Top Features: Axial Dryers | Split Plenum
- QuadraTouch Pro Controls w/ Smart Loop Technology
- Static Moisture Sampling
- In House Training On Operation
Sukup Dual Fan and Heater Dryers have an internal divider between the plenums, so each fan and heater blows into its own chamber and is not affected by the other. This allows them to dry in Full-Heat mode with staged drying temps, where they may run very hot on the top chamber and cooler on the bottom chamber to preserve more grain quality. Dual Fan and Heater Dryers can also run in Heat/Cool mode where all the drying is done in the top plenum and the heater is turned off in the bottom plenum. Dual Fan and Heater Dryers allow you to run a larger dryer on single-phase power than you could a Single Fan Dryer.
2/3-1/3 Split or 50/50 Split
Dual Fan and Heater Dryers are available in two different fan configurations, 2/3-1/3 Split, or 50/50 Split. 2/3-1/3 Split dryers are the more popular and economic style. They are easy to recognize because the top fan is always larger diameter than the bottom fan. When running in heat/cool mode, 2/3 of the dryer is heating or drying grain and the bottom 1/3 is cooling. Grain is typically approximately 20°-30°F above ambient temperature.
50/50 Split dryers have two fans of the same size. They can also run in full-heat or heat/cool mode. These dryers are typically purchased to run in full-heat mode and get a little more airflow, and as a result, higher capacities, than a single fan dryer. When running in heat/cool mode, they will discharge grain very near ambient temperature, but they will have less capacity than a 2/3-1/3 split because only half of the dryer is heating while the other half cools.
The QuadraTouch ProTM is the simple-to-use touch screen control system used on all Sukup Grain Dryers.
Extremely user-friendly menu-driven system - for those who are not tech-savvy
Designed to eliminate around-the-clock monitoring and increase productivity and efficiency.
Advanced algorithms and calculus are used to increase dryer efficiency and reduce large swings in temperature and discharge moisture.
PLC-based system is built to withstand harsh environments.
Can be remotely-located up to 200 ft. away from dryer
Received an AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers for outstanding innovations in agriculture.
Quad Metering Rolls
Sukup's exclusive, patented Quad Metering Roll System is standard on all Sukup Portable Grain Dryers.
Reduces moisture variation and maintains grain quality without blocking airflow or creating spots for debris to accumulate.
By using two metering rolls on each dryer column, Sukup is able to pull grain down the drying columns at different speeds.
The inner, hotter layer of grain is pulled down the column faster than the cooler, outer layer. The process produces more even moisture content of the dried grain, minimizes damage, and maintains higher test weights and overall quality.
Metering roll speed varies depending upon the actual moisture content of the discharged grain.
The Sukup Quad Metering Roll System received an AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Automatic Moisture Control
Sukup was the first company to make true moisture sensing standard on its dryers.
Sensing the moisture content, rather than temperature, gives a more accurate measure of drying progress and results in more consistent final moisture content.
Moisture content information is collected from the sensor located in the discharge tube.
Fans & Heaters
Axial fan dryers are low-speed fans - 1750 RPM
Low-speed axial fans are quieter than traditional axial fans used for in-bin drying and aeration because they run at half the speed.
Sukup fans are well-known within the agricultural industry for their high airflow, efficient operation and excellent reliability.
Electronic modulating valve heater controls provide computer-controlled gas flow to maintain plenum temperature set by the operator.
This system is much more fuel efficient than on-off or high-low controls.
Plenum temperature can be easily adjusted from the control box.
Ethernet cable connects the QuadraTouch control box to the dryer. 50', 100', 150' or 200' lengths available
Support legs available in 24", 36" or 48" lengths. (24" not available on stacked dryers)
Incoming moisture sensor kit is field-installed and allows you to monitor the incoming grain moisture and gives the metering rolls a heads-up adjustment if the incoming grain moisture changes abruptly (std. on stacked and tower dryers)
Moisture sensor jump auger field-installed. Moves the moisture sensor into a more vertical position to keep fines from building up on it and throwing off the calibration. It also keeps a consistent amount of grain over the sensor, regardless of how fast the metering rolls are turning.
Lift brackets are bolted to the top of the dryer for use as lift points if the dryer is to be picked up by a crane.
Phone Modem will call a pre-programmed number in the event of a dryer shut-down. Requires a land-line telephone connection
GSM modem sends a text message to a pre-programmed number in the event of a dryer shut-down. You can also text the dryer and it will reply with current operating status. Adjustments such as changing plenum temp, grain moisture set point or shutting down the dryer may be made from your cell phone. Works off of GSM cell phone signal.
QuadraTouchTM Remote Monitor Software allows you to view the QuadraTouch screen and change dryer settings from a PC or laptop. Dryer cannot be started remotely. Customer must set up network between touch screen, PLC and computer.
Yard kit is used to make a dryer truly portable. Uses implement tires permanently mounted to the dryer
Frame jacks are used with yard kit. When dryer is moved into position, simply crank down the jacks to support the weight of the dryer with no other support necessary.
Service catwalk is located at the top of the dryer by the wet bin, one side only
Side clean-off catwalk is located on the vertical portion of the outer screens, allowing you to safely clean the vertical screens and the top angled screen. Side clean-off catwalk goes around both sides and the rear of the dryer. Available for single-module or stacked dryers.
Fan inlet cover is a canvas cover used to keep the fan blades from free-wheeling and also to keep debris out of the dryer
Auxillary motor controls - kits for fill or take-away equipment. 5, 7.5, 10 and 15 hp kits available
Batch-dry temp option allows you to batch dry using a temperature sensor in the grain column
Stainless steel outer screens
Stainless steel outer hardware