped with an automatic water-based high-pressure system, which acts as an effective water barrier to extinguish sparks in the event closed spaces. In other words, in all areas in which there is a potential risk of fire or explosion, CIM-Safe can be the solution for minimising expensive damage to equipment and (perhaps even more important) subsequent losses due to production shutdown. CIM-Safe – Proving its worth in real life emergencies In June 2018, Cimbria’s After-Sales and Service Department, together with one of Europe’s largest agribusiness companies, delivered the first of several CIMSafe projects. In recent years, the client have had a fire in three of their dryers, despite the fact that they had installed CW-4 cables for fire detection in them. Cimbria, therefore, drew up a proposal for a safety upgrade of 24 of their dryers at different locations. Cimbria won the order with its CIM-Safe solution, because of thorough documented testing and because already on several occasions it hindered fires by detecting the glow from embers before a potential fire could develop, resulting in limited damage and downtime kept to a minimum.


Remote alarm: The control panel activates an acoustic alarm and flashing warning light upon detection. For added protection, a second alarm is activated upon extended detection. This second alarm can be user-adjusted and is used for automated process shutdown. For added safety, a remote alarm to e.g. a mobile phone can be added

CIM-Safe is compatible with most control units as long as they have a fire safety system. The solution is quick to install with just around 12 hours on a standard plant. Maintenance costs are low on the system and it is easy for the user to operate. Delivery contract was signed on May 1st, 2018. The CIM-Safe solutions (on the 24 plants) were all installed between May 15th – June 15th, i.e. in just 30 days, which is in itself, an impressive feat! On June 19th there was a joint introduction and training of CIM-Safe held for the operators to make sure that everyone was familiar with its use. Just four months after installation, this company reported that two of the CIM-Safe systems have already proved their worth. CIM-safe prevented two fires for them! From detection of the spark until the plant was up and running again, the downtime was only 20 minutes!

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FUMIGATION WITH SULFURYL FLUORIDE by Marty Morgan and Bob Braun, Douglas Products, US

It has been 15 years since sulfuryl fluoride was registered under the brand name ProFume® gas fumigant for postharvest uses. Two industry professionals from Douglas Products provide an update on the use of this fumigant to protect grain from stored product pests

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What led to the postharvest registration of sulfuryl fluoride?

Morgan: Sulfuryl fluoride (SF) has been used since 1961 as the active ingredient in Vikane® gas fumigant primarily to protect properties from drywood termites. While Vikane was the leading solution for structural fumigation, methyl bromide (MB) was the mainstay in postharvest uses. However, in 1987, the Montreal Protocol, a United Nations (UN) treaty, required that MB be phased-out by 2015 to protect the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer. An alternative was needed, and in 1995 at industry request, Dow AgroSciences began investment to obtain a postharvest label for SF.

F Braun: ProFume was registered in 2004 in the US. Today, ProFume is registered in more than 20 countries including Australia, Germany, Canada, and the UK. Codex listing for international trade followed in 2006. The registration of ProFume has been recognised with environmental awards by both the United Nations and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

When did Douglas Products enter the picture?

Morgan: In 2015, Douglas Products acquired Vikane and ProFume from The Dow Chemical Company. The acquisition included the SF manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh, California, which is operated by employees of The Dow Chemical Company. The acquisition of ProFume and Vikane made Douglas Products a leader in fumigation as the company holds federal registrations for both SF and aluminum phosphide.

You’ve been in development since 2004?

Braun: ProFume has become recognised as a fumigation standard for postharvest needs. Industry adoption resulted due to SF’s demonstrated superior efficacy and other industry identified desirable qualities. SF has been proven effective on all life stages of a broad spectrum of stored product pests. It has low sorption and rapid desorption and does not affect commodity quality, texture, flavours or processing characteristics. It has no impact on fumigation sites because SF is nonflammable and does not pose a corrosion risk even for sensitive equipment. And in comparison, with MB, SF allows for faster turnaround because it penetrates grain more rapidly to reach target insects, then aerates rapidly. Morgan: The ProFume label also was written to span a range

of structures used to store, transport and process raw agricultural commodities and processed foods. So, you can fumigate silos, bins, trailers, shipping containers, stacked fumigation chambers, and stationary railcars and trucks. The label also covers mills, food production facilities, and warehouses. Commodities on the label include corn, wheat, barley, millet, rye, rice, oats, flour, cocoa beans, coffee, peanuts, dried fruits, tree nuts and more.

What’s the role of fumigation today?

Braun: Stored grain falls under the Food Safety and Modernisation Act legislation. Those regulations require a written plan to identify threats and have protocols in place to mitigate the identified threats and protect foods. Fumigation is an effective treatment to eliminate pests from facilities and from incoming commodities, or to react quickly in the event of a pest outbreak. Morgan: Fumigation is a component of an integrated pest management (IPM) program. IPM can mean different things to different people, but an elevator or mill needs to have a customised pest management program based on the facility itself, the grain being stored and even the geographic location.

What might surprise an elevator or mill manager about ProFume® gas fumigant?

Morgan: ProFume utilises the proprietary Fumiguide® program developed to serve the global market. It provides calculations in English standard or metric, and it is available in multiple languages. This program is important for a couple of reasons. First is during the planning stage; the software determines the specific fumigant dose required by calculating the target pest,

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F temperature, half loss time and exposure time. Second, the software can be used to fully document the entire fumigation process and kill. Monitoring equipment manufacturers have improved their equipment to remote monitoring of fumigations in real time. Because conditions always vary, no two fumigations are identical, even for the same facility. Monitoring helps ensure a kill by allowing adjustments to be made as needed. Braun: The mode of action of SF also is important. SF controls insects by disrupting glycolysis and the citric acid cycle, which deprives insects of energy they need for survival. This mode-ofaction is different from phosphine products, and as a result SF will control phosphine-resistant insects. Managing resistance is critical because there are only two workhorse fumigants left, SF and phosphine. Resistance has been documented for phosphine among insects such as the lesser grain borer and the red flour beetle. If you suspect you may have insects that are resistant to phosphine, Kansas State University has developed diagnostic screening tests.

Are there important use restrictions or precautions?

Braun: ProFume is a federally Restricted-Use pesticide so applicators must have a fumigation license and meet the stewardship requirements of Douglas Products. We’ve taken the position as a company to work with professionally certified fumigation companies who use ProFume regularly and properly.

What would you tell a mill or elevator manager that might be unfamiliar with fumigation?

Morgan: From a management perspective I have seen three attributes of successful mills and food plants. First, hire a good pest management company, work collaboratively with them and stick with them. Second, look at the big picture in terms of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. Your IPM plan should include preventive measures like inspecting incoming goods and rejecting any that are infected. Third, include fumigation in your pest management program as needed and focus on efficacy and safety. Braun: Start by understanding your facility, clearly identifying the pests that you face and establish treatment action thresholds. We always recommend a positive identification of the pest, and if you are facing more than one pest then the Fumiguide® program will automatically calculation the pest that requires the highest dose.


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Fumigation at the beginning of a pest invasion always prevents a bigger issue later. There is no residual protection with fumigation, so zero-out that initial pest infestation and then use topical grain protectants like food grade diatomaceous earth for residual protection. With grain being stored longer you can use ProFume® gas fumigant for ground piles. We have done fieldwork that shows you can use multiple injection points for the fumigant and then rely on normal thermal movement to get gas circulation from one end to the other. Temperature always wants to reach equilibrium, so when the sun is shining that produces warmer air that wants to move from the outside into the grain pile, while the colder air inside will want to move to the outside.

What steps are there to ensure results with an SF fumigation?

Morgan: Good circulation and monitoring are important to ensure positive results. What some fumigators do is to place monitoring lines at different levels in the stack and when gas levels are the same at the top and bottom, they also should be the same in the middle of the stack. Also watch for any high moisture areas inside the grain. ProFume penetrates grain well but wet grain can slow penetration. Finally, the seal is critical in any fumigation. The gas must be held to get a kill.

Any advice to a grain manager about the use of SF?

Braun: The fast penetration of SF can give you a faster turnaround. I was doing a seminar and one of the participants got a call that a train was going to arrive there the next day. With ProFume you can increase the amount of gas used and turn the job around quicker, even within a 24- to 30-hour period from fumigant introduction through aeration. At the same time our calculator will go out one full week — 168 hours, so, if you are not in any hurry you can seal and hold that bin or bunker that long and use less gas.

What is the future of SF?

Braun: Fumigants are highly regulated, so proper use is essential to maintain them as a pest management tool. As a leader in fumigants, Douglas Products works with its distributors and fumigators to help ensure proper and safe use. We will not sell or allow a fumigator to use ProFume unless they are licensed, trained and agree to follow our stewardship program.

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H by Bruks Siwertell

aving the ability to respond rapidly with a high-performance unloading system that requires no infrastructure can prove to be an ideal solution for the grain industry; Peter Göransson, Sales Manager and Senior Advisor for Siwertell, explains how.

Trade routes for the world’s bulk commodities, especially in the maritime sector, benefit from a concept known as just-in-time delivery. The central idea is that if bulk cargoes can be delivered in a continuous stream, the vessels that carry them can maintain economical speeds to deliver the goods on time. Just-in-time is not as straightforward as fast delivery, and involves certain engineering and logistical challenges, but it can offer huge economic advantages in terms of efficiency savings. Ensuring this for grain deliveries is particularly testing, as the seasonal nature of many crops creates peaks and troughs in delivery schedules, therefore anything that can lessen the impact of these on the logistics chain will deliver efficiency benefits. Smoothing material flows The new Siwertell port-mobile unloader works well to smooth bulk material flows in port and allows operators to be responsive exactly when required. It serves the same 60,000 dwt ship size as pneumatic systems, which are widely used in grain unloading operations, but can completely strip away their various inefficiencies. Pneumatic systems also deliver a fast unloading profile, but at a cost; a cost in terms of elevated fuel consumption and a cost in terms of material degradation. Pneumatics rely on similar technology to vacuum cleaners, but the

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companies who designed this technology never had to worry about the integrity or eventual quality of what they suck up; port operators, however, do. The same forces that propel cargo so quickly through these machines smash, crush, and scrape the cargoes all the way through the process and in the grain handling industry, crushed commodities translate into a loss of profit. Cutting your losses The steady action of a counter-rotating mechanical screw, combined with a specially designed inlet, submerged in the cargo, means that Siwertell machines can avoid the grain degradation problems presented by high-velocity pneumatic conveying; there are no cargo avalanches; no swirling air currents close to the intake to fling the cargo across a wide area; nor are there crushing forces, as large volumes of cargo collide with the machine’s internal components. Throughout the unloading process, large volumes of cargo are delivered deliberately and continuously from the screw-type intake to the truck or belt conveyor at the other end. This minimises any cargo degradation and maintains very high levels of handling efficiency, ultimately delivering higher cargo-handling rates and volume capabilities as pneumatic systems. Operational flexibility and efficiency are also ensured by Siwertell’s screw-type vertical intake, which offers substantial advances over those of a standard pneumatic system. A Siwertell system can unload a ship’s hold at various angles – from 90-degrees to +/-30 degrees – without compromising its effectiveness. A Siwertell machine can even unload cargo from the troublesome areas of the hold, underneath hatch coamings and in corners. As well as maintaining continuous


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throughput, this maximises the extent of cargo that can be unloaded, further reducing waste compared with a pneumatic which can only unload in a 90-degree vertical plane. Going asset-light Siwertell’s port-mobile unloader navigates the quayside using a rubber-tyre gantry. In static or rail-mounted unloaders, complex fixed engineering infrastructures are often required to ensure that an unloader is able to navigate to the locations where it needs to be, but as its name suggests, the Siwertell port-mobile unloader is highly mobile. It can be deployed immediately and makes it possible for dry bulk ports to operate without any fixed infrastructure at all. When it comes to the unloading of docked vessels, its maneuverability allows the port-mobile unloader, not the vessel, to move along the quay during unloading. For some ports, this can be an enormous advantage and potentially allows more vessels to dock at the quayside. It is also equipped with a large-volume intermediate surge hopper, which allows discharge operations from a ship to continue even if no trucks are imminently available. An intelligent control system monitors the level of cargo in the hopper and prevents over-filling, as well as controlling the discharge rate to the hopper. As standard, the unloader features a double-truck loading system, with the possibility to order an optional third loading system. As the loading systems are not interlinked, one, two or all three loading positions can be used independently and simultaneously, delivering the fastest truck loading operation possible. When the port-mobile unloader has finished discharging the vessel, the system can be moved away from the quayside to clear port thoroughfares, and even stowed when not in use. The port-mobile unloader has another advantage, because of its lightweight construction it does not require any additional structural or reinforcement work on the quayside.

Cargo handling flexibility The port-mobile unloader offers unmatched flexibility in many areas, but it also inherits benefits common to all Siwertell screw-type unloaders. One of these is the flexibility to handle many different types of cargo with a single machine, and without modification. As such, the port-mobile unloader is not limited in the types of cargo to be handled. Unlike pneumatic systems, which are only suitable for fine grains, Siwertell machines can handle all manner of grains as well as larger soya beans and feedstuffs without damage to the cargo. Even where the finest grains are concerned, the vertical inlet submerged in the cargo and the totallyenclosed conveying line more thoroughly eliminates dust creation than any other solution on the market. Through-life benefits The port-mobile unloader is extremely efficient to run and uses the latest diesel engine specifications to meet the strict environmental regulations on exhaust and noise emissions. The robust mechanical attributes of the port-mobile unloader also translate into very low maintenance costs, especially in comparison to the high-intensity demands placed on a pneumatic system’s key components. This is because the continuous low-velocity motion of the counter-rotating screw places little strain on the working components. Its consistent and steady movement, with almost no fluctuations of acceleration and deceleration, make it possible for Siwertell engineers – and importantly, the port-mobile unloader’s onboard programmable logic controller (PLC) and sensors – to accurately predict when maintenance intervals are likely to be required. A winning package The 400t/h or 600t/h port-mobile unloader units provide consistent, high-capacity unloading throughput for vessels of up to 60,000dwt, and propose an asset-light, space-efficient operation with minimal downtime; ideal attributes for many ports. Milling and Grain - May 2019 | 87

Industry Profile

Delux Manufacturing Company


Delux knows a grain dryer is a long-term investment

ounded in 1962, Delux Manufacturing Co specialise in the production of grain dryers and were the first company to market a vacuum-cooled grain dryer to the general market. This innovation has proven to be especially popular over the years and is now one of the most commercially successful grain dryers in the industry. Delux ensure that their dryers last for as long as possible and remain a great quality product- their website boasts proudly that many of their dryers will last for decades, and many created in the 60s are still running strong- an admirable and impressive feat! All Delux products are made professionally and with utmost care. They use a ‘lock-lip’ on their screens, as well as all bolt and nut assembly, to ensure superior strength and longevity. Their dryers all also use aluminium screens on the outside to eliminate corrosion. Their flip-up door mechanism also ensures that all products are easy to inspect. Drag conveyors are also available for each of their dryers over 1,500 bushels per hour (bph). Another way in which Delux ensure ease of use, is by installing what they term a ‘tattle-tale’ system in each of their dryers. This system warns users the definitive reason why each product has stopped working for whatever reason, helping users ensure an easy solution and fix. Also offered by Delux manufacturing is their MoistureLink and MoistureLink Plus controllers- their latest innovations in moisture capacitance sensing, in order control the level of moisture in grain. This can be controlled via the app on your smartphone or tablet. Recently, Delux Manufacturing have announced the successful release of the new CTX Tower Grain Dryer for the commercial grain market. Released in November 2018, this new model has been thoroughly tested and is already proving

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to be very popular. This new model proves to be an especially strong model compared to Delux’s previous ranges, which have 5,000 bph drying capacity. “We needed to be able to accommodate the growing capacity needed for producers and grain elevators,” says Steve Schultz, Sales Manager for Delux Manufacturing. “This newly developed CTX Model Series is merely an expansion of our already extensive dryer product line.” This new model boasts a variety of features that ensure its success in the industry. “Everything is bigger and designed for the larger volumes of product during the peak harvest time,” says Jesse Weaver, Engineer for Delux Manufacturing. Those bigger features include larger fans, burners and transfer equipment to handle the volume of product needed.


Bühler’s SORTEX optical sorter


Visiting Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi

Darren Parris from Milling and Grain travelled to Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi’s manufacturing facility, which is currently the third largestcapacity manufacturing facility in the world. The facility exclusively uses Bühler machinery for their pasta production and cites this as a primary source for their success


asta, now an indispensable food staple, was not always as popular in Turkey as it currently is. In fact, it was only in 1922 that pasta first began to regularly appear on the plates of the Turkish people, and this was still a relatively uncommon occurrence. 1950 was when pasta truly began to be seen as a more popular food source in Turkey and, since then, it has become one of the most common food sources in the country. One cannot speak of pasta in Turkey without mentioning Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, founded by the Eskiyapan brothers, Ahmet Eskiyapan and Kemal Yurtabilir. With their first factory established in 1950 on Ulus Rüzgarli street their popularity soon led to an increased demand and a more specialised and expansive production space was needed. Decades passed and Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi only continued to soar to new heights. Their new plant was built in 1956, followed by their production increasing to 30 tonnes-per-day in 1965. Their product range also expanded around this time as the Turkish people expressed their desire to experience more varieties and forms of pasta. In late 2018 it was recorded that Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi’s latest and most modernised factory is producing an astounding 16,000 tonnes of durum macaroni and 15,600 tonnes of pasta. Their own unique brands of pasta are exported worldwide, and they are renowned worldwide for their impressive and innovative products. Their multiple brands and ranges of pasta, such as Kepekli, Veronelli, Elif Makarna and Classical, all help ensure that the growing population gain sufficient access to only the best and most nutritious foods on the market. And how do they manage this? A big part of this is their dedicated use of Bühler machinery. 90 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

The Bühler solution

Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi’s manufacturing facility, which is currently the third largest-capacity manufacturing facility in the world, proudly uses exclusively Bühler machinery for their pasta production and cites this as a primary source for their success. Bühler’s Pasta and Grain Milling business units have worked extensively with Nuh’un Ankara to ensure that their production facilities are equipped with only the best in processing technology, and they have continued this union for decades. “We have been working together with Bühler since we started our own production,” says Feridun Haboglu, member of the Directorate-General at Nuh’un Ankara. “We have chosen Bühler because of their performance and the quality of their solutions. We have never regretted this decision and therefore still count on Bühler today as our technology partner.” In order to ensure premium-quality pasta is produced, their producers use the highest-quality durum wheat from the SouthEast, as well as from Central Anatolia, which they shape through high-pressure and cure in ovens in temperatures of no more than 80°C. As little manual intervention by workers is carried out, to ensure that the final product is as free of contaminants and pure as possible, an aim that Bühler’s innovative milling solutions carry out with ease. As technology has continued to evolve, Nuh’un Ankara have ensured to always update and use the latest in Bühler innovation. In 2008, Nuh’un Ankara approached Bühler expressing a desire to further expand their production capabilities, in order to try to increase their share of the market to a solid 40 percent in Turkey. Bühler quickly set themselves to the task and after much analyses and discussion, the plan was set into motion and the facility began expansion.

Bühler SORTEX optical sorter

One of the many key innovations Bühler added to Nuh’un Ankara’s mill was their impressive SORTEX optical sorters. In

their 70 years of producing optical sorting technology, their SORTEX optical sorters clearly showcase their everevolving advancements. Bühler’s SORTEX range provide the best performance and efficiency for the sorting of grains, pulses and rice and feature only the best in highresolution cameras, InGaAs technology and optimised feed mechanisms.

Purifier Polaris

Nuh’un Ankara’s mill also featured Bühler’s Purifier Polaris MQRG. Compared with other purifier models, this model increases throughput by up to 20 percent thanks to its wider sieves and minimal space requirements. Two purifiers can also be stacked atop each other, meaning capacity can be doubled and space can be utilised optimally. The Purifier Polaris also features corrosion-free materials, ensuring no risk of contaminants, whilst the streamlined aspiration system and refined air distribution grant the purifier an even more hygienic operation that is residue-free.

Antares Roller Mill

Bühler’s Antares roller mill is ideal for the grinding of durum wheat, rye, common wheat or barley and is also one of the machines employed at the Nuh’un Ankara mill. Grinding with the Antares mill is extremely reliable, with its superior design, stainless steel linings, self-contained roll pack and insulation. The swing-open panels and swing-out feed module ensure a quick and easy clean, as well as the best ventilation solutions. The panels have also been soundproofed, to ensure

Milling and Grain's Darren Parris at the Mill

a much quieter operation. An excellent mill ensures high-class semolina. A shortgoods pasta line with a capacity of 6000 kilogrammes-perhour (kg/h), as well as a special line for soup pasta shapes with a production rate of 3600 kilogrammes was produced. Bühler ensured that these refinements would secure Nuh’un Ankara’s position in the pasta market with their inclusion of the Bühler Polymatik presses, one of their most innovative solutions for the hygienic processing of high-class semolina which can produce up to 3250 kg/h of pasta. The latest dryers were also installed, consisting of a drum and belt drier which reduced the length of the lines by an impressive 50 metres. The expansion was complete in record time, just 11 months since the signing of the contract and Nuh’un Ankara


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F CASE STUDY expressed their deep satisfaction with the project. Feridun Haboglu noted that his “high expectations regarding particle size, quality and yield had been fulfilled to his fullest satisfaction.”

An ever-evolving market

Turkey currently has 23 pasta factories spread throughout the country, and they have grown in the past few decades from a country that knew little about pasta, to being the second-biggest pasta exporter in the world, second only to Italy, a true sign of their dedication to this staple food source. “Italy is more dominated by the premium niche markets, whereas Turkish products are usually considered the more convenient, competitively-priced alternative” says the mill owner. As I am taken on a tour through his extensive factory, it is strange to hear that Turkish pasta is not promoted more widely throughout the world as a product of refined excellence, as their use of top-grade machinery and the high-quality solutions makes it clear that their pasta deserves to hold an esteemed reputation in the international market. Nuh’un Ankara’s factory is certainly impressive: in just one day its four production lines are able to grind 1000 tonnes of grain and produce over 650,000 tonnes of semolina thanks to Sortex optical sorter, Antares roller mills and Polaris purifiers. They grind down their durum to an impressive 135-150 microns of semolina. When asked what they do with the by-products and waste, they state that all waste materials are then responsibly sold on to be used as animal feed, so the minimal amount of waste possible is created. They also sell off their lower-quality flours, which further cements Nuh’un Ankara’s products as only being made with the highest-grade ingredients. The standard they set is remarkably high and has only helped elevate them in the pasta production industry. Nuh’un Ankara’s market is also only continuing to expand with a production facility now present in Japan, which also exclusively uses only Bühler machinery. The Japanese market, they remark, is an especially interesting one. The Japanese market tends to Antares Roller Mill

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Bühler Polaris Purifier

place great emphasis on their products being especially fresh and so Nuh’un Ankara are very pleased that they have been chosen to reflect such high quality pasta production. Indeed, Nuh’un Ankara are remarkably international, some of their biggest exporters being from all around the globe such as Japan, Russia, Germany, France, and Denmark, as well as selling See the exclusive to Turkey itself. They also export video about the Nuh' Un Ankara their products to the UK and are project at: featured in many of the biggest chains in the country, such as Asda. One surprising fact I discovered is that, despite the UK’s dedication to pasta, statistics show that the Turkish still manage to eat eight times as much pasta as the UK! Their future sales within Turkey are something Nuh’un Ankara are aiming to increase, but this depends greatly on how the market will adjust, based upon the current uncertainty surrounding the recent elections and the state of the economy.

PROFILE: AZERBAIJAN Wheat price breaks on looser than expected supplies

Mehmet Ugur Gürkaynak, Milling and Grain Azerbaijan’s economy has started to recover in the last ten years and it has grown by 9.3 percent in 2009 and has been the country with the highest growth in Gross Domestic Product in the world

The Republic of Azerbaijan resides between the Greater Caucasus and the Lesser Caucasus. North side is 480km away from Georgia and 390km in distance from the Dagestan Autonomous Republic. In the South, Azerbaijan is 755km from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and 10km West to the Republic of Turkey (Nakhchivan, including the Autonomous Republic) and is adjacent to Armenia in the east, as well as 715km from the Caspian Sea. 50 percent of the land structure is mountainous. The cpountry is 655 metres from sea level. The mountainous region is composed of the Great and the Little Caucasus and the Taurus Mountains. The largest plain is the Kür-Aras plain. Azerbaijan has a total land of 86,600 km2. 50 percent of this land consists of arable land. The Caspian Sea, the largest lake in the world, is an impressive 400,000 km2 and at its deepest is 1,025 metres deep. Cold weather from the north of the Great Caucasus Mountains, hot tropical air currents from the south of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian Sea are the main factors affecting the regular climate of the country. The southeastern part of the country has a humid subtropical climate and the winters are warm and summers are very hot. The annual rainfall is 1,200-1,400 mm. In the remaining regions the climate is dry and semi-arid. The majority of the agricultural work takes place around the Kür and Aras rivers.

Basic economic ındicators After the economic problems caused by the disintegration of the USSR, an agreement called “Agreement of the Century” was signed on September 20th, 1994 between Azerbaijan State Petrol Company and other big foreign petrol companies for the Azeri, Çırağ, Güneşli Beds in the Azerbaijan-owned section of the Caspian Sea. Having experienced a 60 percent reduction in this period, Azerbaijan has managed to overcome the problems in time due to its specialisation in petrol. The country, which has significant petrol reserves, started to benefit from petrol revenues as of 2005.  The country’s economy has started to recover in the last ten years and it has grown by 9.3 percent in 2009 and has been the country with the highest growth in Gross Domestic Product in the world. In 2015, it achieved a real growth rate of 1.1 percent. Although the country’s economy shrank by 3.8 percent in 2016, the next year, it started to grow again with a positive effect and increased by 0.07 percent. In 2019, a growth rate of 3.9 percent is projected. Azerbaijan, which achieved a rapid growth in the period of high petrol prices until the half of 2014, was affected by the decline in oil prices after this year. Due to the devaluations taking place Azerbaijan had to enter into a comprehensive reform; banking, foreign trade, customs and the tax system were restructured. A large part of Azerbaijan’s economy constitutes a heavy industry. The most important sectors are aluminum, iron and cement. However, these sectors were neglected due to the fact that most of the revenue came from oil. In 2014, other industrial areas were given importance and investments were made. Housing construction, service sector, transportation, infrastructure and communication activities have gained weight in recent years.

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Distribution channels Collaborating with a company based in the country will help to get into market market. This will facilitate entry to the market, as well as less budget for research, promotion and marketing. Private firms established after independence started to play a more active role in trade. Agriculture and food The agriculture and food sector is the second most important sector of the country’s economy after oil. 37 percent of the total workforce is employed in this sector. In the south of the country with fertile soils, it is possible to have two arvesting seasons per year. The main agricultural products produced in Azerbaijan are tobacco, cotton, tea, vegetables, olives and fruit. Although the agricultural sector corresponds to six percent of the total gross domestic product, it is the most important sector in terms of employment. Almost all of the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan is in the hands of the private sector. State-owned farms from the time of the USSR were abolished. Smaller and private farms were established. The share of these farms in agricultural production was 60 percent in 1995 and recently reached 99 percent. In the meantime, grain production has doubled compared to the period around 1995 and has now reached two million tonnes

per year. According to official statistics, 2017 was a especially successful year for the agricultural sector. Total agricultural production increased by 4.2 percent, cattle breeding by 2.7 percent and crop production by 6.1 percent. Compared to the previous year, the increase in 2017 was as follows: Cotton production was 2.4 times increased, sunflower production by 78.1 percent, tobacco leaves 45.4 percent, sugar beet production 22 percent and fruit production by 1.3 percent. However, the production of green tea leaves decreased by a rather drastic 23.7 percent, the production of cereal products decreased by 5.2 percent and pumpkin production decreased by 5.7 percent during the analysis period. One of the urgent problems of the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan in 2017 is the low level of productivity as in previous periods. For example, the productivity of cereal crops (29.8 metric per hectare) has fallen further compared to 2016 (30.6 metric per hectare), and on average is two times less products harvested than in other developed countries. In addition, yield per hectare decreased by 20 percent for tea cultivation, 35 percent for sugar beet production and 10 percent for cotton. According to official statistics, the production of animal products increased. There was also a 2.2 percent increase in meat production, 0.7 percent in dairy products, 6.7 percent in egg production and 3.5 times in cocoon production.

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Bühler at the VICTAM International trade show Bühler will be launching its newest innovation live at the VICTAM trade show. It not only offers a unique modular design for optimal flexibility, but also meets highest food safety requirements. With this, undesirable downtimes and product recalls can be reduced to an absolute minimum. Another eye-catcher at the booth will be the LumoVision, the first optical sorting technology capable of identifying and eliminating aflatoxininfected grains. Aflatoxin is an invisible, major threat to health and food supplies. It is estimated that it causes up to 155,000 cases of liver cancer every year. Thanks to new camera and UV lighting technology, LumoVision eliminates up to 90 percent of contamination. Visit them in hall 6, booth D041. ☑ = Meet the Milling and Grain team at this event 98 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

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EVENT ROUND UP Five innovative Dutch farmers present sustainable and circular business models The Netherlands has been a leading country in innovation in agriculture for decades. The export value of agricultural produce is tremendous and Dutch agricultural technology is found everywhere around the world. Yet the times are changing. Climate, environment, animal welfare and public opinion are more than ever before, factors to take into consideration. The next step is finding new ways of sustainable farming methods and taking the sector to a new level. Initiated by the “Kip van Oranje” innovation platform, five innovative Dutch farmers proved that this is possible. During the Holland Inspiration Congress at VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, they shared their vision and stories with the audience and how they manage to run their business in a different way. Thereby focusing on circularity, sustainability and being future oriented. Full coverage was on poultry, pig and dairy production. “We are convinced that the Netherlands will keep its position as a leading country in innovation in the livestock sector”, says VIV Global Director Ruwan Berculo. “We have our roots in the Netherlands and we must keep telling and confirm to the world that we truly have innovative technology to offer. For that reason, we invited those five farmers to tell their stories. “During the show, we have established good contacts with professional parties in this sector, both on the production as well as on the retail side. Very promising. We will certainly move on in this direction. Next occasion will probably be our VIV MEA show in Abu Dhabi next year”. This Holland Inspiration Congress was furthermore endorsed by other parties, like the Dutch Government, Wageningen University, GD and the agribusiness.

“We are convinced that the Netherlands will keep its position as a leading country in innovation in the livestock sector”

Henry Simon attend successful IAOM 2019 Texoma, Central, Wheat State Spring Conference Henry Simon was in attendance at the ’IAOM 2019 Texoma, Central, Wheat State Spring Conference which took place 21-22 February in San Antonio, Texas. The conference kicked off with the traditional golf tournament, which offered attendees the opportunity to spend valuable time with each other. The conference brought the leading industry people together, gave them the chance to share individual experience and know-how related to the industry. Henry Simon commented that the conference was a great opportunity to increase brand awareness and to build good relationships with potential and existing customers at what they consider to be one of the most important events in the North America.

Novus Forum on the new European rules in swine nutrition As a leader in swine nutrition, Novus International, Inc. has hosted a European Swine Nutrition Forum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February, 25-27, bringing together valued pig industry’s experts to exchange and discuss insights on the new European rules in swine nutrition and production. The aim of this event was to discuss and exchange on the current situation of the European swine industry, focusing on swine new EU regulations, and to address how to tackle these new challenges. Around 60 participants from across Europe attended this forum. Special invited speakers like Mario Ramírez, Jürgen Zentek, Xandra Benthem de Grave, Paul Bikker, Enric Marco and Sandra Edwards

shared their valuable knowledge and experiences on the impact of new regulations or rules -reduction of antibiotics, zinc oxide ban, regulations on copper levels in feed, and welfare and environmental regulations-, as well as on the challenges and nutritional requirements of hyperprolific sows. With a clear commitment on sharing scientific expertise, Novus showed the latest research on MINTREX®, bis-chelated organic trace minerals, in sows and piglets. In sows, the conclusions of a two-year field trial conducted in eighty-two Spanish commercial farms that compared three different sources of trace minerals were revealed. The delegation then visited the Swine Innovation Center (VIC) in Wageningen University & Research. This multi-functional research centre for modern, innovative and sustainable pig husbandry manage researches on the latest developments in animal nutrition, health, housing, welfare and feeding systems. Milling and Grain - May 2019 | 103

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2019 GEAPS EXCHANGE Bunting Magnetics HF Series Drawer Magnet Bunting Magnetics offers the most durable, most intelligently designed Drawer Magnets for the removal of ferrous contaminants in dry, free flowing powders and ingredients. Now featuring metal-detectable grommets and NUHI™ cartridge magnets.

RNC Bucket Elevator RNC showed off one of its impressive bucket elevators. Known for their rugged construction and longevity, RNC uses premium components with abrasion resistance and stainless-steel elements.


his year’s GEAPS Exchange was held in the “Big Easy”, New Orleans Louisiana, at the voluminous Ernest N Morial Convention Centre. The show ran from March 9-12th, 2019.

GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Supply) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS’ global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,050 companies. GEAPS Exchange 2019 drew 2,836 attendees from 19 countries to New Orleans to see and learn about the latest products and innovations in the grain handling and processing operations industry. The technical conference and exposition included a tradeshow with 407 exhibitors in 290,000 square feet of exhibit space, and over 30 hours of education in a variety of formats. This year, in true New Orleans style, show attendees were played into the hall by a jazz band. The show was huge by any measure with almost too much to see, but here are some special highlights: Grain entrapment

A highlight of the show was a live grain entrapment and rescue demonstration. These demonstrations were scheduled to occur several times a day and were always well attended.

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OSHA/Oklahoma State University Fire Service brought along their custom grain engulfment and confined space rescue simulator. With CCTV cameras watching, a team of rescuers demonstrated the techniques and specialised equipment used to free a volunteer trapped up to the waist in grain (fortunately, they used a dummy). But, even working in ideal conditions, the rescue team members needed to be regularly relieved after working a ten-minute shift, which is a dramatic demonstration of just how strenuous it is working up to the knees in grain. The live demos were a big hit at the show. Next year’s GEAPS Exchange will be held in the great city of Minneapolis, March 21-24th 2020. Book your booth space early!



Golfetto Sangati Gianni Polin and Adrian Dee were representing this pioneering company’s expertise in ship unloading including its best-selling line of mechanical and pneumatic ship unloaders.

GSI BinRite GSI had a number of high-tech products on display. A description of their amazing GrainViz product can be found in our article on the GEAPS Innovation Awards. The GSI BinRite Grain Identification System prevents accidental mixing of different grain types using machinelearning algorithms to determine crop type. A sensor mounted in key areas of flowing grain integrates with existing PLC systems on site. The unit can then prevent accidently mixing of grain types by alerting users if the crop type does not match what is intended.

Firefly spark detection Fires and dust explosions are a constant hazard in silos, bins, conveyers and in flour and feed mills, and other environments that generate dust. The Firefly MGD is a spark detection system that identifies dangerous particles (ignition sources) in process flows. Once a particle is detected, it is within milliseconds extinguished before it can create a fire or dust explosion. In this proactive system, a single control unit controls detection and extinguishing functions.

Central Life Sciences: Grain protection Grain loss through insect damage is a perennial problem, and it is estimated that US agriculture industry loses upwards of US $2.5 billion a year as a result of insect infestations. Traditionally the problem is attacked using a multi-faceted system of aeration, grain coolers, fumigation, and controlled atmospheres, but now Central Life Sciences has developed a unique approach employing insect growth regulators, or IGRs. These come in a variety of formulations, but basically Insect Growth Regulators disrupt the insect life cycle by interrupting larval development. Safe to use with stored grain, feeds and seeds, IGRs are basically a form of birth control for bugs, which never develop beyond the larval stage. It can be applied directly to the grain stream as a surface spray, or through the use of foggers. IGRs can be used in concert with the company’s adulticide products to stop larval development and kill adult insects.

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IRIS M™ Motion Amplification spots failures before they happen Ed LaPreze of Pepper Maintenance brought along this amazing technology to GEAPS which promises to be a game-changer when it comes to diagnosing mysterious equipment failures. This technology is very new. It was developed around 2013 and brought to market in 2015 by RDI Technologies. RDI’s patented technology measures deflection, displacement, movement and vibration not visible to the human eye. Using video camera technology in conjunction with custom software and processing algorithms to extract meaningful data. This technology turns every pixel in the camera’s view into a sensor capable of measuring vibration or motion with high levels of accuracy. Motion Amplification is a tool that allows us to visualise movement that is imperceptible to the naked eye. You can visualise the motion together with measuring and quantifying any structural assets that a camera can see. Motion Amplification is a proprietary video-processing algorithm that detects subtle motion then amplifies that motion to a level visible with the naked eye which enhances the understanding of the components and interrelationships creating the motion. This technology allows us to identify issues and bring some understanding to problems. This is a great tool for those chronic problems or for verifying new installations. When the process is completed, videos become the report. Clients are able to see for themselves the movement in their systems.

GSI, GrainViz: Virtual reality comes to GEAPS Exchange GSI came out swinging at the recent GEAPS Exchange conference, with a number of innovative new products. One of the most remarkable was the company’s cutting edge GrainViz product. Drawing upon technology developed in the medical imaging industry, GSI has developed a system that allows users to look through the walls of a silo/bin and see the moisture content of the grain. GrainViz creates a 3D moisture map, similar to an MRI or CT scan, allowing operators to see the moisture content of each individual bushel of grain in a steel storage bin. While many bins are already fitted with cables holding temperature sensors, grain is an excellent insulator, so a region of grain just a few centimetres away from a sensor might exhibit a very different temperature. By contrast, GrainViz can “see” through the entire grain mass. It uses low frequency radio waves supplied by transducers fitted around the inside of the bin. By using an iPad or tablet, or by donning a headset that resembles a pair of virtual reality goggles, users can visualise the inside of the bin and actually see areas of excessive moisture inside the grain mass, with the colour display graphically displaying regions of different temperature. GrainViz has other benefits: • Optimises fan operation based on grain condition and local weather, saving energy and preventing the hidden cost of over-drying. This makes it easier to maintain grain and optimal weight based on the operator’s designed moisture target • Offers quick and accurate inventory reporting, eliminating the need for personnel to enter a bin to take a physical measurement. Traditional cable temperature systems do not offer detailed reporting • Can detect human, insect or rodent activity. And in the case of infestations, allows users to accurate target areas within the grain mass for fumigation treatment For resident Managing editor Vaughn, GSI’s GrainViz was one the highlights of the show, and he eagerly took his turn at donning their virtual reality goggles and walking around their silo, marvelling at the 3D lightshow. It’s truly amazing technology.

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2019 GEAPS INNOVATION AWARDS This year’s GEAPS opened as usual with the GEAPS Innovation Awards. Some of these innovations were cutting-edge tech solutions new to the marketplace, while some were commonsense fixes for common problems.

Jon Brown, Secure Gates, Self-closing Gates Jon’s company supplies safety gates that are built for long service in harsh environmental conditions. One of the biggest problems are small adjustability, rusted hinges and springs that fail. These gates are limited lifetime warranty and feature polymer fibre resin hinges which are non-corrosive. They are also ideal for use in the food industry as they can be power washed and sanitised. The gates are customisable with a range of colours and can even be engraved.

Randy Linak, LA36EX linear actuator Randy introduced Linak’s LA36EX linear actuator certified for hazardous environments. The LA36EX is designed to be used in many applications including sliding gates, diverters and valves. Linak is a world-wide manufacturer of linear actuators with four manufacturing facilities all over the world. Headquartered in Denmark with 2,200 employees world-wide, 350 in their Louisville, Kentucky facility, and 30 sales offices. The LA36 is a compact unit that comes in various options, speeds, loads and positioning/ control options. With its new UL, Class 2 Div 1 approval it’s certified for dusty areas. This is a variation of the company’s standard LA36, introduced in 2015, which has half a million units installed worldwide. Linak also offers engineering support with tailor-made solutions.

Davie Lapp, Agriflo Receive David introduced a smartphone app called Agriflo Receive, an app that allows you to receive grain as a receiving portal. The app features drop down menus and allows you to enter data into it. Agriflo Receive is part of an FSMA/food safety process and enhances traceability. The app will allow better customer service, permits a pro-active versus reactive process management, saves money and helps make up for labour shortages.

Kent Grange, Thompson Software, Routine Maintenance Inspections Automation by Simon This is a custom software for maintenance. The software had to be user-friendly, customisable, paperless and it had to be application and web-based. The application can run on a smartphone, Ipad/tablet or laptop in the field without an internet connection. They have a number of templates for a wide variety of grain applications and the software is extremely flexible for the number of users and custom configurable for each customer’s unique needs. It can also take photos of everything which can be stored with off-site backup.

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Brian Steffan, Heyl & Patterson, Cub Railcar Mover Brian, Sales Manager at Heyl & Patterson, talked about the company’s Cub Railcar Mover. The H&P Cub is specifically designed to move single rail cars or groups of rail cars. The system is simple, safe and unlike other company’s offerings, has no hydraulics and is purely an electro-mechanical design. The system is simple to operate requiring only one operator, and environmentally sound.

Jens Rittmeyer, Nord Gear Corporation, Direct Drive Yetta of Nord Gear Corporation spoke about the advantages of direct drive equipment, which has a higher efficiency than belt drive systems. Direct drive systems do not require belts and guards, saves space, is compact and produces less noise and with no belts is much safer. He introduced a new product, their new bucket elevator drive specially designed for the grain industry. The new design has a new housing for the gearbox with cooling ribs, which moves the airflow of the ventilator which is mounted on the swing base on the front of the electric motor. By doing this, users can achieve excellent thermal ratings. There’s no need for additional cooling. This is also suitable for belt conveyers.

Chuck Kunisch, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Fan Silencer Chuck, a facility manager from MAC spoke about some clever techniques employed for silencing noisy fans at MAC’s Brown City facility. Here there are many ground stacks and lots of continuously running high-speed axial fans. The high-speed fans are extremely loud, which created a noise nuisance for nearby neighbours who complained repeatedly. In an attempt to reduce the noise, a giant earth berm was built around the facility, but despite this the decibel level at the property line remained in the red zone. The standard solution in these situations is to fit the fans with commercially available silencers. These work, but the problem is the high cost of purchase and installation. MAC’s solution was to muffle the sound of the 24-inch fans by fitting them with 90 degree dual wall pipe with a four foot “silencer” to direct the sound upwards. As a result, the sound level has been dramatically lowered using this simple, low-cost solution.

Mitchell Murray, MAC, Tarp Puller Mitchell, the MAC Neway GO Branch Manager’s innovation involved an easier way to pull tarps over grain piles. The old way was to recruit all eight employees and recruit every able-bodied person waiting in line at the grain elevator. This involved a lot man of hours with people up to their knees pulling with all their might. The solution was use a pile conveyer and weld a bracket at the top to add a pulley. They have two more vehicles pulling on the ends of the trap. Then it’s a matter of getting everyone on the radios to communicate. People still have to guide the tarp but the rig does all the hard work pulling. It saves a lot of man-hours, especially if you’re fighting a wind.

Edward Lapreze, Pepper Maintenance, Motion Amplification This unique technology takes every pixel in the video and amplifies the motion so users can see what is going on with this equipment while it’s running. This allows users to find the source of the problem. This is a base mounting issue where they could not keep couplers. Now we’re be able to see things we’ve never been able to see before This will be used in new installations to ensure that the equipment is ready to run problemfree. It’s also capable of trouble shooting problem installations which have suffered chronic problems for years where diagnostics have not found the cause of repeated failures. This is brand new to the market. (For a full report, go to page XX)

Richard Jelenik, INTL, “Know Risk” Richard Jelenik of INTL spoke about “Know Risk”, a strategic marketing management program for grain managers. The program assists grain managers in confidently setting prices, establishing stronger ties to growers, simplifying data streams, and creating new datastreams amongst many other advantages. It is a complete eco-system, taking in not just the market, but production, the agronomy aspect, the lending aspect, and it helps managers monitor not just prices but also their profits—not just at the end of the crop year, but throughout the crop year on a day-to-day basis.

2019 GEAPS EXCHANGE Roger Price, GSI, GrainViz Roger Price, Head of Sales, GSI, spoke about his company’s cutting edge GrainViz product. Drawing upon technology developed in the medical imaging industry, GSI has developed a system that allows users to look through the walls of a silo/bin and see the moisture content of the grain. It uses low frequency radio waves supplied by transducers fitted around the inside of the bin. Then, by donning a headset that resembles a pair of virtual reality goggles, users can visualise the inside of the bin and actually see areas of excessive moisture inside the grain mass.

Eric Meyer, Mustang Equipment LLC, Trap Turner Eric spoke about the huge savings resulting from a reduction in employee injuries. As many in the industry can testify, opening grain trailer hopper gates can be a hazardous procedure, which can lead to injuries ranging from shoulder and back strain to hernia injuries. The solution was to create a tool that possessed the following qualities: no torque transferred to the operator, non-impacting/ quiet operation, lightweight and ergonomic to reduce workplace injuries. The solution was the “Trap Turner”, a hydraulically powered tool that is the industry’s only handheld opener that prevents torque from transferring back to the operator.

Greg Wurst C-TEC AG, Foamjection Greg spoke about soil stabilisation through foam injection and showed some dramatic slides of tilting silos showing the effects of soil subsidence. This often happens through water drainage or through improper compaction of soils. The new solution is deep foam injection. Working with a Geotech inspection lets operators know exactly where and how deep to place the steer pipe. A two-part hydrophobic foam is then injected into problem areas in the ground. As it expands, the foam fills the underground voids and, by adjusting pressure, can actually jack the structure back upright. The result is a stronger foundation and the foam is environmentally friendly. In a 2010 case study the foam was used to stabilise the soil and correct the settlement of a 150,000-bushel bin, saving the client hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Jeff Decker, Decker Consulting & Investigations, Inc., Sloped Roof Retrieval System Jeff showed off a new piece of equipment designed for grain entrapment rescues. It is a lifting device designed to fit to the sloping roof of a silo and has two anchor points on it. In simple terms, the device is a three-legged tower where the base locks on to a grain bin. A third legs allows adjustment from horizontal to 35 degrees—without the need for additional guying off as it adjusts and clamps on to the vertical ribs on the bin. The legs telescope and use a linear screw encapsulated into the third back leg so that once a victim and/or rescuer has been retrieved from the bin the rescuer can get off and the third leg can be extended using the linear screw and lean it over the eave of the bin so the victim can be lowered to the ground without having to remove them from the system. The system features lightweight aluminium construction which breaks down into four 50-pound bags.

Steve Hansen, Extron, Directional Flow Grain Spreader Steve introduced his patent pending Directional Flow Grain Spreader. The device employs a “levelling band” which can be adjusted from outside the bin using a cordless drill. The levelling band allows users to adjust the flow of grain into the bin to ensure the bin is evenly filled with grain. Once the grain bin is full, users can adjust the levelling band to put a “hump” on the grain to maximise capacity.


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by Rebecca Sherratt, Features Editor, Milling and Grain n March 13-15th in Bangkok, Thailand, the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) played host to VIV Asia, the 2019 rendition of the biannual exhibition and trade show that brings members of the food and feed industry in their masses from all over the world.

The exhibition was a glorious affair, with hall after hall brimming with companies that specialised in every aspect of the food and feed production industry for poultry, livestock, swine and more. Over 45,000 visitors were confirmed over the three-day span of the event, and dozens of conferences were also held for industry members to attend. VIV reported a seven percent increase in visits from those outside of Bangkok this year, proving that the event is only becoming more and more international and gaining more of a reputation as one of the best-serving events for the sector. Overseas visitors came from over 120 countries, the top ten visiting markets being reported as China, India, the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and Pakistan. Compared to the 2017 rendition of the event, a remarkable 1,245 exhibitors were confirmed (an 18% increase) and they covered an extra 30 percent of the floorspace at BITEC. In my time exploring VIV Asia I discovered a variety of innovations for the food and feed industries that will no doubt become integral for the future of human and animal food production. Sukup Grain storage company Sukup were present at VIV Asia and displayed various models of their silo solutions for refined grain storage and protection. Sukup’s International Sales Director, Mr John Bowes, was present at the stand and discussed the latest Sukup innovations that were on offer. Sukup’s various varieties of bin floors ensure that there is one model for every application, so users are sure to find a model 116 | May 2019 - Milling and Grain

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Each part is easily interchangeable for upgrading, so users never need to fully swap out their machine for a new one at massive expense, and each part is made of corrosion-resistant and rust-resistant material. The inner die ca come in sizes between 350-762mm. Bühler Bühler’s stand advertised a great variety of their solutions for feed, such as the PolyTherm Preconditionera variety of preconditioner that Bühler have available in six sizes, ranging from 100-1,600 litres capacity. Another solution offered was the PolyTwin, a twin-shaft extruder that can be created and adjusted according to the user’s specifications. The twin-shaft technology ensures that users get the best quality extruded feeds available for a smart price. The company also had their AHHC/AHHD Pellet Mill out for show on their booth, which gathered a great deal of attention for its various advantages and innovative features. The AHHC/AHHD Pellet Mill from Bühler is able to handle conditioning temperatures over 95°C, to ensure the eradication of any harmful pathogens and microorganisms, as well we also enhancing the pellet quality. The large clean-out door also ensures clean out is quick and easy, and reduced residue has been implemented through a novel design of the mixing tools. The inlet of the pellet mill has heating pads, and minimal space is needed for the machine, thanks to Bühler’s advanced pellet mill design. The user can also select their ideal die speeds, due to the refined power transmission engineering. Optional functions can also be added to the machine, such as automatic lubrication, roll gap adjustment, a hotsil pad and fully-automatic control.

VIV Asia was, also, not just about the exhibition: there were plenty of conferences to be had- two of which were organised by Milling & Grain magazine! More information about both these conferences can be found in our upcoming June issue of Milling & Grain. The next VIV event is VIV Poultry Africa in Kigali, from 2-3rd October 2019.

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Amino acids Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH +49 618 1596785

Bag closing

Sukup +1 641 892 4222 TSC Silos +31 543 473979

Bin dischargers

Sweet Manufacturing Company +1 937 325 1511 Tapco Inc +1 314 739 9191

A-MECS Corp. +822 20512651

VAV +31 71 4023701

Bühler AG +41 71 955 11 11

Satake +81 82 420 8560

Mühlenchemie GmbH & Co KG +49 4102 202 001

STIF +33 2 41 72 16 80

Colour sorters

Cetec Industrie +33 5 53 02 85 00

Bakery improvers

Elevator buckets

GMP+ International +31703074120

Petkus +49 36921 980

TMI +34 973 25 70 98

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550


Fischbein SA +32 2 555 11 70

Imeco +39 0372 496826

Yemmak +90 266 7338363

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Elevator & Conveyor Components 4B Braime +44 113 246 1800

Computer software Adifo NV +32 50 303 211


Inteqnion +31 543 49 44 66

Lambton Conveyor +1 519 627 8228

Coolers & driers

Petkus +49 36921 980

A-MECS Corp. +822 20512651

Sweet Manufacturing Company +1 937 325 1511

Denis +33 2 37 97 66 11

Chief +1 308 237 3186

Morillon +33 2 41 56 50 14

Consergra s.l +34 938 772207

Tapco Inc +1 314 739 9191

FrigorTec GmbH +49 7520 91482-0

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Geelen Counterflow +31 475 592315

VAV +31 71 4023701

Bulk storage Bentall Rowlands +44 1724 282828 Chief +1 308 237 3186 Croston Engineering +44 1829 741119 Lambton Conveyor +1 519 627 8228 Petkus +49 36921 980 Silo Construction Engineers +32 51723128 Silos Cordoba +34 957 325 165

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Famsun (Muyang) +86 514 87848880

Enzymes AB Vista +44 1672 517 650

Manzoni +55 19 3765 9331 Petkus +49 36921 980

JEFO +1 450 799 2000


Soon Strong Machinery +886 3 9901815

Almex +31 575 572666

Sukup +1 641 892 4222

Andritz +45 72 160300

Suncue Company Ltd

Extru-Tech Inc. +1 785 284 2153

Insta-Pro International +1 515 254 1260 Manzoni +55 19 3765 9331 Wenger Manufacturing +1 785-284-2133 Yemmak +90 266 7338363 Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Feed nutrition AB Vista +44 1672 517 650 Adisseo + 33 1 46 74 70 00 Biomin +43 2782 8030 Delacon +43 732 6405310 DSM +41 61 815 7777 Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH +49 618 1596785 JEFO +1 450 799 2000 Novus +1 314 576 8886 Nutriad +32 52 40 98 24 PHIBRO +1 201 329 7300 Phileo +33 320 14 80 97 www.

Feed milling Christy Turner Ltd +44 1473 742325 Kay Jay Rolls +91 9878 000 859 Ottevanger Milling Engineers +31 79 593 22 21 Wynveen +31 26 47 90 699 Van Aarsen International +31 475 579 444 Viteral +90 332 2390 141 Yemmak +90 266 7338363

Grain handling systems Cargotec Sweden Bulk Handling +46 42 85802 Chief +1 308 237 3186 Cimbria A/S +45 96 17 90 00 Lambton Conveyor +1 519 627 8228 Petkus +49 36921 980 Sukup Europe +45 75685311 Sweet Manufacturing Company +1 937 325 1511

Laboratory equipment Bastak +90 312 395 67 87 Brabender +49 203 7788 0 CHOPIN Technologies +33 14 1475045 ERKAYA +90 312 395 2986 Next Instruments +612 9771 5444 Perten Instruments +46 8 505 80 900 Petkus +49 36921 980

Level measurement

Tapco Inc +1 314 739 9191

BinMaster Level Controls +1 402 434 9102

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

FineTek Co., Ltd +886 2226 96789

Hammermills Alapala +90 212 465 60 40 Bühler AG +41 71 955 11 11 Christy Turner Ltd +44 1473 742325 Dinnissen BV +31 77 467 3555

Loading/un-loading equipment Golfetto Sangati +39 0422 476 700 Neuero Industrietechnik +49 5422 95030 Vigan Engineering +32 67 89 50 41

Mill design & installation Alapala +90 212 465 60 40

Ottevanger Milling Engineers +31 79 593 22 21

Bühler AG +41 71 955 11 11

Selis +90 222 236 12 33

Christy Turner Ltd +44 1473 742325

Soon Strong Machinery +886 3 9901815

Genç Degirmen +90 444 0894

Viteral +90 332 2390 141 Van Aarsen International +31 475 579 444 Wynveen +31 26 47 90 699 Yemmak +90 266 7338363 Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550 Zheng Chang +86 2164184200

Golfetto Sangati +39 0422 476 700 IMAS - Milleral +90 332 2390141 Ocrim +39 0372 4011 Omas +39 049 9330297 Ottevanger Milling Engineers +31 79 593 22 21 Petkus +49 36921 980

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Sangati Berga +85 4008 5000 Satake +81 82 420 8560

Palletisers A-MECS Corp. +822 20512651

Selis +90 222 236 12 33

Ocrim +39 0372 4011

Yemmak +90 266 7338363

Pelleting Technology Netherlands (PTN) +3 73 54 984 72

Pest control Rentokil Pest Control +44 0800 917 1987

Petkus +49 36921 980

Plant Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Pingle +86 311 88268111

Zheng Chang +86 2164184200

Selis +90 222 236 12 33

Process control DSL Systems Ltd +44 115 9813700


Soon Strong Machinery +886 3 9901815

Inteqnion +31 543 49 44 66

Cetec Industrie +33 5 53 02 85 00

Tanis +90342337222

Ottevanger Milling Engineers +31 79 593 22 21

FAWEMA +49 22 63 716 0

Unormak +90 332 2391016

Safe Milling +44 844 583 2134

Imeco +39 0372 496826

Yemmak +90 266 7338363


Peter Marsh Group +44 151 9221971

Entil +90 222 237 57 46

TMI +34 973 25 70 98

Fundiciones Balaguer, S.A. +34 965564075

Yemmak +90 266 7338363

Kay Jay Rolls +91 9878 000 859

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Kay Jay Rolls +91 9878 000 859

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Nutriad +32 52 40 98 24

Mondi Group +43 1 79013 4917

Henry Simon +44 0161 804 2800

Viteral +90 332 239 01 41

CHOPIN Technologies +33 14 1475045

Next Instruments +612 9771 5444

IMAS - Milleral +90 332 2390141

Soon Strong Machinery +886 3 9901815

Brabender +49 203 7788 0

NIR systems

Genç Degirmen +90 444 0894

Pelleting Technology Netherlands (PTN) +3 73 54 984 72

Moisture measurement

Biomin +43 2782 8030

Christy Turner Ltd +44 1473 742325

Pellet Press

Zaccaria +55 19 3404 5700

Adisseo + 33 1 46 74 70 00

Alapala +90 212 465 60 40

TMI +34 973 25 70 98

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Mycotoxin management

Roller mills

Imeco +39 0372 496826

Tanis +90342337222

Hydronix +44 1483 468900

Tanis +90342337222

Cetec Industrie +33 5 53 02 85 00

Silo Construction Engineers +32 51723128

Wynveen +31 26 47 90 699

Leonhard Breitenbach +49 271 3758 0

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Yemtar Feed Mill Machines +90 266 733 8550

Roll fluting Christy Turner Ltd +44 1473 742325 Fundiciones Balaguer, S.A. +34 965564075 Kay Jay Rolls +91 9878 000 859

Reclaim System

Temperature monitoring Agromatic +41 55 2562100

Vibrafloor +33 3 85 44 06 78

CHOPIN Technologies +33 14 1475045

Sifters Filip GmbH +49 5241 29330

Dol Sensors +45 721 755 55 Inteqnion +31 543 49 44 66

Gazel +90 364 2549630

Supertech Agroline +45 6481 2000

Petkus +49 36921 980 Selis +90 222 236 12 33

Tanis +90342337222

Training Bühler AG +41 71 955 11 11

Silos Behlen Grain Systems +1 900 553 5520

IAOM +1 913 338 3377

Bentall Rowlands +44 1724 282828

IFF +495307 92220

Chief +1 308 237 3186

Kansas State University +1 785 532 6161

CSI +90 322 428 3350

nabim +44 2074 932521

Lambton Conveyor +1 519 627 8228

Ocrim +39 0372 4011

MYSILO +90 382 266 2245 Obial +90 382 2662120 Petkus +49 36921 980 Silo Construction Engineers +32 51723128 Silos Cordoba +34 957 325 165 Soon Strong Machinery +886 3 9901815 Sukup +1 641 892 4222 Symaga +34 91 726 43 04

Vibrators Tanis +90342337222 Vibrafloor +33 3 85 44 06 78

Weighing equipment

Our directory, now in its 27th incarnation, has continued to provide those in the food and feed industries with the best source for contacts from around the globe. Every year, our directory only continues to expand, and new companies are joining all the time. The International Milling Directory reaches a massive group of industry experts and customers, as we regularly distribute copies worldwide at trade shows and various events.

Latest updates



GET YOUR COPY TODAY! Member news Bühler join the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with the goal of providing the ever-increasing global population with mobility solutions and nourishment Ottevanger Milling Engineers have released their latest product: the Rollermill HE series, designed to crush and grind various materials with optimum results and low energy requirements Petkus have applied for the GRAPAS Innovations Awards with their OptoSelector 901t and will be presenting their innovation at the GRAPAS Conference on June 13th in Cologne, Germany

Imeco +39 0372 496826

Scoular announce a new manufacturing facility, due to be built in Seward, Nebraska

Mondi Group +43 1 79013 4917

Wenger Manufacturing’s Charles Engrem recently took part in the Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference, co-organised by Dr Mian Riaz of Texas A&M University and Milling & Grain magazine

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Yeast products Leiber GmbH +49 5461 93030 Phileo +33 320 14 80 97 www.

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the interview

Bernd große Holthaus, CEO of Ge-Pro

Bernd große Holthaus joined Ge-Pro in 1992 and has been dedicated to the animal meal industry for over 27 years. Ge-Pro’s various solutions for poultry meal, protein concentrates and feather meal have faithfully served the agriculture industry for many years, establishing their position as one of the largest producers of poultry meal in Europe.

What drove your own, unique passion, for the animal ingredients industry? How did you come to be involved in this industry? I am the son of a family that has been active in agriculture and animal production for many generations. I have chosen the profession of the farmer myself because it is my affair to grow up with the diversity of nature and the environment and to develop it further.

So, I have come into this branch of the recovery of high-quality by-products, which are used today with versatility in the chain of sustainable food production.

What do you believe will be a big issue for the industry in the next five years, and what can we do to combat and resolve this issue? A major problem is and will remain to be to convince the human and the consumer at the same time that the production of meat and other foods is the best and most sustainable way forward in Europe. Only together, in a united Europe, can we face the problems and cope with them.

Another big problem will be the bureaucracy of politics and administration in Europe. Here it has to be successful not to inflate but to dismantle those. The protection of the climate and the environment is also the highest priority for our industry.

Your company has a very rich history in animal ingredients and nutrition, and you clearly also hold a great deal of passion for this sector. How would you recommend young people get involved in this rewarding, and in some ways not very well advertised, industry? We have been working in this industry since 1965 and have continuously developed ourselves. We have also further developed in the field of qualitative improvement of proteins and fats and further developed in the field of reduction of energy utilisation and better treatment of wastewater and residues.

Transforming the meaningful and sustainable recovery of by-products from food production into high-quality proteins and fats is the best advertisement for our business. We have no problems with junior staff, and we are happy about the lively interest in our company.

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How much of your research is aimed at improving the health of livestock? How is this achieved?

Much of our investment goes into the continuous development of our products and production processes. A close and trusting cooperation and our customers and suppliers leads to ever higher quality products. To confirm this, we work very closely with universities and institutes.

What improvements do you think we will see in the upcoming years, that will help improve the feed industry- whether they be an alternative source of feed, or a new scientific breakthrough that could give feed a host of new benefits and refinements? We already produce safe and sustainable products today. The non-use of these products in the food cycle would mean an irresponsible waste of resources. Ever more gentle manufacturing processes by, for example, air and spray drying, a better and more selective use and use of slaughter by-products result in better conditions of use in food production, but also in humanitarian use.

How important is the agriculture industry, in order for us to meet the protein needs for a growing global population?

Consumers need to be more involved with nature and available resources. There has to be a balance between the use of nature’s products, man and climate and environmental protection. Only when all this is sustainably coordinated, are we able to meet the growing demand.

Are your company working on any big project at the moment, that you think consumers would love to hear about? Yes, we are constantly working to improve our products. This is the only way we have been able to offer more than 30 products from the original four products on the market today.

Further developments are being made in the direction of alternative proteins and hypoallergenic products, which further contribute to the health of the animals.

PEOPLE THE INDUSTRY FACES Mr David Simmons joins Evonik Porphyrio


vonik Porphyrio is happy to announce that Mr David Simmons has recently joined the company as Sales Director. David has more than 30 years of international experience in different sectors of the poultry industry (genetics, feed, husbandry, housing systems, production), both commercial and technical. 

“We are excited that David, a man with long proven experience in the international poultry market, is joining our ambitious team. His entrepreneurial spirit and extended expertise, professionalism and vision, will help drive the Evonik Porphyrio sales team. His appointment fits the needs of the company’s dynamic acceleration in global growth initiatives to become the global market leader in intelligent data management systems.”, according to Dr Kristof Mertens, CEO of Evonik Porphyrio.

Rebecca Sherratt promoted to Features Editor


illing & Grain’s Production Editor, Rebecca Sherratt, has recently been promoted to her new role as Features Editor. In her new role, Rebecca will be increasing her visibility in the magazine as well as at exhibitions and trade shows and writing more articles for the magazine.

Rebecca is very pleased with her new role and looks forward to increasing her visibility in the industry and the chance to write about more technical material.

“In such a vital, yet sometimes overlooked industry, in my new role as Features Editor I look forward to helping engage younger audiences with the importance of ensuring a sustainable future for food production. We must still make sure to attain the goal of feeding 9.5 billion people by 2050!”

Finalist announced for Alltech Young Scientist competition


he global regional finalists have been selected for the 2019 Alltech Young Scientist (AYS) competition, the world’s largest agriscience competition for university students. Graduate students from colleges and universities around the world whose studies focus on agriculture and science will compete at the highest level for a chance to win US$10,000 and gain access to innovative scientists from around the world. Now in its 14th year, the competition has received entrants from a total of 120 universities and 40 countries. Anouschka Middelkoop from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has just been selected as one of these finalists, with her project entitled ‘Lactational feed intake level of the sow and creep feed presentation strategy affect piglet performance’.

Bing Liu selected as finalist for Alltech Young Scientist competition


ing Liu from Jiangnan University in China has been selected as one of the finalists for the Alltech Young Scientist competition. Each student selected as a finalist will present their innovative research to a panel of international judges on May 19-21st in Kentucky, US.

Bing Liu’s presentation is entitled ‘Oxidative stability and quality attributes of muscle from laying hens fed organic trace minerals as co-factors of anti-oxidant enzymes’.

Agricultural economist joins IGP Institute


ith more than 25 years of industry experience in international commodities trading and marketing supply chains, Guy H Allen has been hired as the senior agricultural economist for the IGP Institute. Mr Allen is set to start his position at the IGP Institute on March 25th, 2019.

“Guy brings a wealth of knowledge and an understanding of a number of different global markets,” says Gordon Smith, IGP Institute Director and Head of the Grain Science and Industry Department. “He also has an extensive history of teaching and is the perfect fit for this position.” In this role, Mr Allen will lead the IGP Institute grain marketing and risk management curriculum. Along with teaching on-site and on location courses, Mr Allen will serve as an outreach specialist where he will host teams and engage with IGP Institute stakeholders.

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