The completed system runs almost every aspect of the chicken units. Systems that were separate like bird weighing and feed weighing are now integrated and extra ideas have now been included alongside the original requirements.
The HMI gives a very simple user interface that needs a minimum of text, which helps the user understand and follow procedures. The PLC meant no more unreliable timers. Every important aspect is now alarmed, which helps people quickly know if there is a problem, and remote access allows a farmer to monitor and control a system through a mobile phone or computer.
John Bowler’s Eggs are also now better equipped to support their farmers as more data is received and communicated for use as statistics, which helps farmers improve production efficiency.