Cablevey® Conveyors – Frozen Rice

December 30, 2020

This product was run during a virtual test with the customer. The product is frozen seasoned rice with corn and beans. During the presentation, we ran and caught approximately 60 lbs of product and recycled the product to effectively coat the system. Using a wiper continuously will prevent any large buildup of seasoning on the inside of the tubes. A brush box and air knife will reduce carryover. The product flowed well in a frozen state. Continuous frozen product and a climate controlled environment will also aid in reducing carryover. This product also runs quietly and without increase to dry amp draw. Large clumps of frozen product should be delumped if possible to keep product from the inlet shear point. ClP after running this product was routine and without anomaly. A video of the product entering the inlet, going up the inspection section and discharging was filmed.This product will work very well in a 4”,6” or 8” Cablevey conveyor.

  • TESTED BY: Scott Berning, Morgan Burford
  • TESTING CONDITIONS: 56 degrees F and 52% relative humidity
  • SAMPLE IDENTIFICATION: The sample was frozen seasoned rice with beans and corn. (See picture at end of report)
  • TEST OBJECTIVE: Determine how well a Cablevey conveyor would move this product.
  • TEST PROCEDURES: Standard lab procedures were used for bulk densities, slip angles, angle of repose, pull tests, and practical conveying.
  • EQUIPMENT USED: 4″ conveyor, pull-test apparatus, and standard lab bench test equipment.


Bench Tests

6″ Cube (lb) 3.64 Bulk Density (lbs./ ft.3) 29.12
Stainless steel slip Angle 40 Coefficient of Friction .839
Angle of Repose 40 Coefficient of Friction .839

*Slip angle determines the products friction against stainless steel
*Repose angle is the products internal frictions.


4″ Conveyor Fill Speed (Hz.) Motor Amps Noise (dBa)
Empty 0% 20 6.5 72
Loaded 75% 20 6.0 65
Loaded, 30 minutes

The conveyor was running at 20 htz. which equates to 46 ft/minute. This was run in a 6” conveyor using UHMW discs, 304 Stainless enclosed tubing, stainless steel coated cable and the distance from disc to disc is 6”

Conveyor dimensions are 43’ horizontal from the inlet into vertical 13’ back to horizontal 26’ to the discharge point.

5.4 hp motor on the drive with ABB ACS355 VFD


Test System Used

Frozen Rice

Frozen Rice