Efficient Flour Grinding with a Hammer Mill
Hosokawa recently manufactured this 250 horse-power Mikro Pulverizer® Hammer & Screen Mill for a grain processor in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This mill will be installed at a flour production facility that grinds various types of dry grains including wheat, rye, oats and barley in a 24 hour operation. The Mikro Pulverizer is particularly popular in grain milling applications because of its high capacity, low energy consumption and fine grinding capability. In many flour applications these mills can grind grains in the range of 80 to 100 mesh (180 µm to 150 µm) with some percentage below 200 mesh (75 µm). Hosokawa’s hammer mills are well suited for a wide range of food milling applications including sugar, corn, rice, soya beans as well as for chemical and mineral materials. These mills are extremely durable and require little maintenance and downtime.
This mill, commonly referred to as an “MP 44”, is one of Hosokawa’s largest hammer mills. Hosokawa manufactures 1 HP Bantam hammer mills for pilot plant operations and much larger systems with 350 HP. The Mikro Pulverizer® Hammer & Screen Mill is a high speed mechanical impact mill designed for continuous size reduction of a wide range of soft to medium-hard materials down to D97 < 45 microns (325 mesh) in certain applications. It can be installed in-line with existing production systems or as a stand alone size reduction platform. The MP requires no ancillary equipment, is easy to clean and has multiple customizations and configurations available to provide a superior milling solution.