Aug 03, 2022

‘Lights out’ feed mills improve biosecurity, reduce errors

Latest high-tech manufacturing trend prevents pathogens from spreading, remedies labor issues Imagine technicians being able to control feed […]

— By Elise Schafer

Imagine technicians being able to control feed manufacturing remotely from an off-site central command center, overseeing automated processes at several feed mills at once.

The feed mill itself would be outfitted with the latest cutting-edge equipment, robotics, cameras and countless sensors, continuously sending data to the central command center.

The mill would be buzzing with productivity, but not human activity. In fact, you wouldn’t even need to flip on a light switch (automatically — from the command center, of course.)

This concept is called lights out manufacturing and utilizes fully automated technology for all aspects of production, requiring little to no human intervention. While it’s far from commonplace, it has been implemented in a few instances around the world — most notably at Read the Full Article on

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