June 2016 Issue
How Sweet It Is – The CalorMatic® Heat Processor The CalorMatic® Multi-Purpose Heat Processor utilizes a fluidized air bed to dry, roast, toast, bake or sterilize a variety of free-flowing materials, eliminating any direct contact with the flame to avoid scorching. The CalorMatic® can process materials such as soybeans, corn, peanuts, wood pellets, waste materials, eggshells, birdseed and many other items (agricultural crops, other grains, etc.). Sweet also offers on-site testing of potential products available for our customers. The CalorMatic® provides a variable control of operating temperatures, product depth and retention time and airflow, giving the operator flexibility to achieve consistency and the highest quality product possible. The CalorMatic® comes in 8 different models and is made of durable galvanized or stainless steel. It can process up to 18 tons per hour depending on the specifications of the product. There have been multiple product enhancements over the last few years, including an updated control panel, enhanced safety features, and new access and inspection points, to name a few. Sweets has experienced increased quote and order activity for the CalorMatic® over the last 12 months. A CalorMatic® was recently sold to process soybeans in Wisconsin. This is the fifth unit that the same customer has purchased from us. Soybean processing is a popular use of the CalorMatic®. The bean is roasted and utilized as a proven and enhanced protein substitute for cattle. Another CalorMatic® was installed in New York for a paper processing facility. This was the largest unit we have produced to date. Lastly, we are currently producing a second CalorMatic® unit which will be used in California for a rice processing operation. Please contact our CalorMatic® Sales Associate, Brandon Fultz, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can make use of the CalorMatic® Multi-Purpose Heat Processor in your operation or with your customers!
GEAPS Exchange 2016 The annual Grain Elevator and Processing Society Expo (GEAPS) was held February 27 - March 1 in Austin, Texas. This expo connects exhibitors with thousands of grain handling and processing professionals looking for operations solutions and wanting to learn more about new technologies and best practices from across the grain industry. The booth was staffed by Brandon Fultz of Sweet.
CastExpo 2016 The CastExpo & Metalcasting Congress was held April 16 - 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The big show, CastExpo, is held every 3 years and is the largest North American gathering of the metalcasting supply chain. More than 7,000 industry professionals were in attendance to experience the full-scale exhibits, technology demos, new equipment and a show floor full of energy. Sweet shared a display with long-time customer Tinker Omega and offered for the first time a full-fledged bucket elevator demo display that allowed visitors to see how a bucket elevator operates. It was equipped with an operating drive, moving buckets and multiple view windows. The booth was staffed by Brandon Fultz from Sweet.
The International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) Annual Conference & Expo was held April 4 8 in Columbus, Ohio. The annual event gathers milling and allied trade professionals from around the world for education, networking and fellowship. This expo is the premier educational event for grain milling and seed professionals. In addition, the annual conference includes the worldâ€™s largest expo for milling enthusiasts, typically featuring over 100 companies. The booth was staffed by Julio Contreras and Chris Smith from Sweet.
International Powder & Bulk Solids 2016 The International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition was held May 3-5 in Rosemont, Illinois. This event is held every 2 years and recently celebrated 40 years of bringing the worldâ€™s processing and bulk material handling industry together, uniting suppliers with key decision makers from nearly all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries across major manufacturing industries (from plastics to mining and many more). Sweet shared a display with the operators of the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The booth was staffed by Brandon Fultz from Sweet.
GEAPS 40-Year Recognition GEAPS President Matthew Kerrigan recently sent a letter of congratulations and appreciation to Sweet for 40 years of continuous GEAPS membership. This relationship dates back to when our founder, W. Dean Sweet, started what has become a longstanding affiliation with GEAPS. This tradition has been carried on by our current CEO, Alicia Sweet Hupp, who accepted the GEAPS 40-year pin with great pride!
Tales From the Field This Cargill operation in Paraguay has installed Sweet® equipment to process soybeans at 4,720 bph (120 MTPH). A Silver-Sweet® Ace II bucket elevator and two Flite-Veyor® 17 series horizontal flat bottom drag conveyors totaling 62 feet were included in the installation.
Sweet® equipment has been installed at this co-op grain facility in Iowa. The facility processes grain at 10,000 bph (254 MTPH). Two Silver-Sweet® bucket elevators (Monarch and Duke II models), two FliteVeyor® 17 series horizontal flat bottom drag conveyors and one Flite-Veyor® 17 series incline flat bottom drag conveyor were included in the installation. The conveyors were supported by Silver Span® catwalk and a tube tower.
Sweet® equipment has been installed at this commercial grain operation in Chile. The facility handles corn at 4,570 bph (116 MTPH). Five Flite-Veyor® incline flat bottom drag conveyors model 1417 totaling 180 feet were included in the installation. The IFV conveyors were made of USA prime G140 galvanized steel with a gearmotor drive, D88K chain (4,000 lb. average working load) and motion sensors.
Trade Show Calendar August 22-23, 2016 Feed & Grain LIVE Prairie Meadows Hotel Booth 31 Altoona, Iowa
September 20-22, 2016 Farm Science Review Molly Caren Agricultural Center Lot No. 580 London, Ohio
Upcoming Holiday Schedule
Independence Day Closed Monday, July 4, 2016 Reopening Tuesday, July 5, 2016
October 13-14, 2016 Frac Sand Conference JW Marriott Hill Country Resort Booth 11 San Antonio, Texas
Labor Day Closed Monday, September 5, 2016 Reopening Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Employee Spotlight Happy 20th Anniversary, Darren Schimmoller! Darren was honored at a company gathering for his 20 years of service at Sweet on March 18. Darren joined Sweet in 1996 as a fabricator. Today Darren serves as our Manufacturing Team Leader, assuring that our product parts meet quality standards and specifications. Thank you, Darren, for your service to Sweet. We appreciate your expertise and loyalty to our team!
Ryan Amlin joined the Sweet Sales Team in early April as a CAD Designer/Drafter. Ryan brings impressive talent and background in CAD Designing and will be responsible for providing system flow/design support. He graduated from CTC and Sinclair Community College. Welcome, Ryan! In April, we also welcomed Nathan Walter to our Engineering Team as a Design Engineer. Nathan has worked in the automobile industry with experience in process improvement and product testing. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo. Welcome to Sweet, Nathan!
Graduation Salute! Congratulations to Chanda Perkins, our Accounting & Export Specialist, on her recent graduation from Clark State Community College. Earning her Associate Degree in Accounting, Chanda dedicated many hours to her education while at the same time raising her five children and working full-time at Sweet. We are so proud of you, Chanda, and your outstanding achievement. Kudos!
Alicia Hupp, Mark Grimes, Chanda & Shevelle (her daughter)
P.O. Box 1086 Springfield, OH 45501
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