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Drum Priming

For the so-called "priming" of seeds, there are various processes available. One of these processes is "drum priming".

With drum priming a batch of seeds is enclosed in a slowly rotating drum that is being continuously and evenly mixed. During a configurable time period, a predetermined amount of water is gradually and uniformly distributed into the drum. Because of the continuous mixing action, the product evenly absorbs the moisture.

After the seed is sufficiently primed as a result of the moisture at a constant temperature, it is then dried using the same drum. The continuous rotation of the drum ensures that the product is dried uniformly here as well.

In recent years, IVL has already completed different installations for drum priming. The implementation of a drum priming installation is highly customized. Depending on customer requirements there are several options regarding mounting and automation.

Please contact us for more information.