US 9,809,402 B2
Segmented bin sweep system
Chris Nelson, Denton, TX (US); and William A. Witt, Perham, MN (US)
Assigned to Sioux Steel Company, Sioux Falls, SD (US)
Filed by Chris Nelson, Denton, TX (US); and William A. Witt, Perham, MN (US)
Filed on Sep. 29, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/868,531.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/060,101, filed on Oct. 6, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/086,287, filed on Dec. 2, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/126,921, filed on Mar. 2, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2016/0096695 A1, Apr. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. B65G 65/48 (2006.01); B65G 65/28 (2006.01); B65G 65/42 (2006.01); A01F 25/20 (2006.01)
CPC B65G 65/4836 (2013.01) [B65G 65/28 (2013.01); B65G 65/425 (2013.01); A01F 25/2018 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
11. A bin sweep system for a bin having a floor surface and a central well, the system comprising:
a center post defining a common center;
a sweep assembly configured to move across the floor surface of the bin and having an inboard end and an outboard end, the sweep assembly comprising at least two sweep segments including a first sweep segment and a second sweep segment, each of the sweep segments having a particulate sweep structure including a plurality of paddles for moving the particulate material toward the center post, the first sweep segment being located toward the inboard end and the second sweep segment being located toward the outboard end such that a space is formed between the second sweep segment and the center post and the first segment is movable between the second sweep segment and the center post;
wherein the first and second sweep segment are rotatable about the center post substantially independently of each other.