Grain is a valuable and vulnerable raw material. Challenging growth and harvest conditions contribute to making grain handling even more uncertain than ever as drought and rain can mean marked fluctuations in grain quality. But weather patterns and finite sources of raw materials are just some of the critical factors we need to consider in our quest to feed the growing global population. Grain handling is an industry facing its own set of challenges with vulnerable supply chains, volatile prices and tight profit margins in the mix.
The essence of these universal challenges is that correct payment, optimised segregation and stable supply chains are key in grain handling and are prerequisites for a profitable grain handling business. The answer is grain testing with analytical solutions.
Detailed insight into your grain at intake and out-loading can form the basis for informed decisions on payment, segregation and safety margins in deliveries. Grain testing can help you give detailed feedback to suppliers on the quality of the grain delivered and make sure you do not pay more than you should. You will also be able to move the grain faster through the supply chain as you do not need to waste time on slow and time-consuming manual test methods. And grain testing will enable you to deliver grain closer to customer specifications with tighter safety margins for e.g. protein levels. All of this means satisfied customers and higher profits for you. In short, insight into your grain can make your business better.
Falling number test for sprouting damage in grain and enzyme activity in flour.
Alphatec™ FNo. gives grain receivers a safe and modern way to perform the standard falling number test. Features include a cooling lid to avoid a rush of steam when loading samples and a touch screen interface.Read more