Ensure an optimum start for your young broilers with the new MicroControl

The Fancom Lumina poultry computer has a completely new MicroControl feature that gives the animals a good start by further optimising the minimum ventilation. Accurate minimum ventilation is crucial and an absolute condition for obtaining top performances from your animals! Furthermore, accurate minimum ventilation prevents extra heating costs since it eliminates unnecessary heat removal.

Accurately adjusting the minimum ventilation to the animals' needs can be quite difficult in the first weeks after introducing the chicks. The ventilation needed is lower than the minimum fan capacity and the air is hard to control because there is not enough volume. The new MicroControl feature in the Lumina poultry computer is the perfect solution to this problem.

The most accurate minimum ventilation with MicroControl

MicroControl is a completely new way of controlling involving a smart pattern which is used to alternate the minimum ventilation control between on and off. The fresh air is directed to the centre of the house for a fixed ON-time. The ventilation then stops so that the fresh air is mixed properly and can spread among the animals. We call this unique way of modulating MicroControl.

MicroControl is more efficient and the minimum ventilation can be controlled much more accurately and economically. The test results are very promising:

  • An improved living environment for the animals due to better CO2 and RH values in the house during the crucial first couple of weeks (the hardest weeks of the entire production cycle)
  • More stable temperatures in the house and fewer differences between front and back or left and right
  • Lower heating costs
  • Better litter quality

This modulating MicroControl feature for the incoming air in the latest version of the Lumina 36 and 38 poultry computers is unique and enables users to better adjust the minimum ventilation to the needs of the animals, particularly where it concerns young chicks. The incoming air is used much more efficiently, and the animals benefit from a healthy micro-climate that stimulates growth in all circumstances.

Also for existing Lumina computers

MicroControl can be applied in combination with on/off fans and controllable fans. The controllable fans can then also run at low capacities during the on time. MicroControl works best in combination with the easy to control Fancom fans and iFans. As from today, this new MicroControl option will be a standard feature on all Lumina 36 and 38 poultry computers supplied. Existing Lumina 36 and 38 users can update their computers in order to use this option.