Poultry Feed Production Machinery

These set of machinery produce poultry feeds by grinding recommend cereals or grains and mixing them with other ingredients at specified ratios in accordance with the required type of feed. The machines include:

  1. Hammer Mills: The hammer mill grinds cereals or grains such as maize, soybean, groundnut cakes and bones etc.

    Description: The mill is mainly made up of several hammers that rotate at very high speed (1,800rpm) within a screen housing with the aid of 15 or 20 HP electric motor depending on the designed capacity. Interchangeable screens are fabricated to enable the mill produce different sizes of feeds for different types of birds. A trapezoidal inclined hopper is provided for feeding to be done easily:

    Performance indices and Specifications:

    • Capacity ( Mass of feeds) = 5,000 kg per day
    • Milling efficiency = 98 %
    • Speed of hammer = 1800 rpm
    • Power requirement (diesel engine) = 15-20 HP

    Features:

    • Use of stainless materials for rain prone areas
    • Protective guide for operators safety


  2. Feed Mixer: This is a conical bottom feed mixer that mixes all the necessary ingredients with the aid of a vertical auger mechanism.

    Description: This equipment is made up of an upright conical cylinder in which an auger is centrally incorporated to enable different materials and ingredients to be conveyed vertically against gravity and releasing them at the top to fall back by gravity to mix with fresh materials. The continuous action of conveying of the materials and falling back to mix with fresh ones results in the thorough mixing of the feeds.

    Performance indices and Specifications:

    • Capacity ( Mass of feeds) = 5,000 kg per day
    • Mixing efficiency = 97 %
    • Speed of mixing auger = 450 rpm
    • Power requirement (electric motor) = 15HP

    Features:

    • Use of stainless materials for rain prone areas
    • Protective guide for operators safety


  3. Screw Conveyors:These are equipments that transport the ground materials from the hammer mills to the mixer.

    Description: This is a helically designed conveyor in the form of screw that rotates in a cylindrical housing. A hopper is provided at one end to receive the ground materials from the hammer mill while a discharge outlet is incorporated at the other end to release the ground materials into the mixer.

    Performance indices and Specifications:

    • Capacity ( Mass of feeds) = 10,000 kg per day
    • Conveying efficiency = 99 %
    • Speed conveying auger = 500 rpm
    • Power requirement (electric motor) = 7.5HP

    Features:

    • Use of stainless materials for rain prone areas
    • Protective guide for operators safety


  4. Cake breaker: This equipment breaks the cakes after oil extraction into small fragments for ease of bagging.

    Description: This equipment is comprised of a rotary drum having beaters constructed with rods. The beater assembly rotates at 550rpm within a concave made with rods with the aid of a 7.5 horse Power electric motor, pulleys and belts. A hopper is provided to enable the feeding of cake into the beater assembly. The disintegrated cakes are collected through an outlet incorporated directly below the concave.

    Performance indices and Specifications:

    • Capacity = 5000, 7500 and 10000kg per day
    • Cake breaking efficiency = 99%
    • Cake retention efficiency = 98%
    • Revolution per minute of milling cylinder = 550rpm

    Features:

    • Low noise
    • Simplicity in operation