Thanks to its experience, AUGI has automated production processes for all kind of factories and industries, including animal feed. However, this project had some distinctive features. First, it was a seven-storey factory with a very high production rate of around 300 metric Tons per hour.
Second, as explains Xavier Mir, Process Automation Manager at AUGI: “The customer had a lot of machinery distributed along the facility that needed to be connected to the central system more effectively with better security and availability for communications.”
Finally, the whole process had to be automated, from the arrival of trucks with raw material such as cereals, vitamins, minerals and additives; to dosing and mixing, according to the relevant formulae and receipts; processing with mills to make flour; pelletizers and auxiliary machines to obtain the final product; transport to bulk storage silos; and shipping of finished product in trucks.