Automation and management
All agricultural entrepreneurs want to be in full control of all the processes in their animal houses by means of a made-to-measure total solution, one which is either completely or partially automated. The animals are naturally the key focus and should therefore be kept under optimum growing and living conditions.
Central air quality measurements provide an indication of the overall conditions in an animal house and this may lead to a choice for central extraction. Air scrubbers are always combined with central extraction. Today there is a worldwide trend away from pig houses with direct extraction and towards pig houses with central extraction.
Optimal Bio Security ventilation concept
PRRS or blue ear disease is a common virus disease in pigs. Pig farmers who want to achieve PRRS-free pig production will therefore have to be very disciplined as some 90% of all infections are transmitted between pigs. Breeding and AI organisations should therefore?keep the virus and any other pathogens, at bay. Overpressure ventilation combined with air filtering and good internal biosecurity is a good means to ensure this.
Equal pressure ventilation
There is growing demand for sustainable pig farming all over the world. Animal welfare has the highest priority.
Changed sentiments among consumers as well as market demand have led to changes in how pigs are housed and farmed. In combination with an abundance of laws, this has resulted in new, innovative housing systems.
These sustainable systems call for a new, efficient ventilation concept: the equal pressure ventilation concept.
Although the agricultural industry works with many different suppliers, many livestock farmers have no idea whether the quality of the products and resources supplied to their farm are actually the best options for their farm. Nor do they have any idea as to what is going on at other farms. Due to this lack of information, many decisions are still based on past experience, intuition and gut feeling. Livestock farmers inspect their animal houses to see if any animals have failed to grow sufficiently or are sick. They take the necessary measures based on what they see. Instinctively, and using the figures for their farm, they know if their animals have done well, but they do not know how their farm is doing compared to other farms. But you don’t have to be doing badly to make improvements. Collecting data and sharing it easily is a means to help them optimise their farm results. Any non-conformities are easily brought to light by means of economic and animal-related figures. Sharing data within the value chain enables the quality of incoming products to be checked and controlled
Achieving the highest possible result against the lowest possible cost. That is only possible if you can rely on proven technology that ensures optimum conditions in pig houses day in, day out. Technology that lets you see exactly what is happening and lets you take action immediately, if necessary, wherever you are and at any time. This enables you to work efficiently and manage your employees properly. Ensuring you of the highest possible results for your farm. Stienen BE is the right partner to enable you to fully automate your pig houses.
In our PigSolution brochure you can read more about pig house automation for modern pig farming.
Stienen is our regular ventilation technology partner on projects for our customers. Our customers are very satisfied with the reliability, the product quality and the ease of use of the equipment. This was the reason for us to fit out the entire climate control and alarm system for a number of recent major projects in China (8,000 sows) and Romania (20,000 fatting pigs) with Stienen equipment.
We have been working with Stienen BV for years and our experience of working with them is good. This is both because of the range of items they supply and because of how our Purchasing Department communicates with the Stienen BV Sales Department. Since lines are short, we usually have the same two or three contacts and all items ordered (if on stock) are delivered as agreed. Urgent deliveries or picking up goods is also possible. If there are any complaints or problems, they are handled correctly by the Stienen employees. Briefly put: we look forward to continuing this pleasant collaboration in 2021 as well!
We've known Stienen for many years; the generation before us also had Stienen control cabinets. The good relationship and good price-quality ratio is always a reason for us to be satisfied. If there is a problem, a solution is always provided quickly.? Because our farms are growing and we have to employ external staff, it is important that the system works well and is easy to operate. We are always quite pleased with this aspect where Stienen equipment is concerned. For example, in our new piglet house, we have combined the air scrubber with a Stienen heat exchanger to be able to use the heat. We clearly saw the effect last winter. Where it was around the freezing point outside, the temperature above the ceiling in the rooms with the smallest piglets was 13.5 degrees Celsius. This meant that we only needed floor heating to get the room to the right temperature and we only needed the heating system running at low capacity, saving us a lot of energy!
KL-6500 management computer: The graphic display of parameters such as temperature, water, feed, weight, production, relative humidity (RH), carbon dioxide (CO2) and ammonia (NH3) shows you the main management information at a glance. This enables you to easily and transparently monitor, control and adjust all the vital processes in the pig house.
FarmConnect: The FarmConnect farm software enables you to convert data from our management computers into management information. FarmConnect collects all the current and historical data of all the computers on your farm and presents it in clear overviews, graphs and tables. This professional software gives you central access to your farm data. Wherever you are, you are always connected to your company so that you can intervene immediately if necessary.
FarmRemote: The remote control option enables you to safely connect to our management computers by smartphone, tablet or PC. This means that you can safely monitor your farm, even from a long distance, and intervene if necessary.
KFM-6400: A universal controller for the automatic filling of dispensers or feed troughs in single and/or multiple feed circuits. This dry feed system is suitable for single-phase and multi-phase feeding.
KFV-6400: An extended dry feed computer for highly accurate weighing, mixing and dosing out of pre-programmed feed rations per valve/animal group.
SGS: Energy-efficient, low-noise and easily controllable high-pressure fans are a crucial factor in central exhaust systems. The energy-efficient SGS fans from Stienen BE distinguish themselves by performing even more favourably in the usual control range - up to 35% of the ventilation capacity. The SGS fans are ideally suited for use in central exhaust systems, optionally combined with an air scrubber or manure drying installation.
FC-102: The FC-102 frequency controller pre-programmed by Stienen BE enables optimum climate control in the pig house. The FC-102 continuously adjusts the fan speed to the need of the animals. This is done via a stepless control. Large temperature fluctuations are prevented and operational reliability is increased.
AQC: A good minimum ventilation level is important in order to reduce humidity, CO2, NH3 and dust in your pig house. When the management computer has calculated the current climate requirements for your farm, the AQC measuring and control unit will ensure that the (controlled) fans will ventilate the correct amount of air, independently of weather influences and pressure differences.
Compact chimney: Stienen BE supplies smart, compact single- and double-walled ventilation chimneys for air intake and exhaust. The ventilation chimneys seamlessly fit the AQC measuring and control units and SGS fans. As one system they are solid and quick to assemble (click system).
Aerowing: Providing your animals with the right volume of fresh air at the right speed in the right place. This is an important condition for a healthy climate. Controls that minimise any temperature differences in your pig house are a standard feature of our management computers. Together with our AeroWing inlet valves, controlled by our robust EGM winch motors, they give you the assurance of proper ventilation.
AeroX: AeroX air-to-water heat exchangers are ideally suited for preconditioning air. In areas with suitable soil layers it is possible to make use of the heat storage in the soil. The air-to-water heat exchanger is mounted at the level of the air inlet in the pig house as close as possible to the animals. The water in the plastic hoses is warmer than the incoming air in winter, causing it to heat up. In the summer this is the other way around.