At Imperial Steel, we have extensive experience in the agricultural industry, and we have been a supplier to the manufacturers of grain augers for many years.
A grain auger is an agricultural screw conveyor with a long metal tube approximately 8 to 13 inches in diameter with an enclosed metal auger that is used to raise and transport grain from the ground to the top of the grain bins or to load trucks from the grain bin. Grain augers can also be used to disperse feed from a wagon to cattle feeders on a farm. (Definition courtesy of RITCHIEWiki.)
In recent years, there has been a demand for equipment that will help to improve efficiency on expanding farms.
Enter air grain vacuums.
An air grain vacuum is a high capacity air fan that creates a vacuum for picking up and moving grain, and is designed to move grain from grain storage facilities onto grain transport vehicles.
The latest generation of grain vacs delivers capacities exceeding 10,000 bushels per hour, and many farmers run whole bins through a grain vac instead of turning to an auger. According to manufacturer reports, both fan-type and pneumatic-type grain vacs are now running through a million bushels without requiring major maintenance.
Imperial Steel is proud to provide tubular products used in various agricultural applications throughout North America. Our thin wall steel tubing is used by several grain vac manufacturers due to its strength and durability. We have the ability to adapt to many different manufacturing specifications and will assist the manufacturer with the research and development required to produce a truly superior product.
Contact us for your tubing needs today!