USA – Swiss milling and technology start-up Swisca has won the coveted and prestigious Best of Show Award at the IAOM (International Association of Operative Millers) international milling trade fair in the United States.  

Swisca emerged victorious for its unique dampening system that uses nozzles to spray the grain with fog of water at the very beginning of the processing chain in the mill. 

Dampening is an important production process in a flour mill as the moisture it imparts to the grain ensures uniform grinding and high yield.  

Industry experts acknowledge that this is the optimal condition for separating the hull and the endosperm as efficiently as possible during milling. 

According to the Appenzell-based firm, its novel approach that incorporates dampening at the very beginning of grain processing enables higher efficiency in flour production later on. 

With Swisca’s invention, the moisture and density can already be measured precisely during weighing and the addition of water can be calculated exactly.  

 The innovative machine, which was developed together with the St.Gallen-based company Trinox Engineering AG, is also automatically cleaned using clean-in-place technology for optimal food safety. 

Swisca Dampener

The award at the 125th annual IOAM trade and Conference expo is recognition of Swisca’s aim for high-quality machines and processes with a focus on food safety and energy-saving solutions. 

The IAOM Annual Conference & Expo is the premier educational event for grain milling and seed processing professionals.  

The annual event gathers milling and allied trade professionals from around the world for three days of education, networking and fellowship.  

In the US it has been in existence for 125 years now and includes the world’s largest Expo for milling professionals, typically featuring over 140 companies displaying milling and processing equipment and related. 

Swisca’s recognition is testmatament to the work that its team puts in to produce high quality machines and processes with a focus on food-safe and energy saving solutions, ulimately resulting in sutainable solutions. 

A young player in the industry,  Swisca’s machines are already creating a name for themselevs in the industry. 

The company notes that it has so far supplied leading food processing companies in over 40 countries across the globe.

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