Rice is a food staple for almost half of the world’s population. When Athens was first inhabited about 7,000 years ago, Southeast Asia had already cultivated the "white" grain which then conquered Europe and America. The rice plant with a height of 1.8 m can be found in over 8,000 different varieties around the world regardless of climate and growing conditions. For plant breeder’s rice is still one of the world’s most popular crops.
Paddy rice has evenly matured kernels with similar lengths and shapes, no fissures, breakage or discoloration and as such is superior in quality and ideal for processing. Especially for the drying of paddy rice, it is important to avoid stress cracking. The PETKUS Drying Concept delivers an efficient yet gentle process with intermediate temperature controls. Immature, chalky, mechanically stressed, eroded or infected grains as well as hulls, stones, weed seeds, stem parts or other foreign particles can be removed with the PETKUS Cleaning and Sorting machines. PETKUS Indented Cylinders (Trieur) ZR Series sort rice according to five fractions: quarter, half, three-quarter, whole grain and chips. With regards to Optical Sorting Technology the ROEBER OS900 sets new standards for professional and modern rice processing