A new process control and information system is streamlining production and boosting daily output by over 25 percent at Ufac-UK’s specialist livestock supplements mill, at Stretton, near Oakham, Rutland.

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The £50,000 investment in software and hardware is part of a modernization program designed to increase sales by 70 percent within the next few years, according to the company. AutoPilot4Feed software and new equipment has enabled production to be fully automated, with improvements in both weighing accuracy and traceability of raw materials and the finished product. The system includes automatic liquid and dry weighing with operator displays utilizing touch screen technologies.