Bühler Difference in Cleaning and Sorting of Pulses
08 April 20145 min reading
Senior Food Engineer Atomika Makina Sales Engineer
“As the most important items of vegetable food consumption, grains and pulses are produced in billion tons in total throughout the world. Almost each country needs to prepare these products as food. Depending on the increasing production amount; the obligation of obtaining high capacity in smaller spaces by using modern technology and consuming less energy emerged.”
It is known that Bühler machineries are used more in grain cleaning and sorting widely in our country. When you look at the flour mills, rice milling plants, semolina mills and pasta facilities becoming prominent for quality and capacity; you see Bühler machineries. However; you may not realize immediately that Bühler produce highly successful solutions in the pulses industry in which we play an important role in the world trade.
With the participation of Schmidt-Seeger company established in 1862 to the group on September 2010, Bühler’s product range further extended. Thus, Bühler has become a perfect choice for the ones willing to catch the latest technology in the pulses industry.
The product properties in the pulses consumption of our country compared vary to other countries. When we look at the countries consuming the pulses most in the world like India and China; we see that they do not consume the products like lentil and chickpea as grain. These kinds of products are sold and cooked by being cracked and powdered. Under such circumstances, there are processing and cooking techniques only unique to us in the pulses production and consumption. However; as our technology is not sufficient enough to develop the machineries unique to us, we have tried to produce our pulses sorting machines by adapting (or not) the machines used by the foreign companies for other purposes.
After all, we use a machine that is made for another purpose in chickpea sorting, lighter grain sorting and separation of leaf lentil from football lentil. We see huge sieving and sorting machines needing a very large sieve space in the plants. We understand that these machines seem to make a lot of work but their huge sizes only consume energy after we use Bühler machine instead of them.
Besides; you will encounter too much dust in environments of almost all of the pulses facilities in our country. The reason is that the machines do not have dust extraction systems or they are not developed well enough. The dust in the environment affects the health of both the employers and product adversely. The absence of a sufficient dust extraction system causes dangerous conditions called as dust explosion. As Bühler’s machines function with a completely closed aspiration system and the ventilation calculations are given with the machine, dust extraction problem is solved in the plants.
The differences of Bühler machines are creating even larger capacities compared to their sizes in much smaller spaces, consuming less energy, functioning well, not causing product loss and not extracting dust to the environment.
If we show examples on the machines basis, it is considered that destoner in every plant seems to be quite simple and not require a qualified machine purchase. Machine’s having a simple design does not mean it can be managed easily. The basis of engineering is to do the works as simple as possible. We see that most of the destoners cannot sort small stones out. Besides, you see that too many good products are thrown with the stones by the machines. You realize later that the product loss thrown with the stones would exceed the amount you save when you buy machines in a short time. Bühler Destoner will continue to be the choice of the pulses businesses that see its capacity, destoning efficiency and performance decreasing product loss.
As another example; Bühler Gravomat Density Grader machine can be fed with 10 tons of product per hour. 85% of the input amount depending on the product structure can be separated as qualified grain. The remaining 15% mixed products are sent to Bühler Vibrograder Gravity Separator for taking the good products. You cannot even compare the sizes of these machines with open tray gravity separators needed to be used for getting the same capacity. Only this example would be enough to show how much ground gained by the businesses.
Likewise, Bühler Sortex began to move the success obtained in optical sorting with Sortex Z+ series to a higher level with the latest series Sortex B. Sortex B has 5 channels and new technology of colorvision colored cameras. Thus, it is the only solution for the businesses looking for high capacity, sorting performance and reliability. The capacity, product quality and good product amount in the waste obtained with Sortex B series cannot be obtained with any other free-fall optical sorting machine in the world. It should be remembered that sorting quality is only obtained with a combination of these three criteria at the same time. Only solution for getting capacity, product quality and the most proper level of good grain level in the waste at the same time is Sortex optical sorting machines.
When you consider these advantages seen on the basis of individual machines; we can say that the capacity, performance and cleanliness in the facilities all of which are designed by Bühler will be talked about in the pulses industry in the coming period.
As the most important items of vegetable food consumption, grains and pulses are produced in billion tons in total throughout the world. In other words, they are the food products with the highest tonnage amounts. Almost each country needs to prepare these products as food. In parallel with the increasing consumption, production amounts increase with good agriculture applications. Depending on the increasing production amount; the obligation of obtaining high capacity in smaller spaces by using modern technology and consuming less energy emerged. Besides traditional classification and sorting techniques, systems in parallel with the developing technology should be used in order for putting healthy products that have good appearance and do not include foreign substances on our table.
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