Manufacturing Cattle Feed

Manufacturing Cattle Feed

Manufacturing cattle feed requires precise weighing and batching of a variety of ingredients. Ensuring that the batches are created accurately and that tracking of each ingredient lot is carefully recorded is also of great importance.  Sterling Systems & Controls automatic cattle feed manufacturing micro ingredient batching systems use a unique approach to batch, blend and deliver ingredients to the mixer for further processing into feed.

In this application example, the micro ingredient batching includes eight ingredients, each with its ingredient storage bin. Here is basically what is included in this specific case.  Each microsystem for manufacturing cattle feed can be unique, Sterling Systems & Controls custom engineers equipment and systems to meet your specific objectives.

Eight (8) 5 cu. ft. capacity 304 Stainless Steel Supply Bins
– Hinged Lids
– Proximity sensors on each lid
– Perforated grating on the inside of bins to prevent bags/trash from entering the bin

Eight (8) Stainless Steel Vibratory Feeders
– Rated 115V/1PH/60Hz input
– 304 stainless steel tray, 4″ wide x 24″ long
– NEMA12 Control rated 115V/1PH/60Hz input
– Steel-it paint on the drive with stainless hardware

Four (4) Stainless Steel Micro Scales
– 304SS construction, highly polished to enhance ingredient flow
– Approximately 0.9 cubic feet capacity
– Single Point Load Cell Configuration
– Vibrator Channels with vibrators
– 4” Butterfly Valve, uses ferrules/quick-disconnect clamp to attach to scale hopper

Two (2) Stainless Steel Vibratory Conveyors
– Rated 115V/1PH/60Hz input
– 304 stainless steel tray, 6” wide x 36” long
– NEMA12 Control rated 115V/1PH/60Hz input
– Steel-it paint on drive with stainless hardware

One(1) Carbon Steel Supply Bin Support Frame
– Steel-It Paint Finish
– Removable Bins for cleaning and maintenance
– Heavy Duty Construction

One (1) Carbon Steel Scale Support Frame
– Independent Scale Frame to eliminate motion while filling bins
– Steel-It Paint Finish
– Heavy Duty Construction
– Shrouded for the skirt to prevent erratic scale readings

One (1) Liquid Eductor System (for use in transporting/blending dry ingredients) with load cells
– 304SS construction, highly polished to enhance ingredient flow
– Approximately 0.9 cubic feet capacity
– Positive Displacement Pump
– Shut-off Valves, Cone Hopper with rinse nozzles, Brass Eductor, Air Purge

One (1) SCR Starter Panel
– NEMA12 Mild Steel Enclosure
– Eight (8) SCR Controllers, variable speed
– Pre-Assembled & Tested

The Liquid Eductor System performs the purpose of transporting the dry material ingredients and the blending of those ingredients with a primary fluid (most always water) used in the batch process. The pre-blend fluid, with ingredients, is delivered to the mixer.

Sterling Systems doesn’t just provide the mechanical systems for these cattle feed manufacturing operations.  Batching controls and automation is also provided. The batching computer controls and maintains formulas/recipes, ingredient inventories and usages, bin assignments and ingredient locations, and formula schedules or stack-ups. The batch controller will have the capability to simultaneously weigh all scales while the mixer processes hand-add liquid additions, and mixing times for previously started batches and formula setup. The finished mix feed is then discharged into the mixer surge hopper then transferred to the designated load-out bin.

Cattle Feed Batching

Sterling Systems & Controls custom engineers manufacturing cattle feed systems for a variety of operations.  Size, rates, and accuracy all are engineered to meet specific objectives.





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