World Grain - July 2018 - 94
Bühler introduces new vertical pearler
UZWIL, SWITZERLAND - Bühler has introduced the Vertical
Pearler Osiris MTPA to be used for pearling the outermost hull
layers from durum wheat, barley, sorghum and various other types
The innovative and sturdy design, revised drive concept and
to other machines to date, Bühler said.
The additional processing step produces purer and almost
speck-free semolina. Semolina quality is improved and the lower
portion of hulls means higher yield with a constant ash content, the
Compared to mills without pearlers, a larger amount of pure
semolina is produced.
Conventional grain pearling machines usually use abrasion stones
as grinders, which wear and can break off. The new Vertical Pearler
Osiris MTPA uses diamonds as a grinding medium, as diamond is
known to be the hardest abrasive.
This construction is resistant to higher pressures and guarantees
lifetime constant outer diameter. The coating also makes it possible
to optimize the circumferential speed, which increases the pearling
The machine is equipped with a dashboard for temperature control
The rotor is directly driven by the main motor. Direct drive means
that energy and maintenance costs associated with drive belts are
reduced, Bühler said.
Eriez hires director for global marketing, communications
ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S. - John Blicha has been promoted to
the new position of director of global marketing and communications for
Eriez, which specializes in separation technologies.
Blicha will direct Eriez' global marketing strategy and programs,
manage internal and external communication campaigns, design
new product commercialization programs and coordinate marketing
objectives with Eriez' subsidiaries around the world. He also will
continue to manage the company's global website and oversee all direct
advertising, public relations and promotional activities.
"As director of global marketing and communications, John will
create and implement a more cohesive global marketing approach to
increase Eriez' market share," said Tim Shuttleworth, president and
"He will also provide strategic and operational direction to our
international teams in developing and executing localized worldclass marketing programs that align with our corporate strategies and
objectives," Shuttleworth said. "In his time at Eriez, John has proven
himself as a visionary and a talented leader."
July 2018 / World Grain / www.World-Grain.com