Steeped in tradition, flour milling has always been an art of balancing traditional quality standards against practical realities of supply and demand. The COVID crisis and its impact on consumer demand is just one example. The availability of quality raw material in the light of supply chain and climate challenges is another.
On such a stage, technology provides the edge required to thrive in a world of famously tight margins. Among the flour processing options for millers, fast, reliable and easy-to-use analytical solutions provide insights required to achieve new levels of operational efficiency while staying faithful to the high standards controlling what ends up in the bag.
Measurements of quality parameters such as ash, protein and moisture help to ensure baking and storage properties and ultimately, business reputation through the consistency of delivered products made with the least possible cost. What’s more, recent advances in analytical technology, including instrumentation, connectivity and software make analytical solutions more accessible than ever, and, not least, more cost effective than ever.
Insights add value