Aerobic Digester

Syker Systems: How We Build a Better Aerobic Digester

Quality is in our name – literally. The Middle English word “syker,” related to the modern-day word “secure,” is defined as durable, lasting, trustworthy and safe. Here at Syker Systems, we strive to live up to our name, ensuring that our aerobic digesters are durable and built to last. Our customers can put their complete trust in us, knowing that our goals are the same as theirs: to help them save money and lower their environmental impacts.


As food waste continues to negatively impact our environment, it’s more important than ever to implement food waste solutions that we can trust to be effective. This is where a Syker System aerobic digester comes in.


What Is an Aerobic Digester?

An aerobic digester stops food waste from going to landfill, allowing organizations to deal with food waste on-site instead. Food waste is simply placed in the digester, where a blend of waste-digesting microorganisms and enzymes digest the waste, transforming it into gray water that can be discharged into municipal sewage systems. While aerobic digestion does occur in nature, an aerobic digester speeds up this process, digesting most food waste in under 24 hours.


Aerobic digesters have numerous benefits. With an aerobic digester, organizations can reduce the costs of food waste management, as most food waste can be handled on-site. Additionally, installing an aerobic digester helps organizations lower their carbon footprint, as an aerobic digester stops food from rotting in landfills and releasing methane (a potent greenhouse gas).


Of course, businesses and other organizations can only reap the benefits of an aerobic digester if their machine is up to snuff. Let’s explore how we build our Syker Systems to help these organizations maximize their investment and meet their sustainability goals.

What Sets the Syker System Apart? Quality in Every Part

Syker Systems’ mission is to produce quality products that become integral and relied upon components of our customers’ operations. Our machines must do what they are designed to do – and do it well. So how do we achieve this mission? By taking concrete steps to make aerobic digesters that go above and beyond industry standards of quality.


Excellence in Manufacturing

We like to say that all the components that make up our Syker System digesters are over-engineered. Rather than meeting minimum standards of quality, where machines are consistently reaching their limit, our aerobic digesters are created with additional durability.


For example, our bearings, a component part that assists objects’ rotation and reduces friction, are built to withstand around 200 years of rotation. And it’s not just the bearings that are uniquely designed with reliability in mind; the entire design of a Syker System is built to exceed typical quality standards for a digester, thus reducing safety and servicing issues down the road.


Our dedication to quality allows customers to confidently use a Syker System anywhere, even in some of the most remote locations on the planet.


Sustainability Measurement Tools

Syker Systems aren’t only about helping you save money, though. They’re also built to help your organization lower its carbon footprint – in a measurable way.


Syker Systems are built with internal data analytics to monitor progress towards your carbon footprint reduction goals. Syker machines not only calculate how much food has been diverted from landfill, but also measure how much methane has been redirected. Simply take these automatically-generated numbers and use them to calculate your company’s carbon footprint reductions.


Why Build a Better Digester?

Once installed, aerobic digesters quickly become an integral kitchen appliance, just like a dishwasher or oven. So when digester machines break down, kitchen staff immediately realize just how much they depend on the convenience of on-site waste processing.


Besides chaos in the kitchen, the “downtime” resulting from a broken digester machine leads to numerous problems. This downtime leads to increased costs of waste management, as organizations must find alternative ways to deal with their food waste while the digester is down.


Additionally, down time leads to hygiene issues, as food waste that can’t be dealt with sits around and begins to rot and even attract vermin. This is definitely something worth avoiding.


Finally, and perhaps most importantly, high quality digesters means lower costs for our customers. By investing in a high quality digester that doesn’t break down, you’ll not only save money on repairs, but you’ll also reduce staff time spent on managing or troubleshooting the machine on top of their daily tasks. When it comes down to it, a longer machine life simply means lower costs. Luckily, Syker machines are built to last, with a minimum service life of 10-15 years. After all, long-term reliability is what Syker Systems is all about.

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