Rice is an important part of our food palate and diet. It is a staple food, grown widely in our agriculture-based country. The farmers grow it in the form of paddy crop, which is an inedible product in itself. Once harvested, paddy has to undergo proper treatment and de-husking procedures to reach its white known form that we eat. These procedures together are called the ‘milling of rice’. It generally involves systems of pre-cleaning, dehusking, paddy separation, whitening or polishing, sorting, mixing, mist polishing and weighing steps. Technology has enabled the creation of very advanced machines in this sector currently that can very ably undertake these procedures.
The Satake and The Buhler machines are two of the most sought-after rice milling machinery with varied backgrounds and sound work-histories. Production of saleable rice on an industrial level is next to impossible without one of these or some other available machines with similar functionalities. Here, we shall try to analyze each one of these to demarcate the better one:
SATAKE MILLING MACHINE: It is a Japan-based company that commenced business in 1890. They were responsible for making Japan’s first power-driven rice milling machine. It entered the Indian market scenario in 1996. They are basically famous for making genuine sturdy rice mill machinery set-ups with long-term values. Their overall handling and polishing of the grain is another positive on their side.
BUHLER MILLING MACHINE: Buhler is a German-based company, a country with not much rice production in itself. But, the Company has slowly worked its way to the top using extensive research and development. It began its services in India in 1992. The Buhler’s are generally linked with better cleaning and de-husking process and are more automated. They have also further delved into the concepts of fortification of rice using the ‘NutriRice’ process.
Both these machines have their own sets of positives and negatives. They are both good machines. The decision as to which is better for a company should also depend on the perspectives and priorities of the set-up owners. Apart from that, the output given by them shall also depend on the input paddy as well as the quality of the training provided to the Human Resources handling these machines. It has been noted the time and again that a better worker brings out better work from the same machine. Thus, you can well choose any of these machines with some experienced pairs of hands.