The new Single-Phase Centrifugal Dryer from Sukup Manufacturing Co. offers an onboard power conversion system that permits use of bigger motors than could previously be used with single-phase power.
Costly extensions of three-phase power or use of external phase converters are no longer needed to get more power to high-capacity centrifugal dryers at sites with only single-phase electricity.
That’s because the new Single-Phase Centrifugal Dryer from Sukup Manufacturing Co. offers an onboard power conversion system that permits use of bigger motors than could previously be used with single-phase power.
The dryer has an innovative converter that changes single-phase power into three-phase power. It enables use of larger fan motors — potentially up to 50 horsepower — which are more energy efficient and decrease drying times.
“This makes the 16-foot Sukup Centrifugal Dryer an easy, plug-and-play choice for farmers with only single-phase service on their farm,” said Kerry Hartwig, dryer sales coordinator for Sukup Manufacturing.
Previously, dryers at sites with only single-phase power were limited to 15 hp motors unless an external phase converter could be brought in. However, external phase converters commonly introduce unbalanced voltage that can result in inconsistent dryer performance, Hartwig said.
Sukup’s new conversion system, available on 16-foot dryers, provides a source of greater, even-flowing AC power, enabling producers to dry grain at faster rates with bigger equipment. Motors of 20 hp and potentially up to 50 hp can be used — more than a three-fold increase than before.
The Single-Phase Centrifugal Dryer can be purchased through Sukup Dryer Dealers. Contact Sukup Manufacturing Co. for the name of your nearest dealer, or visit http://www.sukup.com.