UMS have installed several maize milling plants based on our Grindmaster equipment, among other places in Kenya, where maize flour delivered from our mill is famous for its high quality.
Also the UMS Discmill is well suited for milling of maize and often used in conjunction with degerminators, sifters and rollermills to produce high quality maize grits and meals. These products are low in oil and of bright speck-free appearance.
The extent of the milling system that follows degermination is determined by the required granulation of the finished product. Where a precision degerminator, such as that supplied by Satake or other reputable milling engineers, is employed, the degerminated product leaving the machine can be ground into a coarse finished meal on the UMS Discmill Type MHA 600D in a single pass. Where finer meals are required two or more passes may be used, with intermediate sifting.
To achieve higher levels of extraction the mix of germ, bran and endosperm discharged from the degerminator is treated on rollermills, sifters and aspirators to recover usable endosperm for grinding into meal on the Discmills.
Straight run products
There is a need in some markets for straight-run meal or fine flour produced from non-degerminated maize. In some countries these products are consumed directly, in others they are blended with wheat flour to produce composite flour for baking of special bread. The Discmill® provides a highly controllable and productive means of grinding maize for these products.
Complete milling systems
UMS can equip complete maize milling systems based on our own Discmill® deployed in conjunction with conventional grinding, sifting and ancillary equipment from any of the established milling engineers. Alternatively, UMS is pleased to work with any of these engineering companies to ensure that the Discmill® is correctly applied within their overall system.