July 15, 2008


Norway's feed miller first to install infra-red system to track feeding


The largest Norwegian feed compounder Felleskjopet Agri, has as the first feed company in the world installed a real time, instant feedback NIR (Near Infra Red) system in one of their their factories.


The system, called APIS Spektron Feed, was tested last year and will be installed in the next factory later this year.


APIS Spektron Feed measures feed quality parameters and instantly presents the results as numbers and graphs.


The NIR technology, combined with specialised software, gives instant feedback to enable fast corrective actions. Manual feed analysis results as well as relevant process parameters such as temperature may also be included and presented.


APIS Spektron Feed is designed for use in industrial environments and the measurement gauge is mounted over conveyor belts or in bulk conveyors.

Features include

- Presentation of recipe refined targets and tolerances (min/man values)
- Measurements and presentation updates every second
- Immediate alarms when measurements are outside defined tolerances
- Presents continuous actual product cost (as a function of process cost, ingredient cost, actual production and capacity)
- Reports with report filters, graphs and numbers
- WEB based system - providing easy access to the system over company intranet or internet.

The new product, called APIS Spektron Feed, is developed and sold by the Norwegian company Prediktor.
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