Quality Control, Sampling & Analysis, Moisture Management

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Quality Control, Sampling & Analysis, Moisture Management Datastor Systems Limited

evidenced with our accreditation to the Quality Management System BS. EN. ISO 9001:2015, held for over 25 years. As testament to our continuing development program we maintain lasting mutually beneficial technical partnerships with an array of manufacturers such as Allen

Why Consider Moisture Monitoring? Our Clients reasoning’s • We were surprised how inconsistent our raw materials moisture levels were on delivery. • Ability to reinstate moisture after production losses, per

Bradley, Döscher & Döscher etc. Please contact us at sales@datastorsystems.com or Tel +44 (0) 1260 277025 Datastor Systems Limited, Manchester Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2HT

formulation, per line. • To ensure we don’t supply finished product too moist, affecting product quality, customer dissatisfaction, product recalls.

DM Scientific Ltd

• Maximising energy efficient moisture extraction and fully compliant raw material quality when drying. • Concerned with ensuring the declared moisture levels were obtained and accurate. • Having changed raw materials, moisture levels were lower than our traditionally used products. • We thought we knew our moisture levels, incoming raw material

DM Scientific Ltd are a family run UKAS accredited contract laboratory.

and finished product well. Apparently from these trials, capturing

We provide quality nutritional analysis for the Animal Feed Industry. Our

data several times a batch we were somewhat short of the

dedicated team deliver a competent analytical service, testing a variety of

mark.

feed and raw material samples from all around the UK and Europe.

Our company has built a strong reputation for software and hardware innovation, high quality system design and services; this is

We offer a wide range of analysis: • Proximate

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• Oils and Fats

Kemin

• Protein

Kemin’s Application Solutions Team at your Service for millSMART

• Energy Calculations

online

• Minerals • Medicinal Additive testing -Monensin, Narasin, Salinomycin, CTC, Flubendazole and Nicarbazin. • NIR Forage testing using the dry and grind CNCPS system To ensure the quality of our analysis we participate in the AAFCO proficiency testing scheme. We are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025:2017

Controlling and reducing process variability is essential when aiming

and our most up to date schedule of accreditation is available at: www.

to achieve improved productivity, feed quality and feed safety,

ukas.org/testing.

while ensuring a profitable and sustainable operation. Process

All our customers are important to us big or small, we pride ourselves in offering a service that is tailored to your needs. DM Scientific Ltd, Main Site, Dalton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 3JA Tel: 01845 577757 Email: dmacmillan@dmscientific.co.uk Contact: David Macmillan Website: www.dmscientific.co.uk

standardisation remains a challenge in feed production today. Kemin has developed an intelligent solution aimed at optimizing feed production. The millSMART online programme for feed processing and feed safety is an automatic application system programmed to measure the real-time moisture level in the feed mills batch mixer. The online closed loop PID controllers assure the well-balanced preparation of either Sal CURB, Myco CURB or KEM WET in Opti CURB® solutions. Once real-time moisture levels are obtained, and inclusion rates are set, the online system will apply Opti CURB® to

DSL Systems Feed mill Quality Control using AutoPilot4Feed

achieve both optimal feed safety and process control. The automatic sampling technology, integrated with the

DSL’s AutoPilot4Feed is a

millSMART online application system, provides a convenient method

control and information system

for in mixer feed sampling during normal production conditions,

specifically designed for

to enable the sensors learning process. The digital microwave

feed mills. The system has

moisture measuring principle enables the highest accuracy and

comprehensive facilities for

repeatability. Additionally, the mixing quality is validated using the

capturing, monitoring and

coefficient of variation methodology thereby allowing for optimal

analysing QC data. In the

mixing processes.

event of quality issues, the

Formula management ensures the highest feed quality is validated

lot traceability feature allows

and maintained. This is achieved through calibration management

problem supplies and deliveries

providing either individual or grouped calibration curves. Remote

to be identified in a few seconds.

configuration, calibration and diagnostics are easily undertaken using

Raw material quality tests can be configured per material with

the specially developed software. Digital services and dashboarding

acceptable ranges. Deliveries out of range are automatically rejected

using KEMINCONNECT ensure all KPI’s are visualised bringing

unless authorised by a high-level user.

customised insights and value. Kemin Application Solution (KAS)

Production quality results can be captured automatically through communication links with TekPro’s Holmen testers, moisture meters and NIR units. Alternatively, results can be manually entered with the production records. A variety of reports and graphs provide analysis

engineers and team, have all their expertise at your service. View system now in AR and contact Kemin for more information web: kemin.com/feedprocessingdigitalisation

of results which can also be used for process optimisation. DSL’s web based OEE4Feed system uses the quality data to display KPIs and OEE figures. With AutoPilot4Feed’s modern architecture and flexibility, DSL can offer very competitive upgrades from older control systems with minimal disruption. DSL would be pleased to provide a demonstration of AutoPilot4Feed with all its latest innovative facilities. For further information or to arrange a demonstration, please contact: Matthew Swallow, DSL Systems Ltd, Adbolton Hall, Adbolton Lane, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5AS, England. Tel: + 44 (0)115 981 3700, Email: mail@dsl-systems.com, Web: www.dsl-systems.com

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