The World’s Most Advanced Aeration Controller
We designed the world's most advanced controller
by approaching aeration control with a unique perspective.
Keeping your grain at or below 18 deg C will keep the weevils out and avoids the overuse of Phosphine.
Only start the generator when the energy need exceeds what is available from the grid power.
In-silo drying allows for harvesting at higher moisture levels and ensures you avoids mould growth and crusting.
For sites without mains power to start the generator and to keep the communication system live.
Maintaining the grain in the same condition with smart fan control reduces your energy bill.
PC and mobile device access for ease of operation and factory backup support.
Fill lid control
When opening the fill lid is the only way to vent, automatic fill lid control opens the lid only when required.
The cloud based system provides full operational data as well as historical information.
How we'll work to complete your project
Understanding the customer’s needs is the beginning of all projects.
The site layout determines what type of control system can be proposed
An initial a budget estimate is discussed so as to provide a suitable solution..
A detailed proposal is provided including one or more options.
DESIGN & SUPPLY
The design is finalised and control panels and fans are manufactured and supplied.
Site installation using local contractors where possible to maintain local support.
System commissioning and training using Aeration Control Australia engineers.
Equipment and software support throughout the life of the control system
What our clients say
We haven't had a weevil on-farm since installing and using the aerators."Best of all is the fast return on investment, "The Aeration Manager retails at about $9,000 - but from experience I saw that this unit paid for itself in its' first season. "It's a no-brainer.
When aeration conditions are less than ideal, the Aeration Manager’s fan operating times can be significantly less. This results in lower fan operating costs. It also appears that the Aeration Manager holds grain at a more desirable and stable condition, thus reducing the risk of heating and spoilage
When selecting the Aeration Manager I based my decision on the capacity of the controller to activate the fans when the condition of the grain could be improved. And with the Aeration Manager’s ability to predict the grain condition this is just what we needed. The capacity to integrate our drag chain equipment and a our diesel generator has provided us with a complete grain management system
Frequently Asked Questions
I have different sized silos, how will your controller cope with that?
Each silo on a 8 silo controller is controlled individually, allowing you to adjust each silo based on storage capacity.
I do have enough power on site to have larger fans but is this just going to cost me more in energy for the same result?
No it is exactly the opposite. Larger fans will progress the front through the silo quicker thereby grabbing all available air. Once the front has moved through to the top, the fans will turn off and save you energy.
I have enough power to control 4 fans at a time, what can I do to power the other 4. Shall I just alternate between silos?
Not a good idea. You would want the fans to come on when the condition is right. But we can provide you with a system that only turns on your generator if the required power exceeds the available power from the grid.
Does the controller allow for multiple fans per silo and if so what happens to the predictions if one fan fails
Yes you can have multiple fans per silo. By monitoring the total current draw the system will alarm and send an SMS when one of the fans has failed.
My single fill lid will give me enough ventilation for the fans but I don’t like to leave it open all the time. What can I do?
The controller has an automatic fill lid function that allows for the lid to be normally closed but will open when required prior to the fan starting. Electric actuators are available for this function
Why do I need to enter the grain conditions when loading and do I need to do this for every load.
The controller can only properly control your stored grain if it knows what is in the silo. So you will need to provide tonnage, moisture content and temp. If you are confident subsequent loads are similar to the first you can combine multiple loads as one.
How do I know when a fan is supposed to be on?
The system comes complete with messages that tell you why the fan is running or why not. For example: “ Ambient air is not dry enough to dry your grain”.
Can I see how full my silo is during the loading process so that I can decide in which silo to put the next load?
All individual loads are automatically added up while the moisture and temp are averaged. The info is updated with every load and available on your phone or tablet.
What happens when the controller has reached its target?
Once the drying target is reached it automatically switches over to cooling. When that target is reached, the controller switches over to the maintenance mode which means that the fan will switch on sporadically in order to maintain that condition.
My silos are in the middle of an area without any power, is there a solution for that?
We can include solar cells to keep the controller switched on. When a fan is needed, the controller will start a generator first before a start signal is provided.
I would like to increase the size of my fans but am weary about the cost associated with new cabling. Is there a low cost option?
Our new fans are addressable. This means that a single power cable can start all fans individually. All this need is a communication cable linking each fan. A major cost saving!
I have more than 8 silos, do I need multiple controllers?
Each processor can handle up to 8 silos, however several components can be shared between processors such as the touchscreen, wireless router and weather station thereby reducing the overall cost.
Rely on Aeration Control to deliver your project on time and on budget