More effective, more reliable and more durable. Thanks to the high level of customisation and innovative manufacturing technology, Ocrim is now able to mount customised sieves on any model of plansifter, regardless of manufacturer: this is demonstrated by the recent application developed for the customer Middle and West Delta Flour Mills Co. in Egypt.

We talked about this extensively in an article published upon the launch of Ocrim’s innovative antimicrobial sieves in 2017. After almost three years, the large number of plastic sieves on the market has brilliantly confirmed all the tests that the R&D team had carried out during the design phase.

The success of plastic sieves has generated a lot of interest: there has been an increase in demand for sieves, both antimicrobial and non-microbial, and consequently for the installation of these on different types of machines on the market, including ones not by Ocrim. The mechanical engineering department of the historic Cremonese company carried out extensive research and many experiments to achieve this important milestone. The latest project in this regard was carried out for the customer Middle and West Delta Flour Mills Co, Egypt, who required the replacement of obsolete wooden sieves in plansifters not supplied by Ocrim. Middle and West Delta Flour Mills Co, a long-standing customer for Ocrim, has a milling plant consisting of two twin lines each with a capacity of 300T/24h for grinding durum wheat. A tender was launched for the upgrade and Ocrim was invited to take part along with the main milling players in the market. A competitive approach and a reputation as a reliable and well established partner were key to the victory of the historic company from Cremona.

The project presented an intriguing challenge for Ocrim and its design team who, after an initial inspection of the plant, decided to restore and adapt the existing plansifters. The complex upgrade required several weeks of study in order to prepare the most suitable solution for the specific plant and type of plansifter. Ocrim has successfully integrated its own sieves into machines supplied by other providers.

Middle And West Delta Flour Mills Co.

North Africa, Arab Republic of Egypt – Middle and West Delta Flour Mills Co., a company with more than 50 years of experience in food processing, operates in the Nile Delta area. Since 1967, the Government Company has managed the production, trade, export, packaging, storage and distribution of different types of cereals and cereal products. The main products are pasta, bread and other baked goods.