Today process control and automation are applied in nearly all of the plants operating with high capacity. Because, automation and process control both prevent the financial losses in the plant and distinctly increase the quality of the product prominently. Thus, these applications should be considered as significant since they are profitable investments.
Industrial animal feeds are produced by breaking down and mixing grain and similar raw materials at different ratios according to the target animal group. These raw materials, pellets or granules, which we call final products, go through many different processes until they are transformed into feed. Depending on the efficiency of every single process, the quality of the final product also varies. In order to guarantee the quality in every step of production, it is essential to monitor all of the processes and keep them under control. So the importance of automation and process control in a plant producing feed steps in here. Because, a quality automation system is able to share the information of every step in the process. So, it is possible to interfere problem and fail quickly and also to prevent the failures and defective production.
Özgür ACAR, Control and Automation Engineer of Yemmak Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş which is one of the leading feed technology manufacturers, told production process and automation systems in feed plants in his article which he wrote for our readers.
We also suggest you to read our previous article titled "New Technologies and Systems at Feed Plants".