General information

The flaking grains process consists of the gelatinization of complex starch cells with the addition of temperature and humidity, guaranteeing the breaking of the grain and the matrix of the protein. This process guarantees the digestion of the starch by the animals, who convert the insoluble starches into digestible sugars. It can be said that digestion begins before the final product enters the digestive system of the animal.

As a result of this process, the animal is able to process the sugars in a faster and more efficient way, thanks to the fact that the Flakes has improved the digestibility, resulting in a greater conversion between the amount of food and weight gain.


In the case of steamed corn, at least 95% digestibility is obtained. In addition, another advantage of flaking is that during the development of the process grain losses are almost zero, resulting in an improvement in the profitability of the process.


The Flaking plant is composed of the following elements:

  • Reception and Storage of grains: The design and selection of the equipment will depend fundamentally on the processing capacity and the storage time that you want to obtain prior to the process (Availability of grains in local markets).
  • Grain Cleaner: It is a necessary equipment that allows the collection of impurities and objects prior to the process, in order to protect from ruptures and clogging the process line.
  • The boiler: The boiler must be adequate to the processing capacity required by the production line and possible expansions of the initial design.
  • Steam Chamber: The retention time of the grain and the steam injection process must be carefully selected to obtain the best results, since the proper functioning of the flaking line will depend on this equipment. The grain in general must be retained at least 20-60 minutes in temperature ranges ranging from 100 to 105°C, and a humidity of between 18 and 19%, all these conditions ensure that the grain is adequate prior to passage to the Flaking Mill.
  • The Flaking Mill: To achieve a sufficiently thin leaf and the process of Flakes are uniform.
  • Transportation System: If the product will not be stored, this is responsible for bringing the final product to the dispatch area, possibly the product is cooled and a portion of the moisture is extracted.
  • Drying / Dehydration: For the product to be stored or bagged the moisture must be extracted properly, the system increases the temperature of the product (greater than 100 ° C) generating the product sterilization and, causing moisture to be removed from inside the product.
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    Flaking mill plants are a viable solution for livestock producers who need to feed animals in stables or feed lots, and require optimal results in fattening, avoiding differences in weight gains in animals and obtaining a uniform weight gain in the herd.

    The use of the grain allows it to combine with other protein and energy sources and thus obtain a more nutritious food, reducing the decline in the critical periods (winter / summer) and guaranteeing an effective return of the investment.

    Why choose Our Plants?

    Our customers choose this type of plants because:

    • They are a solution for producers who want to process surplus grains from crops
    • Our plants are designed in a modular way, so growing would not be a problem.
    • Produce and store food for animal feed to Feed lots
    • The processed grains can be mixed with other ingredients and considerably improve the protein requirements required by the herd.
    • Offer an efficient animal nutrition because the rolled grains are pre-digested