Detailed Selling Lead Description
Subject: Automated Feeding Systems for Fish Farms & Hatcheries
Our standard feeding system utilizes one or more feed storage silos, a regenerative or positive displacement blower, one or more frequency controlled dosing augers (feed screw), rotary air lock (sluice) hopper, feed injector and a rotary selector valve (distribution valve) or diverter valve system or combination of rotary and diverter valves.
A Siemens Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) is used to control the operation of the system. The operator interfaces and programs the feeding system with a standard Personal Computer (PC) programmed with our AutoFeeder Software.
In basic operation feed from the storage silo empties into a feed dosing auger. The auger moves this feed into a sluice-hopper-injector system. The injector introduces the feed into the main transport pipe. The feed is then picked up by air from the blower and moved into the distribution valve where it is directed into the individual feed pipes travelling to the specific tanks, raceways or net-pens on the site.
All aspects of the feeding operation such as feed rates, meal times, feed types, etc. are controlled with the New AutoFeeder Software. The operator, with either the PC or a wireless remote control can monitor, interface, reprogram or override the automatic operation of the system.
Feed can be transported for distances up to 1500 meters from the main silos. Feed rates of 0.05 to 5000 grams per second are possible. Several different types of feed can be fed from the feed storage silos, which can be constructed in any of several standard or custom configurations. A single, double or triple feeding system can feed from 1 to (unlimited) individual tanks, raceways or net-pens.
In short, a properly sized feeding system can be configured to economically and efficiently feed virtually any type of fish in any type of application