BÜHLER UNVEILS GRANULEX® 5 SERIES – THE NEXT GENERATION HAMMER MILL PLATFORM
Bühler announces the launch of the Granulex® 5 series. Its groundbreaking modular system offers significant energy savings and flexibility while maintaining the highest product quality and safety standards.
Grinding is one of the most energy-intensive process steps in many food and feed plants. In today’s competitive markets, rising energy costs are a serious issue. A big challenge faced by businesses that rely on grinding is, therefore, how to make more with less. Greater energy efficiency is one of the prime benefits of the new Granulex® 5 series, with 10% reduction in energy consumption per ton, and in some cases the reduction can be as much as 30%.
The new hammer mill also has the highest throughput ranges, improved granulation profile, and an operator-friendly design. Capacity is increased by 10% and the time required for screen changeovers is reduced by 50%. The new solution can also be connected to Bühler Insights to enable 24/7/365 data-based decision making.
Revolutionizing the hammer mill
The hammer mill is among the most widely used grinding solution in industrial food and feed processing plants, valued for its flexibility and adaptability. “It is not easy to revolutionize an old machine category,” says Dean Ekkaia, Product Management Director Value Nutrition at Bühler Group. “But after a decade of quiet innovation, gathering the best concepts and then testing them extensively, we have created the best possible grinding system available.”
The system also keeps maintenance costs low. All variants of the Granulex® 5 series operate with the same inventory of parts that can be applied in different machine settings. Overall, the set-up is designed to allow for 360 different configurations and can be adapted to the most diverse products and customer targets.
Ready to connect
The Granulex® 5 series is ready to connect to Bühler digital applications, enabling customers to view griding line data anytime, anywhere and analyze trends and track problems. But most important of all, the data transparency and preventive information provided through digital solutions provide insights that support customers in improving processes.
The Granulex® 5 series is part of Bühler’s ongoing development and restructuring of the entire portfolio. The aim is to provide a more transparent, customer-focused offering for the grinding industry.