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UFA, Herzogenbuchsee, Schweiz

Updating of feed mill and bulk storage silo

The com­ple­te plant in Hof­matt com­pri­sing the bulk sto­rage silo and the feed mill was updated bet­ween 2006 and 2010. In 2015, a post-grin­ding system, a pel­le­ting line and a pneu­ma­tic con­vey­ing system with a capa­ci­ty of 50 metric ton­nes per hour were added to the plant. Thepneu­ma­tic con­vey­or links the plant in Hof­matt with that in Bib­lis. For this pur­po­se, a spe­cial Hof­matt-Bib­lis inter­face was deve­lo­ped in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Büh­ler AG. To enable the eva­lua­ti­on of the pro­duc­tion data gathe­red and pro­duct retracea­bi­li­ty, we imple­men­ted the lea­ding web-brow­ser-based BI tool Qlik in 2018 in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with our system part­ner. In addi­ti­on, we exe­cu­ted various minor exten­si­on and opti­mi­sa­ti­on pro­jects on an ongo­ing basis. 


UFA, Her­zo­gen­buch­see, Switz­er­land

Plant type

Feed mill

Project implementation

2006 to 2019

Project scope

  • 5’100 data points
  • Con­ver­si­on and new cons­truc­tion of over 100 con­trol cabinets

Our services

  • Design and consulting
  • Stock-taking on site
  • Pro­ject management
  • Elec­tri­cal engineering
  • Instal­la­ti­on planning
  • Pro­gramming of software
  • Pro­ject engi­nee­ring of visua­li­sa­ti­on system
  • Inter­face with ERP
  • Retracea­bi­li­ty, data ana­ly­sis and reporting
  • Switch­gear and con­trol system
  • On-site con­ver­si­ons
  • Elec­tri­cal installation
  • Signal test and start-up
  • Ope­ra­tor training

Technology applied

  • auto­ma­ti­onX
  • Qlik
  • EPlan P8


Mar­cel Fust, Seni­or Pro­cess Auto­ma­ti­on Con­sul­tant, Schmid Auto­ma­ti­on AG

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