Golfetto Sangati supplies roller mills to durum facility

by World Grain Staff
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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S. — Golfetto Sangati (Pavan Group) announced in December that it has provided a brand-new line of Synthesis roller mills to Italgrani USA, a leading miller of durum wheat located in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. 

With a production capacity of 1,000 tonnes per day, the milling plant is one of the largest durum wheat mills in North America. Built in 1987, the mill has been periodically renovated in order to maintain its efficiency.

Italgrani USA has decided to increase its production capacity of durum wheat intended for the entire U.S. In addition to the robustness and construction quality of the machines used, Italgrani USA said the simplicity and speed of maintenance operations were a key element for ensuring continuous and efficient production.

Italgrani selected Golfetto Sangati as an industrial partner for the construction of a grinding mill consisting of 22 Synthesis roller mills controlled by the newest generation of Siemens touch screen interfaces.

Designed and built in the Italian facilities of Quinto di Treviso, the Synthesis roller mills have a robust structure with cast iron base to ensure machine stability and lower vibration and structural carbon steel beams that connect the two bases. All the parts that come into contact with the product are made of extruded anodized aluminum.

The machines are provided with an internal double wall with cavity for condensation prevention and acoustic insulation; the internal structure is made of electrically welded stainless steel.

The grinding rolls, internally produced at the Italian plant of Golfetto Sangati, are made from centrifugal cast iron. Depending on the milling capacity required, the machines installed at Italgrani are equipped with 1,000 or 1,250 mm rolls. A single belt connects the fast front roll to the slow rear roll by means of a tightening pulley mounted on an eccentric system, ensuring reliability and rapid maintenance. 

This new system, currently being installed, almost completely replaces the existing rolling mills and allows production of more than 1,000 tonnes per day.