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New Application Center for grain handling, malting and brewing

07 May 20203 min reading
Front view of the three processing lines; right: grain processing, middle: raw material handling for breweries, left: malting

The Bühler Group has set itself the ambitious goal of a 50% reduction in waste, water and energy consumption in its customers' value chains by 2025. This can only be achieved by everyone in the industry working together. Opening soon, the Application Center in Beilngries, Germany, will offer the perfect platform for making existing processes more efficient – or completely rethinking them.

Innovation and partnership are central the company’s success, which is why the Bühler Group has invested in this new and unique research facility offering a huge range of testing possibilities across more than 1,500 square meters.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR MY GRAIN?
At the heart of many grain processing plants is a universal cleaning machine (TAS), the cleaning principle of which is based on a combination of sieve cleaning and aspiration. For the version installed in the Application Center, all relevant sieve inserts are available for testing. This means that the optimum sieve and parameter variation can be determined for the customer’s own raw materials and the cleaning performance optimized, while an  Ultratrieur  allows the efficient sorting of round, broken and long grains.

For more complex cleaning tasks, an optical sorter (SORTEX A) with different inspection and illumination systems is available. Material is separated on up to five chutes and recorded by a camera system, with the images evaluated in fractions of a second. If there are deviations from the target values in color, shape or size, individual grains are separated from the good product by compressed air. This means that damaged, broken or foreign grains can be removed and the quality and purity of the batch increased, while grains discolored by mould or ergot can also be sorted out.

For transport between the individual plant systems, all common options are available – including those in redundant design – which means that the optimum conveying technology can be determined for each product. Dedusting of machines, conveyors and silo cells is carried out via a range of aspiration and filter systems.

WHEN CAN I TAKE A FIRST LOOK?
On May 15, you'll be able to explore the Application Center via an exclusive Live Experience. Discover 1,500 square meters of new opportunities to optimize every one of your processes along the value chain, through cutting-edge innovations and the latest technologies. Bühler will help you find the exact machines to fit your needs, enhance your recipes and transform your working methods. The Application Center is a milestone in creating a sustainable future – why not be part of it?

You can chose between the morning session at 8 am and the afternoon session at 5 pm (CEST).

You can find further information about this brand new facility at:
www.buhlergroup.com/Application-Center-Beilngries

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