DISC MILL & OTHER OPTIONS
Insects have long been a significant source of human food for much of the world's population. Now interest is growing in Western societies, as cricket flour is gaining traction as a platform to expand the market for the potential of entomophagy—the scientific term for human consumption of insects.
To make flour, crickets are first dehydrated. Then they're ground, which can be done with a variety of machine types. As a leading provider of food processing solutions, Pleasant Hill Grain offers products suited to users ranging from the home kitchen experimenter to the commercial producer. Please click on the products below for more details, or call us to discuss your particular needs with a member of our commercial sales team.
The ABC Hansen Disc Mill
The ABC Hansen disc mill is a multi-purpose grinder of exceptional versatility. In its base configuration it comes with stainless steel grinding plates (aka discs/disks) that are infinitely adjustable for an output texture ranging from very coarse to very fine. The milling discs have a long service life and are easily replaceable.
Other milling-head options are available for the ABC Hansen grinder, including a hammer mill attachment and composite corundum stone burrs. Hammer mills reduce particle size by high speed impact with rotating steel bars. Material stays within the hammer milling chamber until particles are small enough to pass through the holes of the hammer mill’s exit screen, and interchangeable screens with a variety of hole sizes are available. The stone burr milling heads provide an ultra-fine milling option.
The stainless steel discs of the ABC Hansen disc mill have proven ideal for grinding cricket flour from dehydrated crickets, making cricket powder with a high degree of uniformity that’s excellent for food production.
The food contact parts of the ABC Hansen disc mill are food-grade stainless steel. A large hopper feeds the mill, and construction is heavy duty throughout.
Dehydrators for crickets
We offer both home-use and commercial food dehydrators, providing a wide range of capacities and features. Many of the home-use dehydrators are expandable as your needs grow, and several of our commercial dehydrators are NSF-certified for food production. Click to view the category pages for
More cricket flour options
Please see the navigation bar at the top of this page to browse more products, and if you have questions about anything, please call us at the toll-free number below. Pleasant Hill Grain specializes in grinding equipment, and we’ll be happy to work with you to develop the best solution for your particular needs.