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The unloader was chosen after out-performing all competitor systems during a four-month selection process, Siwertell said.
The totally-enclosed, rail-mounted, Siwertell ST 640-M unloader offers a rated capacity of 1,200 tph and will handle grain, corn, soya bean meal and dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS).
“The Siwertell system was selected after considering many factors and multiple equipment comparisons,” said Gramosa Agroalimentos. “Analysis included operating principles and mechanisms, investment costs, as well as operating costs.
“An important factor was cargo loss and damage. We will handle a number of different grains at the new terminal such as corn, rice, wheat, soya beans and canola seeds. The low conveying speed of the Siwertell screw-type unloader means that the grain is not damaged during handling, which will give us added value and differentiate us from our competition.”
Patrik Henryson, sales manager at Siwertell, added, “I think this speaks volumes about the performance of our equipment and the service that we offer as company.”
The new unloader will be delivered fully-assembled from China and will then be tested and commissioned on site in Veracruz by Siwertell. It is expected to be operational in mid-2019.