Storage silos for food and beverage

On site: storage tanks produced with vertical Imcar technology

Vertical technology for applications on large and medium-sized tanks is proposed by Imcar for industry needs.

Italian company on the market for over 60 years, Imcar offers a very wide product range, ranging from simple equipment to more complex systems built to measure. Thanks to the technological evolution of its sheet metal working machines, today it represents a point of reference for food and beverage companies that need silos for the storage of their products.

The quality of customization and the 100% Made in Italy connotation gives added value to Imcar systems, which are increasingly exported all over the world. Specialized in the manufacture of equipment dedicated to the production of storage silos, Imcar relies on a vertical technology for the large and medium tank applications. The equipment is characterized by very high construction standards and quality, which make them suitable to satisfy the needs of various industrial sectors, including food.

Multi-workstation installations

The installations are divided into several workstations. The first workstation consists in the bending, cutting, welding and cleaning of vertical welding surface to obtain the finished shell with the intervention of only one or maximum two operators. The second station allows the alignment of the shells one on top of the other without the use of rings.

After manual spot welding, the automatic circular welding is carried out with internal copper and gas protection to ensure perfect penetration. Other operations include the compression of the circular welding, to reduce the thickness of the welding material and keep a flat surface, and the cleaning of the internal and external welds.

The plants for the production of storage silos allow considerable savings in terms of time and space for the production of tanks, the possibility of performing polishing operations at low costs, the possibility of working with stainless steel, carbon steels and duplex and thickness up to 30 mm, eliminating the so-called “barrel effect”, the ease of handling and the possibility of installing the system directly on site.

Imcar produces everything internally with high quality materials. It performs functional tests and instructs employees and end customers on the use of the machinery

Installations directly on site

Further advantages of Imcar’ s vertical technology are: constant quality and standardized finished product; possibility to reduce the number of specialized personnel; quick coils change; possibility of using metal sheet; plastic protection for the product is not required; material glazing at low cost. Moreover, the use of inner rings for the coupling of shells – even of different thickness – is not necessary.

As the plant can be installed directly on site, Imcar can build silos of great capacity on site with the same high quality of tanks built internally. Besides, working in vertical, some safety risks usually encountered in horizontal production can be avoided, because operators always work on the ground, as the shell forming and assembling process occur from the top to down, lifting the finished shell and adding the other shells beneath it, until the tank is completed.

Finally, several accessories are available to complete the construction of complete tanks, such as shearing and flanging machines, manipulators for dished heads cleaning, forming leg machines and half pipe cooling forming and welding installation for stainless steel half pipe, which is welded directly on the whole body of tank or on sections of it in one-step with just one operator. A turnkey solution dedicated to achieve the highest quality of manufacturing, offering customers methods aiming at best efficiency and effectiveness.