Silo: structure designed for storage or as an integral part of the production process of bulk materials.
The construction of silos at the beginning, was intended for the storage and conservation of grain and agricultural products in general, achieving closed, dry, sealed and not exposed to sunlight.
Among the time, its design evolved in such a way that it ended up being applied to the industrial activity of multiple sectors.
Its design consists of a cylindrical body developed in height, designed to withstand the lateral and vertical loads of stored products.
The cylindrical body of the silo has a cone at its base through the product is discharged from.
The cone angle inclination oscillates between 30 and 60 º, depending on the specific characteristics of each product, which will also be decisive for the discharge system to be used.