• Automation
  • Cleaning
  • Drying
  • Handling
  • Reception
  • Storage

Handling, drying and storage plant for maize

FAO built a turnkey corn drying and storage plant, guaranteeing efficiency, durability and ease of operation, while meeting the specific requirements of our farmer customer.

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Our customer, a farmer in southwest France, asked FAO to provide a global solution for drying and storing 1,200 tons of corn.

Customer objectives :

  • Gaining autonomy in storage and drying
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Improve the profitability of your business


As a designer and manufacturer of storage systems for maize, we created a tailor-made, turnkey solution: a complete automated plant that perfectly met his needs. Our equipment has been designed and manufactured in our workshop to guarantee optimum efficiency, durability and ease of operation, in line with specific customer requirements.

3d of corn drying plant


The corn storage facility comprises :

  • BCZ vacuum pre-cleaner with cyclone for grain dedusting
  • A flat-bottomed cell, with a capacity of 813 m³, equipped with ventilated channels and a fan, with elevator screw recovery.
  • A 4m x 4m pass-through reception pit and a screw conveyor under the pit
  • A 17-metre-high bucket elevator to feed the silo, dryer and truck loading station via a 3-way box.
  • A transfer screw to an existing storage cell under the building
  • A recirculating air dryer with fan-mounted silencer suitable for batch drying
  • Electricity and automation: The system is equipped with a control panel, a 15-inch touch screen, remote control and SMS alerts.

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