SIMA-Mix Plus New Concept of Wearing Parts Increases the Quality of the Feed
At SIMA 2015 Kongskilde Industries A/S introduces a completely new concept of wearing parts for the complete diet mixers under the brand JF. With the equipment Mix+ the edges of the auger flights can be replaced, and in this way a solid edge on the flights are maintained without expensive replacement of the complete auger. The result is a better mixing quality
and lower operating costs.
Mix+ consists of a set of interchangeable wearing plates, which together with
the knives are bolted onto the auger flights. The idea of replacing wearing parts comes from the ploughs, where the shares are replaced as a wearing part.
The wearing plates are manufactured from 5 mm stainless steel in the extremely hard-wearing AISI 304 quality. Kongskilde is the first company on the market offering such a concept to the complete diet mixers.
- It is our experience that a solid edge on the auger flights is of great importance for the mixing capability of the diet mixer, says Jesper O. Christensen, Product Manager at Kongskilde.
Maintaining a good edge on the augers ensures total mixing and incorporation of all feed ingredients. Tests performed by Kongskilde show an improved mixing quality and a higher milk yield resulting in a positive effect on the operating costs.
The alternative is an expensive replacement of the complete auger, or if the auger is not replaced, the quality of the mixing can become compromised and thereby slowly reduced resulting in a lower utilization of the feed and a lower milk yield.
With Mix+ you can maintain a constant and high mixing quality, which reduces the time and fuel consumption compared to a worn auger mixer. The farmer can replace the wearing parts himself, while he is replacing the knives. This will save him from extra expenses.
A further advantage is a much faster mixing activity, as the radius of the auger flights is increased. This makes the Mix+ equipment very suitable for the JF diet mixers for compact feed such as pre-mixing of mineral and cereal blends.
Mix+ is available for new production of JF diet mixers and also for new type augers bought as replacement items for older JF diet mixers.
This new innovation once again keeps Kongskilde at the forefront of modern feeder design and has the added benefit of both saving money and earning more!
The JF auger mounted with Mix+ - the new interchangeable wearing part edges in an extremely hard-wearing stainless steel quality.