CREMONA, ITALY — Ocrim has completed a retrofit for PT IM Bogasari Flour Mills facility in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Testing of the last milling lines — H, I and J — was completed. Composed of 15 lines, from letter A to O, the Bogasari mill now has daily capacity of 11,650 tonnes and a production capacity of over 4 million tonnes.

Each line is equipped with Ocrim machines. Ocrim is a major supplier of the Indonesian company and has a partnership with it since 1971.

The complete retrofitting, as requested by the customer, was carried out on one line at a time, to avoid compromising production. This made it possible for production to continue uninterrupted on two lines for the three years required to complete all three lines.

This required Ocrim to study specific design and installation strategies, working first on the cleaning lines and then proceeding to the grinding lines, increasing the production capacity to 1,200 tpd from 800 tpd on each line.

Many new solutions were implemented in terms of food safety, maintenance, automation and energy savings: stainless steel machines, to guarantee the wholesomeness of the finished products; Modular Technology Concept to be able to stop only parts of the mill without compromising overall production during maintenance operations; software @rollermills for the remote control of roller mills from tablets; automatic adjustment of the pneumatic system through inverter to optimize consumption.