The Cimbria Centricoater is designed for the application of coating value added seeds with costly seed treating materials. The system is a continuous batch operation utilising a highly accurate inlet scale together with a highly accurate chemical dosing system controlled by a PLC.
The system provides improved seed coverage and a more uniform distribution of treatment materials on the seed as compared to traditional continuous operating drum type treaters.
Main attention is also paid to economical use of the expensive coating- slurries, thus simply saving money for our valued customers. Therefore, Centricoaters have a very short pay off period.
The heart of the Centricoater is the mixing chamber, consisting of a stainless cylindrical housing with rotating bottom (rotor). The seed is gently dropped from the continuous batch electronic scale into the chamber onto the rotor. This rotor moves the seed gently up to the stationary chamber side wall causing a folding of seed from outward to inward in the chamber. A spinning disk in the centre of the mixing chamber, on which the treating materials are delivered from the PLC controlled dosing system, atomises the liquid treating materials into the vertical seed layer. This provides a highly intensive uniform application of seed treatment material on each kernel of seed. All kinds of treating material, liquids and powders, can be applied effectively in this system.
The Cimbria Centricoater innovation is a fine example of our advanced equipment. As the Centricoater reduces the consumption of chemical agents, the impact on the environment is subsequently reduction in raw material use. The results are homogenous seed which all have fine growth ability and meet the international standards for certified seeds.
Permanent process monitoring and data- logging by the Centricoaters PLC- control greatly support our customers in their internal quality control as well as inventory management.