The production of oatmeal is a technologically relatively demanding milling process where, due to mechanical and hydrothermal processes, chemically stabilized flakes are produced from cereals intended for direct consumption or for further food processing, such as the production of muesli bars. Oatmeal must be chemically stabilized so that it can be stored for a long time without any change in quality. The technology is also able to flocculate other types of cereals, such as spelt or wheat.
JK Machinery company is one of the most important Czech manufacturers of equipment for post-harvest crop processing. It offers its customers in many countries individual deliveries from one piece of machine up to a complete turnkey solution for post-harvest lines.
Description of the Line for Oat-meal Production
Intake and Cleaning:
For flakes of good quality it is necessary to choose a quality input raw material. For cleaning and separating admixtures are used basic machines Cleaner VibroMAX JCM, Destoner JGD and Indented Cylinders JCT.
The JHS Horizontal Scourers removes the coating and surface layer of grain containing mycotoxins such as aflatoxins or fusaria.
Cleaning after Peeling:
After the peeling process, the raw material intended for flocculation is cleaned on a JCC VibroCompact sieve cleaner, where the skins and small impurities are removed. This is followed by the JGT Gravity Table as final cleaning, removal of non-standard grains, grains infested with pests or dried grains.
Steaming, Flaking and Drying:
Prior to flaking on the flaking mill, the grain is hydrothermally treated so that it is properly boiled and chemical stability is ensured. This is done by steam screw conveyors and a hydrothermal column with precisely controlled dosing of humidity and temperature. After flaking, the flakes are dried to storage humidity.
Packaging and Shipping:
Before being packed in bags, the flakes are passed through a control screen on a Cleaner VibroCompact JCC.