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Cane Sugar Processing – Process Description

If you are like me you enjoy getting a simple understanding of a food process/technology, even if you are never likely to use it!

Cane Sugar Flowsheet showing process interactions.

from: EFWE

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This is the case with this masters thesis, which presents a nice simple (two different levels of detail) explanation of the sugar cane process. It includes the two main juice extraction systems diffusion and milling in parallel, although I am not sure whether this often occurs in practice.

Technical Information on Milling & Mills

The ABC Hansen Africa website contains a broad range of good technical information on the products they sell.

There is a good section on milling equipment with brief descriptions of a range of mills explaining material milled, size, product and special characteristics. These include hammer, stone, plate and roller mills.

Milling  ABC Hansen Africa provides Maize Mills and Stone Mills

from: ABC Hansen Africa
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A separate section allows datasheets, with most of the technical data, to be downloaded for specific equipment.

Downloadable datasheet for an ABC Hansen vertical stone mill, especially suited for spice powders

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ABC Hansen supply Grain Storage and Handling Equipment, Oil Expelling Equipment, Maize and Wheat Mills, Milling Supplies and associated equipment to the whole world.

With their own manufacture and agencies from European, American and Eastern companies, the ABCAfrica Group believe they can help solve most agriculture related problems.

Free Online Information – Milling & Baking Enterprise Design

This UNIDO manual is one of a series which offer practical and applicable online information without charge.

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from: UNIDO
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While we are all often disappointed by what we get when we follow the link that came up in our search, there are also real gems, like this manual written by Professor Peter Fellows, that are invaluable in setting up a business.

This not just a textbook explanation of milling and baking – the images below show that it covers the real and practical issues that need to be addressed to establish and sustain a food processing business.

    • building and site requirements are addressed first
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    • as is production planning
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    • practical checklists ensure the entrepreneur covers everything
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    • practical information is provided on processing loss
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    • worked calculations are presented on technical matters
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    • and financial issues
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    • practical rules support the hygiene message
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    • process flowsheets define manufacturing processes
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    • photographs illustrate the text
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    • practical checklists support trouble shooting
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          I don’t think I can overate this book as a manual for entrepreneurs looking to start, improve or expand their business!