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CD1 Mill


CD1 Mill

CD1 MillThe CD1 Mill produces test flours that is representative of flours obtained from industrial mills.


The CD1 Mill is a test mill designed to reproducibly mill wheat samples for evaluation of yield, quality and for further testing.  The biochemical composition of the flours processed out of the CD1 is very close to that of industrial flours (purity, granulometry, histological composition, starch damage, quality and quantity of protein). 

The CD1 Mill is a repeatable, reproducible and standardized method for evaluating the milling and quality characteristics of wheat.  The CD1 mill complies with AACC 26-70.01 standard which describes its use for experimental milling. It also complies with NF EN ISO 27971 standard which describes the test milling methodology for the Alveograph test (ring tests, wheat-market transactions).

The CD1 Mill simulates the main steps in an industrial mill:

  1. Breaking with two streams between three fixed grooved cylinders.
  2. Centrifugal screening.
  3. Reduction by one or two streams between two smooth cylinders.
  4. Centrifugal screening.


The CD1 has many uses for milling professionals needing a reproducible and standardized milling method.

For Flour Millers:

  • Selection of wheats, and assessment of blends to make.
  • Estimation of milling characteristics (extraction rate, wheat behavior during the milling process).
  • Characterization of the flours obtained.

Learn more about the CD1 mill!