Monday April 10, 2017 0 comments
FORT COLLINS -- Providing a solution to the supplement feed industry, Rayeman Elements Inc. announced it has created a system that is not only the first of its kind, but also offers a solution to the waste affiliated with traditional “lick” tubs.
The Rayeman Automated Tub Press System creates a 200 lb. tub that can produce 5,000 lbs. every hour. Similar to the range cubes made from the Rayeman Bulk Densification Line, the tubs are made completely with 100% DDGs (dry distillers grains). Consumption rates are controlled solely through density of the tub, rather than limiters, binders, or fillers.
The supplement tubs are made using grain conditioning, heat, and 80,000 lbs. of psi for a specified hold time, as well as further patented technology designed by Mike Thomas, Rayeman Elements’ VP and director of technology.
Thomas has more than 25 years in the manufacturing business and specializes in extrusion and new technologies.
Overseeing the development of products and systems developed at Rayeman Elements Inc., Thomas, CEO Samantha Western and the REI team have created more than 40 patents, patents pending, and patents applied for with their unique and groundbreaking technology and machines -- including the Automated Tub Press System. Western, Thomas and the REI team are dedicated to pioneering one-of-a-kind solutions that reduce waste and cost and provide quality supplements with zero binders or fillers.
An added advantage to the production of these density-controlled supplement feed tubs is the ability to add vitamins and minerals the cattle may require, the company said.
Additionally, the billet will not fall out if the tub is kicked over by the cattle, a benefit not offered in conventional lick tubs.
“What’s best about these supplement tubs is the convenience you have to load them up and take them where they need to go on the range,” said Western.