Welcome to the Michigan Soilworks
CFT Learning Center
Congratulations on your interest in continuous flow vermicomposting! At Michigan SoilWorks, we manufacture the Michigan SoilWorks CFT, a precision-engineered, expandable, low-labor worm composting system.
We realize the purchase of an advanced vermicomposting system like a CFT is not taken lightly and we want our clients to be highly educated about a prospective purchase.
So we created this page with articles and videos to help you learn more about CFTs, to include information about their history, their current use, calculations of input and output capacities, frequently asked questions, and what you can expect after you purchase a Michigan SoilWorks CFT.
From an intro to continuous flow to lessons learned using our system, this 4-part video series will answer many of your questions as you consider your purchase.
Intro to Continuous Flow and the
Michigan SoilWorks CFT (3:25)
Design & Manufacturing of the Michigan SoilWorks CFT (1:25)
Starting and Operating Your CFT (4:43)
Lessons Learned with a CFT (6:07)
Experience the SoilWorks CFT
The Michigan Soilworks CFT sets the standard in medium-to-large scale vermicomposting systems. Precision and durability are at the heart of our design, ensuring your CFT provides 10 years or more of worry-free service. These videos will demonstrate the Michigan SoilWorks’ manufacturer’s motivation and dedication to precision and quality found in this elegant machine. We’d love to hear more about your story and what you’d like to do!
Let’s have a no-sales pitch discussion on what Michigan SoilWorks can help you accomplish!
Watch the Assembly
The Michigan SoilWorks CFT seen in this video is a 16-ft model assembled by Dan Lonowski of Mich-igan SoilWorks and Steve Churchill of the Urban Worm Company. Assembly should take two adults roughly 4 hours for a two-module, 16-ft CFT.
Learn About Modular Design
Start with a single 8-ft base unit and grow from there. Add additional modules to increase your capacity when you want. Your initial investment is completely upgradable in the future.
Watch CFT Wall Panel Production
Every Michigan SoilWorks CFT wall panel is exactly the same, thanks to our precision CNC cutting process. These wall panels are a solid high-density polypropylene which will never decay in moist conditions.
See The Cutting Bar Fabrication
The cutting bar assembly is the most crucial part of any CFT. Michigan SoilWorks’ patented cutting bar is precision-milled stainless steel, held to the tightest tolerances and TIG welded for reliable service in the toughest of conditions.
Engineered for performance and durability, using 3D CAD modeling, FEA (finite element analysis), plasma cutting, computer-aided machining, and rigorous field testing. These also ensure compatibility with future modules as you expand your system.
Polypropylene walls – impervious to moisture, will never decay
Corrosion-resistant steel cutting bar, cables and fasteners
Low-friction (HDPE) runner on guide rail
Cutting bar drive system with controller and sensors
110V rectified DC gearmotor