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They Make Machines That Grind, Crush Or Hammer
If something can be ground, crushed or hammered into pieces, C.S. Bell has a machine to do it. The company specializes in “size reduction” machines for farm, home and specialty food processors. Company products are used for everything from recycling glass and aluminum to grinding grain for feed. Growing interest in locally produced foods has created new niches for the company, according to Dan White, C.S. Bell.
  “Farmers and others are getting into distilled spirits and starting up micro distilleries using grain they have grown or bought locally,” says White. “Federal regulators have created incentives if you buy grain within 100 miles of the distillery.”
  Micro distilleries and microbreweries need equipment like C.S. Bell’s hammer mills and grain mills. The company sells both in a variety of sizes and options.
  The No. 60 power grist mill has a capacity of up to 300 lbs./hr. corn meal or wheat flour or up to 700 lbs./hr. coarse animal feed. The cast iron mill with steel mill shaft and bronze bearings can grind small bones, seeds, coffee beans, roots and spices. It works equally well grinding wet or dry materials. It’s available with or without a 2 hp electric motor, base frames and larger hopper. The package starts at $1,800.
  The basic hammer mill comes in 3 sizes and is designed for every type of use from grinding feed for livestock to preparing compost and mulch to milling wheat and corn into meal and flour. The smallest model has a capacity of 30 lbs./hr. wheat flour and 2,000 lbs./hr. coarse feed corn. It can even coarse grind fruit at 1,000 lbs./hr.
  The simple design includes a tilt top chamber, hardened steel hammers and the option of bottom or blower discharge. It can be mounted above a pit or hopper. Blower discharge equipped units are best suited for dry, lightweight material. The fan pulls material into the hammers and moves finished material more than 20 ft. vertically. Other options include base frames, a feed hopper with cover, magnets to catch ferrous tramp metal and a dust collector/bagger. Screen options range from 1/32-in. to 3/4-in. perforations. Other sizes can be ordered. Pricing starts at about $1,500.
  The company also produces an old-fashioned ear corn sheller that is also ideal for hulling walnuts. It’s priced at $229.
  Can and glass crushers and separating/recycling systems are also available. Both reduce storage and handling, but are now finding new uses.
  “We have customers who take outdated or mis-bottled product, whether spirits, wine or soda, and process it for sale to ethanol plants,” says White.
  Whatever the grinding or processing needs, White says C.S. Bell can provide it. The company sells direct as well as to a limited line of distributors.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, C.S. Bell, P.O. Box 291, 170 W. Davis St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (ph 419 448-0791; toll free 888 958-6381; info@csbellco.com; www.csbellco.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1