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ISM Grain Separator, Functions And Advantages

Gentle Grain Cleaning And Grading

These Impeller Separating Machines (ISM) will clean and grade all types of crops or bulk material. A stable air flow maintains consistent cleaning action throughout the process. The use of air with rubber coated cleaning chambers keeps kernel damage to a minimum. These machines will separate both the light and heavy impurities as well as grade the thin, light inferior seeds from the plump, high quality seeds all in one single pass. This is important because planting the most viable seeds will improve yields up to 30% and helps the crop mature earlier and more uniformly. Selling high quality seed for a premium price which would otherwise be sold for commodity price can add value to a crop. Many farmers not only save money but make additional income when they use an ISM Grain Separator. These machines bring great value to almost any farmer growing grain.

User Friendly Operation

Once the control of the machine is learned, it can be operated by almost anyone without special training. The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) makes switching between crops and fine tuning separating parameters both quick and easy. This feature provides the operator complete control over how the separations are defined. This single advantage makes the ISM stand out from all other similar machines. It enables soft starts and stops. Air direction is reversible for self-cleaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Separates By Density With Airflow

The heaviest impurities, such as stones, dirt and other trash particles fall through the first output.

  • Seeds with the highest density fall through the 2nd and the 3rd outputs. These are the best choice for planting seeds with the highest quality having the highest germination rate.

  • The Medium density seeds fall through the 4th and 5th outputs. Those are good for food or commodity grain.

  • The lowest density seeds and damaged kernels fall through the 6th and 7th outputs. The grain from these fractions are best used for feed.

  • The dust, chaff and the other light impurities are blown out with the airflow outside the ISM Grain Separator’s chamber and directed through the cyclone sedimentary chamber (CSC) into a special collection container.

Solution For Removing Disease From Grain

Aflatoxin, ergot, fusarium, vomitoxin and other diseases can be reduced significantly to acceptable levels. This turns a worthless crop into a valuable commodity.

No Screens, Maintenance Free

The motor which runs the fan is the only moving part on the machine. There are no screens since the machine uses just air to affect the separations. There are no lubrication points and no spare parts are needed.

Low Power Consumption

The ISM grain separators are champions in electrical energy economy. They have the lowest power consumption per ton of grain cleaned among all similar machines on the market.

Reduced Dust Environment

The ISM grain separator is designed for use with a “cyclone sedimentary chamber” (CSC). This option significantly reduces the amount of dust and chaff outside the machine. Air movement within the separator occurs in a circle. No additional cyclones or aspiration equipment is required for using the separator inside a building when the CSC is used. All the waste material is removed through a dumping tray.

Increase Yield, Add Profit

Cleaning wheat for seed with an ISM Grain Separator will sort out the highest quality seed with the heaviest test weight. This results in the following benefits:

   • Germination is uniform and is viable up to 96%

   • Uniform crop maturity up to a week earlier
   • Healthier crop with better disease resistance
   • Yields increase up to 30% or better

Increase Efficiency In Production

Cleaning wheat for seed with just a gravity table may still leave 10% of splits, light or damaged kernels in the seed which will not germinate. That translates to 100 acres wasted for every 1,000 acres planted or 1,000 bushels of trash seed for every 10,000 bushels of viable seed. It is a waste of money, labor and other resources to treat seeds, fertilize and farm 10% of your acres unless these non-viable seeds are removed.

Cleaning foreign matter out of a crop will reduce dockage. Grading a grain crop and selling the best quality seed will bring a premium price. Removing disease from a crop will add value to the crop. For example:

       A wheat crop with 7 ppm vomitoxin = $3.25/bu

       10,000 bu X 3.25 = $32,500

When cleaning a 10,000 bushel wheat crop with an ISM Grain Separator would yield 9,000 to 9,500 bushels of good clean grain with 5% to 10% exhaust material.

       A wheat crop with <2 ppm vomitoxin = $6.50/bu

       9,000 bu X 6.50 = $58,500

The value added to the 10,000 bushel wheat crop is $26,000. Investment payback is short and the breakeven point can sometimes be reached after only a few hours of use!

The General Principle Video

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Cleaning Different Crops Videos

Capacity To Match Your Need

The ISM Grain Separator models range from 160 bu/hr (5 tons) per hour up to 6,600 bu/hr (200 tons) per hour. Sizing a machine into your budget is easy with various model choices. 

To open a spec sheet, click on ISM Grain Separator Specs.

 

 

​ISM Grain Separator Gallery

Click on the picture below to open and view a gallery of ISM pictures.

View the US Patent for The ISM Grain Separator.

View and download the ISM Grain Separator Brochure.

Click on the links below to learn more.

   • Learn more about the WS Grain Cleaner.

   • Go to WS Performance to see results from this machine.

   • Go to ISM Performance to see results from this machine.

   • Find a satisfied customer willing to talk to you on our Locator Map.

   • See listings for Used Grain Cleaners.

   • For tips on how to use grain cleaners, click on Grain Cleaner Setup.

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