EuroTier: automatic feeding system wins gold medal

03-10-2008 | |

Four innovations at the upcoming EuroTier show, held 11-14 November in Hanover, Germany, have been awarded a gold medal by the independent expert commission. One of these innovations is an automatic feeding system.

The Innovado from Dutch automated feeding company Schuitemaker is an automatic feeder mixer wagon that removes feed from the clamp silo, mixes it, drives it to the housing, distributes the feed there and returns to the silo, all without an operator.
The route is pre-set via induction loops in the ground. The wagon is guided by sensors, a gyroscope and laser. In the concept presented, the company combines several known engineering elements to produce a device that allows genuine automation of the complete feeding procedure from the clamp silo.
This can cut labour time requirements, secure work quality and optimise feeding. The wagon can service several feed storage locations and supply different animal groups in several housing facilities with different rations round the clock.
It is thus also particularly suitable for growing farms. Safety is ensured by a laser that scans the surroundings for persons, animals and objects that should not come within the vicinity of the machine. If they do the feeder wagon stops immediately.
This innovation can be found in hall 27, stand C26
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