PETKUS M12s - Succeeded in making a Masterpiece: Airsifting reloaded


No seed and grain plant without air sifter. Air sifters are the centrepiece of almost all plants dealing with any kind of crops – whether it is for seed or consumption grain. Decades passed them untouched. Innovations? Negative report!

What about operator friendliness, EH&S aspects, increased flexibility and efficiency? It is time for a next generation cleaner and to rethink the obvious. The PETKUS M 12 s cleaner is the result. Touchpanel steering replaces manual adjustment and facilitates operation and control. An illuminated pull-out step in combination with easy to open electro supported screen box shutters and a screen fixation and exchange system that allows screen changing with two fingers makes the cleaner safe, convenient and easy in handling. Just to give an example: the time for screen changing could be reduced by 80%.
Most often, the indication of screen area ignores the inefficient screen area which is the area (bar) between the ball chambers. The PETKUS designers considerably reduced this area and improved the ball cleaning system simultaneously.
In close cooperation with industry partners, the aspiration system was revised and considerably improved with regard to efficiency and precision. After sifting, the grains pass a gravity table like passage where the grain layer is loosened. This overcomes a bottleneck in terms of efficiency in every sifter: the compactness of a thick grain layer while running high capacities. Furthermore, the main aspiration system consist of a unique three air channel system that is electrical controlled by ultrasonic-sensors depending on grain layer thickness. In addition, automatically adjusted air flaps ensure constant air flow rates and balance common fluctuations in aspiration air in a plant.
Cross your heart: Does the centrepiece of your seed plant still fulfil your claims? Time to rethink!