One of the products Hog Slat introduced at the 2016 World Pork Expo is designed to give pork producers an improved method for controlling feed line motors.
The GrowerSELECT Proximity Drop Tube Control features a flat proxy sensor that can detect feed levels through the plastic housing. The flat proxy mounts to the side of the feed tube and doesn’t require drilling a hole for installation. The compact design takes up less room on the control compared to rod type proxy sensors.
Like it happens with many advancements in electronics this improved sensor costs less than existing technology. A quick online search shows replacement rod type proxy switches costing between $117 and $150. The complete HS752 unit costs $125 and can replace the feed level control on any existing feed system.
Click here for manual illustrating wiring schemes for installing the HS752 on the most common feed systems.