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!

How Many Farming Operations Have Manure Composting Technology on Their Farm Improvement Plan?

Manure composting technology has proven economic and  environmental advantages.  XACT Systems’ Manure Composting Technology — The BioReactor is proving to be a wise choice by farmers in all animal farming operations including dairy, beef, horse, poultry and fish.  How many farmers think that composting manure is a good manure management strategy?  If so, how many farms are now using manure composting technology?

manure composting technology

Viewed here from the in-feed end, this BioReactor is composting dewatered dairy manure in just 4 days.

Economic Advantages of XACT’s Manure Composting Technology:

Environmental Advantages of XACT’s Manure Composting Technology:

1700 Cow Dairy Composts Dewatered Manure for Bedding

The XACT BioReactor on this dairy operation is 10’ diameter by 60’ long. It has to turn 45 to 50 tons of dewatered cow manure 240 times per day, 365 days per year.  After taking a look at the robust mechanical characteristics of the XACT BioReactor drum and the heavy duty drive system, this dairy operation was confident in the ability of the XACT system to handle the staggering weights of waste material to be processed daily. Check out all the specs for the BioReactor by clicking on xactsystemscomposting.com/bioreactor/.

Dewatered cow manure is fed into the vessel by a conveyor. Because the infeed opening is located in the upper quadrant of the stationary infeed end, the BioReactor can be filled to 70% capacity. Remarkably, a 7.5 hp variable speed drive turns the BioReactor and its load.

After a 4-day retention period in the vessel, the discharged compost is taken back to the barn to be used as bedding for the herd. Upon discharge the compost is pathogen free, weed seed free, insect larvae free, and odorless. At this point the compost is about 50% moisture, and therefore as it gets blown into the stalls there is minimal airborne dust. Most importantly, the cows love it as it provides exceptional comfort.

Please share your thoughts about composting manure.  Many thanks, D.

 

XACT Systems Has a New Website & New Video

Check out the new website with the new video of the XACT BioReactor for making compost from waste.  Please feel free to contact us and ask for the full length video to show your colleagues and/or boss.  It could be the best move you make for the success of your company and you!

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