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KSI Conveyors

ksi conveyors owns
more than 10 patents,
which it credits in part
to its skilled employees.

Midwest

The company also provides data collection and documentation services for accuracy and efficiency.
The company's seed treatment systems include cleated belt conveyors, hoppers, applicators, liquid stands and
metering equipment. KSI Conveyors' automation offerings include bulk site control and seed control systems,
which its technical staff supports with around-the-clock
training and troubleshooting assistance. It also provides
cloud-based data collection.
KSI Conveyors' expansion follows a similar model to
Paul Kaeb's former company. "I spent 25 years working for
a company that developed any type of product that would
meet our customers' application," Kaeb says. "At KSI, I
saw a way to be more sustainable in our work with seed
handling facilities by listening to our customer base."
The company continues to expand its capabilities. "We
invest heavily into research and development," he adds,
noting the company owns roughly 10-plus patents, many
of which it co-credits to its employees. "We are always
looking at ways that we can solve common problems,

vious employer to the new venture. "I was working for a
family owned manufacturer that had a culture similar to
what I believed could work if we started our own company," Paul Kaeb adds.
Today, KSI Conveyors are used to move seed and grain
across North America as well as in Asia, Europe and Africa. Although the cleated belt conveyors are used primarily in the agriculture industry, they also have had
manufacturing applications moving building aggregate
products and nuts and bolts. The company's customers
include large OEMs to whom it has either provided systems or licensed the patented technology to.
"We have been able to survive ups and downs in the
agricultural market because we are leaders in the industry when it comes to seed quality," Paul Kaeb says. "Even
when the market is down, people know they are getting
the most return on their investment with our systems."

An Expanded Mission
KSI Conveyors has greatly expanded its mission and
offerings in the years following its introduction of the
cleated belt conveyor.
"We are more than a conveyor company now," Kaeb
says. "We saw a need to get into PLC automation controls for bulk seed systems and from there decided to
get into seed treating equipment that fully integrates
those systems."
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