HIROSHIMA, JAPAN — Satake Corp. announced SYSTEM 3.0, a semi-assembled rice milling plant geared toward smaller scale rice processors mainly in Asia and Africa.

SYSTEM 3.0 is a new addition to Satake’s product brand REACH. It incorporates receiving, precleaning, husking, milling, optical sorting and packing stage equipment.

It is designed to maximize the installation efficiency versus cost performance by utilizing unitized components manufactured in Satake's Thailand production facility. Installation is completed in two weeks instead of the usual three to four months. For regions where there are two to three harvests annually, rice mill owners will be able to start up a production line before the next harvest season.

The initial REACH product line, SYSTEM 7.0, a 7-tonne-per-hour paddy rice mill, was introduced in the market in March. The new SYSTEM 3.0 was designed with the same concept but reduced its processing capacity to 3 tph. A larger capacity mill, 14 tph, will follow in the near future.