Opico has introduced a new smart control system for the latest Mahna dryer models. Developed over the last two years and tested on farms across Europe and in the UK. The system is said to offer increased connectivity and remote control of operations via a mobile device.
The new control panel features a 9.7-inch touchscreen interface, with on-screen crop recipe selection and management, customisation of machine operations, progress reports and machine alarms via text or email.
It can be connected to smart devices or a PC for real-time monitoring of dryer operation and settings adjustment, as well as remote monitoring and fault diagnosis from Opico.
Angus Steven, Opico aftersales director said, “Operation, as well as technical support, can be actioned remotely – from general running to software updates. Real-time information cuts downtime and keeps drying operations running smoothly.
“Setting the dryer off is straightforward as it is pre-programmed for a number of crops, although it can also be easily adjusted to each farmer’s bespoke requirements. I’m delighted with this new panel.”