Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner

Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner

The Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner is a portable, remote-controlled tool that can be lowered into storage containers through a manhole opening. Powered by compressed air, the patented pneumatic motor uses a variety of whips and cutting edges to knock down even the toughest materials without damaging the walls of the storage bin.

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If your work involves keeping storage bins, hoppers, or silos working efficiently or you manage cost effectiveness and productivity – you need the Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner. Bin whip silo cleaners are a safer alternative for cleaning blocked or compacted silos. They are highly effective at destroying build-ups and material blockages that cause expensive downtime and production errors.

The best way to prevent a major problem is to address a minor one. A consistently scheduled bin cleaning program is the best defense against major, costly problems. Add the Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner to your silo cleaning program to provide long-term peace of mind and predictable performance from your operation.

How It Works

The Pneumatic Bin Whip Silo Cleaner features a patented pneumatic motor which produces large volumes of compressed air to power a proprietary combination of whips and specialized cutting edges which effective break and knock down tough to clean, hardened materials on the sidewalls of bins and other containers without causing any damage to the bin itself. The bin whip is designed to be a complete solution. It requires no extra components beyond a compressed air system.


  • Fast, safe elimination of all types of bin backups
  • Handles difficult or dangerous highly compacted materials
  • Quick assembly (takes 20 minutes to assemble)
  • Can be operated by two people
  • Works with bins of all shapes and sizes
  • Can be operated remotely from outside the bin
  • Low power requirements
  • Proven effective on all types of products all over the world
  • Can restore bin capacity to 100% when used as directed

Optional Power Lance

The power lance is a specialized drill system which can be utilized with the pneumatic bin whip cleaner to enhance performance and address hard to remove materials. This drill is deployed from the base of the bin exterior and driven by compressed air to heights up to 120 feet. It’s typically needed when a total blockage condition is present. The “bottom up” approach is the best way to use the system as it reduces the power requirements, allowing material to flow through the hole.


  • Clear plugged bins effectively and safely
  • Eliminate ratholes from silo and free up dead non-flowing material
  • Break bridges above vessel openings to re-establish material flow
  • Knock material build-up away from walls to restore vessels to full capacity

The Bin Whip Silo Cleaner is effective on virtually any bulk material, including:

  • Catalysts
  • Cement
  • Clay
  • Clinker
  • Coal
  • Coarse ore
  • Concentrate
  • Coke
  • DDGs
  • Feed
  • Fertilizer
  • Fly ash
  • Hydrated lime
  • Gravel
  • Gypsum
  • Minerals
  • Paper pulp
  • Pigments
  • Plastics
  • Powder
  • Refuge
  • Salt
  • Sand
  • Sawdust
  • Slag
  • Soda ash
  • Soybean meal
  • Talcum powder
  • Wheat middlings
  • Wood chips
  • Wood pulp