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Maize Degermination

The production of maize remains one of our most important food crops in South Africa, used for both human consumption and animal feed. When it comes to human consumption, it is more commonly in the form of maize samp, maize grits and maize meal. To achieve these forms, the maize kernel needs to go through …

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Fresh Produce Processing Plant

The Best in Food-Grade Processing & Handling Systems

In a recent project for Facet Engineering, a network of conveyer systems was needed for the receiving, washing, sizing, sorting, packing, and conveying of a client’s carrot processing line. The upgrades and expansion had to accommodate the minimum daily process capacities while ensuring the highest food quality. Prior to manufacturing, the design team created comprehensive …

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Understanding Bulk Conveyor Handling Systems

Bulk handling conveyor systems are designed to receive and continuously move vast quantities of dry, free-flowing product, typically into storage facilities or for further processing. Bulk handling conveyor systems transport large volumes of product throughout a process plant, from feeding raw materials, moving product between processes and conveying the finished product into packing lines or …

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Exporting High-capacity Bucket Elevators and Chain Conveyors

Facet Engineering recently exported a specialized conveyor system to the European Union. These include high capacity Bucket Elevators and Drag Chain Conveyors used in a process plant to convey grain at a capacity of 240 tonnes per hour. These high-capacity conveyors were manufactured to meet European standards at our facility on the West Rand of …

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Grain Intake, Handling & Storage – a typical silo upgrade project

A grain silo upgrade project usually has the main objective of increasing the overall capacity of the intake and storage capabilities of the plant. In this project, a maize and wheat handling plant needed to increase its operating capacity to 120 tonnes per hour. A typical silo upgrade project usually starts from the grain intake section of …

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Bean Processing

Dry Bean Processing – Adding value for producers

Dry beans are considered an important field crop in South Africa as a relatively low-cost high protein source and its range of nutritional benefits. Many farmers are recognizing the value of dry beans, as despite the labour-intensive production requirements involved, they can deliver good returns. Adding value to these highly sought-after products is achieved with …

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