Loebach Brothers LLC is a company consisting of Dave and Joe Loebach. They hold design patents for the “Dorothy” projects. There are no stakeholders for this company. The group created a system that rapidly removes moisture from grain without using a heating element. The group redeveloped a previous prototype that is scaled to a full-size grain bin. The previous prototype was built without drawings and how it was manufactured was mostly through speculation and the client’s industry experience. However, the group does have a picture of how it was built. The client wanted this built for proof of concept on a large scale. The group was tasked to focus on building just the dehumidification unit, as the project scope constantly changed.
Building of a Prototype Grain DryerTSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects
Course Number and TitleTSM 416: Technology Capstone
DepartmentAgricultural and Biosystems Engineering
MajorAgricultural Systems Engineering (Wilson, Decker, Slater, Paggen, Willke); Industrial Technology (Wilson); Agricultural Business (Decker)
InstructorsJoseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel
Citation InformationBlake Wilson, Nick Decker, Christian Slater, Cody Paggen, Ty Willke, Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel. Building of a Prototype Grain Dryer. Final Report. TSM 416 Technology Capstone Project, April 28, 2017.