Solutions from ZEISS

For the grain industry

Grain Processing

Before a bread or a roll enjoys during breakfast on a Sunday morning, quality control of goods at different steps during the process chain is needed. The parameters during baking process, the quality of flour during the milling process and the inspection of the grain at delivery and during harvest are as well controlled as the quality of seed before cultivation. For all these applications ZEISS offers adequate solutions. 

  • Introduction

    Seed cultivation and testing on the field

    In times of industrialization, the intention is for bread and rolls to have a uniform taste and appearance. As a natural product, grain must comply with these requirements although the yield and quality depend on the weather, soil properties and environmental influences. New, more robust and higher-yielding types must be cultivated to enable this compliance. For years, ZEISS solutions have been enabling fast and non-destructive analyses of the key quality parameters on the harvesting machines and in the lab.

    Application Control of cultivation success directly on the field
    Products Grains such as wheat or corn
    Parameter moisture, protein, hardness, determination of quality
    Results Fast, flawless documentation, sorting, drying and storage, sale in accordance with specifications
    ZEISS Solution Corona extreme
    CORONA PLUS 45 NIR
  • Harvest

    Harvest on the field

    The success of a good yield depends on many parameters. However, the main criterion for a good harvest is the quality and quantity of the harvest. It is important to recognize and document at an early stage the differences caused by the weather and availability of nutrients. This information can be directly used to compile the field file. It enables consideration of the various nutrient availabilities for the next round of fertilization and optimization of fertilizer distribution. Estimating the right time to harvest directly in the field is a key factor to the success of the harvest. This is where solutions from ZEISS can be beneficial. 

    Application Analysis on harvesters
    Products Wheat, rye, corn, oats
    Parameter moisture, protein, starch
    Results Determination of quality, documentation of harvest results, Correlation to nutrient distribution
    ZEISS Solutions Corona extreme
  • Trade

    Trade

    As a natural product, grain is subject to natural fluctuations. Despite this inhomogeneity in good, the objective is to fulfill and document the requirements defined by the processing industry on the consistent quality of the starting material. To achieve optimal yield, grain must be sorted based on desired parameters, e.g. protein content. A process analysis of the quality parameters of the specified grain before delivery to the processing industry also leads to reliable, consistent quality. Another benefit is the seamless documentation of the product flow and good traceability. The identified benefits can be achieved through the easily integration of ZEISS solutions at pipes or conveyors.

    Application Analysis of incoming grain, sorting by quality and documentation of output quality
    Products Wheat, rye, corn, oats, rice
    Parameter moisture, protein, starch, hardness, determination of quality, color
    Results Defined product quality, compliance with quality standards, high degree of customer loyalty due to reliable quality, traceability
    ZEISS Solution Corona extreme
    CORONA PLUS 45 NIR
    Corona process
    CORONA REMOTE
  • Incoming goods

    Incoming goods in the mill

    The producers of baked goods demand consistent, specified quality of the flour in order to optimally
    produce their products. Therefore, the incoming material is specified precisely. An ongoing analysis of the incoming grain can ensure compliance with these requirements and reliable delivery. The required specifications can be achieved by means of ZEISS solutions.

    Application Quality control of the incoming grain based on the required specifications
    Products Wheat, rye, corn, oats, rice
    Parameter moisture, protein, hardness, falling number
    Results Guarantee of specified quality
    ZEISS Solution Corona extreme
    CORONA PLUS 45 NIR
  • Process optimization

    Process optimization in the mill

    Monitoring the wetting of the grain kernels prior to milling and monitoring the grinding afterwards enables cost and time optimization. The entire process monitoring system is rounded off through the control of specific mixtures before bagging the flour. ZEISS solutions can be very helpful during process monitoring and process control.

    Application Control and optimization of the milling process
    Products Wheat, rye, corn, oats, rice
    Parameter Measurement of moisture, protein, starch, hardness
    Results Cost and time optimization
    ZEISS Solution Corona extreme
    CORONA PLUS 45 NIR
  • Final inspection

    Final inspection in the mill

    In milling, finished products are subject to strict quality controls which is the only way to achieve high product quality and traceability. In addition to product homogeneity, the substances are vital to the market value and therefore to customer satisfaction. ZEISS solutions take over the seamless process monitoring and documentation of these parameters.

    Application Control of specific mixtures
    Products Different types of flour
    Parameter Measurement of moisture, protein, ash
    Results Defined product quality, compliance with quality standards, high degree of customer loyalty due to reliable quality, traceability
    ZEISS Solution Corona extreme
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