Oilseed Process Equipment Designs

French manufactures major processing equipment to process most oil-bearing seeds and nuts for food and industrial uses, including biodiesel and other fuels. Our innovative solutions allow operating efficiencies, higher capacities and reduced maintenance costs, which decreases overall processing costs per ton.

Cracking Millcraking-mill

Oilseed Cracking Mill is designed to crack larger seeds, beans and nuts into smaller pieces, this mill is required only on certain materials.


Flaking Millflaking-mill

Our Flaking Mill machinery has the capabilities to flake smaller material, or cracked material, to a thickness of .012″ to .015”. Manufactured with rigid sliding bearing blocks mounted on precision machined keyways and a one-piece cast iron base to minimize vibration, maximize roll life and help maintain precise roll alignment.


Screw Presses: Prepress and Full Pressoil-extraction-screw-press

The Achiever Screw Press (expeller) extracts the oil by squeezing the oil under high pressure. Choose from a full range of sizes designed to full press oil-bearing materials, or to pre-press high oil content seeds and nuts prior to the solvent extraction process.


Screw Presses: Laboratory

Suitable for full press or prepress use in laboratory, pilot-scale and small-scale vegetable oil extraction applications.


Enhanser Press

An extruder used to pelletize oil-bearing seeds or pre-press cake.



Vessel to condition the material to the ideal temperature and moisture content to obtain the maximum extraction of oil in the screw press.



Drum or plate-type magnet to remove any steel material in the feed stream.



If the material has not been pre-cleaned, a cleaner is recommended.


Rate Bin

Bin to provide a steady and even flow of material to the process equipment and is an overflow bin from the cooker/conditioner feed conveyor.


Cake Cooler

Required to cool the solids (press cake) from the screw press so that the material can be safely sent to storage.


Cake Grinder

To grind the press cake to the desired particle size.


Oil Settling Tank

To remove larger solids in the crude oil extracted by the screw press.


Oil Filter

To remove the smaller particles of solids in the crude oil from the oil settling tank to produce filtered crude oil.

The oil extraction process also requires auxiliary equipment including process tanks, pumps, instrumentation, conveyors, motor control center, electrical wiring and conduit, aspiration equipment, piping, air compressor, and storage bins and tanks for the raw material, filtered crude oil and ground cake. French can assist you in your equipment needs by supplying individual pieces of equipment and/or all of the major and auxiliary processing equipment.