Danish award for Big Dutchman-innovation
Big Dutchman developed a feed valve for use in pig feeding which greatly simplifies the search for leakages in liquid feeding systems. The innovative concept was recognized by an expert committee which evaluated all new products that will be presented at the agricultural trade show Agromek 2008 in Herning, Denmark. With three stars, the Big Dutchman innovation LeakSeek was awarded the highest possible prize in the category “feed preparation, feeding and watering for pig houses”. The innovative feed valve will be on display for the first time ever in Europe at Agromek 2008 from 15-19 January.
“LeakSeek is equipped with an automatic leakage sensor that registers any leakages in the valves of liquid feeding systems”, explains Hugo Holm, General Manager of Big Dutchman Scandinavia, the concept. LeakSeek registers any abnormal air consumption and forwards this information to the feeding system control. Since every valve of a liquid feeding system has a different number, a defective valve can easily be identified. LeakSeek greatly reduces the often time-consuming search for leakages to an absolute minimum. The innovation was developed by the R&D-team of Big Dutchman Scandinavia.
Also awarded as innovations were a new filter unit for hammer mills, DustBuster, as well as a control unit for dry feeding systems named TF-500. Both were also developed at the Scandinavian Big Dutchman subsidiary.
All innovations by the company Big Dutchman are on display at stand no. J3-7706, hall J3.
Big Dutchman is the world’s largest supplier for modern pig and poultry housing equipment. The company headquarters are located in Vechta-Calveslage, Germany. Big Dutchman is active in more than 100 countries. In the last business year the company’s 1,400 employees achieved a worldwide turnover of approximately 450 million euros.