Coffee trends fuel increased demand
One of the most popular beverages in the world today is coffee. In the U.S. alone, 60% of consumers drink coffee daily, more than any other beverage, including water. As evidence of its popularity and reach, coffee varieties and trends have increased. These include nitro coffee (coffee with added nitrogen gas), adaptogen blends, or alcohol-infused coffee, with variations even extending to the exotic mylks or m*lks used in specialty coffee drinks, which are generally plant-based stemming from soy, almonds, hazelnuts, or coconuts, to name a few. Projections show coffee growth to continue with an anticipated CAGR of 5-7% over the next five years.
Gently convey coffee materials from beans to powders
The moisture content of a dried, processed coffee bean ranges from 10-12%. This makes beans brittle and sensitive to shock, vibration, or changes in humidity. Ground coffee’s fine texture also renders it a delicate material that requires careful handling—hundreds of coffee roasting and packaging facilities around the globe trust Cablevey for gentle coffee product conveyance. A tubular drag conveying system significantly reduces product damage to minimize the waste of delicate coffee beans and other coffee products.
Maximize productivity while maintaining product quality of green coffee beans, roasted beans, ground coffee, and powdered (soluble) coffee with a tubular drag system conveyor. Choose from among our 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-inch diameter systems depending on the desired volume of up to 80,000 lbs./hr. Solid circular discs attached to the central flexible steel drag cable, staggered at precise intervals, push the product through the tube without air or excessive force for gentle transport.
Choosing the Right Conveyor System for Coffee
Read the analysis of an industry expert who sifts through the multiple options available for coffee conveying, comparing and ranking the various technologies.
Gentle on materials
Gently convey delicate and friable materials through all phases of the production process. Our cable and tube conveyor design preserves product integrity to minimize breakage and loss.
Operates on multiple planes
Layouts to fit any configuration or elevation for multiple inlets and discharges.
Low impact installation
The modular design lends the tubular drag conveyor immense flexibility and versatility for installation or upgrades as needed. Fits within floor space limitations, up (ascending) and down (descending) inclines or around corners (sweeps at 45, 60 and 90-degree angles).
Moving Leading Brands Forward
Brazilian Coffee Roaster Plans for Future Growth with Cablevey Conveyor Installation
Orfeu Specialty Coffee is one of the most well-respected brands in Brazil, currently harvesting coffee beans from 2,400 acres of land. In order to accommodate current and future growth while protecting the fragile beans, the company needed a conveying system designed to handle delicate products. An enclosed Cablevey system provided the desired throughput, while occupying a small plant footprint, operating quietly yet efficiently and encapsulating dust for a more hygienic plant environment.Read Case Study
Enclosed Tubular Conveyor System Eliminates Breakage for Premier Coffee Roaster
Nippon Coffee Trading Co., in Osaka, Japan, prides itself on supplying its customers with the highest quality coffee in the world. The company needed a method that could gently convey green coffee beans; a fragile ingredient more challenging to convey than whole bean coffee. Additionally, the company wanted a flexible system that required little maintenance. The Cablevey enclosed tubular cable conveyor supplied all of these requirements and helped minimize financial losses, while protecting against product contamination for increased food safety.Read Case Study
Internationally Acclaimed Coffee Roasting Supply Company Relies on Cablevey for Gentle Conveyance
The world's market leader for design and supply of machinery and systems for coffee roasting plants relies on Cablevey tubular disc and cable conveyors to provide gentle handling of delicate coffee beans for its extensive customer list. This long-standing relationship is built on the Cablevey's customer service, flexibility and of course, its bulk materials handling capabilities.Read Case Study
Tubular Conveyor Protects Delicate, High-Value Products Like Nuts, Cereal, Snacks and More
Material breakage and loss is a costly problem that particularly impacts high-value products that are susceptible to damage, such as nuts, cereal, coffee, snacks and pet foods. Processors need to maintain throughput while avoiding stressors that cause waste and reduced profitability. An enclosed tubular cable and disc conveyor from Cablevey can gently transport these friable food products while maintaining production goals and protecting product integrity.Read Case Study
Frequently Asked Questions
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