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Grain Inventory And Storage Automation System

Available till 23 November 2018 1587 views
Organizer ID Fest
Results announcement deadline 04 December 2018
Event type Industrial Digitalization Fest
Event date 04 December 2018
Location DEPO Conference Hall (Str. Antonovich 52, Kiev)

About The Organizer

Industrial Digitalization Fest is a project for finding innovative solutions to the production problems of Ukrainian corporations. The project participants are the largest Ukrainian enterprises in the agricultural sector and heavy industry. The teams that offered the best ideas will be invited to participate in the ID Fest event for a personal presentation of their ideas before the top management of the enterprises. ID Fest will be held on the 4th December at the DEPO Conference Hall (Str. Antonovich 52, Kiev).
We invite technological teams that have projects in these areas and who want to participate in the transformation process of "dinosaurs"


The project participants are Agrositi-Invest, Astarta, Ukrainian Flour-grinding Company, Gorodnyansky Agrarian Investments and others.
Agritech industry, or agrarian innovation is becoming increasingly attractive for businesses, technological teams, and investors all over the world. Ukraine is among the world's top 10 in exporting several of the most popular agricultural crops. Unfortunately agritech market is not developed, less than 10% of Ukrainian agricultural enterprises introduce high technologies. This is despite the fact that in 2017 over 10 billion dollars were invested in agro-innovations in the world.
We are looking for solutions that will help Ukraine’s agricultural enterprises to take the path of transformations and make the most promising sector of the Ukrainian economy the most innovative and economically attractive.
We are offering teams specific requests, primarily on the grain inventory and storage automation system.

Product Development Directions:
1. Automation of sampling and directly the process of sampling grain from grain carriers, codification of samples.

Problem: corruption in laboratories at elevators. Grain samples are taken from grain carriers and are investigated in the laboratory, where the results of the study can be forged. As a result, the owner may receive a grain of lower quality (high humidity, the content of impurities and other components), which will not be known, and as a result will incur significant costs for additional operations that were not taken into account during acceptance.
2. Automation of inventory results of laboratory analyzes of incoming batches of grain to eliminate the human factor (continuation of the previous task).

Problem: corruption in elevators. The grain that enters the elevators has different physicochemical properties (the main parameter affecting the price is humidity). A sample is taken from each batch of grain, which is transferred to the laboratory and a study is conducted there. It is necessary that the results of the research in coded form with reference to the party and the supplier should arrive in the “cloud” unchanged and be accessible to a limited circle of people (mobile gadgets, etc.). The continuation of this process is to notify the accounting department about the parameters of a certain batch of grain, so that the accountants can see which class of grain corresponds to or does not correspond to the batch, and decide on the further design.
3. Thermometry (temperature measurement) of the elevator in various storage areas.

Problem: to automate the system for measuring the temperature in the bunker and the elimination of the human factor. The possibility of an emergency warning of incidents.

4. Grain volume measurement in the silo (storage capacity).

Problem: it is impossible to accurately and online measure the filling of the bunker with grain. There is only a fixation of the beginning and end of the filling of the bunker, the other measurements are often carried out "by eye".
5. Measurement of the content of combustion products in the dryer of the elevator to prevent them from falling into the tank for storing grain.

Features of the process: for high-quality grain drying, the air in the drying chamber must be clean, free from the combustion products of gas, smoke or chips (soot, ash, etc.). The problem is that the air may be with impurities - products of combustion, and this in production, associated with organic raw materials, is unacceptable. There are devices that determine the presence of combustion products in the dryer, but they are inconvenient in operation - a person must bring them into the chamber. We need sensors for detecting products of combustion, from which information is immediately read.

6. Automation of weighing waste in storage tanks.

Problem: the inability to determine the net weight of the grain without suspension. After the dryer, the ventilation process takes place and mixture of grain and waste falls out in the bunker. We need sensors that will determine the net of the grain weight in the bunker and the weight of the waste. This eliminates the departure of grain to waste by adjusting the equipment.

More information:

+38 098 203 57 77 (Maria)
+38 067 929 47 49 (Alina)

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