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Bran Grinding Application Story

Posted on 11/24/20 2:40 PM

Background: Bran is the hard outer layer of whole wheat and other cereal grains. It is present in and may be milled from any cereal grain, including rice, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and millet. Bran naturally contains significant quantities of starch, protein, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Because of these nutrient-rich qualities, bran is often used to enrich bread, muffins, and breakfast cereals to benefit those who wish to increase their dietary fiber.

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Microchip Milling Solutions for the Recycling Industry

Posted on 1/20/15 4:36 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is a global recycling company. This company specializes in a number of different recycling processes, many of which are proprietary, to reprocess a variety of industrial materials.

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Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) Application Story

Posted on 10/28/14 3:23 PM

Background: New EPA regulations have changed the emissions standards for coal fired power plants operating in the United States forcing them to reduce their Sulfur dioxide (SO2), Sulfur trioxide (SO3), Mono-nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Mercury levels. The four ways power generation facilities can meet these new EPA guidelines include: Retirement/closing the power plant, Power conversion to a cleaner energy source such as natural gas, adding a scrubbing systems to the current power generation facility or by retrofitting current plants ...

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DSI Milling Solutions for Coal Powered Generation Facilities

Posted on 10/28/14 3:16 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is a United States Military Base comprised of over 5,000 individuals and over 1400 households. The AFB operates a total of 8 industrial coal-fired power plants to support base operations.

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Real Fine Grinding System Solutions For The Grass Seed Industry

Posted on 5/28/14 3:26 PM

Business Overview: An industry leading grass seed manufacturer had a need to change their process to fulfill a growing worldwide demand for a specialty grass dust used to enhance the grass growing process. This company has a solid sixty year reputation for superior quality and service. They reached out to Prater to improve their process and consistently provide a superior product to it’s end users.

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Fly Ash Application Story

Posted on 4/11/14 5:24 PM

Background: Coal provides more than half of the nation's electricity and considering that the United States controls an estimated quarter of the world's coal reserves, it makes coal a cheap and abundant energy source for the foreseeable future. As coal demand grows, so does the amount of byproducts from burning it. Millions of tons of "fly ash", a powdery substance laced with heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead, have piled up leading to costly disposal for coal power companies.

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Soy Flake Grinding Application Story

Posted on 2/25/14 8:52 PM

Background: Soybeans are grown primarily for meal, with oil being a secondary product. During processing, the soybeans are cracked to remove the hull and then rolled into full-fat flakes.  The rolling process disrupts the oil cells, facilitating extraction of the oil.

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Real Fine Grinding Solutions for the Soy Flake Industry

Posted on 2/19/14 6:12 PM

Business Overview: A fortune one hundred soy bean processing company had a need to reduce white soy flake to several specifically sized powders.  They contacted Prater to discuss the possibility of being able to provide a compact package that offered the high throughput rates necessary to accomplish the job. This customer had previously purchased a competitor’s system but after installing the equipment, found that it was not capable of producing the desired results.

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Toll Processing Application Story

Posted on 1/24/14 4:00 PM

Overview Toll processing, also referred to as contract processing, tolling, toll milling, toll conversion, toll manufacturing, or custom manufacturing is an arrangement in which a company that has specialized equipment, processes raw materials for another company. Naturally, the company processing the material charges a fee (commonly referred to as a toll) to perform these services.

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Real Screen Design Solutions For The Powder Coating Industry

Posted on 1/10/14 4:10 PM

Business Overview: The subject of this case study manufactures powder coatings for various applications and industries. Their coatings have earned a reputation for innovative, high-performance products and world-class service making them a leader in the marketplace. Today, this company serves the world’s top designers and manufacturers.

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