Grain Handling

Grain Bins and Automated Handling System

There are a lot of moving pieces in a grain handling system. There are multiple conveyor belts, augers, motors, and VFDs that must work in concert with each other. Timing is everything! It's critical in an operation like this that everything happens in a predetermined sequence and with specific timing. If that doesn't happen, you can end up with a really big mess!

Grain being loaded onto a truck

This summer we've been working on a large Grain Handling System project. We're using a 24" touchscreen to manage grain storage for a farming group in Alberta. This large, colour HMI is sending commands to a custom PLC program that is capable of running the entire operation. Our expert programmers have designed the system to not only deliver and remove grain from a specific bin, but also to mix and dry grains when required.

Grain Handling System PLC Touchscreen

Electram utilizes Lenze technology because they are high quality products that will get the job done. And we design the programs ourselves, because then we can be confident that it will suit your operational needs. If you want a feature incorporated, talk to us about it! We can make it happen. We want to help increase production and efficiency and minimize waste. Electram is here to support your business and help make it the best it can be!

Time Index:

  • 0:45 - Unload
  • 3:00 - Motor Sequence Timing
  • 5:20 - Unload Here All Day
  • 7:00 - Unload Speed Adjustment
  • 7:30 - Reclaim
  • 9:07 - Recycle
  • 9:45 - Recycle Speed Control
  • 10:55 - Blend 2 Products
  • 14:52 - Manual Override
  • 15:40 - E-Stop & Overloads

Call us today to discuss how PLCs can benefit your farming operation, or email us at