The Containerized Maize Mill is a storage and milling system for grains. It is made of two containers stacked vertically. One side of the system is designed for the storage of grains under silo conditions with aeration and fumigation systems and bulk handling. The other side of the system houses the mill.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The product is available at ABC Hansen
The Containerized Maize Mill is made using two containers stacked vertically. These two containers houses the system for the storage and milling of grains.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can buy the Containerized Maize Mill directly from ABC Hansen. However, the containerized mills cannot be exported via sea-freight since the container is altered.
Distributions to Date Status
~ 10 units
Maize, wheat, millet, sorghum, teff and other grains
Energy requirement (W)
60 kWInterview with representative
Portable or stationary
The Containerized Maize Mill is made from two vertically-stacked containers. The product is built to be able to hold about 20 to 30 tons of grain at a time under silo conditions with aeration and fumigation systems and bulk handling in one portion. For storage, grain is dumped either in bulk from trucks or from bags into a triangular reception bin and is conveyed by means of a bucket elevator or vertical screw conveyor to the top of the stacked silos and from there conveyed by horizontal auger to the storage section. The milling section is in the other portion of the containerized mill. To mill, stored grain is conveyed by horizontal auger to the vertical auger or bucket elevator to the top of the stacked containers and by horizontal conveyor past the storage section into the milling section’s grain cleaner where the small grains are separated from the good quality grain and then dampened or otherwise processed. For maize and wheat, a first-in-first-out bin is used for the dampening and conditioning.
ABC Hansen offers technical support and training for users
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Containerized Maize Mill is designed to allow for both storage and milling of grains.
Vetted Performance Status
There are no known safety hazards linked with the use of this product
Complementary Technical Systems
The Containerized Maize Mill requires electricity from a 3-phase power source to operate. Alternatively, a diesel generator of 25 KVA to 100 KVA power may be required to power the mill where there is no access to electricity.
Academic Research and References
Sharma, K., Kothari, S., Panwar, N. L., & Rathore, N., 2020, Design and Development of solar energy powered maize milling machine. International Journal of Ambient Energy, pp 1-6.
Compliance with regulations
The mill is CE CompliantInterview with representative