Milling and Grain Elevators

GEDA USA’s explosion-proof rack & pinion elevators are engineered to operate safely in the hazardous and potentially explosive environments found in grain and milling operations. Grain dust and other fine particulate are generated during processing and when grain, flour, sugar, canola bean, and feed is stored and moved. This dust and particulate is highly flammable and explosive, requiring elevator equipment to be designed and engineered with explosion-proof protection components to provide safe operation areas classified as hazardous.

GEDA USA’s explosion-proof state-of-the-art elevators, man lifts, and hoists are engineered with full safety features and explosion proof protection components designed to minimize the threat of explosions and to provide dependable and safe vertical access. GEDA Personnel Elevators also provide a secondary means of emergency egress and evacuation of staff and injured personnel.

Hazardous location classifications for elevator applications are defined by the Class and Group designation, which specifies if the exposure is gaseous or combustible dust, and the Division, which specifies if the hazard is always present or exists only when a problem occurs.

  • Class I or II, Division 1 category indicates that the hazard exists under normal conditions and GEDA recommends that elevator components used have a NEMA 7 or 9 rated enclosure, which is the most stringent application.
  • Class I or II, Division 2 category indicates that the hazard is not always present and allows exceptions to the NEMA enclosure rating. For elevator applications in Division 2, general purpose enclosures are permissible if used in conjunction with hermetically sealed contacts. For maximum protection the general purpose enclosure should be NEMA 4X rated.

Milling and Grain Lift Capabilities

GEDA Grain & Milling PDF

GEDA USA’s inventory of vertical transportation equipment provides for safe, and secure movement of materials and personnel during maintenance, inspections, and ongoing operations.  They are designed to provide reliable, rugged performance in harsh and corrosive outdoor and processing environments.

Our hoists, man lifts, and elevators are a high-performance option for a number of milling and grain operation applications, including:

  • Grain storage bins
  • Grain towers
  • Hopper silos
  • Concrete storage silos
  • Dryers
  • Grain mills
  • Batching towers
  • Processing towers
  • Feedmills
  • Flour mills
  • Malt houses

Our comprehensive elevator line is available in a variety of platform dimensions, with capacities ranging from 650 to 10,000 lbs. and lifting speeds up to 300 ft./min. 

Milling & Grain Industry Standards

All GEDA lifts and hoists are manufactured to comply with industry standards, and our explosion-proof elevators meet NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70 regulations for use in hazardous industrial environments, and ATEX 94/9/EC Equipment Directives including ATEX Zone 22. GEDA is ISO9001:2008 compliant, and is a proud member of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). Contact our team today to place an order, inquire about pricing, or request explosion-proof elevator specifications for your grain or mill application.

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