04 April 2018
26 February 2018
There are many factors that play a part in producing a quality product for the discerning maize meal market in South Africa and the rest of Africa. One such factor is the influence of grain hardness. We spoke to Wiana Louw, GM at The Southern African Grain Laboratory, to better understand the importance of grain hardness in maize meal production.
13 December 2017
In our previous article, we broke down the basic component of ROFF’s crushers – how they work, how they can be applied and their advantages. In this article we will discuss the second option available to millers – hammer milling. Hammer mills in general are a nuisance-free machine that can be used to mill almost anything from grains to glass and even plastic.
4 December 2017
By now we’ve covered the health and safety aspect of dust extraction and the various ways ROFF’s pipework projects can help businesses create a healthier and safer working environment. However, there is still one aspect of dust extraction that we have not yet covered that can add value to a business and its products – the recovery of product through extraction.
28 November 2017
Through extensive feedback from clients and the industry – we’ve realised that the debate surrounding hammer mills versus roller mills will always be an ongoing one. However, the end product and it’s intended purpose should be the determining factor when deciding between the two.
27 November 2017
At first glance, chartered accountants Josua Pietersen (36) and Isaac Strauss (30) might not seem like your usual maize mill owners. However therein lies the fantastic opportunities that are locked up in ROFF Industries’ R70.
23 October 2017
The evolution, dispersal, and consumption of maize span the better part of the past eight thousand years of human cultural development. Until European exploration in the Americas began in 1492, maize was a New World domesticate with an exclusively American distribution and consumption. Maize is considered as the most important grain crop in South Africa as harvest and production levels can have a noticeable impact on economic growth and food security. Since the deregulation of the maize price in 1991, the market has mainly been influenced by market forces such as supply and demand.
27 September 2017
Despite an increase in maize production this year, South African farmers face heightened uncertainty for their hard-earned crop. The dwindling maize price also offers no reassurance for many farmers still recovering from the long drought. While many feel vulnerable, others have decided to take matters into their own hands by means of adding value to their existing crop and adding new lines of revenue.