Removing oilseed from milling oats ?

PSQ

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Scottish Borders
I've had a load of milling oats rejected due to them finding low levels of OSR in the sample ( 6 + seeds/100g). Long story short, I need to find a way to either remove it or take a £20 hit on 150 tonnes (£3k).

We have a Bryce Baker 'Trip-bat' rotating drum cleaner with a 3mm slot and 4mm hole screens but oats pass through both. A 2mm hole screen would probably plug with oats (and need brushes fitted) and be slow as sin, a 2mm slot would allow 'light' oats to pass through, and we're already short on the contract tonnage. Bushell weight is well within contract spec.

Would OSR pass through a 1.5mm screen?

Where's the best place to find sheets of punched hole screen (218cm x 117cm)?

There isn't any way to integrate a mobile seed dresser with gravity separator into the handling system (would be £10/t) so thats ruled out.

Any ideas?
 

quattro

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Location
scotland
I've had a load of milling oats rejected due to them finding low levels of OSR in the sample ( 6 + seeds/100g). Long story short, I need to find a way to either remove it or take a £20 hit on 150 tonnes (£3k).

We have a Bryce Baker 'Trip-bat' rotating drum cleaner with a 3mm slot and 4mm hole screens but oats pass through both. A 2mm hole screen would probably plug with oats (and need brushes fitted) and be slow as sin, a 2mm slot would allow 'light' oats to pass through, and we're already short on the contract tonnage. Bushell weight is well within contract spec.

Would OSR pass through a 1.5mm screen?

Where's the best place to find sheets of punched hole screen (218cm x 117cm)?

There isn't any way to integrate a mobile seed dresser with gravity separator into the handling system (would be £10/t) so thats ruled out.

Any ideas?
Rig a small hopper to go on front of combine and put it through there
 

ih1455xl

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Location
northampton
I made auger cleaner with 1/8 hole punched sheet that works a treat for what you want to do might be worth speaking to astwell augers
 
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chaffcutter

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Location
S. Staffs
We used to have a short auger with a small round hole screen which only used to take dust and small weed seeds out, had a small hopper, if you could find one like that it would be a very cheap way to do it. It used to feed a President pre-cleaner over the intake pit (many years ago now!)
 
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PSQ

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Location
Scottish Borders
Rig a small hopper to go on front of combine and put it through there
Interesting idea. We could feed the combine from an overhead conveyor in the grain store, but I would be concerned about the dense 'stoor' (dust) from the combine causing a dust explosion.
I bet they'd still reject it, for 'skinned grains' or 'mechanical damage' or some such.
 

colhonk

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Location
Darlington
I used to grow milling oats years ago.far better break than osr,BUT, they bought them no bother IF they needed them,if they didn`t,they would find any excuse under the sun to not buy them, or dock the price.
 

quattro

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Location
scotland
Interesting idea. We could feed the combine from an overhead conveyor in the grain store, but I would be concerned about the dense 'stoor' (dust) from the combine causing a dust explosion.
I bet they'd still reject it, for 'skinned grains' or 'mechanical damage' or some such.
Combine would be better outside seen people doing malting barley and putting osr through to clean it where it’s heated
Open concave fully it’s just like a big dresser
 

Chae1

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Location
Aberdeenshire
I've had a load of milling oats rejected due to them finding low levels of OSR in the sample ( 6 + seeds/100g). Long story short, I need to find a way to either remove it or take a £20 hit on 150 tonnes (£3k).

We have a Bryce Baker 'Trip-bat' rotating drum cleaner with a 3mm slot and 4mm hole screens but oats pass through both. A 2mm hole screen would probably plug with oats (and need brushes fitted) and be slow as sin, a 2mm slot would allow 'light' oats to pass through, and we're already short on the contract tonnage. Bushell weight is well within contract spec.

Would OSR pass through a 1.5mm screen?

Where's the best place to find sheets of punched hole screen (218cm x 117cm)?

There isn't any way to integrate a mobile seed dresser with gravity separator into the handling system (would be £10/t) so thats ruled out.

Any ideas?
Is that a local mill?
 

Walton2

Member
I did wonder why there was no reply from PSQ on this. There are some contracts that specify no black seeds apparently. How remarkable is it that we can provide natural products that are out of spec when the problem is 0.01grammes in a 100grammes!!
 

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