For the oilseed processing industry, the growing human population and consequently the expanding livestock sector put pressure on the utilisation of plant protein sources, such as soybean, rapeseed, sunflower and other oilseeds.
Meat production, protein meals, plant proteins for humans, vegetable oils and biofuels play a pivotal role in this supply equation.
As the industry becomes more complex, the oilseed crushing industry must be smart and agile with a focus on process optimisation while delivering products within target values in a cost-efficient way. Advanced oilseed analysis from intake, crushing and extraction processes, quality control of final products and more, supported by the latest in digital connectivity can show the way.
Close and continuous monitoring of oilseed meal production pays off by allowing you to meet protein targets spot-on, minute after minute and hour after hour. In this way, you can achieve great yield and improve your oilseed extraction while limiting protein variation in final products that could lead to customer claims.
Such a proactive approach to process control fits with today’s efficiency goals defined by the Industry 4.0 initiative. Targets on e.g. protein and moisture in oilseed meals can be met more closely and consistently or extracted crude oil can be monitored on key quality parameters. At the same time, the more consistent product deliveries build supplier reputation while continuous improvements ripple through different aspects of your process including production safety, maintenance, and quality. Not least, insight into the process helps you to optimise energy usage, for example, through tighter control in the drying step.