Building of a Prototype Grain Dryer

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2017-04-28
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Vanstrom, Joseph
Wilson, Blake
Decker, Nick
Slater, Christian
Koziel, Jacek
Paggen, Cody
Willke, Ty
Vanstrom, Joseph
Koziel, Jacek
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Loebach Brothers LLC is a company consisting of Dave and Joe Loebach. They hold design patents for the “Dorothy” projects. There are no stakeholders for this company. The group created a system that rapidly removes moisture from grain without using a heating element. The group redeveloped a previous prototype that is scaled to a full-size grain bin. The previous prototype was built without drawings and how it was manufactured was mostly through speculation and the client’s industry experience. However, the group does have a picture of how it was built. The client wanted this built for proof of concept on a large scale. The group was tasked to focus on building just the dehumidification unit, as the project scope constantly changed.

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Blake Wilson, Nick Decker, Christian Slater, Cody Paggen, Ty Willke, Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel. Building of a Prototype Grain Dryer. Final Report. TSM 416 Technology Capstone Project, April 28, 2017.
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