Advantages of separators
Our goal is to provide customers with an efficient grain cleaning system. For this purpose, we have developed and manufactured aerodynamic separators. They are based on our proprietary, patented solutions.
What makes us different from the competition?
Commonly used grain cleaning systems use sieves. They divide the material according to its size. Our equipment sorts the material based on weight. This has numerous advantages:
- allows separation of fine and broken grain,
- removes light and heavy impurities,
- improves grain uniformity,
- allows to select the fullest, best-grown grains,
- thanks to separation of green impurities, reduces the moisture content of the raw material,
- separates hollow and poorly formed grains,
- allows to select the ideal seed material.
Our technology works with all types of grain, from rapeseed and mustard, through cereals and corn, to peas and beans. It can be used for cleaning soybeans, sunflower, buckwheat, etc.
The aerodynamic separator successfully replaces several other devices. At harvest time, it can be used for pre-cleaning raw material harvested from the field. In this case, it collects extreme fractions (heavy and light contamination, dust and dirt) with high efficiency. At the same time, it can separate feed material (small grains, halves, etc.) in order to improve the storage quality of the raw material.
Subsequently, depending on the needs, from such prepared raw material, the separator can collect ideal seed material or prepare consumption grain of high quality parameters. Thanks to the calibration mode, we are able to collect seeds with a tolerance within the range of differences in weight of individual grains of up to +/- 3%! This translates not only into high grain uniformity, but also into uniformity of germination strength and germination energy parameters. This in turn is extremely important in seed production.
What is the difference between these two parameters?
Both determine the percentage of seeds that have germinated during the laboratory tests. The difference lies in the duration of the experiment. The germination strength is usually measured after 14 days. This is a mandatory parameter for seed sales. The norm nowadays is that for certified seed it is over 90%. For germination energy, on the other hand, the measurement is taken between 5 and 7 days after sowing. The closer these two parameters are, the more uniform the ripening period. For example, if the germination capacity is 98% and the germination energy is 70%, this means that almost 1/3 of the seeds germinate later than the others. Delayed germination translates into later ripening. In this situation, at harvest time the situation in the field is that some ears are ripe and some are still green. When we decide to mow, we harvest a large part of the unripe grain. At the same time, by delaying harvesting, we cause some of the most mature grain to start falling over. This causes not only harvest losses, but also a natural contamination of the soil with grain, which in part will germinate in the next season.
Our separator makes it possible to select seeds not only with high germination power, but also with even energy, thanks to which during the harvest season we minimize the number of immature ears and increase the actual yield per hectare.
Grain separation technology using ASM aerodynamic separators allows the raw material to be divided based on the weight of the individual grains, as opposed to sieve technology which divides according to size and shape.