June 3, 2008
June 3, 2008
Small Scale Flour Milling Machine for the Bakery
On June 10, 2008, Satake began sales of the Small Scale Flour Milling Machine based on the concept of “Local production, local consumption.” This machine can mill rice flour in small, convenient quantities.
The Small Scale Flour Milling Machine is capable of producing small batches of flour from white rice at a rate of 10 kg per hour.
Usually, farmers must rely on large, specialized mills to produce rice flour for bread, as the flour must be finely ground with a very small particle size. The Small Scale Flour Milling Machine makes it possible to easily produce the same high quality rice flour as a commercial mill, but from the convenience of the bakery.
In addition, the fact that the flour is locally grown and home-milled can be a strong selling point for farmers and local markets.
Despite its compact size, this machine is capable of producing high quality flour. It uses a two stage milling process: when white rice is fed into the machine it first passes through a coarse-grinding milling section, and is then finely ground by the high speed milling screen section. A sieve ensures consistent particle size.
Until now, Satake has primarily designed rice flour milling plants for large scale factories. With the release of the Small Scale Flour Milling Machine, Satake hopes to promote the use of rice flour and to support Japanese agriculture, guided by the “Local production, local consumption” principle.
Satake plans to sell one hundred machines per year, and intends to introduce a 30 kg per hour model in the future.
|(W)1,110mm x (D)690mm x (H)1,420mm
|10kg (white rice)/h. varies based on sieve and milling screen
|Three-phase 200V 3.7kW + 0.4kW×2
|120mesh or 100mesh
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