CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS, US —Mathews Co. (M-C) launched its newest grain dryer product line, the Fusion Series.
The Fusion Series is the second mixed flow dryer product M-C has introduced in recent years. It includes familiar features such as a welded base, Pinnacle 20|20 controls and M-C Trax remote monitoring and control.
Pinnacle 20|20 is a PLC-based control system with a large customizable touchscreen, the option for a second touchscreen, remote connectivity for operational monitoring and control, and intuitive troubleshooting and help features. M-C Trax allows users to monitor and control critical dryer functions remotely from anywhere in the world.
The Fusion Series also incorporates exclusive mixed-flow features that were originally developed for the Delta Series such as M-C’s exclusive SmartFlow Technology and M-C’s proprietary high efficiency stainless steel and cast aluminum burners. Because the Fusion Series is expandable, another benefit of the design is that it offers independent plenum temperature control for maximum grain quality, operational flexibility and energy savings.
First year production models will be making their debut later this fall just in time for the 2021 harvest; full production is currently being planned for early 2022.
To assist producers that may be in the market for a new grain drying system, a discussion between Jeremy Kemp (director of product sales and marketing) and Joseph Shulfer (president of M-C) covering the unique features of the Fusion Series recently was filmed and is now available on the Mathews Company YouTube Channel.
M-C will unveil the Fusion Series model F480 at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, US, in August later this summer. Available in six models with drying capacities ranging from 605 – 1,750 bushels per hour (5-point moisture removal while running in heat and cool mode), this product offering should fit well into the operation of most producers’ needs.