Cumberland, GSI's poultry division, will launch its advanced EDGE control system for managing all of the operational functions of poultry production facilities at the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo Jan. 26-28 in Atlanta, Ga.
EDGE is a single, versatile platform that handles the environmental control applications for breeder, broiler, pullet, layer, turkey and virtually any other poultry house. Producers have the ability to adjust ventilation and temperature, manage lights and bird scales, and control multiple houses or farms, all from a single controller, saving time while increasing efficiency and productivity.
"EDGE is also designed with three levels of protection, including triple redundancy and built-in backup mode, making it the safest, most reliable controller in the industry," said Adam Weiss, director of North America protein technology for Cumberland.
The system features a main controller, with a 15 in. color touchscreen that makes navigation and site-wide monitoring quick and easy, the company said. Two different types of expansion boxes can hold either three or six plug-in modules. Additional expansion boxes can be installed as the operation grows.
"More than a product, EDGE is the next generation of controllers — a platform designed to evolve and expand with producers and their operations for years to come," Weiss said.
The new controller also features online remote access, enabling producers to manage and administer multiple sites and houses right from their truck, office, home or other off-site locations. EDGE also generates site-specific dashboards and reports to promote increased efficiency and productivity.
Cumberland is a manufacturer of poultry production equipment, offering a full-line of solutions to maximize production returns for poultry producers around the world. Since 1989, Cumberland has been dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of the poultry industry by offering a complete line of products that provide growers with optimal growing conditions and maximum feeding efficiency for their birds. Cumberland is a part of GSI, a worldwide brand of AGCO.