Roller Mill, Flaking

Roller Mill, Flaking

Manufacturer

Roskamp Manufacturing Inc.

Model

Series 16, Model K

Availability

Available for scheduled use. Contact Hui Wang at huiwang@iastate.edu or (515) 294-3572 for availability.

Power Specifications

Motor: Reliance Duty Master A/C Motor
Horsepower: 10 HP
Voltage/Amperage: 460/230V; 27/13.5A
Speed: Maximum speed is 280 rpm@60 Hz.

Description

Standard Operating Procedure (PDF)

Roskamp Flaking Mills are commonly used in oilseed applications to prepare materials for mechanical or solvent extraction. Flaking increases the surface area of the material, crushes cells and cell walls, and reduces the distance that the oil or solvent must travel, thus allowing for more efficient oil extraction. For certain high-oil materials, flaking also ruptures some of the oil “cells,” releasing the oil for easier extraction. Materials commonly flaked for oil extraction include soybeans, canola, rapeseed, sunflower seed, safflower seed, cottonseed, corn germ, palm kernel, and copra (coconut).