Flour

Before the production process (etc: grain intake):

With the NIR ONLINE sensor installed, the user is able to monitor the quality of the incoming wheat (Installation with CCD camera is optional)

Benefits:

  • Knowledge
    The user is able to determine the average content of the incoming wheat shipments.
  • Further action
    Optimize blending according to protein content levels improving further processes downstream (milling) and also saving costs in the long run.
  • Documentation
    The user is able to have records of the incoming wheat shipments enabling better reports (daily, weekly, monthly or per batch).

 

During the milling process:

With the NIR ONLINE sensor installed, the user is able to monitor the parameters during the milling process through the software connected in the control room:

Benefits:

  • Knowledge
    The millers are able to determine the value of the important parameters (etc: protein, moisture, ash) and monitor real time achieving better product consistency.
  • Further action
    The millers are able to react immediately when the trend appears to be above the set specifications (etc: during tempering, blending) preventing expensive and time consuming rework.
    The millers are able to focus on improving their process through better control (closer tolerance targets) and hence increasing profit margins.
     With the CCD camera installed (optional), the millers would be able to detect specks in the flour and react accordingly to find the source.
  • Documentation
    The user is able to have records of the measurement data, able to track back the history.

Finished Product Analysis:

With the NIR ONLINE sensor installed, the user is able to monitor the final product before packing:

Benefits:

  • Knowledge
    The user is able to ensure the final product quality before packing ensuring their customer satisfaction in the long run.
  • Further action
    The user is able to react immediately and remove the non comply final products, reducing the chances of a product reject by their customers.
  • Documentation
    The user is able to have records of the product data to be submitted when necessary (etc: audit, customer requests).