Farmex upgrades its pig alarm system

Farmex has upgraded its Dicam controllers for pig housing, to further safeguard against stockpeople permanently deactivating the alarm, to ensure the health and welfare of pigs in controlled-environment buildings.

Farmex is offering an upgrade on all controllers with an alarm function to prevent permanent deactivation of alarms, for example when emptying pens, so if an operator accidentally leaves a room ‘inactive’ when restocking or while it still has pigs in it, the high, or low, temperature will still trigger the alarm.

“With multi-room controllers, the ability to inactivate individual rooms when they are empty, or when the power is to be turned off, is obviously handy,” said Farmex managing director, Hugh Crabtree.

“The upgrade overcomes the problem of human error if a person forgets to re-activate the room when restocking. The change means that despite a room being set inactive, temperature alarms are still active in the background.”

The upgrade, which involves a ROM replacement, costs £50.

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