November 19, 2008: Rollermill technology redefined - Similago joins the Alapala family
The Turkish company Alapala has added the Similago rollermill to its range.
The Similago had been developed for its operational speed, practicality, safety, hygiene and precision. These factors helped create a perfect balance for this rollermill, making it a recognisable status symbol within the milling industry.
Developments giving this machine an advantage includes such features as the disassembling of a roll set and re-assembling of another within 20 minutes; the roll set is handled using a simple vehicle, and lifted via a mechanism incorporated into every machine, without utilising any external lifting mechanism. Furthermore, the re-assembling process is achieved without the use of any special tools.
Hygienic conditions have been ensured for all internal surfaces to the highest standards.
A practical, rapid-cleaning system has been added to the conventional feeding system. This device provides the opportunity to perform rapid cleaning either by using a vacuum cleaner or by wiping out up to the dismountable inlet compartment. The compartment can be opened forwards and upwards automatically and it is easily cleaned through the cover on top without having to perform any other process; thus the compartment is dismounted easily from underneath of the feeding roll and from the main rolls.
Users do not need to look into the machine from behind a glass cover anymore. Also they do not have to open the glass cover when cleaning external surface.
The new structure of the Similago can be applied to standard chassis on single-deck and double-deck models. Moreover, on the same body a montage of 250mm and 300mm rolls can be achieved. Settings and positioning of roll spaces, and repeating those positions, can be done more precisely.
However, feed automation means product-level control can be performed using several different techniques. This is a user-friendly system requiring no re-calibration when processing different products.
Special software solutions, graphics and a touch-screen provide practical methods of control.
As Alapala asks: What else does a wheat kernel, a flour miller or the ‘big boss’ - the consumer – wish for?