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Rice is a staple cereal grain around the globe

Rice is a cereal grain, a staple food for more than half of the world’s population and is considered the second most important cereal crop globally. While many consumers are familiar with white, long-grain rice, it is available in different types and varieties, each with unique properties, tastes and texture. In the U.S. alone, 20 different varieties of rice are grown commercially.

In the 2021/2022 crop year, worldwide consumption of rice equaled just under 510 million metric tons. Rice can be sold as raw rice, or in rice wafers, rice flakes, puffed or canned rice, or used in the starch and brewing industries, while the husk and bran remain after milling and find a place as ingredients in animal feeds. *Process rice blends typically contain par-boiled rice which is even more prone to easy breakage (tiny bits at the bottom of the box) which are undesirable to consumers.

Efficient yet gentle conveyance preserves rice quality

Rice is considered a fragile or brittle good and when roughly or improperly conveyed, can suffer from product degradation. The conveying system is best for gentle yet efficient transport of friable materials is the tubular drag conveyor from Cablevey. The flexible, coated stainless steel drag cable features solid circular discs attached at precise intervals to push the product through the conveying tube without air or excessive force. This system and method of conveying preserves the product integrity of delicate materials such as rice and rice by-products. 

The enclosed tubing prevents contamination, preserves sanitation, and upholds food safety standards while restricting dust. Gently convey rice, mixes, blends, puffs and flakes, and other rice products with Cablevey tubular drag conveyors.

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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.

Enclosed, sanitary and dust free environment

Enclosed tube conveyors improve plant safety and hygiene by drastically reducing dust while protecting against product contamination.

Quiet & Energy Efficient

The engineered design requires lower horsepower motors, for lower energy requirements and quiet operations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can cable and tube rice conveyor systems move rice even in powdered form?

Yes. Our rice conveyors are designed to move rice materials in all forms.

Are cable & tube rice conveyors safe and sanitary?

Yes. The enclosed tube environment keeps your materials clean and safe while in transit. Enclosed tubes also serve to keep wastage low and your plant clean.

How are tube conveyors cleaned?

Wet, dry and in-line cleaning options are available. As part of our engineering and service process, we will work with you to specify the best cleaning solution for your needs and train you on how to use specified equipment.

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