Grain Handling - See you at GEAPS 2018

From cooperative elevators to global processors, millers and distillers, thousands of professionals in the grain handling and processing business depend on SIMOTICS motors from Siemens for safety, efficiency and uptime. We manufacture, stock and distribute explosion proof, severe duty, IEEE841, general purpose and definite purpose motors from small to very large right here in North America. Our extensive network of local distributors know every part of the grain business and can help you get the most out of your motor fleet investment.

Motors for grain handling, milling and processing

XP100 Explosion Proof for Hazardous Environments

The SIMOTICS XP100 Explosion Proof motor is the workhorse of hazardous environments in grain handling facilities all over North America.

  • UL certified T3C for Division 1, Class I, Groups C&D and Class II Groups F&G

  • UL certified inverter constant torque rating

  • IP65 (dust proof)

SD100 for Severe Duty Environments

The SD100 is the ultimate in rugged construction, cool operation, high performance and application flexibility.

  • All cast iron construction

  • Super efficient NEMA Premium + when supplied with optional copper rotor

  • Wide selection of options including Inpro/Seal® bearing isolators available as QuikMOD for fast delivery

Industrial Controls

NEMA Contactors and Starters

Our NEMA versatile line offers a motor starter for every grain application you  have. These starters are built rugged to withstand the most severe and demanding industrial and continuous duty commercial applications in the industrial and construction markets.

SIRUIS Modular IEC Controls

Siemens SIRIUS portfolio of modular controls includes compact devices for switching, protecting, monitoring and starting motors. This highly flexible modular system is quick to connect and communicate with other products and complies with all standards. This helps control panel designers and builders provide an efficient and cost-effective panel for their customers.

Pilot Devices

Siemens pilot device offering includes indicator lights, pushbuttons, illuminated pushbuttons, emergency-stop pushbuttons, selector switches and much more. The products are available in 22MM, and 30.5MM diameters. These devices can be installed directly on a panel or housed in enclosures.


If you want to get more monitoring functions out of your motors and prevent faults in automated processes, try a motor management and control device that is flexible and modular. SIMOCODE pro solid-state overload relay adds extensive motor data to increase your process control quality. SIMOCODE reduces or eliminates downtime of not only the motor it is protecting, but the process the motor is connected to.

Motor Control Centers

Siemens tiastar Smart Motor Control Center (MCC) delivers the highest performance intelligent MCC available today. It offers state-of-the-art motor control technology components and features optimal motor control, protection, power- monitoring, communications, and automation integration. Siemens MCC is also ARC-resistant where required.

Level Products

There’s no doubt about it: production inefficiencies and inventory inaccuracies caused by faulty or outdated technology are holes in your business’ pockets. Maximizing profit margins are essential in the grain industry, and you cannot afford waste –whether it is raw materials, machinery, or labor. To expand and maintain your competitive advantage, you need the right tools to ensure that production is sharp and running smoothly. An even greater concern, however, is the safety of your workers. Why not use a reliable solids level transmitter instead of routinely sending employees to the top of silos? By keeping workers out of hazardous situations altogether, you can immediately reduce the chance of accidents and the consequences to your company. Safety and profit growth are not incompatible, and Siemens range of process instrumentation and analytical devices delivers solutions to both of these challenges in the grain industry.

Pointek CLS200

Pointek CLS200 is a versatile inverse frequency shift capacitance level switch with optional rod/cable choices and configurable output, ideal for detection of liquids, solids, slurries, foam and interfaces. The digital version (with PROFIBUS PA) includes a display and provides additional diagnostic features. More.


SITRANS LPS200 is a rotary paddle switch for point level detection in bulk solids. The paddle switch technology detects full, empty or demand conditions on materials such as grain, feed, cement, plastic granulate and wood chips. It can handle bulk densities as low as 15.06 g/l (0.94 lb/ft3)  with the optional hinged vane or 100 g/l (6.25 lb/ft³) with the standard measuring vane.More.


SITRANS LVS200 is a vibrating point level switch for high or low levels of bulk solids. It detects high, low or demand levels of dry bulk solids in bins, silos or hoppers. The liquid/solid interface version can also detect settled solids within liquids or solids within confined spaces such as feed pipes. It is designed to ignore liquids in order to detect the interface between a solid and a liquid. More.


SITRANS LR560’s plug and play performance is ideal for most solids applications, including those with extreme dust and high temperatures to +200 ºC (+392 ºF). Its unique design allows safe and simple programming using the Intrinsically Safe handheld programmer without having to open the instrument’s lid. More

Milltronics BW500

Milltronics BW500 is a full feature integrator for use with both belt scales and weighfeeders.
Belt load and speed signals are processed for accurate flow rate and totalized weight of bulk solids. It can take on lower level control functions traditionally handled by other devices, and it supports popular industrial communication buses. Its proven load cell balance function eliminates matching of load cells. Belt load and speed signals are processed for accurate flow rate and totalized weight of bulk solids. It can take on lower level control functions traditionally handled by other devices, and it supports popular industrial communication buses. More.


SITRANS WF100 flowmeter is a low to medium capacity flowmeter for various product sizes, densities, and fluidities in restricted spaces. It is unaffected by corrosive, abrasive, or hot materials. It can handle various product sizes, densities, and fluidities including fine powders.  Dry bulk solids enter the flow guide producing a mechanical deflection as they strike the flowmeter sensing plate before continuing through the process un-hindered. The WF100 converts the deflection into an electrical signal that feeds into an accompanying integrator, which instantaneously displays the flow rate and totalizes the weight. More.