Buckwheat Processing Plants
Buckwheat has been cultivated for over 4,500 years. As well as in Russia and China, the largest producing countries, buckwheat enjoys a steadily growing demand in many other parts of the world. Since buckwheat is gluten-free and the number of people suffering from celiac disease strongly increases, the variety of buckwheat products grows.
This growing variety of products places new demands on the processing plants.
SCHULE Mühlenbau, specialised for more than 100 years in husking, masters - in addition to the traditional process for the production of husked buckwheat - a globally unique process, i.e. the wet husking of buckwheat.
In the traditional method, after cleaning and kiln drying, the buckwheat is first classified in several fractions before it is husked. Then separation of the grain kernels, the removed husks and broken grains takes place, usually in several fractions. The wet husking process developed by SCHULE Mühlenbau does without classifying into several fractions. This reduces the required machine facilities. Furthermore, a significantly higher kernel yield can be reached with this newly developed process in comparison with the traditional process.
The following overview shows machines which are used for the processing of buckwheat. Here, you can find more information about various SCHULE machines.