Mater Company News


  • New Setting Fixture for quickly, easily, and precisely setting the clearance between the drum and the brush or paddle assembly for your Mater Batch or Continuous Debearder

  • 2013

  • Introduced the Mater Heavy Duty Batch Debearder with Gear Motor Drive and Digital Controller.

  • 2010

  • Reconfigured the vibratory feeder positioner and seed inlet on the Mater Continuous Blower.

  • 2006

  • OEM Acquires Mater Seed Equipment Line

  • Brad Whiting (OEM, Inc) and Dr. Jean Mater (Mater International) announced OEM’s purchase of the rights to the Mater Seed Equipment line. This event follows seven years of successful collaboration which began with a 1999 contract from the Oregon State University (OSU) Seed Lab to develop a seed inspection station that addressed industry concerns about worker fatigue and repetitive motion.

  • OEM and Mater upgraded the Mater Continuous Seed Blower with infinitely variable blower speed control and digital speed adjustment. Users now fine tune the air velocity to make just the right separation.

  • 2002

  • Working with Mater International, OEM markedly improved the Mater Laboratory Debearder by incorporating interchangeable drums and impellers. Users may select either batch or continuous feed models and choose those accessories that best suit their debearding needs.

  • 1999

  • In a team effort with the Oregon State University Seed Laboratory and Mater International, OEM ergonomically redesigned the classic Mater Microscopic Inspection Station, enabling seed analysts to work comfortably for hours with increased accuracy and productivity.