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GEA Houle - Xpress Cascading Roller Press System
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Company Description:

GEA is a worldwide leader in milking, manure, and livestock housing equipment solutions.  They are dedicated to saving producers time, labor and money through increased efficiency, management assistance information and leading-edge technology.  As an integrated group, GEA strives to meet the needs of all farm sizes and management styles, enabling maximum profitability and opportunities for future growth.
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Technology Description:

With 20 years of manure separation expertise GEA Houle offers a system capable of producing top quality bedding.

Many configurations of the Xpress Cascading Roller Press System are available and its flexibility allows the ability to process in one hour, the daily manure output from 45-300 cows.

  • Depending on the number of compression steps and the system configuration the solid output dry matter rate can be up to 34%.
  • Each screen roller is driven by a low horsepower electrical motor (1.5 HP – 1.1 kW).
  • Two air balloons maintain constant pressure on rubber roller and ensure smooth operation.
  • Heavy-duty double tapered roller bearings for long lasting operation.
  • Easy access to the inside of the steel roller for fast cleaning.
  • Scraper made of a one-piece of ½" (13 mm) thick UHMW to remove fiber mat from the surface of the screen roller.
  • Easy cleaning non-sticking stainless steel chute.
  • When having a dewatering treatment, the XPress can be equipped with an ultrasonic sensor to monitor the level of manure in its hopper and adapt the speed of the primary roller press accordingly to maximize dry matter content of the output.

The Xpress Cascading Roller Press System is used to reduce manure fiber moisture in order to produce bedding or compost depending on the configuration of the system. The system is designed to work in conjunction with a Sloped Screen Separator or a Vertical Dewaterer when dewatering treatment is needed prior to the compression or with a Regulator Tank when manure is thick enough to be compressed without dewatering treatment.

Liquid extraction is done by compressing the fiber between two rollers, once, twice or three times depending on the dry matter rate required for specific purposes. The upper rubber roller squeezes the fiber against the second roller which is a stainless steel screen that allows remaining liquid to drain out.

 

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GEA Houle

1880 Country Farm Dr.

Naperville, IL 60563

USA

630-453-8867

 

Technology Type

  • Slope Screen

Vendor

  • Equipment Vendor

Product

  • Fiber
  • Bedding

Problem

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorous
  • Storage
  • Odor
  • GHG

 

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Technology Strengths,Weaknesses and Critical Indicators

Slope Screen technologies:

  • Produces fiber for bedding, soil amendment and compost
  • Used extensively on dairies across the country to reduce concerns associated with storage and application
  • Do not significantly reduce nutrients from the manure stream
  • Can utilize many types of technology like slope screen, screw press, rotary drum and others
  • Used before many other technologies to remove coarse solids
  • Minimal maintenance and operator time required
  • Proven technology for nitrogen recovery, phosphorous recovery, storage reduction, GHG reduction, and odor control but with limited impact in all cases

Newtrient Comments/Opinions:

Coarse solids separation technologies:

  • Produces fiber for bedding, soil amendment and compost 
  • Used extensively on dairies across the country to reduce storage and application concerns
  • Does not significantly reduce nutrients from the manure stream
  • Can utilize many types of technology like slope screen, screw press, rotary drum and others
  • Used before many other technologies to remove coarse solids
  • Minimal maintenance and operator time required

 

GEA is a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of reliable manure treatment equipment, with hundreds of Xpress Cascading Roller System separators installed  and operating successfully on dairy farms around the U.S.  The Xpress is design to increase dry matter content of separated fiber to 26% or greater and operate over a wide range of flowrates.  GEA is currently working with Newtrient to provide additional information on it's technology and installations.

 

 

Comments added 03/14/2017

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