By introducing innovative climate control, health initiatives, feeding solutions and sustainable energy systems, the Van Asten Group has redefined livestock farming. Using systems developed by Stienen Bedrijfselektronica B.V. to manage risk and focus on reliability at every touchpoint, the Group has not only increased the consistent quality of its products but has created a template for the future of the industry.
Erwin Stienen: “Stienen BE works very closely with Van Asten to develop continuous improvements in its process and products. It’s vital to us that our solutions are risk-free in terms of operation – especially in the aggressive environments of a working farm. One failure in supplying air, feed, or power can have a lethal impact on thousands of animals. Since 2009, we have put our trust in VLT® drives from Danfoss for our ventilation systems, water treatment, feeding systems and other critical equipment. And the reliability of the drives is excellent – we have had no critical breakdowns. The robust Danfoss IP55 design with class 3C3 coated electronics makes all the difference.”
Stienen Bedrijfelektronica is also responsible for the systems that maintain the quality of fresh air and oxygen in the stables. To create a healthy ventilated space with mechanical ventilation, they have installed specifically developed controllers for fans, air inlets and curtains. These prevent any problems with drafts, cold air and respiratory problems. The unique corrosion-free Exegy heat exchanger units from Stienen heat or cool the inlet air to maintain the correct temperature in the stables – regardless of the outside temperature.
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Source: ENGINEERING TOMORROW Danfoss