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Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance

Next appointment:
26.08. – 30.08.2024 (EN)

Aim of course

Maintenance, repair and technical service are significant since they affect lifetime of milling machines and ensure them to work non-stop at desired levels. This course covers crucial mechanical and electrical maintenance aspects of machines and elements that can be found in a typical feed mill. Participants will be able to understand fundamental principles of maintaining key equipment and processes. Moreover, they will get familiar with maintenance software for grain processing plants.


  • Grinding:
    wear and tear aspects at hammer & roller mills; feeder, change of elements, lubrication, etc.
  • Mixing:
    spray system maintenance, replacing of worn parts, lubrication, weighing & dosing units, micro-dosing,
    load cells, etc.
  • Pelleting:
    motor alignment, shear pin disassembly, lubrication, roll gap adjustment, die & roller change, conditioner, retentioner, cooler maintenance, etc.
  • Mechanical conveying:
    screw & trough chain conveyer, bucket elevator
  • Miscellaneous: magnets, sieves, valves, flaps, filter, separator, sensors & actors, frequency converters.
    ProPlant control system
  • In all sections: troubleshooting and hands-on


8 – 12 persons

Service and maintenance staff, Production personell

5 days

CHF 2’240

Training Center
Uzwil, Switzerland

Booking and cancellation conditions

Hotel / Accomodation

On request, we are pleased to book a ** or *** hotel.
(please fill in the corresponding field on the application form)

Course fee

CHF 2’240

Included are course documentation, lunches, coffee, water, or tea during breaks, one social evening with dinner. Not included is hotel accommodation, travelling costs, transportation from airport to hotel etc.

Application deadline / Terms of payment

Enrolment must be made latest mid November of the previous year and becomes definitive on receiving of the payment.

Payment is due at the latest 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.

Cancellation fees (in % of course fee)
within 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning: 10 %
within 2-4 weeks prior to the beginning: 25 %
within 2 weeks prior to the beginning: 50 %