Whiteshire Hamroc is an Indiana-based family farming operation. Through the years, they have developed improved systems for their farm and are proud to share these innovations with their customers in the U.S. and around the world. One of these innovations is the Airworks Vertical Ventilation design. For their new 6000 head Wean to Finish barn they chose Fancom for the automation.
AirWorks draws in fresh air through a ventilation chamber above, which then flows downward over the pigs, pushing fresh air down to the pigs’ breathing zones, and pulling dust, bacteria, gasses and viruses through the floor and into the pit. By providing consistent fresh air throughout the barn, negative environmental pressures are reduced, creating a healthier, more comfortable atmosphere for pigs and barn workers.
The new barn (126m x 33m) houses 6000 wean to finish in 20 rooms. The barn is provided with a double layer duct system and one large deep (2,4 m) pit for 100% pit ventilation all year long. In the winter they use a heat exchanger. They have independent controls for inlets and exhaust. The I-fans in the side walls are controlled by temp sensors in pit. Ceiling inlets are controlled by room temperature sensors
The entire process is controlled by 3 Lumina 21 controls. 4 IAM.12 are uses to extend the number of analog outputs to control the I-fans 36”
The Airwork system is known to generate significant energy savings compared to the traditional tunnel ventilated barns. The use of energy efficient I-fans enhances this effect considerably
Whiteshire uses RondoMat, the sensor controlled automatic feeder for piglets. The weaned piglets are given immediate access to clean, fresh feed without having to learn how to operate a feed trough system. This prevents the dip often experienced by piglets after weaning. The result is piglets in optimal health with good, fast growth