Today, one hundred years ago, Primo Antolini was born. He was the president of Ocrim from 2007 to 2018. Today we dedicate a profound thought to him. In memory of a wise, determined and authoritative man who helped make Ocrim the strong company it is today. To him, on the day of his 100th birthday, we dedicate the beautiful words of the song “My way” by Frank Sinatra.
I’ve lived, a life that’s full – I travelled each and every highway – And more, much more than this…. I did it my way
An opportunity you cannot miss, coming up on April 15th and 16th. The first webinar is starting for the new series on the operation and correct maintenance of Ocrim machines. Experts Gianluigi Stagnati and Giuseppe Beluffi will show you how to keep two machines dedicated to grinding rolls management operational and efficient: the GFI Fluting and Grinding machine and the RSD Roller Status Detector.
The new milling plant built for our customer SBCI Industries in Burkina Faso is ready for testing. It was designed with a view to future expansion with the creation of an agri-food hub as a reference point for the sub-Saharan territory. With a capacity of 600 T / 24h with soft wheat, the new plant is mainly intended for the production of 2 types of flour: for boulangeries and for patisseries.
A pure white dove that flies free in the sky is the simple but powerful image that we wish to share with all of you on the occasion of the upcoming Easter days. We entrust her our heartfelt wishes for serenity and hope in order to help everybody feeling united under the same sky while waiting for Covid 19 to become a distant memory
The long planning stage, which was completed last month, involved disparate and specialist skills and resulted in a one of a kind centre. This entire complex, bearing the Ocrim brand, is intended for the processing and treatment of milling rollers. The centre will be set up at the site of the Cremona Canal Port, near the innovative Milling Hub.
Participation was vast and active in the webinar conducted by Fabio Vuoto on 18th and 19th March. The Ocrim Technical Manager spoke about all the aspects that should be considered when designing a construction for the milling plant. The best solution is based on the geological and environmental analysis, the choice of materials and construction methodology, and above all the analysis of the customer’s needs.
How to build the construction for a milling plant? There are many variable factors to consider when implementing a milling project designed to offer maximum return on investment. Fabio Vuoto, the host of the webinar, emphasises that there is no standardised solution because every project derives from a number of technical assessments and customer requirements. For example, if the geological analysis indicates that the ground on which the construction is to be built cannot withstand a heavy load, it will be decided to build the construction in metal since it is lighter than concrete. Or, if the environmental conditions of the territory clearly indicate significant seismicity and atmospheric precipitation, adequate stability, insulation and waterproofing are required. Clearly, the choices will also depend on the economic resources available, the times and the specific customer requests. Thanks to the data obtained from this first stage of analysis, the characteristics of the construction can be determined and the best materials and methodologies to be adopted can be indicated. Fabio Vuoto pauses to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of the main construction materials used – steel and reinforced concrete – and of the construction types that vary according to the execution times, site logistics and solutions to contain construction costs.
The topic involved several participants in all three editions (two on 18th March in English and one on 19th March in Spanish), thereby arousing great curiosity. From the indications on the average life cycle of a milling plant, to the more current issues related to environmental sustainability and energy saving: many questions were asked by the audience who participated actively, always offering new food for thought.
Who Is Fabio Vuoto?
Fabio has been the Ocrim Technical Manager since 2018. A position achieved after a long career that began in Ocrim in 1985 as a Junior designer. After ten years of working his way up the career ladder, he spent a year in Minneapolis (Minnesota USA), in the American headquarters of Ocrim, where he enjoyed an interesting experience as Chief designer. He returned to the Cremona headquarters to go through all the stages that lead to 2006, which is when he was appointed as Assistant Manager of the plant engineering department. From 2008 to 2018 he was also the technical contact person for tenders in his role as Technical & Tendering Manager. Today, after more than 35 years of commitment, study and intense work, Fabio has become the authoritative reference for the technical and design aspects of Ocrim milling plants.