FOSS wins innovation award at Victam Asia 2012
Feb. 23, 2012
by World Grain Staff
BANGKOK, THAILAND — FOSS received the 2012 Victam Award for Milling for its in-line flour production monitoring solution called ProFoss Flour and Whole Grain. The award was given during the Grapas International and Victam Asia exhibition from Feb. 15-17 in Bangkok, Thailand.
“The application of effective on-line instrumentation linked to control systems can make a very large contribution to the profitability of a continuous process industry,” the selection board said. “The ProFoss appears to offer a significant improvement on previous on-line instrumentation. Although it uses well-proven NIR technology it offers great practical and functional advantages by virtue of its ability to continuously measure parameters of cereal grains and ground products without interruption to the product flow. This true in-line capability has very great potential.”
Mounted directly in production, the ProFoss monitors the flour as it flows through the pipes in the mill. This avoids the need for a bypass stream to collect samples, FOSS said. The instrument is housed in a practical and robust stainless steel cabinet (ATEX approved). It automatically monitors moisture, protein and ash every few seconds and the regular results are fed back to a computer in the mill control room where they are displayed in an easy- to-follow graphical form.