United Farmers Cooperative Gains Efficiency Via Kahler Automation
Kahler Automation helped design a facility that allowed United Farmers Cooperative in Brownton, MN, reach the highest efficiencies in supplying its customers with the products they need.
WHAT THEY NEEDED
“Our goal at United Farmers Cooperative in Brownton was to reach the highest efficiencies in supplying our customers with the products they need, making this a world-class fertilizer and chemical facility. Kahler Automation’s assistance in designing the facility helped make that happen.
“Kahler’s controls and their automation systems made this the most efficient facility in the Midwest. I can go on and on about how well their system is working. Functionality such as the reports and daily logs that I can pull from Kahler’s software, and being able to look forward with everything allocated in the queue, has been great. We’re very happy.”
— Dave Eckhoff, Vice President of Agronomy, UFC
WHAT WE DESIGNED
In collaboration with Sackett-Waconia, a 200-ton blend tower with 4-ton high-intensity mixer (H.I.M.) was developed; a liquid impregnation system was designed by Kahler. An accompanying straight product tower allows wholesale trucks to be loaded quickly.
A custom chemical and liquid fertilizer facility was designed for prescription blends to be made. Both straight product and hot loading is available.
To meet United Farmers Cooperative’s lofty efficiency goals, Kahler Automation’s designs included a 24/7 unstaffed load-out bay, with technology allowing UFC customers to pick up scheduled fertilizer orders at any time, day or night.