Silos and hoppers
Most processes begin with the reception and storage of raw materials. For this reason, and to provide complete solutions for the reception, storage, and dosing of powdered and granulated products at Sahivo, we supply and manufacture a wide range of custom-made silos and hoppers adapted to the specific needs of each industry and customer. Our goal is to provide effective and efficient solutions for the storage and transportation of bulk materials.
Silos and hoppers are essential equipment in the world of industry, used for the storage and transportation of bulk materials. Silos are cylindrical or rectangular containers designed to contain and protect dry materials such as grains, powders, seeds, and other similar products (sugar silos, feed silos, etc.). Meanwhile, hoppers are funnel-shaped structures used to store materials that will move by gravity, such as cereals, sand, stones, among others.
This equipment is fundamental in different sectors of industry such as agriculture, mining, construction, food and chemistry, among others. The storage capacity of silos and hoppers varies according to their size and design, ranging from a few cubic meters to several thousand cubic meters.
Commonly, silos intended for food storage are made with materials such as stainless steel, galvanized or painted sheet metal, and polyester. These materials are highly resistant to the elements and temperature fluctuations, making them ideal for preserving materials.
Silos and hoppers are equipped with different inventory control systems, such as level and weight sensors, to ensure accurate tracking of stored materials.
Regarding the transportation of materials, silos and hoppers can be emptied using different systems, such as conveyor belts, rotary valves, and screw conveyors, depending on the type of material being handled and the industry's specific needs.
In summary, silos and hoppers are essential storage and transportation equipment in modern industry, allowing for the optimization of production processes and ensuring the quality and availability of the necessary materials for the manufacture of various products.