LeMar debuts Maverik HTF grain sweep
Feb. 21, 2012
by World Grain Staff
DES MOINES, IOWA, U.S. — LeMar Industries announced on Feb. 21 the new patent pending zero-entry Maverik HTF (hydraulic twin flow) commercial grain sweep that sweeps twice in a single pass. The product will debut at the Grain and Elevator Processing Society Exchange March 3-6.
“Understanding our customers’ needs, we were compelled to design a sweep that addresses the Zero-Entry OSHA mandate while raising the bar in commercial sweep performance,” said Todd Hall, vice-president of research & development. “We’ve engineered it with proprietary patent-pending technology, delivering two sweeps in a single pass with dual hydraulic augers.”
Designed for easy cleanoff and maximum durability, the 15,000 bph capacity Maverik HTF features totally smooth, streamlined geometry with no sharp edges or odd angles to collect grain and increase drag, LeMar said.
Variable speed technology lets the system automatically control the sweep, advancing and regressing with “avalanches.” It matches reclaim conveyor speed, speeding up and slowing down as needed to prevent choking or bogging down. As cleanup progresses, the Maverik HTF increases speed in the second half of the pass, moving as fast as the reclaim will allow to optimize time and productivity, the company said.
The Maverik HTF features two powerful 12” hydraulic augers and a hydraulic positive drive system. Hoses run internally through the shell in a patent-pending design for maximum protection. It accepts food grade oil and comes equipped with the HYDRA-KOOL Hydraulic Cooler to keep oil temperature down, reduce wear on hoses and bearings and extend system run time.
In addition, the Maverik HTF offers both electric and diesel power options, with a convenient mobile power unit that allows easy relocation to maximize efficiencies on multiple bin sites.
Plus it is fully retrofit capable, fitting through any 24” diameter standard bin door. The Maverik HTF works with all standard sump sizes and accepts minimal size sumps. It also offers the unique ability to match reclaim capacity up to 15,000 bph, plus variable output capability to match reclaim capacity.
Laser fabricate for maximum precision, the Maverik HTF is built for easy fit-up and installation. Standard auger flighting is 3/16” at the edge and 3/8” at the shaft; for hard-to-move commodities, choose more aggressive flighting.
LeMar said additional key features include:
- Removable AR backshield;
- Special housing for easy replacement of ER style carrier bearings;
- FEA designed internal stiffeners;
- Precision snap-together laser track; and
- Powder coated for maximum durability.