ISTANBUL, TURKEY — Imas introduced its Multimilla Roller Mill with new generation torque motors during the IDMA 2024 show May 2-4 in Istanbul, Turkey.

IDMA showcases the latest advancements in flour, feed, corn, semolina, rice, bulghur milling machinery and related technologies.

Imas also showcased its Multiplexa Plansifter, and Supersense Purifier, as well as Viteral series feed milling machines, including high-capacity pellet mill, hammer mill and paddle mixer.

Torque motors can be used in grain milling as an alternative to the pulley belt transmission system for roller mills, which has been used for decades.

 Developed by the Imas R&D team, Multimilla Roller Mill can be equipped with torque motors in both its feeding and grinding systems with many benefits. By integrating torque motors, the roller mill offers reduced energy consumption, as well as minimum risk for breakdown.

The first reference plant with torque motors was built by Imas in Italy and has been running successfully since 2021.

“Torque Motors today introduces major advantages in grain milling,” said Murat Apakhan, deputy general manager of production and R&D at Imas. ‘We have been working on torque motors for roller mills in recent years, in order to respond to the industry’s increasing need for energy saving solutions especially in this global competition environment. If we talk about the outputs from our reference plant operating in Italy, we can say that we already observed up to 25% saving in the electricity consumption for roller mills with torque motors.

“Our tests will be going on one of our other reference flour mill installations in Turkey, where we will be able to make more detailed energy consumption analysis and comparisons. However, we are now ready to offer roller mills with torque motors, upon request from our valuable customers worldwide.”