Spice Grinding Application Story

Background: Spices have an integral place in the history of the world. Early uses were connected with magic, medicine, religion, tradition, and preservation. Today, spices are generally defined as any dry plant product used primarily for seasoning purposes. Some of the most common spices are black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Historically, spices […]

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Microchip Milling Solutions for the Recycling Industry

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. Download the Case Study PDF The Challenge: An end user, with a proprietary way of separating specific desired materials from […]

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Dry Sorbent Injection (DSI) Application Story

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 […]

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DSI Milling Solutions for Coal Powered Generation Facilities

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. The Challenge: The Air Force Base enlisted the help of an Engineering Firm to determine the most […]

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Compaction Solutions For The Poultry Industry

Business Overview: A premier energy conservation company helps building owners invest in energy efficient building renovations, systems and equipment. This East Coast company works with businesses to reduce operating expenses, increase property value, and take advantage of tax incentives and rebates through a variety of different energy initiatives. The Challenge: The East Coast is home to […]

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Bran Grinding Application Story

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 it is often […]

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Poultry Litter Application Story

Background: Poultry litter, also known as broiler/chicken litter is the mixture of poultry manure, spilled feed, feathers and other materials used in the bedding of chicken coups and poultry operations. Most poultry are grown on dirt, specialty raised or concrete floors and use some type of bedding material. Poultry houses average 20,000 birds, producing poultry litter in […]

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Real Fine Grinding System Solutions For The Grass Seed Industry

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 […]

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Fly Ash Application Story

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 […]

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Soy Flake Grinding Application Story

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. After the oil has been extracted, the solvent is removed and the flakes are dried, […]

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