Digital Re-print - July | August 2011

Cultura Technologies’ MillMaster

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Cultura Technologies’ MillMaster
Cultura Technologies’ MillMaster provides unrivalled and comprehensive process control links to systems supplied by companies such as Datastor, DSL, Promtek and others, enabling the operator to eliminate costly errors encountered with manual and basic interfaces whilst at the same time providing a detailed analysis of production performance.



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he communication process is two-way: MillMaster being the master source for data such as raw materials, product and additive formulations, production plans, product labelling details, cross-contamination rules and intakes. The process control system returns details on: • Production plan status • Target and actual raw material usage (including raw material batch numbers where applicable) • Finished product batch detail • Press data including liquids • Moisture • Batch stocks and plant downtime As data is only entered once, operators can be certain that information is consistent across all systems. For example, if all formulations can only be amended via the Formula Storage Module, and then downloaded to process control, there is proper control of the nutritional analysis, labels and costs. However, if formulations are changed ‘in flight’ on process control, no such controls exist.


control. Assuming the intake is accepted, once the load has been tipped and the tare weights entered into MillMaster, the final net weight of the load is submitted to process control in order to keep the stock balances in line. For batch tracked materials, batch numbers and expiry dates can be transmitted to process control.

Product and additive formulations

on forward sales order and stock requirements. During the plan creation process operators are able to verify the manufacturing sequence against the same set of sophisticated cross-contamination rules used within MillMaster and process control. Once a production plan has been submitted to process control, an online dialogue between the two systems captures and transmits any changes to the plan and also updates the current plan status.

to the base formulation transferred by MillMaster (such as raw material substitutions), will be transmitted back, against which, a sub-version of the formula will be created. Details of target and actual moisture inclusion can also be transferred back into MillMaster.

Press runs
Actual fat and molasses usages are captured for the whole run and once complete are apportioned back into the individual production batches, thus allowing accurate costing of liquid raw materials.

Control systems for Animal Feed, Flour, Pet Food, and Premix Plants


Downtime and events
Downtime details and any other events recorded within process control are captured and transmitted to MillMaster, which together with any additional details you enter manually, provide the total picture of the shift via the production diary module.

Raw material
MillMaster transfers details of any new raw materials directly to process control systems, ensuring both databases are kept in line. Once the arrival of a raw material intake is recorded within MillMaster, details of the expected weights are transmitted to process
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Approved mill-ready formulations held within the MillMaster Formula Storage Production batches Module can be automatically transferred to During the production process, the procprocess control, eliminating potential errors ess control system collates and transfers during manual entry and reducing delays in ‘real-time’ batch and press data to MillMaster waiting for formulae to be added. for analysis. Along with details of the finPlant-specific production data such as ished product batch weights, raw material micro-ingredients, tip point, grinder screen usage and raw material batch numbers any and target moisture can be maintained and operator changes made on process control downloaded with each new formula version. Each formula can have an We have activation date the missing and time, allowpiece ing formulations to be prepared With over 30 years of experience in the Feed Industry in advance.

Bulk outloading
Details of sales orders are automatically downloaded from MillMaster, ready for despatch by the bulk outloading system. Any subsequent order amendments are updated to process control, to ensure that both systems are kept in line. Once an order line has been physically loaded, MillMaster immediately receives the bulk outloading details from process control. When all order line details have been received, MillMaster will automatically despatch the order and produce a delivery note, incorporating the weighbridge details and statutory declaration.

Stock balances and adjustments
Physical stock counts can be recorded within MillMaster and where applicable can be by batch number. The raw material stock balances can be requested from the process control system and any adjustments applied as a result of the manual count will be applied to both systems. Details of raw materials despatched through MillMaster are transmitted to process control, in order that the stock records are decremented accordingly.

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Production planning
Production plans can be created based

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