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Cooperation with Hartmann food technology

The quality standards in Russia are gradually reaching European levels. Hartmann food technology from Nienburg has years of experience in the Russian market. As a general contractor in Russia Hartmann has always focused on quality and selected its products accordingly...

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Hot days

Unfortunately still the standard in many sow breeding facilities: A poorly controlled floor heating system.

Hot weather causes extra strain on the animals.

The results: Poor piglet resting behaviour (see image) and heat stress for the sows.
Many stables still do not control the floor heating circuit with the climate computer. The result is unnecessary heat stress for the sows, poor piglet resting behaviour and to make matters even worse unnecessary energy costs.
The nest area with bad resting behaviour shown in the cover picture is controlled manually.

Image 1: Controlling the nests

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Manual control


The manual control is not sufficient to ensure the right amount of water and the right temperature for sow and piglets, especially on days with strong fluctuations.

Image 2: Shows a computer controlled control valve and the compartment balancing valve

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Image 3: Shows the floor distributor with hydraulic adjustment for the individual lines

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Image 4: The input screen on our LC-4 energy management stable climate computer

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How poor manual control can be can be seen in the following extract from a progress curve from a farrowing compartment. The orange line shows the progression of the actual floor heat temperature. The green line shows how intense the control signal for the hot water valve was at this time to achieve the even progression of the actual temperature. This cannot be done manually.

Image 5: Extract from a farrowing compartment progression curve

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The necessary values can only be reached in a farrowing compartment with optimum control and a hydraulic calculation.

Ask us. We know how to do it!

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