Italian successes for Cimbria


The legumes market in Italy has undergone significant development in recent years, and now represents an important opportunity for commodity traders.

This became apparent to foreign investors towards the end of 2014, and the owners of ILTA Alimentare decided to establish a new company at Porto Marghera in Venice.
In mid-2015, ILTA contracted Cimbria to develop a turnkey project to process legumes. Cimbria Heid Italy designed an efficient turnkey project that went into full operation at the beginning of 2016.
ILTA receives the raw product in big-bags or containers. The process starts by filling the first two cylindrical buffers that lead legumes to a Delta cleaner. From the cleaner, the product flows through a magnetic box and then into a dry-stoner. It is then lifted once again to a gravity table, onwards to a Chrome 5 optical sorter (configured as 4+1 lines for cleaning and re-separation) and finally to a Delta grader. The three different grades are stored in three cylindrical buffers. A screw conveyor collects the screened product and delivers it into the sixth bin.
The cleaning line is placed on the right side of the building. A belt con- veyor placed under the three buffers that contain the graded product brings the legumes to the bagging area on the left side of the same building, where a cylindrical grader removes the last of the broken legumes, and stores the final product in two different square buffers.
The plant cleans chickpeas, lentils, peas and beans at an average capacity of 5 tph. Another contract recently undertaken by Cimbria Heid Italia saw it design and complete the construction of a new durum wheat storage facility for pasta producer Barilla Spa at the beginning of this year.
Built in Parma at the headquarters of the Italian giant, Cimbria supplied, on a turnkey basis, facilities for durum wheat to be received from trucks and trains and conveyed for processing into semolina and by-products. The intake rate of the grain amounts to 200 tph, and the product is pre-cleaned and then stored in 16 silos that have a capacity of approximately 3,750t each.
The incoming transport system is constructed by means of chain conveyors and bucket elevators. These machines have been equipped with safety accessories for the fully automated functioning of the plant. The stored grain is then extracted from silos and transferred to the mills for the milling process through a system of chain conveyors and belt conveyors at an hourly capacity of 140 tph.
A software management system allows the plant to operate even without the presence of personnel, with an alarm system and remote management of utilities providing constant supervision of operations from any location.

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