Last week the conference “Elevator Plus. Efficient Grain Storage 2020”, organised by The Ukrainian Farmer magazine, AGP Group company. Our company has been a partner of this conference for many years.

A number of important issues were raised throughout the day by experts in the grain elevator industry, such as:

  • Current state and tendencies of development of the elevator market of Ukraine;
  • A new look at building a modern grain elevator;
  • New approaches to grain drying;
  • Saving time and resources for sunflower processing and storage, etc.

Also, an important topic in working with elevators is: The latest ways of cleaning grain crops as a guarantee of effective work of the elevator, with which the head of the research centre of LLC “OLIS”, – Nikolai Muzyka. Nikolay told about all types of grain cleaning and their peculiarities (preliminary, primary and secondary cleaning); he showed in detail two schemes of grain cleaning:

“The first scheme is a three-link scheme – combine -> dressing plant -> elevator – characterised by the fact that pre-cleaning and primary cleaning are performed at different facilities. Thus, pre-cleaning is done at the harvester and primary cleaning is done at the elevator. This is a fairly standard scheme, left over from the Soviet Union, but recently more and more often the work is carried out on a two-link system, when grain from the combine is sent directly to the elevator, which forces the elevators to introduce in addition to primary cleaning and pre-cleaning.” – said Nikolai Muzyka.

Also, the presentation revealed the issue that when choosing equipment for different types of cleaning it is necessary to take into account their design features and suitability of this machine for the selected type of cleaning. Our company has been producing scalperators SKO and drum type separators LUCH ZSO for a long time. This is a large range of separators, which allows you to cover a wide range of capacity from 35 to 300 tonnes per hour for pre-cleaning. For primary purification the best suited are Horizon-K flat screen separators and LUCH ZSO drum separators, as both have a large enough screen surface area for effective selection of coarse and fine impurities. The presentation of the largest drum-type grain separator LUCH ZSO-300 with a capacity of 300 tonnes/hour attracted great attention of the conference participants.

First of all we would like to thank the organisers of the conference for holding the event in a new format, both offline and online, as well as all the participants for a very productive work during the whole day!