Heavy duty and engineering
Food Industry

Heavy duty and engineering

The wheel solution for the screw conveyor system of large silos for agricultural bulk such as potato starch

Efficient utilization of silos

Silos are made of different elements. For efficient use, it is important that these elements integrate well with each other. This is a well-known phenomenon for our client, ESI Eurosilo B.V. In the Eurosilo system, the bulk solid content accumulates in horizontal layers. The potato starch enters the silo through the top of the silo, descends through a telescopic spout and is distributed by means of a screw conveyor system suspended from a slewing-bridge structure. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, a right wheel solution for the screw conveyor system is essential!

Wheels for heavy duty

With 50 meters in diameter and 45 meters in height, the total content of the silos is 88,500 m3. A big pile of potato starch! The supply and discharge capacity are 50 tons per hour.

In addition, the silos are intended for the food industry, which means that the materials used must be considered. The wheels must contain as few parts as possible, to reduce the risk of breaking as much as possible. Should this happen anyway, then the parts must be easy to trace.

Wheel requirements

In order to develop the right wheel solution, we formulated the following success factors:

  • Low rolling resistance
  • High load capacity
  • Long lifespan
  • Immediately recognizable
  • Cast nylon
  • Radius on tread
  • Double bearings
  • Special diameter
  • Additional holes in the core

Productive cooperation

We developed this wheel solution together with the engineers of ESI Eurosilo B.V. and bundled our knowledge and experience to come to a concrete drawing. We then produced a specially constructed wheel with a diameter of 348 mm. The material used is extremely strong, easy to process and very dimensionally stable. The blue colour ensures that the wheels stand out well and are easy to trace.

Proud end result

Together with the engineers of ESI Eurosilo B.V. we have created a beautiful product. It makes us very proud to be part of a team full of craftsmanship in the world of heavy duty.

The delivered customization

    • Low rolling resistance

    • Special diameter

    • High load capacity

    • Radius on tread

    • Double bearings

    • Immediately recognizable

  • Looking for a customized wheel solution for a screw conveyor system?

    We can also supply your screw conveyor system with the perfect wheel solution, precisely tailored to your needs.

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ESI Eurosilo B.V.

ESI Eurosilo B.V. is an expert in storage challenges. It is a leading Dutch engineering and contracting company specialized in storage solutions for non-free flowing bulk solids and large quantities. The ESI Eurosilo-team of engineers and project managers is passionate about solving issues for bulk materials and storage solutions. What started with an innovative storage silo for a Dutch potato starch manufacturer in the late 1960s, has now evolved into a range of powerful Eurosilo solutions for customers in major industries around the globe Their expertise has been recognized by operators, engineering contractors, consultancy agencies and material handling engineers throughout the power industry, chemistry and agriculture For more information, please visit www.eurosilo.com

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