Farming

Feeding automation systems

Integrating intelligent electric actuators in a feeding automation system allows the farmer to specify feed supply and monitor livestock during feeding time.

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Feeding automation

Improved feeding automation with actuator solutions

Feeding time can be rather hectic for farmers. Especially for large farms where the amount, type or mix of feed can vary. Some animals require special feed due to illness or time of gestation, while others need feeding simultaneously. With customized electric actuator solutions added to the feeding automation control system, you can offer the farmer:

  • Precise automation of feed supply
  • Easier feeding process that will allow time to monitor livestock
  • Clean and low-maintenance solution compatible with most control systems

It takes time to get through the stable during feeding time. Especially in large farms where the age and condition of livestock can vary significantly, and thus require diverse feed mixes. Electric actuator solutions move valves in feed units and fodder valves. The latter are often placed in positions out of reach for the farmer, making electric solutions safer and more convenient.

Optimize feed supply and reduce waste
Modern feeding automation provides the farmer with the opportunity to mix fodder portions for each animal, and with a LINAK actuator solution to release it as scheduled. LINAK actuators interface smoothly with most feeding systems and provide feedback to reduce waste in case of power cuts or other emergency stops.

Free up time for the farmer to monitor livestock
Intelligent actuator solutions allow automated feeding systems to coordinate release of feed containers. This gives farmers more time to monitor animals during feeding and keep certain animals under observation - for instance, in case of disease. 

Get a reliable, clean and low-maintenance solution
Electric actuators have no pumps, hoses or compressors. This means no weak spots or leaking oil, which will pollute the fodder. LINAK solutions are both easy to customize and to install and they require almost no maintenance. Actuators are thoroughly tested to work in harsh, dusty or even wet conditions and tolerate washing.
 
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