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Ludman Introduces Electro-Hydraulic Roll Gap Positioning in its Newest Flaking Mill Design

July 1, 2014

Ludman Industries introduces a new, smaller sized, modern-style flaking mill with 10-in.-diam rolls. This new design is based on best in class features from previous Ludman flaking mills and uses an all integrated approach, where drives, chutes, and guards are included on one common base that enables a simple installation for the client.  

This flaking mill is designed for 80,000 lb of continuous pressing force and utilizes state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic roll gap positioning. Included with the flaking mill is a specifically built hydraulic power unit (HPU) and advanced roll gap control panel. The control panel incorporates a simple but feature-rich 10-in. color touch screen to control all functions of the hydraulic gap control. The human machine interface (HMI) includes interfaces for operational modes, calibration, diagnostics, set-up, data trends, parameters, and alarm management. The electro-hydraulic positioning cylinders can accurately control roll gap within 0.001-in. By utilizing an automated gap control system, it is easy and quick to change the roll gap and therefore create recipes based on product being processed. In addition to gap control, the actuators accurately monitor the pressing force which can also be used to increase product quality. All data can be sent back to plant control system via an Ethernet IP connection. The flaking mill was designed for simplicity, robustness, small size, and reliability. The flaking mill can also easily be designed for an explosion-proof environment.  

Ludman Industries, Milwaukee, WI 414-431-3500 www.ludman.net

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