the importance of cleaning the maize in maize milling plant
Cleaning and conditioning of the maize is an important step in the processing of maize. Cleaning refers to the removal of foreign material and all that is not maize kernels from the to-be milled grain.These foreign materials lower the quality of the product. Examples of foreign materials are husk, straw, dust, sand and everything too big or too small and lighter than a maize kernel. It also refers to the removal of poisonous seeds, and material harmful to the milling equipment. Examples are metal and stones.
Conditioning refers to the addition of moisture to the maize to allow the bran to be peeled off in flakes during milling with plate or roller mills, allowing easy separation in a sifter and most importantly to add mass to the meal.
The degerminator is designed to scrub the bran skin off the maize and dislodge the germ from its cavity with minimum reduction in size of broken fragments.
The destoner is applied for efficient separation of stones ,pebbles, glass and other high-density matter from the stream of grain.
The Scourer is designed to remove impurities and contaminations like dust,sand etc. This improves the final product sanitation as it reduces bacteria and insect count.This is used on our wheat milling machines.
The Magnetic separator is designed to remove all iron containing materials from the grain, flour and bran
As you can see all our machines are manufactured with great expertise and as you can see our cleaning process leaves no unwanted material in the maize. This ensures that the final maize flour meal will be of superior quality because it will not contain any impurities.