Important milling award goes to Switzerland

Swiss milling and technology start-up swisca ag wins the coveted and prestigious Best of Show Award at the IAOM (International Association of Operative Millers) international milling trade fair in the United States. With a world first and enormous energy efficiency, the industry newcomer from Appenzell succeeds in convincing the jury of experts at the 125th anniversary conference.

Full steam ahead – in the truest sense of the word – swisca ag wins the important prize in Little Rock (USA). The jury of experts was especially convinced by the unique "Dampe" dampening system from the think thank in Appenzell. This system uses nozzles to spray the grain with fog of water at the very beginning of the processing chain in the mill. This enables higher efficiency in flour production later on. At the same time, the innovation scores with an energy efficiency that is unrivalled in the market and a high level of food safety.

An important production process in a flour mill is moistening to ensure uniform grinding and high yield. The grain is thus prepared for an optimal milling condition. By adding water to the grain and tempering it in the silos, the bran layers become tough and elastic and the endosperm inside the grain is softened. This is the optimal condition for separating the hull and the endosperm as efficiently as possible during milling. With swisca’s invention, the moisture and density can already be measured precisely during weighing and the addition of water can be calculated exactly. A completely new process with minimal energy requirements applies the moisture to the surface of the grains with a fog of water. The innovative machine, which was developed together with the St.Gallen-based company Trinox Engineering AG, is also automatically cleaned using clean-in-place technology for optimal food safety.

swisca is aiming for high quality machines and processes with a focus on food-safe and energy saving solutions, ulimately resulting in sutainable solutions.

The machines manufactured in Appenzell for leading food processing companies are exported to over 40 countries and are characterised by unique energy efficiency and food safety. Machines from swisca can save over 95% of energy costs. 

IOAM (International Association of Operative Millers)

The IAOM Annual Conference & Expo is the premier educational event for grain milling and seed processing professionals. The annual event gathers milling and allied trade professionals from around the world for three days of education, networking and fellowship. In addition, the annual conference also includes the world’s largest Expo for milling professionals, typically featuring over 140 companies displaying milling and processing equipment and related services.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

swisca ag
Mettlenstrasse 10
CH9050 Appenzell
Telefon: +41 (71) 55244-00

Heinz Brand
Telefon: +41 (71) 55244-55
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