Produce Store Controlled-Release Fertilizer, Compo
Compo operates internationally and is a market
leader in the segments of biological/chemical
brand products for home and garden, as well as for
specialised fertilisers for professional use.
Compo’s factory facility located at Korinthos, Greece was recently upgraded. Kinematik planned, manufactured and executed a complete solution for producing, transfering and storing fertilizer.
System Operation Description
The fertilizer without the controlled-release substance
enters the system through a silo capable of being
loaded both from a truck or an excavator.
The material is dynamically weighted during its transfer to the mixer. The fertilizer is sprayed with the controlled-release fluid in the mixer, achieving uniform overlay on each granule. The controlledrelease fertilizer is transfered to a storing compound of 3 silos. A telescopic and rotating conveyor belt fills the three silos, succeeding maximum utilization of space and applying a FIFO logic, filling the silos from the first pick-up position to the last, taking into account the maturing time needed.
• Unloading Silo integrated on inclined conveyor
• Conveyor with dynamic weighing scale
• In-flow mixer (solid with liquid)
• Inclined belt conveyors
• Telescopic and rotating belt conveyor for silo filling
• Tanks for controlled-release liquid and oil with flow regulating pumps
• Engineering, Automation, Integration
Throughout the process, the granule is handled gently, even in the mixer. The final result is uniformly overlayed controlled-release liquid on every granule, maximizing the product quality and value.
Product quality relies mainly on the mixing process, where liquid control-release substance is applied at the solid fertilizer. At the storage process the telescopic and rotating belt conveyor is controlled with absolute encoders, to achieve increased storage density, avoid fertilizer contamination of latteral silo storage areas and reduce initiallization times.
The system works with the minimum possible supervision. It is operated from a touchscreen controlling both the mixing and the transfer process.
Numerous production recipes as well as storage area selection and operation mode (with/without oil or controlled-release liquid), can be defined directly on the touchscreen and activated immediately.
Personel and equipment safety is guarded with emergency pull-ropes and safety switches preventing door opening while the system is running.
Reliability and Minimum Maintenance
The system was designed especially to cope with the harsh and corroding environment. In fact the mixer is manufactured from top quality corrosive resistant steel alloy. Equipment protection from corrosion with special paints, autocleaning devices and prevention of fertilizer dust spread through the air.