Connected Technology Evolves Farmers' Operations

Customers of Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) needed the capability to know the grain dryer’s status at all times while couldn’t afford to have someone at the dryer all the time to ensure it is doing what it is supposed to do.

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  • VENDOR
  • CUSTOMER
  • Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) is a specialized agricultural equipment engineering and manufacturing company that provides high-value grain dryers, grain handling, and aeration equipment for agricultural customers worldwide.
  • SOLUTION
  • NECO is equipped with a gateway which collects live data from NECO Commander Dryer Control and sends that data to Digi Device Cloud over a cellular connection. Device Cloud then passes the information to NECO’s custom web application, COMMANDnet, so it’s easily accessible and actionable for farmers, dealers and NECO.
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Grain dryer status data, including drying temperatures, outlet moisture set point, metering role speed
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    Status Alert - Text and email alerts are sent to farmers through their smartphone, tablet or computer for them to analyze operations to monitor and manage status.
    Impact #2
    Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.
    Impact #3
    Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    Labor cost of farmers reduced by up to 30%.
  • HARDWARE
  • SOFTWARE
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Asset Tracking & Monitoring
    Data Acquisition & Management
    Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • IPv6
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