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Identify a Part of Grain Dryer

10/15/2008 11:30 AM

I was told this is part of the unloading system of a grain dryer, but I don't recognize it, couldn't find it in any of my manuals and neither do my suppliers know what this is. Have you got any idea?

I need 42 meters of this.


It is 10 mm thick (total) and maybe 40 mm wide. The holes are 9 mm diameter, separated 100 mm.

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Re: Identify a Part of Grain Dryer

10/16/2008 9:49 AM

you don't know what it is but you need 42m?Are you a supplier?Is it rubber? why don't send to make it to some rubber manufacturer if customers needs?

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Re: Identify a Part of Grain Dryer

10/16/2008 9:51 AM

A little more info please?

What brand of Dryer?

is it solid or hollow?

bolt holes or air hozzles on 100 mm centers?

is it steel or "rubber" material?

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Re: Identify a Part of Grain Dryer

10/16/2008 2:37 PM

One possibility is that you may have a single "flight" from a conveyor or stirring section of the dryer. Look at http://www.provey.co.za/conveyor_components.htm and go down to where they show "flight chain links"; yours is almost certainly different, but perhaps this will help identify the purpose and nomenclature, especially if you can see similarities. Do you know the brand of equipment? Can you contact the manufacturer, or look for maintenance manuals for it?

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Re: Identify a Part of Grain Dryer

12/03/2008 2:33 PM

Already solved this. Sorry I forgot to tell.

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12/03/2008 2:40 PM

C'mon: fair is fair: let us know HOW you solved the problem, and WHAT the solution was. Some additional information as to what the part actually is / does, where you found replacement(s) or had them made, etc. would be good, too. Several direct questions were asked in various posts, but I see no answers to any of them. Thanks.

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12/03/2008 2:50 PM

A customer of mine who is a long experienced miller came to the office and I showed him the piece. He told me it was part of the rail of a chain conveyor, and it probably was rubber that got hard through use.

So I sent a draft to Gomyndustria (Argentinean maker of rubber parts) and they sent me 50 meters. Of course, they had to screw the client someway.

It have been more than 1 month now and I still haven't received any complaints, sot the guess must have been right.

Ferquiza was right and I was losing my time and yours. Sorry.

In my defense I must say it wasn't part of a grain dryer after all. Who can understand Maintenance people?

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12/03/2008 3:13 PM

Thank you! I wonder if perhaps the particular installation that the Maintenance person saw had been built using a chain conveyor as the unloading mechanism from a grain dryer? He might not have any reason to know that they were of two separate origins, two manufacturers, etc., but only knew of how the final assembly was used. It could have been worse: the grain dryer might have been just one section of, say, a brewery, and you'd have been told that the part was used in making beer! The fact that an experienced miller knew what the part was for supports the possibility that chain conveyors may be used in grain handling equipment.

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12/03/2008 3:24 PM

I wonder if perhaps the particular installation that the Maintenance person saw had been built using a chain conveyor as the unloading mechanism from a grain dryer?

Yes, I know. It was just my daily rant.

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12/03/2008 11:03 PM

all's well that ends well! Glad you found and passed on your answer.

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