Innovation Flows at Pneumat Systems
Gene Nelson Vintage Binwhip

A Safer Silo Cleaning System is Born

In the heart of the American Midwest, our company has been on a four-decade mission to deliver safer, more effective bulk flow technologies to the world.

It all began in 1980, when company founder Gene Nelson was called on to help extinguish and clean up after a massive grain silo fire in Minneapolis. Through his experiences assisting facilities like these, Gene learned just how challenging – and potentially hazardous – working with bulk materials can be. In the endless struggle to keep bulk materials flowing, confined space entry and other risky activities threatened worker safety every day. To help address these hazards and challenges, Gene turned his problem-solving spirit and creative mechanical aptitude toward developing Pneumat’s revolutionary flagship product, the BinWhip®.

What began with a forward-thinking tinkerer in a small machine shop has since grown to occupy a state-of-the-art 8,000 sq. ft. facility staffed with highly-experienced engineers and machinists, many of whom have been with the company for decades. From our headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota, Pneumat designs and builds innovative, industrial-grade material handling equipment that helps keep bulk flowing in over 50 countries around the globe.

The Legacy of Safety Leadership Continues

Now under the leadership of Gene's son, Greg Nelson, Pneumat also continues to provide bin and silo cleaning services to grain handlers, animal feed and pet food processors, chemical manufacturers, and countless others – expertly delivered by the most experienced and well-equipped silo cleaning specialists in the industry. Pneumat leverages this hands-on experience to continuously refine and improve our arsenal of equipment, which has expanded to include the Cardox CO2 Blasting System, used by cement plants and other facilities to safely break up rock-hard buildup. We also provide specialized equipment for more efficiently and safely loading and unloading truck and railcar hoppers.

Markets and technologies are always changing, but one thing that will never change is Pneumat’s ongoing commitment to supporting our customers with reliable and effective bulk flow solutions. We’re proud of our successes and invite you to partner with us in pursuit of Gene’s vision – creating a safer world where bulk materials flow without limits. 🅿

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What Our Customers Say

Upgrading to the Dual Impact BinWhip has cut our silo cleaning times dramatically. That thing is a beast.

Frank K.

ABS Aggregates, Inc.

It’s very apparent that Pneumat Systems is a professional, safety-oriented company. Their BinWhip system allows for greater control of product removal than competing systems.

Don F.

Ferguson Contracting, Inc.

Thanks again for helping us dislodge one hundred tons of material which had compressed and completely bridged our bin. I must admit to having doubts about the system but "seeing is believing".

Ian S.

British Gypsum Limited

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