Digital Re-print November | December 2012

Company profiles 2012/13
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Grain and Feed Milling Technology magazine (GFMT) has a rich heritage dating back to 1891, so it has been a pleasure to build positively upon 121 years of milling journalism in 2012. In terms of content, our focus is now truly global with articles that report on flour milling from Turkey to Taiwan, with reports from the Netherlands on mould control to improving the UK supply chain, to mention but a few. We have also been lucky enough to enlist guest editors for each edition from India, to the USA and the UK, who have each given valuable insight into food and feed production issues in their respective countries. At our Cheltenham headquarters here in the UK, we have welcomed several new staff who have already made a positive impact on the magazine and settled in well with the existing team. Like the content, GFMT’s distribution is also decidedly international. Print copies are circulated to subscribers from 87 countries and at a host of international trade shows and events in addition to a precisely controlled circulation list. Each magazine’s content is available online for free at and can be found on a number of other sites. On top of this, there were two big distribution milestones in 2012. First, we began producing a Spanish-language edition which is establishing itself in the Latin American market; second, we signed a partnership agreement with Assocom-India Pvt to print and distribute 1,500 copies of each issue of GFMT to flourmills in India. We were already reaching the key feedmills in that country. GFMT’s sister publication, the International Milling Directory, celebrated its 21st edition in style with more than 1,200 listed companies and a print run of 8,000 copies. Again this valuable resource can be accessed online free-of-charge. And we have exciting plans in the pipeline for 2013. We’ll be kicking off the year with the first Global Milling Conference in Chennai, India, from February 7-9. The GFMT team are co-organisers of the event which will focus on both food and feed milling. We are also delighted to announce a Chinese version of GFMT for 2013 which will reach our readers in the world’s most populous country. Despite a very tight year financially, we consider 2012 successful in terms of reaching a wider audience with content that readers find valuable through a host of distribution methods; from digital to print and from English to Spanish. We look forward to developing GFMT further in 2013.

Zhengchang is the largest feed machinery manufacturer and complete project contractor in China. It established in 1918. Zhengchang owns 16 subsidiary companies and over 30 overseas offices. It obtained CE certificate of Europe, GOST-R certificate of Russia and honors like “Asian Famous Brand”, “China Well-known Brand”, and “National Key High-tech Enterprise”. With sophisticated engineering technology, advanced feed machinery and fast solution of market challenges, At present, Zhengchang has over 4900 pellet mill customers, over 6900 special pellet mills and more than 2,000 turnkey projects worldwide in one century covering areas of livestock and poultry feed, aquatics feed, pet feed, premix, concentrated feed, fertilizer, silo storage, sawdust pellet and rubbish treatment. Zhengchang can not only provide you with advanced technology, equipment and management ideas. It can offer comprehensive solutions to various difficulties you have encountered during business development. Main products • livestock and poultry feed equipment and Engineering, • aquatics feed equipment and Engineering, • pet feed equipment and Engineering, • premix, concentrated feed equipment and Engineering, • fertilizer equipment and Engineering, • silo storage Engineering, • sawdust pellet equipment and Engineering • rubbish treatment equipment and Engineering.

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From the local iron foundry founded in 1860 to the global corporation. Bühler delivers leading technology and solutions for processing grain into safe and healthy finished products. Bühler stands for straight forward and cutting-edge solutions. State-of-the-art process technology, innovative plant engineering and a deep knowledge of the related processes maximize both quality and product yields. But there is even more to it: Bühler know-how also enables customers to create the most cost - and energy-efficient process solutions from stand-alone machines to complete plants. Innovation. One of the key terms in this connection is innovation based on the art of engineering. Without an additional healthy dose of enthusiasm and persistence, the spirit of discovery so typical of Bühler would never have thrived. Time and again, this spirit has enabled the organization to roll out firsts in the global marketplace, for example in the field of roller mill development. Quality leadership. This attribute is manifested in quantifiable and transparent quality targets which are defined in an open dialog with our customers so that promised performance is achieved and the edge in confidence can be further increased. Focus on solutions. Focus on solutions means to center all efforts on our customers’ profitability. This requires an understanding of and a capability to improve their complete value chains and thus to offer our customers an edge in performance over pure equipment manufacturers. Global reach. Bühler has been a global player for many decades, with a multicultural team and a local presence extending across all the major markets of the world. This edge in availability, whose significance will further increase in the future, pays off in the results it allows to be achieved.
Innovations for a better world.

Perfection in grain milling – a highly demanding task. Antares sets new standards for round-the-clock milling. The self-contained roll pack and reliable product feed ensure precise and consistent flour. Maximum hygiene is guaranteed thanks to clever insulation, integrated product inlet aspiration and stainless steel lining. Experience a new level of ease of use and quality from ergonomic controls and operating reliability to the highly impressive design. Antares – The New Art of Milling.

Bühler AG, Grain Milling, CH-9240 Uzwil, Switzerland, T +41 71 955 11 11, F +41 71 955 66 11,

Antares MDDR-600. Small Roller Mill for High Requirements.
Compact dimension. Four-roller mill with roll length of 600 mm Sanitation. Top hygienic standards for food safety. Outstanding precision. Ultra-precise settings, consistent flour. Perfect grinding. Powerful roll pack, highly consistent grinding. Ultimate design. The perfect combination of ergonomics and performance.
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Increase profitability with Hydronix Moisture Measurement. Controlling moisture at the correct level throughout all stages of processing can be one of the biggest problems for feed and grain manufacturers. Too wet, and the raw material can become mouldy during storage or sticky during processing. Too dry and it will become brittle and turn to ‘flour’ or dust. Either circumstance leads to waste and therefore directly impacts on profit.

Measure Moisture & Reduce Cost

Microwave moisture sensors are not affected by dust, colour or vapour arising from processing and have proved to be the most cost effective, reliable and easy to use method of controlling moisture in grain and feed manufacturing. Raw materials are passed across the ceramic faceplate of the sensor which radiates an extremely low powered electromagnetic microwave field. The resonant frequency of the material changes with variations in moisture content, and with 25 readings taken per second, the sensor detects changes in moisture levels almost instantaneously. This allows adjustments to the water addition process to be automatic and in real time.

Hydronix digital moisture sensors provide accurate and cost effective moisture measurement in feed meals, pellets, grain, cereal and pulses.

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Control moisture in the grain drying process to save energy and ensure quality Optimise the efficiency of additives such as mould inhibitors Control moisture content during the pelletising process Suitable for silos, mixers and conveyors

A perfect system would have sensors positioned throughout all of the various elements of the processing plant. Hydronix have a range of sensors that can be positioned in a variety of different locations depending upon specific requirements. The Hydro-Probe is designed to be located in the neck of a bin, underneath the gate, or in the material on a conveyor, and takes readings as the material flows around the sensor. For applications with a high ambient temperature, the Hydro-Probe Orbiter can be mounted above belt conveyors. Finally for applications that use a screw conveyor, chute or mixer, the Hydro-Mix is a flush mounted sensor that enables the material to pass across the faceplate. Hydronix has 30 years experience in moisture measurement, and is the original developer of the digital microwave moisture measurement method.

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Always Changing To Meet Customer Needs Back in 1935, when Wenger was established as a local manufacturer of mixers and feed milling machinery, the company’s main objective was to add value and palatability to low-quality feed. Today, as the world’s leading supplier of aquatic and pet food processing systems, Wenger is helping customers meet a new, more-timely list of objectives, like increasing production rates, lowering energy costs and expanding viable recipe options. In 2010 alone, Wenger introduced 23 new innovations and was issued 11 new patents in response to rapidly changing needs in the industry. Innovative designs. Available in both single screw and twin screw configurations, Wenger extruders boast capacities as high as 22 tonne/hour. Two new innovations - Wenger diverging cone screws and oblique die technologies - make extrusion the superior choice for production of even high capacity micro aquatic feeds. Knowledge, research, training and support. Wenger customers have access to the 2,500-square-meter Wenger Technical Center for testing ideas and formulas. Wenger technical support also includes pre- and post-installation engineering assistance, operator training and on-site attention to quality control and operational needs. Extensive inventories of replacement parts are maintained for prompt shipment to customers. Service after the sale is standard with Wenger products.
—Peter F. Drucker

Why retire a workhorse that’s still doing the job?
Simply put, your old dryer may be costing you a bundle. In fact, today’s Wenger dryer could save you enough in operating efficiency alone to cover the replacement of your old dryer. Additionally, our new advanced dryer designs give you less potential for cross-contamination and bacteria build-up; feature new direct drive spreaders for level product bed and uniformity of final product moisture; and afford quicker, easier inspection and cleaning. Contact us now. With new concepts and fresh initiatives, we’re ready to help you develop the product possibilities of the future.

Turning ideas into opportunities. PROGRESSIVE FEED PROCESSING

Operating around the globe. Wenger engineering, manufacturing, research and administrative facilities are located at the company’s Sabetha, Kansas, USA headquarters. Plus, Wenger extension research sites are available at a number of universities and research centers around the world. Sales and service is available through Wenger offices in the USA, Belgium, Taiwan, Brasil, China, Turkey, and India, as well as independent agents in strategic locations around the world. In fact, Wenger serves producers of hundreds of different agri-food products in more than 90 countries.

What will tomorrow bring
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Cultura Technologies - providing software solutions and services for agribusinesses
“Cultura differentiates itself by our product longevity in the marketplace coupled with the expertise of our people.” - Jim Baker, president, Cultura Technologies 2012 has seen yet another successful year for Cultura Technologies. We are committed to achieving that success again in 2013 through continued investment and product innovation expanding our product lines and creating opportunities into various global markets. Cultura provides software solutions and support to agribusinesses involved in various roles throughout the production, processing and delivery of food and bioproducts. These roles may include feed manufacturing, grain origination (grain elevators, terminals, first stage processors, traders), seed production and processing, farm supply/retail sales, milling, and specialty crop farming and processing. Within the agri-food supply chain, which is a heavily commoditised industry with historically low margins, we see continuing trends towards globalisation, and concentration. In recent years, creating value is largely driven by entry into value-added niches (e.g. edible oils, biofuels, nutraceuticals) and improvements in efficiency. With recent estimates of global food demand suggesting a need for doubling food production by 2050, efficiency improvements are very important. The industry continues to embrace the use of software tools specifically geared towards agribusinesses for easier information management, streamlined processes and operational automation. These software tools not only lead to improved efficiency but better customer service and profitability as well. Cultura Technologies understands the importance of knowing and fully understanding a particular business, its processes, its people, and the market it serves. Each of our implementations is unique. We believe that the role of a technology solution provider doesn’t end once a business is up and running and trained on a system – you aren’t just a provider. You must be a partner. Choosing Cultura as your software solution partner will help ensure the smoothest of implementations with the minimum of disruption. Proven in the industry, join us and be part of our vision. We are Cultura Technologies. We bring Agri-Food solutions to Life.
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•Injection-molded from highest grade resins to guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces. •Directly interchangeable with existing pressed steel buckets. Replace your steel buckets with Tapco – the bucket with a memory.

Tapco Inc
From a small facility in Keokuk, Iowa, USA, founded in 1974, to a 92,000 square foot manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Missouri, USA,Tapco Inc. is a global leader in elevator buckets.Tapco continues to develop innovative products and create safe, top-quality solutions for the grain processing industry. Engineered designs, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive expertise in material handling 12/4 processes help Tapco’s customer facilities increase quality and productivity. Nine in-house injectionmolding machines allow us to make our entire range of buckets in the most expedient manner and with the greatest quality control.The extremely high pressures required to make injection-molded buckets guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces.Tapco buckets are known worldwide for their strength and precise discharge characteristics. Tapco stocks 900,000 elevator buckets in 93 sizes manufactured in polyethylene, nylon, polyurethane, aluminum, ductile iron and fabricated steel. Standard styles include CC-HD (HEAVY DUTY), CC-XD (XTREME DUTY) and Super EuroBucket.Tapco nonmetallic buckets have strong, thick walls that “give” and “yield” to withstand hang-ups and return to their original shape.The XTREME DUTY bucket is molded with 35-50% MORE resin, making it a thicker and stronger version of the classic style CC-HD. Super EuroBuckets replace steel buckets and provide equal or greater capacity for your elevator. Tapco bucket performance and productivity consistently exceeds customer expectations, lasting longer and wearing better than other nonmetallic buckets.That may be why 75% of Design Engineers, Contractors and Bucket Elevator Manufacturers in the USA specified Tapco buckets* on new or expanded facilities since 1986. Tapco maintains 15 million elevator bolts in 54 sizes in six styles, along with a large inventory of abrasion-resistant sheeting, hanger bearings, drag flights and belt splices. With a team of bilingual representatives, and stocking distributors located strategically throughout the world,Tapco has what you want, when you need it. *As reported by GRAIN JOURNAL, Country Journal Publishing Co., Inc., Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A.

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•Ability to absorb impact and “give” or “yield” to bypass an obstruction – and return to their original shape – to keep on working for you. •Injection-molded from highest grade resins to guarantee very dense, long wearing surfaces. •Directly interchangeable with existing pressed steel buckets. Replace your steel buckets with Tapco – the bucket with a memory.

Also available in Urethane & Nylon

Polyethylene Elevator Bucket

T: +1 314 739 9191 • F: +1 314 739 5880

Your provider for the bulk solids and flour milling industry.
Breslauer Strasse 41a DE - 83395 Freilassing Germany Tel +49-(0)8654/77669-0

Alexander Torlach
Project Organisation Alexander Torlach have been serving the international feed and milling industries for more than 20 years. During that time we have developed an unbeatable reputation for both the quality of our equipment, and the professionalism and efficiency with which we operate. We act as an EPC (engineer, procure and construct) contractor as well as client-focussed tasks and strategies. Our skills extend into problem solving, repair and reconditioning for parts and complete systems. Otherwise, single services include handling and shipment services as field installations. In edition to providing both new and used parts and equipment for an ever-increasing customer base throughout the world, we provide project management services for entire plants. We organise the disassembly, relocation, and start up of used plants, as well as erecting and maintaining new ones. Our main location in central Europe allows a supply chain from manufacturers of Germany and Switzerland for high quality equipment. However, we can offer selected equipment from reliable producers in Turkey or China. A speciality we pride ourselves on is that parts we provide often offer real value for money. Our stock includes complete used flour milling plants, spare parts for the feed and flour milling as well as bulk handling. Our experience includes large-scale projects, even up to high capacity ranges. We also provide logistical services: transportation, disassembling, relocation and start up are common tasks we undertake for customers.

Your provider for the bulk solids and flour milling industry.
Breslauer Strasse 41a DE - 83395 Freilassing Germany Tel +49-(0)8654/77669-0

Whether new or second-hand, all of our products are of the highest quality, and every solution we propose is designed to be as simple and cost-effective as possible for you and your needs. With a global network of both national and international partners and a proven track record of finding innovative solutions, we feel confident that we can rise to any challenge in helping you to complete your project successfully.


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