Milling Operations

Adapting for change
New wheat crop brings different challenges, opportunities for flour millers
The complexities of durum milling
Granulation of the finished product makes it more complicated than wheat flour milling
Adjusting the break system
Break extraction is dependent on the ideal break release schedule
Sifting through the options
Selecting the right sieve material for maximum performance
Sampling and online analysis tools
Quality control and quality assurance are important systems in delivering the desired product to the customer

Flour mill contamination
Prevention, reduction good alternatives to lessen impact of microbes and bacteria
Fine tuning the purification process
Purifiers play a vital role in the production of low ash, bright color flour
Wheat blending
Method allows millers to deliver consistent product to customers while minimizing raw material cost
Implementing a HACCP plan
Program cannot be successful without commitment from company management

Keeping sifters in good working order
Production of flour depends on the proper selection and maintenance of the right sifter and sieving material

Innovations in wheat cleaning
New technology improves process efficiencies
Balancing the mill
Flour moisture and extraction are measures that can determine efficiency and profitability of the milling system

A new imaging method for millers
Near infrared focal plane array quantitative imaging has potential application to mill process development and management
Optimizing mill performance
Carefully monitoring variables that affect the break and purification systems is of the utmost importance
Mill hygiene and pest control
Good housekeeping and vigilant inspection are two critical ways to prevent infestation
Best practices equal profits
Preventive mill maintenance practices pay for themselves
Driving your mill to maximum profitability
Understanding and monitoring all the critical points that regulate cost consumption and revenue generation is critical
Preventive maintenance programs
A well-devised scheme can prevent breakdowns and unscheduled downtime
Managing the milling process
Learning to manage people, processes and profits will help milling companies maximize performance
Blending for value
Vital part of milling process enables millers to deliver consistent quality products to their customers
Ozone use in flour milling
Researchers aggressively testing the chemical compound as a replacement for chlorine gas in controlling microbial contamination
Electrical energy savings in flour milling
Energy-efficient motors, automated controls and reducing consumption during times of peak energy use are just a few of the steps that can be taken
Giving millers a boost
Booster mills provide a low-cost way to increase production capacity without major renovation
Flour fortification gaining momentum
Accurate, reliable equipment allows millers to add vitamins and minerals in an efficient, cost-effective manner