A ‘Century’ of different motors in a ‘Century’ of countries – That’s the Taizhou Xinyd Machinery success story!

March 25th – Taizhou Xinyd Machinery Co Ltd is a leading producer of an extensive range of over 100 different high quality fan motors, which it markets to over 100 countries including Europe, The United States and Japan.

Innovation,сrеаtіvіtу and manufacturing аrе the forces which drіvе the CNXINYI ѕuссеѕѕ story with its company tеаm of over 650 еmрlоуееѕ located in different 14 соuntrіеѕ, including Hong Kоng, the Unіtеd Stаtеѕ, Cаnаdа, Brazil, Eurоре,India and China. The Company is now a new IMD Online member https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/taizhou-xinyd-machinery-co-ltd/

All CNXINYI products аrе fully-assured and tеѕtеd before еxроrt and below, one of their experts blog online at https://www.ixymotor.com regarding the relationship between wind pressure, air volume, power and the achieved speed of the fan….

The speed ‘n’ of the fan can be directly measured by the tachometer, and its value is expressed in revolutions per minute (rev/min). Small fans typically have a high rotational speed and are often directly connected to the motor. The speed of a large fan is low. 

Generally, the belt drive is connected to the motor. The diameter of the pulley can be changed to adjust the speed of the fan. The relationship is as follows: n1/n2 = d2/d1 In the formula: n1, n2 – fan; motor speed d1, d2 – the diameter of the pulley of the fan and motor. To change the speed of the fan, just change the diameter of any one of the fans or motors.

When the fan speed is changed, so may be the characteristic parameters of the fan; The characteristic curve also changes, that is, the fan has its corresponding characteristic curve at each speed. When the speed changes, the change of the characteristic parameters Q, H, N of the fan can be calculated as follows: Q/Q` = n/n`   H/H` = (n/n`)2   N/N`= (n/n`)3……

It can be seen that if the speed of the fan is changed from n to nˊ, the change of the air volume of the fan is proportional to the primary of the speed ratio; the change of the wind pressure is proportional to the square of the speed ratio; the power change is proportional to the square of the speed ratio .

Therefore, when increasing the fan speed, there must be recalculation of the required power, and attention must be payed to whether the original motor will be overloaded. Several performance parameters of the fan are not fixed, and there is a certain internal relationship between them. 

When the fan works in the pipe network these parameters are affected by the network characteristics, so the right choice of a fan is important, as is a familiarity with its performance so that the network characteristics and the relationship between them is fully understood.

Henan Huatai – now one of THE major grain and oil machinery manufacturers World-wide…

March 25th – Henan Huatai Cereals and Oils Machinery, founded in 1950 is a large-scale oil machinery manufacturing enterprise integrating R & D, design, manufacture and installation and now forms one of the major grain and oil machinery manufacturing enterprises in China. 

It has been honoured by being named THE outstanding member of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association. The business is now a new IMD Online member, https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/henan-huatai-cereals-and-oils-machinery-co-ltd/ 

The business, in this new decade, holds a very high reputation for its scientific, modern, enterprising management and precision in manufacturing. Along with it’s exceptional innovation, the business is for sure worthy of its recognised position among the leaders of all  today’s domestic grain and oil machinery manufacturing operations.

The Company  has over the years developed numerous specialist machines to cover highly varied client and industry requirements for now and the future. The business is expert at handling total specific production line projects and also integration of effective conveyor equipment required alongside production machining operations. 

These excellent versatile machines handle numerous functions –  large scale oilseed pre-treatment and pressing; oil extraction, oil refining and oil fractionation and the Huatai experts on their web site here http://www.huataioilmachine.com develop as below some key guidance reference the combination of pressing and extrusion technology relating to oilseed……

Although screw press is the core equipment for oil mills, its potential can be used to the fullest when co-ordinated with a fitted pre-treatment machine specifically for oilseed.

The pre-treatment process is vital for getting the oil from the oilseed cell structure. However, complete destruction of the cell will ensue if it has a lack of enough structural strength. The normal flaking section can solve that situation.

A similar phenomenon is the control of oilseed dehulling – separation from the kernels. Among sunflower seed and canola/rapeseed, some hull can strengthen the structure. 

Good flaking is the key to success, especially in the pre-press and extraction process stages. For preparing of oilseed(steam-cooking, DTDC) there should be a careful adjustment of both temperature and humidity.

A key feature of pre-pressing is that it ideally needs be quite intensive, thus getting a good level of moderate oil release from the oilseed initially. Solvent extraction can manage and counteract the pre-treatment problems of pressing high-content oilseed from oil cake and it is more economic than engaging physical pressing.

The Huatai Cererals and Oils Machinery company not only provides quality oil seed milling machinery, but will also advise on the detailed processing of oilseed cake. To know more, feel free to get in contact .

Bruks Siwertell secures high-capacity ship unloader contract for Taiwanese Power Plant

March 25th – Bruks Siwertell has signed a contract that will see it deliver a high-capacity coal unloader for Taiwan Power Corporation’s 5,000 MW Taichung power-generation facility. A condition of the contract is that the Siwertell screw-type ship unloader will be delivered completely assembled by February 2022.

Says Per Karlsson, Siwertell President, “The delivery timescale was one consideration for the order, the others were that the unloader had to compete on three platforms: price, power consumption and operational costs. In an open, international bidding process, the equipment that offered the lowest total cost, across all three factors, was awarded the contract; and that was us. The Siwertell ship unloader excelled in all areas.”


The rail-travelling Siwertell 940 D-type unloader will have a rated coal-handling capacity of 2,200t/h, with a guaranteed average capacity of 1,650t/h; equivalent to 75 percent efficiency. It will replace two existing coal grab crane unloaders and will be delivered by heavy-lift ship.

returning customer 

Mr Karlsson adds, “Taiwan Power Corporation knows what to expect from a Siwertell unloader. This is a returning customer with the first two units sold to the operator in 1982. After this, we delivered two unloaders to its Hsinta power plant and then a further two to the Talin power station, both in Taiwan.” 

The Hsinta and Talin power stations also operate Siwertell 940 D-type unloaders, putting Taiwan Power Corporation at an advantage when it comes to servicing and parts. 

market leading                                                                                                           

Bruks Siwertell is a market-leading supplier of dry bulk handling and wood processing systems. The company designs, produces and delivers systems for loading, unloading, conveying, storing, and stacking and reclaiming dry bulk materials, alongside equipment for chipping, screening, milling and processing wood for the biofuel, board, saw mill, pulp and paper industries. All equipment is designed to ensure environmentally-friendly and efficient operations. 

Siwertell is part of Bruks Siwertell Group. www.bruks-siwertell.com

Personalised service, turnkey manufacturing projects and superb technology – Henan Sunwit goes on aiding Aquaculture across the World…

March 23rd – Henan Sunwit Industry in China is a professional fish feed machine manufacturer of more than 15 years experience. The business is a long-standing specialist in the manufacture and export of high quality fish feed machines. 

The Company also deliver precisely tailored turnkey projects for fish feed production plants and can also provide special machine products. Henan Sunwit – now a new IMD Online member –   https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/henan-sunwit-industry-co-ltd/ for many years researched and developed various extrusion techniques all derived from its machinery products and this has in turn resulted in  the company’s systems also being more widely used across industries other than aquaculture.

The Henam Sunwit Fish Feed Machine is very much a one-stop pelleting solutions provider. The Company can use its years of experience on a wide selection of products to ensure its clients always make the most suitable equipment choices. All machines are made from precision casting technology and are produced with strict quality control to ensure a long-service life.

The business successfully exports its highly reputable machines to many countries across the World including Ghana, The Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka…. and Nigeria. Below the Henan Sunwit experts blog on their web site – http://www.sinofeedextruder.com/  how the Company is aiding Nigeria, where fish farming is a very promising market….

It may be no secret that many Nigerians in the country live on the edge of poverty. They can’t afford the meat they eat every day. That’s why fish is the perfect substitute for meat in a difficult Nigerian economy.

Given the demand for fish farmingthis business is very promising. It can provide people with the daily nutrition they need. It’s not as expensive as meat, so developing fish farming in Nigeria is a good thing. People who do this kind of business can make a lot of money, so if you want to benefit from it, you can also enter the market.

It doesn’t cost much to do this kind of business. We can discuss in detail the business plan for the program and the equipment that must be purchased before the program can start its business. But, in a nutshell, we just want to mention that the price of fish for the farm is affordable. Also, when it comes to talking about risks, there’s always a chance of catching the flu or virus on the farm. But for those who own fish farms, the risk is much lower because fewer diseases affect fish than poultry.

One fact we need to know is that feed is the main operating cost of most fish farms – it accounts for 50-70% of the variable cost depending on the intensity of farming. For almost all large or medium-sized fish farms, it is more cost-effective to produce fish feed pellets alone than to buy them from the market.

The Commercial fish feed extrusion process refers to a mixture of raw materials – for cooking feed at high temperature, high humidity and high pressure through a fish feed extruder in a short period of time, wherein the high temperature is the direct result of friction (dry extrusion) or pretreatment and steam injection. (wet extrusion). 

As a technical treatment, extrusion can process a variety of fish feed raw materials such as soybeans, corn, rice, peas and high water content. According to the moisture content in the raw material treatment, the fish feed extrusion process can be divided into two kinds: dry type extrusion and wet type extrusion.

For more read on here – https://www.sinofeedextruder.com/fish-feed-machine-nigeria/

Tieling Tiancheng lights up China’s ‘Drying Equipment City’ with its expertise, science, technology…and more…

March 23rd – Tieling Tiancheng Drying Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd was founded in the year 2000.  It designs, develops and manufactures a highly regarded series of energy saving continuous grain driers. These innovative, successful products are backed by various advance technologies. As well as in Milling, certain of the Tieling drier products are widely used in areas of the Chemical industry.

The annual output of the business exceeds 100 sets and the Company’s expertise, science and technology innovation are apparent in the production of each model within its most successful drying machine range. Most driers are totally adaptable to handle widely varied materials.

The Company’s flourishing manufacturing operation is located in Tieling – known as ‘ Drying Equipment City’  It is located within the Liaoning. Province, close to the Jingha Expressway.

Tieling Tianchang is now a new IMD Online member https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/tieling-tiancheng-drying-equipment-manufacturing-co-ltd/ As it strives to continue its important contributions to the prosperity and development of grain drying, the Tieling Tianchang business adheres intensely to its own committed work ethic – “excellence, innovation, be pragmatic and efficient”. 

So in the spirit of success ..some ideally informed words from the Tieling Tiancheng experts here on their web site –  https://www.tltcgz.net/ on aspects of the technical characteristics of the Mixed Flow Dryer….

The Mixed-flow dryer is equipped with ventilation box (or corner tube). Under the action of gravity, the passage between the ventilation boxes of grain flows slowly from top to bottom. Hot air enters the dryer from the intake box, then flows through the grain layer to the exhaust box of Zhou State, and becomes exhaust gas from the exhaust box to the outside of the dryer. 

The flow direction of air in the drying machine is a mixed flow process, which includes four forms: downstream, countercurrent, funnel drying and soothing. The Mixed-flow dryer has smaller grain layer, smaller fan momentum, less power consumption and larger air flow. 

The heating temperature of grain is an alternating process, so it can make the higher wind temperature, not damage the grain, not drop. At the same time, it is more suitable for serialized production. Combining different standard sections which can meet the requirements of different precipitation and different output. 

A Mixed-flow dryer generally uses multi-stage drying, using different temperature range, and it can achieve a large precipitation rate from the grain. The precipitation rate of each stage is not more than 6%. The drying medium temperature is 100-160 C and the thickness of grain layer is 200-300 mm. The dryer is an all steel structure, easy to install and also easy to operate.

BIOMIN Awards Aquaculture Sustainability Scholarships at University of Plymouth

March 24th – Leading animal nutrition firm BIOMIN has recently announced two winners of the BIOMIN Aquaculture Sustainability Scholarship Award.

The award includes a stipend for two individuals pursuing the MSc Sustainable Aquaculture programme at the School of Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom.

key topic

“In the light of consumer trends, disease mitigation and the reduction of fishmeal in aquatic nutrition, sustainability is quickly becoming a key topic among aqua-feed and aquaculture producers globally,” observed Plinio Barbarino, Head of Global Product Management Gut Performance at BIOMIN.

growing demand 

Through better management of water, feed and medicines, sustainable aquaculture can meet the growing demand for sea food, while minimising environmental and social impacts. “Using innovative natural technologies we can bring scientifically-proven improvements to the health and growth of aquatic species, thereby supporting the industry’s profitability, reducing the need for antimicrobial or chemical treatments and enhancing the environmental footprint of operations,” added Mr Barbarino

competitive advantage 

BIOMIN is committed to scientific innovation in the field of animal nutrition for both terrestrial and aquatic species. Commented Dr Benedict Standen, Product Manager at BIOMIN “Working closely with leading institutions on research projects and encouraging students to enter the field are a part of how we are able to maintain our competitive advantage when it comes to research & development. 

research institutions 

It’s something I’ve experienced firsthand as a doctoral student and as a member of the BIOMIN team. We appreciate the valuable research cooperations that we have with leading academic and research institutions such as the University of Plymouth and congratulate the winners of the BIOMIN Aquaculture Sustainability Scholarship Award,”concluded Dr Standen.

close relationship 

Dr Daniel Merrifield, Associate Professor of Fish Health and Nutrition at the University of Plymouth’s School of Biological and Marine Sciences commented, “Support from leading companies such as BIOMIN help to foster a close relationship between academia, education and industry. Our MSc Sustainable Aquaculture students benefit greatly from our long-standing relationship with BIOMIN through generous scholarships, provision of resources, supporting student research projects and sharing of expertise through the contribution of guest seminars and lectures.”

Photo caption: [left to right above] Dr Benedict Standen, Product Manager at BIOMIN., BIOMIN Aquaculture Sustainability Scholarship Award winners Jack Sears-Stewart and Paul Mosnier and Dr Daniel Merrifield, Associate Professor of Fish Health and Nutrition at University of Plymouth. 

Photo credit: BIOMIN and ERBER Group

Sipotek leads the way World- wide in efficient visual inspection machines

Shenzhen Sipotek Technology Co Ltd is a professional manufacturer of numerous highly innovative and efficient visual inspection machines able to satisfy the needs of companies in many sectors of business World-wide.  

Sipotek is a trademark of Shenzhen Sipo Technology Co Ltd It owns many machine visual patents and copyrights. It is now a new IMD Online Member – https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/shenzhen-sipotek-technology-co-ltd/

Key products are an automatic visual inspection machine and system, an industrial machine vision camera and, also, automated optical inspection and optical sorting and inspection machines. 

The Sipotek business, located in Shenzhen city in China, has a innovative – even ‘avant-garde’ – R & D department, with exceptional experience in artificial vision technologies. Check their guiding notes on the ‘ins and outs’ of buying an Automated Vision Inspection Machine for your factory or works here on the Sipotek online blog …https://www.sipotek.net

How to Help Your Factory Buy an Automated Vision Inspection Machine  With an increasing variety of inspection machines being made today, there is more choice then ever. For sure, the inspection industry is developing due to the improvement and development of industry in general. More and more Machine Vision engineers are today focusing on work in the inspection industry. More and more inspection equipment is coming onto the market. The challenge in the massive machinery market, is how to pick the right automated vision inspection machine for your production needs.

Inspection Speed – Nearly all manufacturers will have this concern. If a machine has a speed slower than a human inspection, the machine may well not be effective. Manufacturers will perhaps tend to hold the view that a human is still better than the machine. The inspection speed plays a very important part in the production process. One of the advantages of the inspection machine is to reduce labour output and also cut costs. Therefore, when picking a machine for inspection, it is important to provide samples for the machine vision system supplier to operate with, in order to be able to compare different aspects of performance before making a decision to buy or not.

Inspection Accuracy – The configuration of industrial cameras is essential for inspection accuracy, but this is not the only decisive area. The lighting illumination, affects the visual assessment performance of even an experienced Engineer – and this is a most important issue. If possible, the buyer needs to make a visit to the supplier’ company and make a full visual evaluation prior to the purchase decision.

After Sale Service – To us at Sipotek After Sales Service is not only the issue of how to use the machine most effectively, but, also, the ability to deal any hardware or software problems that may arise. Many suppliers can provide hardware support, but less suppliers can provide the same for software. This is because many suppliers purchase the software system from a third party. If the buyer does suffer a software problem, they may be unable to get the difficulty effectively dealt with in good time….

To read more – go here – https://www.sipotek.net/how-to-help-your-factory-buy-an-automated-vision-inspection-machine/

Extruder screw ‘biz’ TX gains exports world wide… backed by expert innovation and technologies…

March 22nd – The Zhoushan Tianxiang Screw Manufacturing Factory specialises in varied extruders – the high speed extruder, extruder series screw barrel; screw food extruder machine and cone double extruder. The business also manufactures additional products, such as injection moulding, rubber plastic parts screw and barrel and certain product forming head accessories.

With its years of innovation and service, Tianxiang Screw – now a new IMD member – https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/zhoushan-tianxiang-screw-manufacturing-factory/ has not only won a stable domestic market, but now also exports its products to more than 30 countries and regions across the world such as Europe, America, Australia, Middle East and Asia.

The TX Screw company is equipped with wide-ranging, advanced production and testing equipment to ensure that all material items are produced precisely to required design and specification. It has the expertise, innovation and technology to provide key solutions to specific mechanical issues and ensure any uncertainty regarding product quality is eliminated and challenges regarding screw and barrel operation are effectively researched and managed. 

TX  always delivers effective original mapping and design to ensure concise, considered manufacturing processes are actioned in step with product delivery timelines. The Company holds  the ISO9001:2008 international quality system certification. Here below on their web site:- https://www.txscrew.com are expert observations reference the twisted extruder screw……

The twisted extruder screw should be considered according to the actual inner diameter of the barrel, and the outer diameter deviation of the new extruder screw should be manufactured according to the normal clearance with the barrel.

After the thread surface of the screw diameter of the wear extruder is reduced, the wear-resistant alloy is thermally sprayed, and then ground to size. This method is generally processed and repaired by a professional spraying factory, and the cost is relatively low.

The wear-resistant alloy is surfacing welded on the screw part of the worn extruder screw. According to the degree of wear of the extruder screw, surfacing welding is 1 to 2 mm thick, and then the extruder screw is ground to size. This wear-resistant alloy is composed of C, Cr, Vi, Co, W, and B materials, which increases the wear and corrosion resistance of the extruder screw. Professional overlay welding plants have a high cost for this type of processing, except for extruder screws with special requirements, which are rarely used.

The surface of the extruder screw can also be plated with hard chromium. Chrome is also a wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant metal, but the hard chromium layer is more likely to fall off.

Materials for manufacturing extruder screws and barrels – At present, commonly used materials in China are 45, 40Cr and 38CrMoAlA. The materials used in the manufacture of extruder screws and barrels in imported extruders are 34CrAINi7 and CrMoV9. The yield strength of this material is about 900 MPa. After nitriding, the hardness is above 1000HV, which is both wear-resistant and has good corrosion resistance.

Kio flow meter know-how expertise is a ‘100-plus’ trading success story World-wide!

March 20th –Ningbo Kio Flow Instruments Co Ltd has operated effective International marketing for more than ten years, and its flow instrument products are today sold in some 100 countries and Regions across the World. 

The Kio Instrument business is now a new IMD member https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/ningbo-kio-flow-instruments-co-ltd/– and its flow meter products, include paddle wheel and battery powered electromagnetic water meters.

The Company’s constantly developing product range is backed by the operation of high accuracy testing systems to strictly control all aspects of product quality. Also, an innovative R&D team develop new advanced flowmeter technologies in order to meet constantly growing international bespoke product demands.

Go online with Kio https://www.kio-tech.com/ for a review relating to measurement method of farmland irrigation water use co-efficient…

The irrigation water utilisation coefficient is a key indicator to measure the water saving effect of agriculture. The analysis, comparison and evaluation of any water-saving technical measures cannot leave the irrigation water utilisation factor.

However, the irrigation water utilisation coefficient given by local and irrigation districts in China is difficult to compare and measure. From various regions, the current statistics on the utilisation coefficient of irrigation water vary greatly, and many data are obviously wrong. 

The main reason for the normal measurement of irrigation water utilisation coefficient is that the traditional measurement method has huge measurement workload and difficult to determine measurement conditions. It is urgent to analyse the irrigation water utilisation coefficient.

The comprehensive measurement calculation method is proposed on the basis of analysis and research. It not only overcomes the shortcomings of traditional measurement methods, but also requires a lot of manpower and material resources to complete. It also makes up for the shortcomings of measuring only typical canals and causing large errors.  

It can reflect the water use of the canal in the irrigation area, the quality of the irrigation project and the management level of irrigation water. It provides a practical and feasible method for calculating the irrigation water utilisation coefficient and guiding the water-saving project reconstruction in the irrigation district in the future.

For typical channel selection and requirements and more…. you can read further here https://www.kio-tech.

“Netting” fast growing success in plant and crop protection – that’s Naite Plastics of China!

March 20th – Shaoxing Naite Plastics Co Ltd – a new IMD Online member https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/shaoxing-naite-plastics-co-ltd/ was established in 1993, and is now the biggest plastic net manufacturer in China.

Naite specialises in the production of a most extensive range of varied-use plastic netting, which is now widely marketed – both in China and Internationally – to numerous different types and size of business including those in Agriculture and Aquaculture

The company’s product ranges includes –  Safety fences and Filtration netting; Anti-bird control nets: Plant support netting; Gutter mesh; Deer Fencing; Insect Screens and, also more general items such as Multipurpose and BOP netting.

The business’ latest product range includes sturdy protective netting tree and gutter guards, containment netting, erosion control blanket netting and varied-use netting fencing. Here online – https://www.chinanetlon.com – the Naite experts highlight key advantages of certain of their netting products….. 

Plant Support Net 

NAITE’s plant support net can be used both vertically and horizontally. It provides  good support for crops like cucumber, peas, bean, tomatoes, peppers.

The plants by climbing through the netting, can still receive the sunshine and the cleaner environment needed. With the plant support net, prevent harvest loss through product falling.  For farms, it can be widely used in large areas. Plant support net is also very much an economical choice for large area planting.

Crop Protective Netting

NAITE’s Crop Protective Netting is a bi-oriented polypropylene netting, with square mesh. It is light weigh,t but strong with its special weave production processed finish.

It can prevent birds from roosting and nesting in crop fields and also from eating the growing fruit or crops. This can be used effectively in vineyards and orchards. Naite supplies two different weight and meshes for different usage. The Light weight is with 3/4” openings, and can be made from 10-20gsm, the heavy grade is with 1/2” holes and 30-40gsm.

Tree Protective Netting

Tree Protective netting not only protects the trees from the damage of small animals like rabbits or even dogs, which may destroy the roots of the young trees, but also provide perfect protection for fruit trees.

When used on the top of the tree, it will prevent the birds from attacking harvest fruit. This method, if installed effectively is most cost efficient.