Grain production in the food & beverage industry

  • Inventory control of grain by reliable, continuous, non-contact level transmitters
  • Indication of the minimum and maximum height filling
  • Precise flow, temperature and pressure measurement
  • All devices are EHEDG and 3-A certified and meet the requirements of FDA and EC1935 / 2004

Wheat of different grades and moistures is blended together to obtain a batch of wheat with the characteristics necessary to make the kind of flour being manufactured. In the mill, the wheat moves between two large metal rollers known as breaker rolls. These rollers are of two different sizes and move at different speeds. They also contain spiral grooves which crack open the grains of wheat and begin to separate the interior of the wheat from the outer layer of bran. The product of the breaker rolls passes through metal sieves to separate it into different categories.

A kernel of wheat consists of three parts, two of which can be considered by-products of the milling process. The bran is the outer covering of the kernel and is high in fibre. The germ is the innermost portion of the kernel and is high in fat. Bran removed during milling is often added to breakfast cereals and baked goods as a source of fibre. It is also widely used in animal feeds. The wheat germ removed during milling is often used as a food supplement or as a source of edible vegetable oil. Like bran, it is also used in animal feed.

KROHNE offers precisely tailored measuring devices for these tasks. The inventory control of the various kinds of grain can be made by reliable, continuous, non-contact level transmitters. Level switches indicate the minimum and maximum height filling. For the monitoring of flow, electromagnetic flowmeters provide exact results for both simple and demanding applications. Fast, robust and extremely accurate temperature sensors are available with a variety of hygienic connections. All devices are EHEDG and 3-A certified and meet the requirements of FDA and EC1935 / 2004.

KROHNE Global Industry Division Food & Beverage

Headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, our Global Industry Division is dedicated to serving customers in the Food & Beverage industry. Being an instrumentation supplier in the industry for over 20 years, we have gained industry- and application-specific know-how that we implemented into our devices and measuring solutions. Our offering extends from elementary process instrumentation up to fully engineered systems, and from engineering consultancy during the design phase, through to on-site commissioning and training. With presence in around 100 countries, local support is usually available from just around the corner. This applies whether the application can be covered by standard instrumentation, or is more challenging, where a one-off solution with dedicated process diagnostics is required.

KROHNE Food & Beverage

Germany / Duisburg