Cereal Processing and Milling Overview
Satake is a research-driven organization with a leading position in the design, manufacture and supply of innovative cereal milling equipment and systems throughout the world. In addition to its corporate headquarters and research center in Japan, the company has sales offices, customer support, engineering, manufacturing, training, and testing facilities in North America, South America, and Europe – as well as other regions of the world. Satake also offers a complementary range of advanced optical sorting and inspection systems that incorporate full color RGB, size/shape, and infrared detection technologies to help clean grains.
Satake Milling Experience
The names Henry Simon and Thomas Robinson are still world-renowned in wheat milling. Satake’s acquisition of these companies in the early 1990’s has been built on and developed to provide today’s modern mills with the best process design, the most advanced machinery and latest control systems. Satake provides turnkey solutions for new flour mills all over the world.
Typical mill installations include: bread flour, biscuit flour, semolina, starch, maize, combination (swing), and specialty mills for rice flour, spices, etc.
Pea Splitting and Dehulling
Satake USA prides itself on being the leading innovator and expert in pea splitting and dehulling processes, technology, and experience.
Corn (maize) is one of the three principal cereal grains, along with rice and wheat, grown for human and animal consumption. The Satake VBF Vertical method of dry degermination was launched ten years ago, since then the technology has completely revolutionized the processing of maize. More than 100 systems have been installed in southern Africa and many more in North and South America. The Satake VBF system provides superior extraction at reduced fat levels, while also eliminating the need for complex gravity separation systems to be installed after the degermination system. The system produces a higher percentage of grits and less flour. It also has the lowest specific energy usage.
Corn milling machines include: VBF New Maize/Corn Degermer, VBI Maize/Corn Fractionator (Bio Fuels / Ethanol), and SHD Hydrator
Satake has gain enormous amounts of specialized knowledge regarding rye milling after having successfully commissioned multiple rye milling units in Norway, Canada and the United Kingdom. By using both cleaning and milling (similar to a conventional wheat mill) knowledge, experience and expertise – greatly increased efficiency has been achieved.
Although the cleaning, grading and processing of oats for flakes and meal is a small market, that does not mean Satake neglects it’s current or potential customers. Satake is very capable and ready to supply milling process knowledge and required machinery for this option.
Barley is typically milled in its malted form (after germination and kilning) to make malt flour. Having a number of successful installation under our belt, Satake is able to design facilities and plants to meet barley milling requirements according to customer needs.
Milling for Ethanol Production
Satake has developed specific processes and mill designs for ethanol production. Proven solutions have been established for milling maize (corn), wheat and barley for ethanol. Over 200 million gallons per year of corn-based ethanol is produced using the Satake Dry Grain Fractionation System. The above-mentioned PeriTec debranning system for wheat and barley is also applied in ethanol production. Removal of the bran before hammer milling increases the efficiency of the subsequent wet processing. Similarly, where the wheat or barley is milled using rollermills, the amount of equipment required in the mill can be significantly reduced.
Satake has test facilities in North America, South America, Europe, Japan, and other locations around the world allowing us to produce samples of debranned, degermed and fractionated product for processing trials. Contact us today to help coordinate your testing location and schedule.