Cimbria belt conveyors are ideal for gentle horizontal conveying of granular products such as grain, pellets, powder, etc. A Cimbria belt conveyor is totally self-emptying, whilst energy consumption and wear are minimal.
These losses might be manageable when corn is under $4 a bushel and soybeans under $10, as was the case in 2015 and into 2016. Contrast that with 2012, when a historic drought scorched the US grain belt and drove corn and soybean prices above $7 and $16, respectively. It took 2 years for these prices to return to pre-drought levels.
With the need for greater investment to develop a global presence, in 1974 the Cobb family sold the business to Upjohn, a long established US pharmaceutical manufacturer. The US industry had moved south to the Mid West closer to the grain belt and Cobb followed in 1986 to new headquarters constructed alongside the original Arkansas hatchery. 59ce067264