Sioux Steel Company recently introduced its newest paddle bin sweep, the Air Assist paddle sweep.
According to Product Development Engineer Elliott Strain, the Air Assist paddle sweep combines Sioux Steel’s current paddle loading technology with short bursts of high pressure air to break up crusted and difficult-to-move grains and other commodities.
“This first-of-its-kind air-assisted sweep improves safety and cleaning efficiency using nozzles spaced 18-inches apart to deliver short, high-pressure bursts of air,” he explains. “By providing more effective cleanout, the air assist sweep improves safety by eliminating the need for workers to enter the bin.”
“The air assist sweep is fully programmable for short or longer air bursts,” he says, “and the air nozzles can be swapped out with different angles and spaced at greater or shorter intervals to meet customer needs in breaking up clumps.”
Reprinted from Grain Journal May/June 2018 Issue