April 01, 2000
by Emily Wilson
Reinhard Rueter Maschinenbau, Hille-Nordhemmern, Germany, in 1988 introduced the cross-yoke plansifter, a low-weight machine with a new drive and balance. Most mill ceilings or normal roof trusses are sturdy enough to support this plansifter. A new drive, sieve stack and cleaning brushes ensure weight savings up to 80%. Extreme sieve schemes are possible. All sieves can be operated either parallel to obtain high throughputs or in series to reach high separation effects. Rueter has sold more than 200 machines worldwide, including single-box plansifters, which can be used as a control sifter for flour loading with a sieving rate up to 100 tph; in feedstuff works; as a grind sifter in wheat, rye and corn mills; for wood and plastic milling; and for special fields in the chemical industry.