Milling Journal Milling Journal Online International Grains Program Bulk Solids Course ... Oct. 27-30 ... Manhattan, KS Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:43:26 EDT Manhattan, KS—The IGP Institute provides professional training in the characterization, handling, transportation of bulk solids, and common solids flow problems encountered. The Bulk Solids Handling, Storage and Flow course is planned for October 27–30, 2014 at the IGP Conference Center. “The investment the bulk solids industry has made in our facilities and programs, and the faculty expertise we have on-board at K-State, make for a winning public-private partnership effort,” says Dirk Maier, department head of Grain Science and Industry. Participants will learn about the science and engineering of bulk solids from K-State and industry experts in practical classroom and hands-on sessions. Bulk Premier Tech Chronos Introduces PTR-1030 Series Robotic Open-Mouth Bagger Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:37:42 EDT Premier Tech Chronos has introduced one of its latest bagging innovations (Patent Pending) — the PTR-1030 Series is an open-mouth bagging system using two FANUC robots to bag any granular products into bags of 10 to 110 lbs. This state-of-the-art bagger is the most versatile and agile solution currently available in the industry: it can adapt to different applications and deal with multiple bag materials, bag sizes, and bag closing devices. It uses two FANUC robots, one for empty bag handling and one for filled bag control. The two robots provide both reliability, by simplifying the mechanical aspect and limiting Eriez® Orange University® Instructional Videos Produced to Assist Customers in Setting Up, Operating, Testing, and Maintaining Equipment Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:26:24 EDT Erie, PA—Through its Orange University® Program, Eriez® offers online access to a broad collection of instructional videos to assist customers with set-up, operation, maintenance and testing of their metal detection, magnetic separation and material handling equipment. New videos focusing on a variety of products and topics are added to the online video library on a regular basis. The most recent additions highlight tuning small vibratory feeders, setting up vibratory feeder controls, replacing grate magnet tube scraper assemblies, performing magnetic pull tests and more. According to Eriez, a number of other videos are currently in production and will be available Perten Instruments Inframatic 9500 NIR Grain Analyzer Officially Approved in France, Czech Republic, and Serbia Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:57:45 EDT The IM 9500 NIR Grain Analyzer from Perten Instruments has been officially approved for moisture determination in France, Czech Republic and Serbia. The IM 9500 was evaluated by official agencies in the respective countries and met or exceeded the requirements for official moisture determinations in various grain types. With these new approvals the IM 9500 can be used for commercial settlements in grain trading. To date, the IM 9500 is certified for the following markets and parameters: Country ... Certificate No. ... Parameters Australia ... 1 15-1-5 ... Protein Austria ... 3904/2013 ... Moisture Czech Republic ... TCM 341/14 - 5203 ... Moisture France ... LNE-27380 ... Moisture Germany Insects Limited, Inc. Offers New Multi-Species Pheromone Bullet Lure Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:21 EDT The Multi-Species Bullet Lure is the newest addition of stored product monitoring tools offered from Insects Limited, Inc. This cost effective pheromone lure attracts Indian meal moth, Almond moth, Mediterranean flour moth, Warehouse/Tobacco moth, Warehouse beetle, Cabinet beetle, Cigarette beetle, and more. Pheromone baited traps can be used in food warehouses, mills, food manufacturing facilities, seed facilities, or locations where a stored product insect infestation can occur. Bullet Lures utilize a slow release membrane technology and color coded acetate beads to produce a consistent pheromone release rate. The Multi-Species lure will last for 90 days. Insects Limited has International Grains Program Renames Itself IGP Institute Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:44:28 EDT Manhattan, KSand#151;Effective immediately the Kansas State University International Grains Program is now known as the IGP Institute. While the name may be new to industry professionals, it stems from the original name established in 1978. IGP Institute Associate Director Mark Fowler explains, “IGP was established as the International Grains Institute in 1978, and was modeled after the Canadian International Grains Institute.” Also, at the time there was a Food and Feed Grain Institute at Kansas State University focused on international development. Since these names were so close, the stakeholders decided to change the IGP name from the International Grains Institute to System Scale Corp. Named Perten Instruments Trained and Certified Distributors for Mid-South Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:52:19 EDT System Scale Corporation will now distribute and service the AM 5200-A and AM 5200-Farm grain moisture meters from Perten Instruments. The AM 5200-A is USDA certified as UGMA compatible and is NTEP approved. The AM 5200-Farm uses the same technology as the official meter but designed to meet the needs of producers. “It gives me great pride to announce that System Scale Corporation and Perten Instruments Inc. have joined forces to provide you with the same great service and support you’ve come to expect from our companies” reports Harry Dunavant , President of System Scale. “At System Scale Corporation we believe that Romer Labs Launches Water-Based Rapid Test For Total Aflatoxin Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:15:19 EDT • Solvent-free – Water-based extraction of mycotoxins out of representative commodity samples using distilled water, eliminating the use of hazardous chemicals from the sample extraction • Fast time-to-result of 8 minutes (including extraction, sample preparation and strip development): New dissolvable, pre-weighed extraction buffer bags simplify and significantly speed up the workflow • No filtration or centrifugation step needed - All test kits include innovative extraction equipment making the use of additional extract clarification obsolete Tulln, Austria—Romer Labs®, a leading global food-safety diagnostic company, introduces its new AgraStrip® Total Aflatoxin Quantitative WATEX test kit. The new water-based method will allow food, feed and grain producers to test for aflatoxins without using organic solvents, Star of The West Milling Co. to Build Flour Production Facility in Willard, OH Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:08:42 EDT The Board of Directors’ of Star of the West Milling Company has announced the approval of a “greenfield” flour mill project in Willard, Ohio. Construction should begin late this fall with completion targeted for fall of 2016. The facility is slated to produce 10,000 hundredweights (1,000,000 lbs.) of flour per day. All of the milling capacity will be dedicated to milling soft red winter wheat. The mill will have direct access to the CSX railroad to allow inbound wheat shipments and outbound shipments of flour. The site location was chosen to optimize availability of Ohio grown soft Philippine Trade Team Visits Kansas Wheat Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:32:48 EDT Wheat buyers from the Republic of the Philippines long ago discovered the quality, value and reliability of U.S. wheat. Trade relationships with Philippine buyers have been maintained for more than 50 years and have resulted in the Philippines being the United States' fifth largest market for wheat. In order to maintain this relationship, U.S. Wheat Associates brought five Philippine milling industry customers to the United States from Aug. 6-16. These managers have a diverse range of responsibilities and experience, said Manila-based Joe Sowers, USW assistant regional director for South Asia, who traveled with the team. "U.S. wheat has been