In his standard reference “Agricultural Process Engineering” (1966) the American Professor Silas Milton Henderson writes the memorable comment that the relative commercial value of an agricultural product is always a function of the quality of the cleaning and sorting. This guideline applies to approximately 46 million of tons (FAO) of annually produced seed grain as well an additional 870 million tons of consumer goods grains. A good processing technology secures not only quantities but also qualities. Scientific studies have proven that effective cleaning of wheat can significantly reduce the DON-concentration. Internal tests confirmed that seed cleaned and sorted with PETKUS Technology could be substantially upgraded by significantly reducing batch DON-values and thus significantly increasing the falling numbers.
The capacity and effectiveness of grain cleaning and sorting is directly related to how compatible and well synchronized the individual elements are. A classic example of a coordinated and multi-functional process chain can be found in the PETKUS Grain Technology portfolio. Recording, drying, storage, pre- and main cleaning, sorting, treating and bagging-off are all supplied from a single source. There is no such thing as “standard”! Every plant needs its own specifications and adjustments. Numerous PETKUS Grain Processing Systems worldwide, with over 25 km of elevator and conveying in the last four years, and over 900 t/h of seed treatment capability built in the last 4 years speak for themselves.
to five fractions: quarter, half, three-quarter, whole grain and chips. With regards to Optical Sorting Technology the ROEBER OS900 sets new standards for professional and modern rice processing.