The Joraform JK5100 is a commercial scale composting system for processing biodegradeable food waste. The unit is fully automatic and includes a waste grinder, wood pellet feeder and fan aeration system to ensure waste is processed quickly and efficiently. The end product is a dry, high nutrient compost which can be used in landscaping or for growing food crops making the JK5100 a true closed loop food recycling system.
The JK5100 can process all biodegradeable waste including raw vegetable scraps or cooked food including meat and fish. The processing capacity is approximately 700 litres of food waste per week with a turnaround of 4 weeks from food waste to garden compost. This capacity is sufficent for an apartment complex of 100 dwellings with 2-3 persons per household; it is also designed for commercial use in restaurants, schools, colleges, hospitals or other kitchens with a high food waste output. This is a tried and tested Swedish manufactured system that has been in use in Swedish commercial kitchens for 30 years.
The design features a dual chamber system where waste is added as required to the first chamber via a grinder to ensure scaps are of an even consistency. Sawdust pellets (similar to those used in a wood pellet boiler) are automatically mixed at the correct ratio to balance the high nitrogen food scraps with a high carbon material at the correct 25:1 C:N ratio for rapid composting.
The full process from food waste to garden compost takes 4 weeks. The initail composting takes place in the first chamber where the material is aerated and mixed, this part of the process generates a lot of heat and kills off any pathogens which may be present. Fresh food waste is continuously added throughout this cycle via the grinder system.
After 2 weeks, the material is automatically emptied into the second chamber where a further 2 week mixing and ripening process begins. During this stage, no new material is being added to chamber 2 which ensures that the finished product is fully composted. As soon as the first chamber is emptied into the second, a new batch of compost can be started which means at any given time the machine is processing both a composting and ripening batch of material.
Servicing and spare parts
The JK5100 is a very robust system designed with years of continuous use in mind. All parts are replaceable both for brand new machines and for Joraform used refurbished models. The body of the machine is made from high grade stainless steel and is corrosion resistant.
For infoirmation on how the JK5100 can solve your commercial food waste problem, please conatct firstname.lastname@example.org. Niall will also be able to assist with grant applications to make the JK5100 a more affordable solution for your business.