All posts in category Milling

A Hippo Saved my Life

Struggling and suffering in Zimbabwe with food shortages and a family to provide for, I was at the end of my rope when my husband, who works in South Africa, brought back a Hippo hammer mill with diesel engine over Easter weekend….. Hippos kill many people in Africa but this Hippo saved my life and […]

Hippo Mills – an Original Story of The Great Age

In the fall of 1928 the Hippo hammer mill was officially launched at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg, capital of Natal, Province just three years after the Prince of Wales opened the show in 1925. The mill was named after Hubert the hippo who caused big scale damage to crops in the area. This was a time when the motor […]

Milling and dust

Dust generated by a mill 2

For smaller mills, and especially mills like hammer mills that runs at high RPM, dust is one of the biggest problems for a milling enterprise. It’s not only a health hazard to those working with the machine and in its surrounds, but it wastes a great deal of product and it may be the cause […]

Value adding to maize part 2

When talking about value adding – a subject becoming more and more important to farmers in particular (especially when the maize price is entrenching itself well below the R1,000 per ton mark) –  the conversation often starts and end at milling. It should really start with cleaning and storage, the minimum any farmer can do […]

Value adding to maize Part 1

How Ethanol is Made – Courtesy the “Renewable Fuels Association” The production of ethanol or ethyl alcohol from starch or sugar-based feed stocks is among man’s earliest ventures into value-added processing. While the basic steps remain the same, the process has been considerably refined in recent years, leading to a very efficient process. There are […]

4 Reasons to buy a Containerized Maize Mill

Compact No installation costs at site required. Optionally a diesel generator may be included. A Grain intake and storage system in containers above the milling container can be installed. Ideal for moving the milling system when required to do so and where no infrastructure exists.