Based in Portugal, CapTemp, specialists in industrial monitoring and control applications, have developed a smart farming solution that monitors, controls and analyzes different assets of a poultry house for improved animal production. Partnering with Equiporave Iberica, makers of livestock equipment, CapTemp developed a sensor control system solution that collects and reports data on different parameters within the poultry house such as temperature, humidity, and gases as well as machine energy consumption. Data logging and redundancy functions provide for a fail-safe solution with customized control features such as scheduled machine usage when energy is available at a lower cost.
The Nidus-IT Monitoring and Control System features temperature, humidity, CO2, CO, CH4, NH3, and H2S sensors installed on key equipment to monitor divers operating conditions within the poultry house. Also installed, Lda Feed-bin weight scales allow users to assess feed levels in bins to improve feed distribution and logistics.
With the sensors networked to a central alarm system, operators are alerted of unusual conditions in real-time by Internet, e-mail, SMS or GSM. In summary, the CapTemp monitoring and control solution enables:
- Reduced energy and feed costs due to better environmental conditions
- Improved daily weight gains for improved animal growth
- Reduced stock mortality rate to zero
- Reduced required medicines to improve health of stock
For more information, pay a visit to CapTemp.