Weda Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH has introduced a dry feeding system onto the market that enables pigs' feed to be distributed into four feed circles from a compact mixer.
The dry feed mixer (TM) is available in two versions: TM 100 and TM 40, and takes up 40 or 100 kg per mixing process. Through this device various feed mixes can be filled in after another and can be fed out in two parallel running lines at the same time.
With the aid of the 'TM' the running times of the feed chains can be shortened while the throughput of the feed is increased. It is now possible to construct the mixing unit in such a way that the feed centre requires just one feeding interval and that feeding does not have to take place twice a day.
The mixer, however, also saves costs as less devices will be required for the processing of the feed amount. Througd a simple upgrading from the 40-kilo to the 100-kilo version, a lot of time can be saved in the feeding process – especially when the established 80-kilo mixes are fed out.
With the development of the feeding distributor, the Lower Saxon market leader relies on the modular construction of the proven components with just a small 'foot print'. Therefore, besides the costs – pig farmers also save space inside the animal house by the use of the mixer. The dimensions of the stationary system are compact so that the four feed lines can be charged in a space saving way. Both systems only require a floor space of approx. 1.65 m x 1.65 m.
Already available units from the company can be problem-free converted into the TM system.
The construction of the filling hopper guarantees a high degree of feed hygiene as there are no parts on the inside of the hopper which form an obstacle by encouraging the formation of feed bridges. The cleaning also becomes easier this way; the dry mixer can be washed out with water and without the addition of cleaning agents.