Hammer Mills, Sifters, & Grinders at International Poultry Expo

February 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm | Posted in expo, farming, Industrial, Industry & Manufacturing, Manufacturing, poultry, Processing | 1 Comment
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Prater-Sterling exhibited at the 2009 International Poultry Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia on January 28th thru January 30th 2009  The show is the world’s largest display of technology, equipment, supplies, and services used in the production and processing of poultry, eggs, and for those involved in feed manufacturing.  All segments of the industry are represented: feed milling, hatchery, live production, processing, further processing, marketing, and all support activities. Prater-Sterling showcased a variety of particle size reduction equipment such as hammermills, sifters, and grinders.

Prater-Sterling Booth at International Poultry Expo 2009

Prater-Sterling Booth at International Poultry Expo 2009

According to the International Poultry Expo website, “Funds earned at the International Poultry Expo are funneled directly back into the industry in the form of research grants, educational programs, communications, and technical assistance.”

The website also states that the trade show is included in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program.

In farming applications, a hammermill is a machine whose purpose is to shred material into fine particles. For example, milling grain into a course flour to be fed to livestock. It is essentially a steel drum containing a vertical or horizontal cross-shaped rotor on which pivoting hammers are mounted. The hammers are free to swing on the ends of the cross. The rotor is spun at  a high speed inside the drum while material is fed into a feed hopper. The material is impacted by the hammers on the ends of the rotating cross and thereby is shredded and expelled through screens in the drum. Hammer mills are commonly used in conjunction with sifters and grinders. (Information obtained from Wikipedia)


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