Composter Automates Rotating Drum Operation

Composter automates rotating drum operation with the newly automated PLC Control Panel with Soft Touch Screen by XACT Systems.  The user friendly soft touch screen on the front of the control panel was designed for the BioReactor Composting System in order to give the operator easy access to a wide variety of critical data.  Data which is vital to the successful composting of solid organic waste.

Although composting is not a complicated process it is a fairly precise process in terms of balancing the few factors that impact it.  The control panel has been developed to provide more accurate monitoring of these factors to ensure the best results.  A quick reminder as to what those few factors are:  Carbon-Nitrogen ratio, moisture content, oxygen, operating temperatures, and particle size.  For a more detailed description of the parameters for successful composting, please follow this link to the XACT Composting System website page describing them.

In addition, the data collected from the monitoring can be sent to the operator’s cell phone or computer 24/7.  By making the data “portable”, the operator can be tracking the BioReactor’s operation while eating lunch!

These added features compound the benefits that the XACT BioReactor System already has.

  1. The BioReactor has the fastest decomposition time—it can compost organic waste in as little as 4 days. Compare this to traditional methods that can take upwards of a year!
  2. Odor control is also ensured by the continual rotation of the drum, which causes the organic material to tumble around inside.  This tumbling action ensures all the particles of the waste are exposed to oxygen at all times which is vital to a highly aerobic composting process and therefore an odor-free process.
  3. Pathogen and virus destruction are the foundations of our composting system. XACT In-Vessel Organics Composting follows the guidelines set down by the EPA to ensure pathogen and virus kill.
  4. Less manpower is required because the rotating vessel does all the work—one man can operate the entire process especially when the composter automates rotating drum operation.
  5. The XACT BioReactor uses a very, very low horsepower electric motor to operate.
  6. The vessel can be insulated which helps retain the high operating temperatures of 130°F+ (55°C+) required (this is the EPA standard for pathogen kill—3 days at 130°F). Because of the insulation, the XACT vessel does not need to be housed in a building, but the compost should be stored under cover.
  7. The process is natural and typically requires no added heat.
  8. Less land is required with the BioReactor rotating drum because the decomposition process occurs within the vessel, and less feedstock piles are required because material is processed so fast.
  9. Site requirements are minimal because of the compact size of the system, and because what little condensates are present are completely captured.
  10. Fantastic compost is the result because changeable weather conditions are not a consideration, and all the factors needed for great decomposition are optimized and controlled.

To learn more about how the composter automates rotating drum operation with the new control panel is super easy.  Just contact us by Cell: 613-391-1445 or email info@xactsystemscomposting.com.  Many many thanks!  D

composter automates rotating drum operation with control panel and soft screen

The Soft Touch Screen on the PLC Control Panel allows for easy access to data such as processing temperature, starting/stopping, correct loading (capacity), door opening/closing and more!

Are You Attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta This Week?

Are You Attending the International Poultry Expo in Atlanta This Week?

If so, stop in at the Farmer Automatic booth in Hall C booth number C13007 and learn how to successfully compost all poultry waste.   There, you will find us, XACT Systems Inc. and the awesome BioReactor.

Compost poultry litter and much more with the BioReactor composting technology by XACT

BioReactor Composting System with In-feed and Discharge Conveyors, BioFilter & Future Expansion Capability.

When you compost poultry litter and all your other poultry waste with the BioReactor, you will realize economic benefits (always a good thing),  and environmental benefits.  Converting waste into quality compost allows you to capitalize on the nutrient value of the waste.  Because traditional methods of managing these wastes are incurring high costs, are creating health hazards and odor problems in the surrounding communities, and are causing damage to the environment, there is a need to treat these huge volumes of organic waste with technological innovation.

The BioReactor Composting System

The BioReactor Composting System is a rotating drum that converts any solid organic waste into compost.  It complies with the fundamentals of composting* regulations by tightly controlling the parameters of the composting process. The BioReactor makes an ideal environment for the oxygen-loving bacteria to thrive and decompose the material. The BioReactor will process large volumes of organic waste quickly, and will do so without the occurrence of hazardous leachates.

On Wednesday, January 28th, XACT Systems will make a presentation  describing 2 separate pilot projects that were conducted on poultry farms composting various types of poultry waste. One test took place in Brazil and the other in New York State. The test results proved that the BioReactor composting system will compost organic poultry waste in 7 days (or less), and will produce a light fluffy compost that is pathogen-free (including salmonella and coliforms), odor-free, weed-seed free, insect larvae-fee and mature. Indeed, the compost bears no resemblance to the waste from which it was produced.

This compost has tremendous value if sold in bags or bulk because it makes an excellent soil amendment due to its organic matter and nutrient content. Indeed, the compost no longer has harmful bacteria in it to cause disease so can be spread on land close to water sources. Because the BioReactor is situated on site, the cost of hauling poultry waste is eliminated. Depending on the facility’s situation, the compost can be used on site or sold to others.

* Composting is defined as a process of biological decomposition of biodegradable organic fraction of the waste, carried out by a diverse population of organisms under controlled aerobic conditions and other parameters (ratio of carbon: nitrogen, moisture, temperature, pH, particle size, porosity, homogeneity of the mixture).

If you are planning to go to the International Poultry Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta January 27-29, 2015, please consider attending the presentation and visiting us at booth C13007.  We will be at the Farmer Automatic booth in Hall C…again the booth number is C13007.  Hope to see you there!

In-Vessel Rotating Drum Composter Converts Food Waste to Compost

This in-vessel rotating drum composter is composting food waste, and interestingly enough, the amendment being used in horse manure.  The operators of this facility know that in order to get good quality compost out, they need to put the right blend of feedstocks in.  The constraints of the blend consists of:  1) a proper percentage of moisture and  2)  the correct proportion of Carbon to Nitrogen.  Because the food waste stream on its own did not meet these constraints, there would need to be an amendment added to the food waste.  The horse manure was available and also needed to be disposed of, so this composting facility determined the right blend of these 2 waste streams, and are now indeed, producing very good compost.  No less than a triple win!

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

This BioReactor is composting food waste.

Tel: 1-613-399-5686   •   Or: 1-613-391-1445   •   Email: info@xactsystemscomposting.com