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Processing for a More Productive Planet

How a Full Line of Processing Machines Work Together

With the worlds’ growing population, it is more important than ever for seedsmen to get the most from their seed. Proper processing and conditioning helps them do that more efficiently. Whether it is separating seeds by density, removing heavier contaminants, separating by size and shape (precision sizing), or drying treated or coated seed, correct processing equipment can ultimately help you be more productive. The end result being an increase in the quality of your product.


What kind of materials can we separate?

Anything that can flow through a chute.

How accurately?

By as little as only 2% of density.

For instance, Oliver processing equipment can separate damaged seeds from whole, healthy ones. Separate pure wood chips from contaminating dirt, stones and twigs. Separate heavy ores from rock gravel. Or separate any number of density variants – in 2% gradients – within a single flow of “uniform” material.

What this means is that efficiently-setup separators can provide significant and quantifiable improvement in performance of the products they process. This equipment can result in quick ROI and continual process performance improvement over decades of time.

A few basic rules to follow are:

  1. Match the material to the processor. Select the separator most accurately designed to the materials needing to be processed.
  2. Set up the machine correctly and adjust for optimum output. Everything from feed rate to fan speed can improve the quality and repeatability of a separation. Machines with more adjustments allow more control over the results. Automation speeds setup and allows for lightning-fast changeovers.
  3. Maintain equipment to the best of your resources. Machines that shake for a living can go out of adjustment from time to time. Pick ones with a good reputation for solid construction and keep an eye on performance. The best kept ones can last decades. We know, because there are Oliver separators that are working as well today as when we built them, back in the 1930’s.

For more specifics on the machines designed and built in America to outlast and outperform the competition, see the Oliver product line. For tips on how to improve performance or troubleshoot your process, go to Service and Support.