A wide variety of grains and similar agricultural commodities are processed before human use. Some of the more common ones include oats, corn, wheat, maize, rice, rye, and barley. Additional food products include quinoa, triticale, rice, soybeans, and a whole host of seeds, including pumpkin, sesame, flax, chia, and sunflower. Particularly regarding grains, separating the outer parts from the interior of the whole grain is one of the many everyday processing tasks.
Additionally, more and more “ancient grain” varieties are being cultivated commercially and processed for the consumer because of their health benefits. These ancient grains include buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, and spelt, among others.
The grain processing flow involves several steps. They include cleaning, conditioning, gristing, separation, milling, and blending.
Grains are also processed for animal feeds as well. Corn, oats, or flax-based products are some of the commonly processed grains and seeds for feed.
Agricultural concerns are also involved with processing fertilizers, fiber products, biomass, and other substances. The equipment used to perform these operations must be tough, efficient, and reliably free from maintenance issues.
Prater’s mills, lump breakers, grinders, and other machines are ideal for the full gamut of agricultural processing jobs such as sifting, grinding, milling, and batching, all of which are necessary for grain processing.
Grain Processing Equipment
Across the globe, Prater Industries serves the needs of numerous agricultural concerns and operations by providing high-quality and customized equipment capable of rapid and precise processing jobs, including sifting and separation, size reduction, and classification.
Prater offers the following product line-up, with a full spectrum of model sizes in each category:
- Rotary Airlock Feeders and Valves
- Lump Breakers and Crushers
- Hammer Mills
- Fine Grinders
- Air-Classifying Mills
- Vibratory Deck Screeners
- Rotary and Centrifugal Sifters
- Air Classifiers
Should you need a custom-built machine for your particular agricultural application, Prater can design, build, and provide the equipment required.
Prater Industries: Machines for Agricultural Grain Processing
Prater Industries is an international leader in providing high-value and durable equipment and machinery to the agricultural industry. Since 1925, Prater has been the top choice for dry, bulk material processing equipment. Prater’s state-of-the-art design and testing process ensure that its machinery is second to none and built for long-term performance. Contact Prater to discuss your agricultural processing needs and requirements.