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50 Cleveland Ave SW Ste 5Saint Paul MN 55112
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The premier indent length separator has become a standard in grain & seed processing industries due to their higher capacities & lower costs. This premier modular cylinder is about 85" long w/ an approximate diameter of either 17 or 23". Running through the center of the cylinder is a catch trough & screw conveyor, the size of the indents in the cylinder determines the length of the material that will fit inside. Indent sizes are given in a numerical value & are stamped on the outside of each cylinder on the intake end usually near the long seam. The higher the numerical value, the larger the indent or pocket size, indented cylinders are designed to lift material the size of the pocket & smaller. The rotation of the cylinder at speeds between 46-50 rpm causes the material that fits inside the pocket to be lifted up by centrifugal force until gravity takes over & causes the lifted product to drop into the central trough. The angle of the trough can be changed to catch more or less of the lifted product called "liftings". Material that is not lifted & continues through the machine will discharge out of the "tailings" spout. Material at this point is kept separate thus providing two length separations.
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Trough location is indicated w/ a pointer & a numbered gauge. The pointer indicates the lifting or forward edge of the trough. The lower the number the higher the amount of liftings picked up & conveyed within the trough to discharge. Sample ports on the lifting spouts allow the operator to check the level of the liftings in the product & then adjust the trough to a higher number for less lifting (shorter), or a lower number for more lifted (longer) product, the premier modular indents also have a dumping & clean out position as shown in the above drawing. All cylinder troughs are equipped w/ grain line blades, (not shown above) that aid in conveying the ‘tailing’ product toward the discharge end, ‘tailings’ is product which remains in the cylinder & is not picked up into the trough. Tailings are the longer material of the incoming product stream. An adjustable dam or ‘retarder’ is placed near the tailing product discharge. This enables the operator to adjust the depth of the product kidney in the bottom of the cylinder. As the operator raises the retarder, it increases the size & depth of the product remaining in the cylinder, cylinder separators are most accurate w/ a product kidney present, which keeps the indent pockets searching for the proper length material. If a cylinder is starved, (little or no discharge in the tailings) there is a tendency for the pockets to lift longer than desired product.
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