Gibbons Engineering Group, based near Maldon in Essex, has been inundated with enquiries for its range of high-performance grain store fans since launching its Agricultural Fans division earlier this month.

The durable steel and aluminium fans and hotspot spear fans are produced to the highest standards by an expert team and delivered free within a 50-mile radius of Gibbons’ production facility.

Ranging from 0.13 – 2.2kW, these fans are available as single-phase and three phase in most sizes and can be customised to suit specific applications.

Many Gibbons Agricultural Fans clients are surprised to learn, however, that Gibbons also supplies a complete package of electrical and mechanical farm equipment, covering all electric motor-driven processes.

Gibbons’ high-performance energy-efficient electric motors are used on farms across the UK, covering a wide range of agricultural applications including conveyors, pumps and fans. A bespoke service means equipment can be sized to match the application, while power costs are minimised with the latest energy-efficient IE3 motors.

Farmers benefit from Gibbons’ comprehensive range of gearboxes and gear motors for motor-driven agricultural processes such as grain dryers, conveyor belts and ventilation systems. Gibbons supplies and installs an extensive range of power transmission systems from leading gearbox manufacturer Bonfiglioli – a perfect accompaniment to its high-efficiency motors.

Motor breakdowns that halt processes such as feeding carousels, drainage pumps and silo screw conveyors are extremely inconvenient, which is why Gibbons offer an invaluable motor rewinds and repairs service. Along with its standard free collection and delivery service within a 50-mile radius, Gibbons repairs all makes and models of electrical and mechanical equipment, old and new.

As an extension of its Agricultural Fans range, Gibbons provides an extensive selection of air handling equipment and services for agricultural buildings, including high-performance axial supply and extract fans. As well as supply and installation, farmers enjoy a full package of life-cycle services for agricultural HVAC plant, including fan balancing, repair, refurbishment and upgrade.

For safe and easy control, monitoring and automation of motor-driven systems, Gibbons designs, builds and installs bespoke control panels. As well as being ideal for process control of ventilation systems and conveyors, these panels are built to withstand tough agricultural environments – from grain stores to milking parlours.

Gibbons helps farmers minimise energy consumption and achieve precise control of their motor-powered applications by supplying, installing, programming and commissioning the latest ABB variable-speed drives.

Return on investment is achievable within a matter of months, and Gibbons’ position as an ABB authorised value provider means we’re able to provide lifecycle services including expert training and technical support.

Gibbons can supply effective solutions for pumping fresh and dirty water, effluent and slurry with submersible pumps, chopper pumps and self-priming pumps, giving farmers complete control on their site. They also carry out repair and refurbishment of all pump makes and models, including replacement of bearings, ‘o’ rings and seals.

Gibbons Director Matthew Gibbons said: “Being based in rural Essex and a stone’s throw from East Anglia, we have excellent relationships with farmers and are well aware of their need for reliable, efficient equipment. We also understand that machinery breakdowns seem to occur at the most inconvenient times, which is why we offer an out-of-hours service.”