Project Overview - Agritech Automation
Client - PPP Industries
Date - 2021
Type of system - General Automation
Control system - Turck/Codesys
Industry - Agritech (Farming/Dairy)
Standard blanket feeding where every cow gets the same amount of feed is not optimal.
Automate-X developed an agritech automationfeeding system that uses animal RFID identification to deliver feed for individual animals according to recipes set by farmers. A single PLC is mounted on the feeder to control all the machine functionalities including movement, feeding, re-filling and RFID reading. The feeder is accompanied by a user-friendly HMI screen allowing the farmer to view, modify and implement various functionalities.
By implementing EID feeding, farmers can select different groups and target these groups with different feed amounts and/or different types of feed to optimise yield and herd growth.
Turck Rugged IP67 rated PLC mounted on the moving part of the machine. Turck HMI for operator interface. The machine was programmed using Codesys.