How to monitor beet mountains with a Raspberry Pi PLC

Industrial Solution for agriculture applications with OpenMote and an industrial Raspberry Pi PLC

Monitoring of Beet Mountains with Arduino PLC

The main sugar beet growing areas are in the temperate regions of Europe and North America, with average heat wave temperatures between 16-25 ° C and annual rainfall of at least 600 mm.

Before the beet is processed, its is stacked in huge mountains outside.

Although the mountain hold the beets well, those on the inside of the pile are more affected by heat and moisture to the point of damage.

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Challenge

Our customer is a major Spanish sugar manufacturer who wanted to implement a system to control and monitor his beet mountains. He realized that the beets at the bottom centre of the mountain were spoiling even before being removed to start the sugar conversion process.

As a result, a percentage of the raw material had to be discarded, losing significant amounts of money at the end of the year.

In short, they wanted a system that could detect when the beets were about to start rotting and, therefore, prevent it and extract them in time. It must be taken into account that the system will be outdoors, so it must face possible climatic adversities.

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Monitoring of Beet Mountains with Arduino PLC

Benefits

Economic Savings


Thanks to the implemented

solution, the customer has

minimized the economic losses

caused by the deterioration of

the products.


Guaranteed quality


Control of temperature and

humidity helps the customer to

keep the product in good

condition.

Saving time and resources 


Since the product is kept in

optimal conditions, it is not

necessary to allocate resources

to the handling and disposal of 

products in poor condition.


Why Industrial Shields?

Industrial Shields won this project and beat its major competition thanks to:

Industrial Automation



Open solution. No license fees.

Wireless system with low energy consumption. The batteries of the                        equipment have a long life.

Modular solution: if the customer requires it, there is the possibility to                      extend it in the future.

Safety of the installation: being underground, the sensors are safe from              damage that could be caused by                          excavators.


Equipment designed and manufactured for industrial use at a lower price than                competitive products.

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