As you probably know already, there are two types of chicken manure granulator machines: disc or pan granulators and rotary drum granulators. This article takes a closer look into the aspects that will affect the use of pan granulator. Read it carefully to gain a better understanding of what to expect from your ideal machine.
To start with, you should assess the volume of chicken manure you expect to process on monthly or yearly basis. This is easy to calculate by multiplying the number of birds on your farm with the average amount of manure one bird generates per day. Once you have the daily manure volume, multiply it by 30 to get the monthly estimate. This is something all pan granulator manufacturers will ask you for when you’ll make your price quote inquiries.
Once you know the poultry manure volume, you’ll be able to determine the size and the capacity of your ideal disc pan fertilizer pelletizer. If you aren’t sure about this, ask any of these manufacturers for help. Their technicians will explain you everything you need to know to make an informed choice. This is one of the advantages of buying your machine directly from a manufacturer. Furthermore, they will help you with the installation, in order for you to be able to make the most out of your equipment right after the purchase.
You should know that the type of fertilizer you want to produce will influence the type of pan granulator to purchase. Basically, the disc pan fertilizer granulator uses a circular structure and provides a granulation rate of more than 93%. The higher the granulation rate, the better. This is something to check with all manufacturers on your shortlist before making your buying decision.
Different machines have different sizes, so you should carefully check the size of your available room before making the purchase. You need to make sure that the machine will fit inside its designated space before anything else. Fortunately, pan granulators are relatively small machines, so chances are you won’t have problems with finding the great place to install yours on your farm. All you need to be careful about is the easy access to the machine, in order to feed the chicken manure in and transport the fertilizer pellets to your storage room.
The rotary speed is another aspect to pay attention to when doing your research. The rotary speed has a direct influence on the size of the pellets. This is something you should discuss with the manufacturer and with your potential clients for the organic fertilizer you’re going to produce. If possible, go for a variable speed machine, in order to be able to make different types of pellets. Sometimes, a bit more flexibility can make all the difference in terms of thriving on a very competitive market.
Last but not least, remember that the quality of the materials has a direct influence on the price of the equipment. If you want a high-quality, long lasting pan granulator, you may need to pay a slightly higher price.