Kompofix soil disintegrators and mixers[edit | edit source]

M�schle Kessel- und Apparatebau GmbH
Kinzigtalstrasse 1
D-7601 Ortenberg/Baden
Federal Republic of Germany
Tel. [ . . 49] 781 - 4850
Fax. [ . . 49] 781 - 48522


The Kompofix machines are soil disintegrators and mixers, primarily used to prepare suitable soils and compost for agriculture and gardening, that is, they disintegrate all kinds of soil and organic material, and can mix them in any desired proportion. Hence these machines all well suited for the pulverization of dry soils for earth construction.

The machines principally consist of a strong steel casing, with a disintegrating chamber, above which is a feed tray with a detachable safety feed hopper and adjustable feed flap (to prevent material from bouncing back through the opening). The hopper opening can be adjusted for manual (shovel) or mechanical (conveyor belt) feeding. Similarly, the ejection chute can be adjusted and removed.

The disintegrating tools comprise the following components:

the feeder or breaker, which pre-shreds the material and carries it to the disintegrating chamber below, which consists of

a willowing drum with

exchangeable and reversible comb bars, which beat the material through

an anvil bar, which is screwed to

the spring mounted safety ejection flap, which allows foreign bodies, that cannot be processed, to escape.

The motor drives the main shaft by means of a V-belt, while the feeder, which has a lower speed, is driven by the drum shaft through a reduction gear. By displacing the V-belt at the drive side, the speed of the drum may be increased or reduced, thus producing coarser or finer structured material.

The smaller Kompofilx machine, KO-300 E 4 (with 3-phase electric motor) has an output of 3 - 5 m3/h, while the KO-500 E 10 (with electric motor) and KO-500 B (with fourstroke petrol engine) have outputs of 6 - 8 m³/h. Each machine is equipped with a pair of pneumatic wheels for easy transportation to and around the production site.

Operating the Kompofix

The height of the hopper is adjusted according to the method of feeding, that is, either by means of shovels or with the help of a conveyor belt. Similarly, the ejection chute has to be adjusted such that the pulverized material leaving the machine cannot cause any damage.

When the machine has reached its operation speed, the operators can begin to shovel the earth into the hopper. While care must be taken not to overload the machine, it has a protective switch (overload contactor), which ensures that excessive loads cannot cause damage.

The only maintenance required is daily cleaning after work and occasional lubrication of moveable parts. Since both sides of the comb and anvil bars can tee used, they just have to be fumed around when one side is worn out.

KO 300 E 4, KO 500 E 10, KO 500 B

Size of machine (I x w x h)

a. KO-300 E 4

115 x 80 x 110 cm (45 x 31 x 43 in)

b. KO-500 E 10

115x 110 x 120 cm(45x43 x47 in)

c. KO-500 B

135 x 110 x 120 cm (53 x 43 x 47 in)

Weight of machine

a. / b. / c

170/380/380 kg

Size of crate for shipment

a. = b. = c.

120 x 80 x 120 cm (47 x 31 x 47 in)

Weight of pecked machine

a. /b./c

200/410/410 kg

Energy input

Electric motor (3-phase, 380 V)

a.: 4 hp; b.: 10 hp

Petrol engine (four stroke)

c.: 10 hp

Volumetric output

a.: 3 - 5 m³/h; b. and c.: 6 - 8 m³/h

Labour force required

1 - 2 men

Price (ex works)

KO-300 E 4 (electric motor)

5610 DM

(~ 3300 US0

valid June 1991

KO-500 E 10 (electric motor)

7690 DM

(~ 4500 US0

KO-500 B (petrol engine)

8690 DM

(~ 5100 US0

DM =

Spare sets of comb and anvil bars:

Deutsche Mark

for KO-300 (5 bars)

223 DM

(~ 130 US0

for KO-500 (10 bars)

445 DM

(~ 260 US0

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