Nowadays, grain storage facilities have incorporated new cutting edge technologies in all areas falling under the transport and storage of materials category.
These new and innovative technologies have marked a new philosophy in the grain storage field and have enabled to convey and store higher amounts of grain further, higher performance of transport and new machinery more precise and equipped with more accurate measurement systems. In these scenario, structural elements that maintain and secure the structures, have adapted to these requirements through new and innovative forms of support.
A clear example of the update of fastening systems are the different types Towers available: Towers for measuring scales, Tower for bucket elevators, Towers with two or four supports for fastening walkways and grain processing towers.
These structural models must not only serve as fasteners and for fixing the storage and measurement equipment, elevators and conveyors, but they must offer an added value such as:
- Adequate stiffening properties against the different frequencies of the machinery they are protecting, bypassing the transmission and amplification of vibrations.
- Their arrows and deformations not only have to comply with regulations, but must also adapt to customer needs to ensure the stability and lifetime of connections and downloads on your installation, your conveyors and elevators, regardless of the distance covered or the height to be reached.
- Simplicity and structural standardization to minimize the number of elements that compose the structures, which leads to having more free surface that allow fewer limitations and interference for connections and material discharge tubes, larger area of incoming and outgoing conveyors and greater freedom to position elevators and equipment in walkable platforms.
Silos Cordoba keeps this harmony between structural systems, conveying systems and grain storage, and works with the new technologies that are at the forefront to provide efficient structural systems tailored to the particular needs of each installation, adding the value demanded by the new storage plants of today and tomorrow.
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