The mill, which was completely renovated in 2009, is capable of milling flour, durum semolina and whole wheat flour. Pilot-scale or test-scale quantities of bread wheats (Hard Red Spring, Hard Red Winter and Hard White) can be milled into flour for quality and test baking/processing evaluations.
Pilot Swing Mill
NCI’s pilot-scale mill can process test-scale quantities of flour, durum semolina and whole wheat flour.
Process rate - 180 lbs./hr. wheat to first break. Optimal sample size is 300-400 lbs. 180 pounds minimum with an additional 120 pounds of wheat to warm up the Mill.
Flow diagram designed to simulate performance of commercial wheat mill.
• Hard wheat target: 75% flour extraction
• Durum target: 75% extraction — 55% semolina and flour.
Cleaning system includes a Buhler Classifier with aspiration, and a Buhler Color Sorter. Temper using a batch system that allows multiple samples for same-day processing and optimal sample identity.
Mill consists of 18 6-inch Creason roll stands with various grinding actions, a Great Western Sifter, and 3 Buhler purifiers. Milled product conveyed to the top floor, and gravity fed to the next processing step using Kice pneumatics.
Mill consists of a long break system with five break passages separated into course and fine breaks from 2nd Break with a bran grinding roll. Purification system includes 3 purifiers divided into 6 purification passages. Reduction system includes 1 Sizing passage and 8 Reduction passage including 2 tailing and 6 middlings.
- Extraction data reported.
- Ash, protein, and rheological testing is available upon request.
- Baking or pasta performance upon request.
- Mill has a batch flour mixer for flour blending and enrichment addition.
- Mill has a small bagger for easy packaging of large quantities of flour and semolina.
Buhler MLU-202 Laboratory Flour Mill
The Buhler Lab Mill is a small mill using a six-roll system to make refined flour products. We can mill small samples (2-50 pounds) of: hard red spring wheat, hard white spring wheat, winter wheat, barley, farro, and freekeh.
Fitzmill Hammer Mill
The Fitzmill Hammer Mill is a variable speed hammer mill used to mill or grind ingredients. It cools product with liquid nitrogen and/or cools the main mill housing with a water jacket. It can achieve a wide range of particle sizes by adjusting screen size and mill speed. We have milled: pulse crops (peas, lentils, and dry beans), oilseeds, barley and all classes of wheat. It is a one-pass whole grain mill.