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Record number 432465
Title Grinding performance of wheat, maize and soybeans in a multicracker system
Author(s) Thomas, M.; Vrij, M.; Zandstra, T.; Poel, A.F.B. van der
Source Animal Feed Science and Technology 175 (2012)3-4. - ISSN 0377-8401 - p. 182 - 192.
Department(s) Animal Nutrition
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) particle-size - barley - digestibility - diet - pigs
Abstract This manuscript presents the effects of a recent technology for particle size reduction using a new approach in which the cracking action of two rows of discs is used. Wheat, maize and full fat soybeans were ground by a multicracker system to study the effects of disc type (ceramic versus steel discs), disc speed in revolutions per minute (2650 versus 3800 rpm), throughput (3.43 versus 6.70 metric t/h) and the gap between the discs (0.11 versus 1.04 mm). Mean particle size, width of the particle size distribution curve and total and specific mechanical energy consumption were the dependent variables under investigation. Maize, soybeans and wheat had different grinding characteristics (P
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