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1. (WO2018089043) SEED FLOW CHAMBER FOR SEED CONDITIONING, PROCESSING, AND DRYING IN A TREATMENT SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089043    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/028816
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Apr 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B07B 4/02
A01C 1/00
A01C 1/06
A01C 1/08
Applicants: KSI CONVEYOR, INC.
Inventors: KAEB, Paul A.
EDELMAN, Matthew J.
Title: SEED FLOW CHAMBER FOR SEED CONDITIONING, PROCESSING, AND DRYING IN A TREATMENT SYSTEM
Abstract:
A seed flow chamber for handling seed and grain commodity, especially for use with a seed treatment applicator. Seed flow is received through an upper inlet opening configured to receive a flow of seed and discharged through a lower discharge opening. A diverging guide member splits the seed flow. A converging guide member disposed below the diverging guide member reunites the seed flow prior to discharge. The converging member has a downward sloping surface and an air vent, such as a plurality of airflow apertures connected to a plenum. The air vent is configured to communicate with an air supply. A vacuum vent— disposed below the diverging guide member— is configured to communicate with a vacuum source. A fan system recirculates air between the air vent and the vacuum vent. Dehumidifier may condition the air supply to assist with drying.