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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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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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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Real Fine Grinding Solutions for the Soy Flake Industry

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 […]

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Toll Processing Application Story

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

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. The Challenge: This industry leading company developed a new […]

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Real Vinyl Powder Solutions For The Flooring Industry

Business Overview: A large flooring manufacturer in Southern Illinois processes many powders including limestone and vinyl to make laminate, vinyl sheet, vinyl tile and linoleum. The Challenge: As part of their process, vinyl powder is off-loaded from rail cars and transferred into large storage silos. From there, the extremely fine vinyl powder is fed pneumatically […]

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Real Sifting System Solutions For The Cocoa Industry

Business Overview: The subject of this case study is one of the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate suppliers in North America. With strategically located manufacturing facilities in North America, the company provides comprehensive business solutions for domestic and international customers of all sizes in the confectionery, baking and dairy industries. The company’s core competencies […]

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