For tuning the agricultural production and the market
demand several products have to be stored in large quantities.
The Eurosilo system has been invented to store huge quantities of potato
starch during the season in between two successive crops.
The Eurosilo system using the first-in last-out principle is well suited
to store semi basic products like starch, meal etc.
For storing free-flowing cereals and grains, normally the basic
mass-flow silo type is being used.
The potato starch silo is the origin of ESI Eurosilo. Its history goes
back more than 30 years.
The first installations were originally developed for the Dutch starch
During the seventies the applications spread out over Europe.
Around the turn of the century (2000) a high demand developed for
storage capacity in Japan.
Back in the sixties, the Dutch potato starch manufacturer AVEBE, found
himself confronted with a required long term storage of his product.
As the production of potato starch is subject to seasonal influences,
whereas sales tend to fluctuate, they needed huge storage facilities for
long term storage.
The Eurosilo consists of a screw reclaim mechanism, centered around a
central column, combined with four outlet units of oscillating beam
feeders in the bottom.
In the late sixties and seventies 5 installation were built in the Netherlands.
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In the past the decisive factor in choosing the Eurosilo system was its low
price. At present this has been overruled by the modern quality standards.
The Japanese potato starch industry decided to rationalize and modernize. They
also selected the Eurosilo as their main storage system.