Terrabio, a valuable company close to Urbino, is a client of Cimbria in Italy. Seven years ago it installed a seed cleaning line dedicated to a number of bio products such as legumes and cereals. The growing demand in the market for peeled products has led to the company improving its facility with a debranning line, suitable for processing a huge number of different products. The challenge was to correctly process products that range from spelt to sunflower, and from wheat to barley, whilst achieving a final result that meets the specifications required by the food industry. Scrutiny of the flow sheet has been important to double check all the different processes and to correctly match the budget of the customer for validation of its business plan.
The proposed flow is suitable for working on products that need only an impact action on the kernel (e.g. sunflower, for example), on products that only need to be peeled (e.g. wheat, barley) and on products that need both (e.g. spelt).
The flow sheet includes capacity for future developments to increase the precision of cleaning of the finished products, based on the likely increase in market demand.
The plant, which is an electromechanical turnkey solution, has been designed to fit the existing warehouse just in front of the existing seed cleaning line. Erection of the plant took 2½ months to complete and to begin commissioning of the different tests.
Commissioning of the plant has been an exciting experience, spent understanding the optimum adjustments on the different parts of the line to better meet the customer’s needs. In two days of tests, wheat, barley, spelt, lentils, chickpeas, peas, etc., were processed. The plant commissioned in Terrabio represents an important step towards a new product field; the debranning process for all these kinds of products is still at a stage where most of the producers are “trying” to implement a standard process. Cimbria Heid Italy has installed an important reference for a flexible industrial plant that can provide stability in terms of results at a capacity that matches market demand.
New debranning plant for Italy