Sukup Tower Dryers provide fast, efficient drying for large farm operations and commercial elevators. These units are completely assembled on-site and are available in a variety of sizes from 12’ – 24’ diameter and heights from 56’ – 120‘.
Heat/cool capacities range from 1200 bushel/hour to 7000 bushel/hour with 5 point removal.
Sukup Tower Dryers feature high-quality components like stainless steel screens, a stainless steel grain table, top-quality blowers and burners, and easy-to-use computerized controls with self-diagnostics.
Extra-large wet holding bin.
Rotary sensors for choke fill or surge fill are standard.
Perforated sheets allow air to move easily through the grain, yet retain the bulk of the particulate matter.
Stainless steel outer screens, nuts and bolts resist rust.
RTD sensor monitors grain temperature to control unload speed and incoming and outgoing moisture sensors.
Louvered air vents allow control of the amount of ambient air being pulled through the grain for cooling.
Heat is reclaimed from warm, dry grain to improve fuel efficiency.
Heavy-duty legs allow plenty of clearance for conveyors, monitoring equipment, etc.
12 3/4" wide grain columns for longer air retention and maximum efficiency.
Entry areas at the outer platforms allow for easy cleaning without restricting airflow.
Maxon Burners provide heat.
Grain turners move the grain from the inside of the column to the outside for more even moisture content and consistent grain temperature.
Outer sheeting in grain turner section is solid to maintain balanced heat/air distribution in the plenum.
Sukup uses In-Line Centrifugal blowers to provide maximum airflow with minimum noise (Sukup axial fan used on U1012).
Positive Unloading System removes grain from the dryer at a rate based on the grain temperature as it enters the cooling portion. Paddles and grain table on unload system are stainless steel for long life.
Leveling wheels (patent pending) on paddles ensure consistent grain flow and maximum removal.
Gas pipe train features automatic shut-off valves with modulating burner control.
The QuadraTouchTM is the simple-to-use touch screen control system used on all Sukup Grain Dryers.
Extremely user-friendly menu-driven system - for those who are not tech-savvy.
Designed to eliminate around-the clock monitoring and increase productivity and efficiency.
Advanced algorithms and calculus are used to increase dryer efficiency and reduce large swings in temperature and discharge moisture.
PLC-based system is built to withstand harsh environments.
Can be remotely-located up to 200 ft. away from dryer.
Received an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for outstanding innovations in agriculture.
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Positive Discharge System
Positive discharge system ensures steady unloading and no plugging.
Unload rate is adjusted by the operator or automaticaly based on grain temperature or moisture.
Gearbox requires minimal maintenance, since it maintains positive lubrication even with variable speed operation.
Spout on discharge provides safe and easy way to sample grain for calibrating moisture sensor.
Extra catwalks for cleaning the outside of the tower are available. Catwalks are provided at the grain exchanger level and higher standard. An extra catwalk would be mounted below the grain exchangers.
Extra louvered door in the cool section of the tower dryer is available if you want warmer grain coming out of the dryer. Grain will come out of hte dryer from near ambient temperature to approximately 20o-30oF above with the standard openings.
GSM modem sends a text message to a pre-programmed number in the event of a dryer shut-down. You can also text the dryer and it will reply with current operating status. You can make adjustments such as changing plenum temp, grain moisture set-point or shutting the drying down from your phone. Works off of GSM cell phone signal.
QuadraTouchTM remote monitor software allows you to view the QuadraTouch screen on a PC or laptop and change dryer settings. Dryer cannot be started remotely. Customer must set up netowrk between touch screen, PLC and computer.
Ethernet cable connects the QuadraTouch control box to the dryer. 50', 100', 150' and 200' lengths available.