ASSUMPTION, ILLINOIS, US — GSI introduced two new products at the 2021 GEAPS Exchange trade show Aug. 7-9 in Columbus, Ohio, US.
The EVO-50 grain bin is engineered to keep the elements outside.
“Our new EVO-50 design enables commercial grain operators to take control with better protection through smarter design,” said Greg Trame, director of global product management – grain for GSI.
EVO-50 bins 90 foot in diameter and larger include innovative 2x sidewall sheets to reduce vertical seams by 50% and the number of bolts by up to 50%.
Another key feature is interlaced laminated sheets. If water should get trapped between the sheets, the water will exit at the ends of the laminated sheets, reducing any chances of water getting in the bin. GSI has added a conical sealing washer to both the bolt and nut on laminated sheets, helping seal out water.
Other design benefits include tougher hardware that provides four times the corrosion protection and a watertight seal, as well as a dip-spin coating that is applied without the presence of heat, reducing the chances of hydrogen embrittlement that leads to bolt failure.
The EVO-50 design is available on stiffened bins 11 rings and taller, from 15 feet up to 156 feet in diameter.
The new GSI Select and GSI Select IS product lines allow commercial grain operators to customize their conveyors with the right sizes, layouts, capacities, options and accessories. Options are also available for commercial-grade features, such as wear liners and bearings.
“Operators have greater flexibility because each size conveyor can use a variety of chains, supporting longer conveyors than ever before,” said Mathew Tallman, global product manager – grain for GSI.
GSI Select IS, the premium line, comes standard with split sprocket for easier service, higher-end roller bearings and Class II drives with Class III upgrades. Exclusive options are hot dip galvanized or stainless steel finish, GSI’s most durable AR500 liner and S-Path alignment. GSI Select IS can also be configured as Kleen-Drag or for special commodities, such as fertilizer.
“GSI has taken its best design elements and combined them into one platform,” Tallman said. “Our new conveyor platform has been designed to provide superior craftsmanship, commercial-grade dependability and easy maintenance.”