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Reducing Margin of Error with Your Roller Mill

Updated: Jan 29

How a Roller Mill Can Help You Avoid Costly Errors


There is an acceptable amount of waste created by any industrial process – but when you hit the tipping point on flushing your money and materials away, you know it’s time to reconsider how you process grain and feed your animals, especially those animals whose digestive systems cannot gain nutrients from uncracked grains. Roller mills are proven to shorten the curve on inedible and undigestable output from the grain cracking process, so your animals can get the most nutritional benefit from the feed you process yourself.

Consider switching to an Automatic roller mill to help protect your agricultural business’ bottom line and add pounds to your animals.

Minimizing Particles that are Too-Fine or Uncracked

If you were to graph the output produces by other machines, like hammer mills, you would find that a long and low curve that extended into the ends of the spectrum that reflect uncracked grains or materials that are too fine to be used to feed animals. Roller mills, on the other hand, create output that is best represented by a narrow, high curve, demonstrating uniform particle size that greatly reduces the chances of creating grains that are over or underprocessed. This reliable output is what sets the roller mills apart from other machines designed to crack grain.

Reducing the margins of error and increasing the amount of edible or usable grain is just part of what makes roller mills so popular with agricultural professionals. Speed, efficiency, and reliability are what contribute to the widespread use of roller mills to crack many types of grains.

Via Daniel Ephriam

In an article titled “Roller Mills: Precisely reducing particle size with greater efficiency” author Daniel Ephriam provides the following graph, which demonstrates the facts listed above.

Increasing Uniform Output – from the Stone Mill to the Roller Mill

Farmers and mills workers once depended on stone grinding methods and water wheels to process grain. While some of these workers were adamant that these grain cracking methods were the be-all-and-end-all, there was room for improvement in the grain processing industry that could not be achieved with a traditional mill alone. Carving grooves in the faces of the stones that were formerly used to crack grain proved to be too pain-staking and far too time-consuming to make it viable as other technology emerged. Increasing or changing the configuration of grooves on the millstone also did not necessarily create the desired effect in grain output.

Roller mills began to be used in conjunction with traditional mills but soon outpaced their predecessors, as they were able to create less waste and improve grain output.

Ask Automatic what a Roller Mill can Do for You

If you’re struggling with the grain cracking process, roller mills provide much-needed improvements in your methods. You can depend on Automatic’s electric and PTO roller mills to create uniform particle size and greatly reduce the amount of unusable grain you have been experiencing with other methods. To learn more about roller mills, contact a representative from Automatic Equipment Manufacturing today.

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