Vardarcı Makina Sanayi was founded by Şükrü Vardarcı in the 1950’s, has been a pioneer in the establishment of edible oil plants in every region of Turkey since its foundation, is a company who produces machinery and equipment for edible oil sector. The product range of the company was expanded with the participation of the second generation members of the family Mechanical Engineer Tuncer Vardarcı and Electrical Engineer Zafer Vardarcı and the company began to export their products in 1984.
Vardarcı Makina, with its experience in the sector more than five decades, manufactures cottonseed, sunflower seed, soybean seed, canola seed, sesame seed processing machinery equipment for extracting their oil in the seed, These are Preparation machinery for getting the crude oil. They also produce turn-key Project for their customers.
After second generation’s inclusion, they built turn-key, high capacity oil plants in Syria, Iraq, Germany and Azerbaijan. In 2004 they founded Keller&Vardarci Industries in Aegean Free Zone, Izmir as a joint-venture with one of the well-known family-managed company in Germany KEK Egon Keller GmbH&Co. Kg. In 2007 the third generation member joined to the company and expanded the goals of the firm and continue to protect their pioneer reputation in the edible oil sector.
They supplied oil plants, the smallest is 100 ton the biggest is a 600 ton capacity per day, in Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Tanzania, Zambia, North-Africa, Uzbekistan and Brazil. Their ongoing projects continue in Their machinery and equipment and spare parts now are being sent to all around the World.
The company’s featured product Linter Machine (Delinting) KV-210 which removes the lint on the cottonseed, is one the world’s leader machine with its 210 Lintergin blades provides higher capacity and efficiency. The other featured products are Decorticating Machinery and Oil Pressing machinery which proved its long-lasting and friendly use in the sector. Vardarci Makina also manufactures and supplies spare parts for all kinds of edible oil machinery.
Ms. Vardarcı, could you tell our readers about your company’s R&D operations?
As a company who produces machinery and equipment for edible oil sector and spare parts, we are running R&D operations for developing the technological infrastructure of the machines that we produce. Vardarcı is the company that has the widest range of products in edible oil and machinery sector in Turkey. To improve and gain a higher productivity from our products, our research and development activities are on its way continuously.
What is your view for 2017 and predictions for the end of the year?
During the year 2017, both Turkey and the World tried to fight against terror threat and to maintain a global economical balance and stability. We as a company focused more on our research and development activities this year. We want to finish 2017 as a firm that is more dominant in domestic market.
What can you say about your domestic and international operations?
During the year, we continued to work and improve our projects in Africa and Turkic republics in Middle Asia region as well as our exportation to Germany.
Interest on unextractioned cold oil production increased recently in the world. As you know, cold oils that are being produced without pretreatments or chemical processing are widely used cosmetics sector and pharmaceutical industry. Global rise in demand have reflections through Turkey too. As a pioneer company in cold oil processing machinery, Vardarcı continues to work on this process and prolong our exportation.
What do you think Turkey needs to do for increasing its oil seeds production?
Turkey imports 75 percent of the oil it needs. If we do not increase the oil seeds production, the amount of importation will apparently increase. We do have sufficient facilities to process oil seeds, however the production is not sufficient. Share of oil seeds cultivation areas of total arable lands in Turkey is around 4 percent. Thus, total production of oil seeds does not suffice the needs of the country and thousands of tons of oil seeds and raw oil is being imported each year. Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock is in awareness of the situation and took actions to improve and increase oil seeds production. Subsidies are being made for farmers to incent sunflower, corn and safflower production. Sunflower incentives rose to 40 Kuruş (Cent) from 25 Kuruş. Actions taken in terms of manure and diesel fuel incentives. However, to strengthen our economy, those incentives should be increased more. Awareness of farmers should be raised before the plantation seasons. Thus, oil seeds production can be increased and come to a level that suffices for country’s needs.
Keller-Vardarcı Industries Ltd. established in 2004 in Izmir, Turkey, is a joint venture of two family-managed firms, KEK Egon Keller GmbH & Co, Germany and Vardarcı Makina Ltd. Sti., Turkey. Keller-Vardarcı designs and manufactures cottonseed and other oilseed processing machinery worldwide; including equipment and parts for cottonseed Delinting, Linter machinery, Lint cleaners, cottonseed Bale Press machinery, Saw sharpening machinery for Delinting, cotton ginning, seed cleaners, Dehulling & Decorticating machinery, Filter presses, Oil Presses, Cookers, Expellers, spare parts for own manufactured machinery and for other brands etc. We supply turnkey projects for edible oil sector, as a leader company in edible oil processing machinery and equipment. Products manufactured by experienced specialists, with more than 50 years manufacturer competence of two family companies. Also, the firm provides its clients engineering assistance following the machinery installation.
Linter Cotton: Linter cotton, which is separated from the cotton seed after the linter process is a very important product that is used in various industries. Linter cotton, is used in the.
Cellulose Chemical Industry and Paper Industry
It is used in the food industry as a cotton oil, margarine and refined vegetable oil, which is produced from the cottonseed.
The Oil: The oils which are extracted from the seeds of sunflower, soybean, canola, sesame, aspire and other oily seeds, is used in the production of,
Margarine and edible liquid oil in the Food Industry,
Color and Painting industry,
Soap and detergent industry
Furthermore, after the oil extraction process, remaining cake is used as a valuable animal food. Also, the pulp of some oil seed is used as a fuel oil..
The oils which are extracted from COLD OIL (Cold Pressing) system:
Walnut, sesame, soy, nut, peanut, sunflower, corn cold oils are used in the salad oil and salad sausages.
SUNOWER SEED CLEANER
It is produced for cleaning of oil seeds especially sunflower kernels. Foreign materials such as stone, dust, soil, leaf etc. are taken by the seed absorb system placed on top of the machine. Due to its vibrant shaker arrangement, the necessary sieve will be provided according to which kind of oil seeds will be cleaned.
BIG DRUM SIFTER
It is produced for cleaning and separating of white cotton seeds in cottonseeds processing oil mill plants. To get a good result in cleaning process in delinting plants, this machine perfectly separates impurities from the seed. The machine is designed as a rigid structure all steel frame, and a drum covered by perforated screen rotates for separating process. The remaining cottons inside the drum are picked up from the front of the machine. The cleaned cottonseeds fall into the conveyors proceed to the cleaning or delinting section and the dusts fall into the second conveyors are removed.
FOUR TRAY PNEUMATIC SEED CLEANER
It is produced for cleaning of multiple oilseeds, like white cotton seed, sunflower kernels, soybeans, ground nuts etc., only the perforated screens to be changed according to the processed seed. The four-tray seed cleaner is designed as a rigid structure, all steel frame with four screened shaker trays and two eccentric shafts with balance wheels for vibration-free operation. All bearings are of first class brand heavy-duty quality.
LINTER MACHINE KV-210
For cottonseed delinting process cut out mechanically by saws and linters are removed from the saws by a brush cylinder and carried away pneumatically. The highest capacity working Delinting Machine produced by our company, is designed as a rigid structure all steel frame. All bearings are of ‑rst class brand heavy-duty quality. The dynamically balanced saw shaft is equipped with special designed saw spacer rings and 210 saws 0,045’’ thickness and 18 inches diameter, made from special alloy steel as made in Germany, to guarantee a long lifetime. Grate fall ribs are of a perfect quality. Brushes are made from natural fiber only and brush bodies and rails are made from aluminum. Hydraulic easiness: Saw cylinder removal is carried out with the use of the double lever controlled hydraulic mechanism, which will remove the saw cylinder from the bearing mounts and presents it to the overhead hoist.
LINTER MACHINE KV-176
For cottonseed delinting process cut out mechanically by saws and linters are removed from the saws by a brush cylinder and carried away pneumatically. Delinter is designed as a rigid structural all steel frame. All bearings are of first class brand heavy-duty quality. The dynamically balanced saw shaft is equipped with special designed saw spacer rings and 176 saws 0,045’’ thickness and 18 inches diameter, made from special alloy steel as made in Germany, to guarantee a long lifetime. Saw cylinder removal is carried out with the use of double lever controlled hydraulic mechanism, which will remove the saw cylinder from the bearing mounts and presents it to the overhead hoist.
HYDRAULIC BALE PRESS ONE BOX
This machine is used for producing bales of linter cotton, working hydraulically with one rotating lift-box, not required to dig a hole and working on the ground.
HYDRAULIC BALE PRESS DOUBLE BOX
This machine is used for producing bales of linter cotton, working hydraulically with double rotating lift-boxes, not required to dig a hole and working on the ground.
Lint cleaner is designed as a rigid structure all steel frame, for high capacity, precise cellular control and thorough lint cleaning. The interior of the machine is equipped with our special manufacturing brush cleaning system to clean perforated sheet iron. Multiple-stage screens provide producing the cleanest lint.
SAW SHARPENING MACHINERY
For cutting and re-sharpening the teeth of delinting blanks /saws, equipped with 42 pieces of prime quality perfect hardened gummer ‑les to maintain teeth of proper shape and pitch throughout the full life of the saws. The machine is working fully automatic after placing the saw cylinder in place and adjusting the index crank to the correct setting. During the separating process of cotton and the seed, Linter saws are exposed to the wearing, and their teeth are getting wiped out. The saw cylinder should be sharpened in every 8 hours. This duration can be changed according to cotton range obtained, the humidity of the seeds, the capacity processing by the machine.
Huller machine gives perfect outcome in the huller procedure of oil seeds such as sunflower kernel, soybean, cottonseed etc. The capacity is changed according to the quality, type, and the humidity of the seeds, and foreign material within. The huller is constructed of extra steel and iron casting and equipped with one rotating cylinder and one stationery part with replaceable huller knives. The huller knives are special hardened against abrasion wear. The huller processing is done by these knives which are lined up on rotating cylinder and the knives which are lined up on stationery body. The stationery body are lined with knives is designed adjustable according to the sort and size of the seed. The machine is equipped with a variable speed feeder with magnet in order to prevent metal pieces which may enter into the machine and to protect the huller knives to get excellent durability. We produce 3 various types of Huller Machine according to producers’ capacity requests.
This machine is used to separate shell from the inside product. Certain amount of shell remained on top of the shaker is carried away by fan absorption system. The Huller Shaker is designed as a rigid structure all steel frame with optional two or four screened shaker trays and two eccentric shafts with balance wheels for vibration-free operation. We produce two different types of Huller Shaker such as Two Tray and Four Tray Huller Shaker.
DOUBLE DRUM HULL BEATER
Double Drum Hull Beater is working with two rotating drums and two heavy paddle shafts for hulls or tailings. The two rotating drums inside of the machine and the rods which are rotated in opposite ways and with perforated metal sheet regain the oily inner part of the hull. The regained inner part of the hull is conveyed by conveyors under the machine. From the front of the machine, the hull is conveyed to the hull department. We produce two types of Double Drum Hull Beater as to the capacity.
After oil screw pressing process, the crude oil containing sediments is required to be cleaned. Our Screening Tank is perfectly designed for the separation of the sediment from the oil, before it enters to the filter press machinery with the aim of extending the charging of the filter press and increasing the capacity.
Filter press cleans the foreign materials included in the oil and produces lucid oil in order to use in edible oil industry, chemical, petrol, food industry, and all kind of liquid filtration processes. According to the industrial needs the frames and plates of the Filter press are produced with pig iron, stainless steel, aluminum, polypropylene, or similar materials. We produce various models as to the capacity of producing and the plate dimensions.
FLAKING ROLLER MILL
It is used for aking of multiple crushed oilseeds like white cottonseed, sunflower kernel, soybean, canola etc. The Flaking Roller Mill KV-RM-600 is designed as a rigid structural all steel frame guarantees a very long life for the machine. The machine works hydraulically with two rotating rollers. Flaking Rollers are chilled cast iron with surface hardness and face ground smooth.
It is used for pressing and extraction of the oil and the cake of multiple crushed oilseeds such as cottonseeds, sunflower kernels, rapeseeds, soybeans, etc. after squeezing and cooking in the cooker. The expeller type oil press is designed as a rigid structure all steel frame, guarantees a very long life for the machine. Worm assemblies and special hard-wearing materials used in the construction provide to get the desired oil ratio on the cake and to reach the machinery’s full potential. A very strong helical gear box ensures 24 hour production as well as high quality and efficient use.
For breaking the cakes of sunflower seed, soybean, cottonseed etc., before they are pulverized, Cake Breaker gives a perfect outcome in breaking process. The breaking processing is done with the knives which are lined up on rotating cylinder and the knives which are lined up on a stationary frame. The stationary frame is designed adjustable according to the sort and the size of the cake. Cake Breaker is constructed of extra steel and iron casting. The knives are special hardened against abrasion wear.