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MILL & MIX - CONTROLLERS PAGE
Danagri-3S offers a comprehensive range of controllers to automate and control any mill and mix operation, for any livestock enterprise and for either wet or dry feeding systems.
Weighing is the most crucial aspect of any mill and mix operation and any feeding system. Danagri-3S offers a range of controllers that provide many levels of customisation and weighing accuracy, depending upon load cell usage. These controllers range from manual to fully automatic, and can offer full traceability of ingredients.

The Computer-Mix P200 Controller from SKIOLD.
The SKIOLD Computer-Mix P200 from Danagri-3SThe SKIOLD Computer-Mix P200, with a set of load cells is a simple, affordable and accurate means to control weighing tasks.

Automatic Milling/Mixing Plants
The P200 is especially well suited for simple milling and mixing plants where full automatic computer control is not required, for example a pre-bin can be placed on load cells and connected to the P200. With manual addition of one or more augers, the required quantity of raw materials for a feed mix can be weighed, a mixer can be placed on load cells. The milling unit, e.g. a hammermill, can suck and grind one or two raw materials simultaneously, and blow them into the mixer. The hammermill can be stopped automatically via the relay exit, once the pre-programmed quantity is ground. With wet feeding systems producing feed for weaners, it is easy to set up a dry feed mixing plant by placing a mixer on load cells next to the mixing tank.

Load Cells for the SKIOLD Computer-Mix P200, available from Danagri-3SFunctional Registration
The P200 can also be used to register the reduction of weight in a silo, bin or tank so the amount of material taken out can be noted. The weighing unit can be also used for other purposes, e.g. weighing hay or straw bales, beets, grain, animals, etc.

Practical
The P200 computer is built into a strong plastic cabinet. There are only three operating buttons and a function control lamp, and the large, five-figure display gives easily legible figures and letters. If automatic stop for augers and/or milling unit is required, the computer has a relay exit, enabling the motor to be stopped once the keyed-in quantity has been weighed-in. More augers and milling units can be connected to this relay exit, but only one motor at a time can be stopped automatically. With the right electrical connection, it is easily possible to switch between the various motors.

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Hampshire Feeding SystemsHampshire Feeding Systems
Hampshire Feeding Systems, a Danagri-3S company, also produce controllers for milling and mixing as well as their controllers for wet feeding systems. These controllers range from mill and mix, right through to the StockMaster, the top of the range system for feed preparation through to feeding. For more information, click here and go to the Hampshire Feeding Systems equipment page.
FlexMix
The top of the range Controller from SKIOLD is the FlexMix, a "bells and whistles" system that accurately controls every aspect of the mill and mix operation, right through to feeding.

The SKIOLD FlexMix Controller from Danagri-3SOptimal Flexibility
The FlexMix is adapted to modern production demands for flexibility - the system is controlled by raw materials, meaning that one raw material (for example wheat) can be stored in several different silos and not necessarily in one location. The system itself decides from which silo to take from, at the same time controlling consumption and stock automatically. Another essential advantage is that the system can handle up to 3 different weighing systems thus permitting the proportion of very small quantities via a separate weighing system, for example liquid minerals.

The FlexMix can control all mixing operations, from traditional systems with one mixer to the more sophisticated systems with pre- and post-bins and the production of several feed mixtures simultaneously.

Control and Survey
FlexMix comes as standard with innumerable rations and calculations, offering the user a complete survey of financial and nutritional conditions in feed production. FlexMix automatically calculates 10 different production data, e.g. the price of the ready feed as well as the content of energy, protein, amino acid, phosphorus etc. All production data and alarms are installed for a possible later use. Apart from production data, the computer can register the quantities of raw materials and raise an alarm when the required minimum stock is reached.


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Handy
The FlexMix is equipped with a large illuminated display showing the user all necessary information in clear text. The operation is logical and operating errors are limited by a security system incorporated in the programme. Each system is tailor-made to meet individual needs, and the control panel of the computer is equipped with an individual flow diagram showing all machines in the plant. The flow diagram has built-in control lamps and push buttons for manual operation.

Section Feeding
The FlexMix controls even more than just the feed production. It can also control Section Feeding. Up to five feed programmes can be stored, with a continuous change between 10 different rations. In this way, feed is always adjusted to the weight and age of the pigs. Thus the FlexMix offers all the advantages of phase feeding compared to a traditional dry feed plant.

Optimal Control
The FlexMix PC is the optimal tool for controlling large and complex plants. The system is based on a connection to a standard PC that uses graphic software to give maximum visual output. The plant can be updated and operated via a modem for the efficient detection and correction of faults directly from the SKIOLD service department.

Flow Chart from the SKIOLD FlexMix Controller supplied by Danagri-3S Silo contents  from the SKIOLD FlexMix Controller supplied by Danagri-3S The SKIOLD FlexMix PC in User Mode, supplied by Danagri-3S
Three examples of PC screens from the SKIOLD FlexMix PC system

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Mill Control in the Centre
The mill is the biggest consumer of energy in the plant, and so it is important that it is controlled in the best possible way to achieve the optimal structure of the feed. A combination of FlexMix with the SKIOLD Disc Mill offers an optimal utilization of its resources.

The FlexMix can be programmed to vary the milling degree of the various raw materials in different rations so that the correct structure for different animal groups is obtained. This guarantees the best feed utilization and health.

With the SKIOLD FlexMix the modern farmer can meet the future demands of increased flexibility and optimal control of his feed production.

Technical Data
Raw materials: 50 Controls three stage mixing procedure
Recipes: 50 Automatic regulation of milling degree
Up to 20 raw materials in each formulation Alphanumeric display
No. of feed drops: 40 Start of 24 hour clock
Handles 3 weighing systems Start of sensor in silo
Macro and micro proportioning Manual start via keyboard
Feed analysis for 10 component data Connection to PC and printer
Silo control with minimum stock History of production
Illuminated display History of alarms
Separate weighing amplifier with weight readout Five feed programmes for section feeding
Exact weighing in of small quantities PC control via graphic software

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