A CHASER bin from Australia has been recognised as a runner-up for the world’s most prestigious steel manufacturing prize.
The Nyrex chaser bin, manufactured by Trufab Global, also known by the brand Grain King, was one of three runners-up for the 2018 Swedish Steel Prize, announced at a ceremony held in Stockholm this week.
Trufab, chief executive officer, Colin Jorgensen, who attended the event, said the Nyrex chaser bin was a ground-breaking piece of equipment which allowed farmers to harvest grain more efficiently.
Mr Jorgensen said the company was delighted to be recognised as a world innovator.
“The Swedish Steel awards are incredibly prestigious and being recognised by them is a real honour,” he said.
“Our use of cutting edge technology, high quality materials and skilled labour means we are providing customers with innovative and intelligent solutions to increase their productivity and efficiency.”
Prize judges said the bin utilised high-strength steel that challenged traditional design by using modern materials to create the highest levels of performance.
In a company announcement, Trufab said a feature of the bin was a reduction in weight through the use of Strenx performance steel which made the Nyrex bins stronger, lighter, safer and longer lasting.
“The Nyrex Chaser bins use a Strenx product that is 25 per cent lighter than steel plate and provides a longer life than conventional bins,” it said.
“The light and extremely durable Strenx steel allows the bins to be made in a range of sizes and are being introduced to Australian grain farms.
“Reducing grain discharge times, energy use and minimising soil compaction.”
Trufab said the bins feature a modular design using almost no welding.
“Its assembly process uses laser technology in a bolted construction that avoids any distortion and rippling of the steel plate from welding, creating savings in time and energy.”
“The modular construction also helps reduce freight costs enabling the Nyrex Chaser bin to gain an international audience.”
The winner of the 2018 Swedish Steel Prize was Italian company, Mantella’s. Stratosphere 3.0 rear tipping semi-trailer.
The other two runners-up were a truck-mounted sky-lift from Italy and a cutter for clearing.