Feeding cycles on a farm have always been a long and tedious process which is why many farmers strive to automate these processes. This allows massive savings be it, cost on labour, energy and/or food wasted (due to human error, etc.).
HmT Mechatronics was approached to automate the feeding process. The system operates as follows; An operator walks into a room and presses a button, this then activates solenoids that opens food dispensers, once all the animals has been fed the operator presses another button to indicate that they have been fed, these solenoids switches off and the dispensers close. After a pre-set time the motors will start to refill the dispensers by utilizing an auger, the motors will then run until a proxy detects food indicating that the system is filled.