The Urgency of Adopting Modern Rice Milling Technology
◆ On the part of developed countries, such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada
With the remarkable economic growth and stable supply situation of rice, consumers’ demand change from food quantity to food security and quality! In the USA, the rice milling industry has seen a lot of consolidation over the years and most small milling operations have gone away. The fact that the milling industry has consolidated into large facilities, shows that people are more critical of rice quality.
Therefore, under the scale economy inherent in rice mill operation and growing quality consciousness in the rice milling market, milling machines would become larger and more sophisticated replacing the current competitive milling market with an oligopolistic one.
Modernized rice mill machines have more reasonable design and higher milling efficiency. The quality of the milling machine directly influences rice quality, including its whiteness, transparency, milling degree (appearance units of milled rice) and chalkiness, grain dimensions, milling, and head rice recoveries, etc. Rice milling factories, which are using modernized advanced rice mill equipment, such as MNML series rice milling machine and MNTL series ricing milling machine, can exactly satisfy consumers’ demand on rice quality, and eliminate their worries.
◆ As for developing countries, such as India, Nigeria, China, Philippine
The high profitability of rice milling business and a low entry barrier facilitated small scale rice mills to have grown rapidly. Small-sized rice mills are with backward processing technique of rice and lack of adequate processing equipment, being an encumbrance, which hinders the further development of the whole industry.
The current situation is: on the one hand, in recent years, with the growth of population, more pressure on the arable land has been made and this, in turn, the need for higher productivity of crops was felt in those countries.
On the other hand, due to inefficient milling processes, a large quantity of foodgrain was reported to be lost. It was reported that the use of old and outdated methods of drying and milling processes has led to losing about 10 % of the total production of paddy
Therefore, it calls for a better processing technique of rice to prevent processing loss.
Development Trends of Rice Milling Equipment in the Future
1. Demand for a single unit and a complete set of large-scale rice milling machinery will be increasingly higher.
With the gradual increase of rice milling machine demand, rice milling manufactures are developing towards scale, cluster, and combination step by step, which will certainly lead to higher and higher demand for a single unit and complete set of large-scale rice milling machinery. Currently, the existing rice processing line newly built by large-scale rice processing enterprises mainly refers to complete set equipment with at least 150t daily processing capacity, which has the increasingly stringent requirements on product technological level, processing quality, unit energy consumption, rice broken ratio and so on. The original small and medium-size rice milling processing equipment cannot satisfy the intensification and scale production needs of rice processing enterprises because of the small output, low accuracy, high energy consumption, rough manufacturing technique, low automation degree, and unstable product performance. Fortunately, a single unit and complete set of large scale rice milling machinery can effectively address the demand due to the large processing capacity, low energy consumption, excellent processing property, and high degree of automation.
2. Technological innovation and technical input play an increasingly important role in the rice milling industry.
The rapid development of science and technology highly promoted the steady growth of the economy. This indicates that the rice milling machine products are gradually developing into high efficiency, low energy consumption, automation, intelligent and complete set. The information-based rice milling equipment will be conducive to optimizing the operation of the device and grasping the dynamics of the whole production process. Digitization and system integration technology is beneficial to the development of remote diagnosis, remote debugging, and remote control, which can maintain steady production and improve productivity. Flexible equipment is more suitable for market demand with the characteristic of ‘multi-category and small amount’. On the other hand, it helps to improve product quality and decrease production costs. During the whole processing, realizing Intellectualized equipment can maximize the utilization of resources and energy.
3. The industrial chain will develop in the direction of intensive processing and further processing of coarse cereals
With the application of high technologies, such as biotechnology, information technology, and automatic control technology, etc., in the research and development of rice milling equipment, the added value of rice milling products has constantly improved. Except for rice milling, the byproducts of paddy, such as broken rice, rice bran, rice germ, rice husks, can be further processed into value-added products. Taking rice husk, for example, investors prefer to pelletize them into wood pellets using Biomass Briquette Machine
or Electric Flat Die Wood Pellet Machine.
PS: High-end complete set of rice milling plants will be increasingly demanding, low-end products will be phased out very soon. Only by increasing technology input and importing advanced technology and milling equipment can Rice Manufacturers have a place in industry competition in the future.