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Sortex in grain milling

1 week
Milling Academy, Uzwil, Switzerland
Seasoned millers and head millers with solid milling experience
English, German, other languages on request

You will learn how to run a Sortex installation efficiently and come to understand basic settings, machine design and how to get the most out of the machine for the best yields possible. We will also update you on the basics of cleaning and conditioning wheat plus cereal science – the science behind different grains, particularly wheat. But this isn’t just theoretical training. You will also spend two days in front of a fully operational Sortex A, and you will have access to some of the latest milling machines for a close-up look at how they work.

Solid working experience in a flour mill.

  • Invitation letter for visa application
  • Hands-on access to some of the latest milling machines
  • Three days of practical experience in front of our fully operational Sortex A color sorters at our Milling Academy hall and school mill
  • Printed training documents
  • One social event with dinner
  • Unlimited access to Wi-Fi and internet


Dates & Booking

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More about this course

Instructor Process Technology

Carl Hahn

Milling Academy

Carl’s primary area of expertise is flour milling. He trains all levels of milling, including onsite courses. He also conducts mill assessments. Carl completed his milling apprenticeship in 2001. He then spent eight years working in his family flour milling business before completing the Swiss School of Milling in 2009. He joined Bühler in 2011.

Head of Milling Academy

Michael Albers

Milling Academy

Michael’s primary areas of expertise are common cereals and milling solutions. He teaches our milling courses, including onsite courses. He also conducts mill assessments. Michael completed his apprenticeship in 2007 and graduated from the German Milling School in Braunschweig in 2010. He worked in the milling industry for seven years until he joined our Milling Academy team in 2017.

Sortex Service Engineer

Alexander Putz

Bühler Salzburg

Alexanders’ primary areas of expertise are service, commissioning and customer training for Sortex optical sorters. Alexander completed his apprenticeship as mechatronics engineer in 2013. He then joined Bühler as a Sortex engineer and has worked as one of our trainers since 2017.

Infrastructure and amenities

Milling Academy hall

You will be based at our Milling Academy hall. Here you will have classroom training right next to our milling floor, where you can explore and have a close-up look at many of the latest milling machines.

School mill

Gain practical experience during the visits to two modern oat-processing plants in Switzerland and come to understand operations in a normal industrial environment.


Spacious and comfortable lounge for breaks, including complimentary tea and coffee.

The Sortex course has really helped me to improve the performance of our wheat cleaning system.

Marcondes Messala, Head Miller, Grandes Moagens de Angola

How to find us

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Contact our course coordinator

Lisa Kellenberger

Milling Academy


+41 71 955 30 58

Bahnhofstrasse 114