Bühler advances innovation in milling industry with launch of new automatic grinding equipment

SWITZERLAND – Swiss manufacturing company, Bühler is yet again pushing forward the innovation yardstick in the milling industry with launch of a new, revolutionary grinding solution for milling wheat, durum, rye, barley, corn, and spelt.

The new technology is an integrated and self-adjusting grinding system that is a radical step change in how millers are able to control the quality and consistency of their product.

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The technology dubbed Arrius features sensors in the feeding module and the roller pack that enable greater control of the product flow and grinding process.

With the sensors in place, Bühler says that Arrius is able to automatically adjust to the characteristics of the raw material.

It further notes that double-sided sensors in the robust new roller pack allow millers, for the first time, to continuously measure the grinding force of the rollers.

This unique feature allows the miller to control the grinding process closely and thus optimize product characteristics for their specific market.

Apart from influencing particle size distribution, Bühler notes that the equipment can influence starch damage as precisely as never before.

“With Arrius it is possible to better control the grinding process of the product and increase starch damage by up to 10% if required,” Bühler said.

Bühler says the new game-changing grinding technology is set to drive product quality, consistency, and profits in the milling industry.

Other benefits include cutting energy costs, increasing staff safety, speedy installation, remote digital control, improved food safety, and reducing the initial outlay needed for plant investment.

These advancements come as the milling industry faces a number of commercial challenges with clients demanding ever-increasing consistency and higher product quality.

In a highly price-sensitive and competitive market even the smallest deviation in production parameters goes straight to a miller’s bottom line.

This is happening as food safety regulations tighten and millers report difficulty finding properly qualified and skilled staff.

Addressing these challenges will require ever-greater automation.

Arrius is set to play a key role as the milling industry evolves towards autonomous mills capable of self-adjusting to optimize production parameters.

Introduction of Arrius to the industry launch follows a fundamental rethink of the traditional grinding methods that lie at the heart of the milling process.

 By redesigning each technology component, Bühler has produced an integrated and self-adjusting grinding system that is a radical step change in how millers are able to control the quality and consistency of their product.

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