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Smart Factory is a proven and scalable modular software platform for the automation of batch and continuous processes, powered by the Equans MES Toolbox. The platform includes several generic software components dedicated to the feed industry, which positions the Van Aarsen - Smart Factory as a next-generation feed mill automation system. With increased plant performances of 10%-30%.

Smart Factory has been implemented for many feed producers being a complete solution for controlling the entire production of a feed mill: intake of raw materials, dosing, grinding, mixing, pressing into pellets and loading of bulk trucks. This reliable one-solution automation system has all the tools for constant and optimal quality, has faster control, and runs closer to critical settings

The MES Toolbox is a proven and scalable modular software platform for the automation of batch and continuous processes dedicated to the feed industry. We automate your entire production and logistics process with an innovative web-based solution. This can substantially improve your feed mill performance.

The automation of the plant will cover the intake of the raw materials, weighing, grinding, pelleting, and bulk loading in the trucks.

Our integrated MES-toolbox automation system covers

  • PLC control over sensors and actuators such as valves, motors, push buttons.
  • SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) monitoring, alarm and operation
  • Batch control over various parts in the production line(s)
  • Functionalities such as recipe control, stock control, transport routing and more.

All this operator functionality is within reach with a mouse click from one single process running on the server. Operators don’t have to swap programs to perform various tasks.

For several machineries, Van Aarsen also offers a dedicated automation system for Hammermill load control, Hammermill Screen Exchange, Pellet mill motor-operated Roller adjustment, and Pelleting line.

To ensure correct functionality and use all additional functionality, we propose our dedicated automation system. Automation systems are based on Siemens processors and comfort panels and are programmed in the Siemens TIA portal.

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