Meet Mooij Agro’s Smart Cooling Manager for the cold storage of potatoes, onions and other crops. This smart system communicates between cooling cells and units, and automatically controls the temperature for each unit. The Smart Cooling Manager allows growers and storage managers to control and monitor all cooling and ventilation systems in the most efficient, convenient and reliable way. Since, this software module is integrated into your Croptimiz-r® storage system, you no longer need to operate the screen of the cooling unit.
The Smart Cooling Manager communicates between cells and ensures the ideal temperature for each cooling cell, automatically. And this optimal cooling results in less crop dehydration and waste, and therefore more profit. Moreover, you can always see the correct temperature and the current cooling flows for each cooling cell on a display. So you always know what the temperature is per cell and whether cooling is taking place or not.
Refrigeration is becoming increasingly important in potato storage, partly due to the elimination (in the EU) of certain germination inhibitors. Chlorpropham/CIPC, for example, has not been available for sprout inhibition since harvest 2020. Therefore, a stable climate in the cell is now even more crucial in the storage process. Accurate and reliable cooling is needed to prevent germination. Namely, good ventilation and cooling ensures that in hot periods the temperature and humidity (no condensation) of the potatoes remain good. This benefits both the quality and quantity as the potatoes remain drier and are less likely to sprout. This is one of the reasons why we developed the smart cooling manager.
The Smart Cooling Manager is a smart software system that communicates continuously with all your cooling cells. The system knows the exact temperature per cell and the best storage temperature for each product. The Smart Cooling Manager continuously coordinates this and regulates the ideal temperature and corresponding cooling capacity. In addition, no matter where you are, you always know which cold stores are cooling or not, and you know the temperature and humidity. In the event of malfunctions and problems, you can act immediately.
Many storage managers with multiple cooling cells cannot cool all the cooling cells at the same time during hot weather due to the lack of cooling capacity. The Smart Cooling Manager has a unique prioritization system that allows it to self-distribute the cooling capacity as best as possible. With the changing climate, this is becoming increasingly important.
Most growers and crop storage managers prefer to work with local suppliers for refrigeration units. This is often cheaper (in maintenance) and more sustainable and reliable than importing refrigeration units and service technicians from abroad. Also, local parties are more aware of environmental requirements and laws and regulations.
For this reason, we have ensured that our Smart Cooling Manager works with all refrigeration units, cooling cells and ventilation systems of all brands. This gives growers and storage managers the opportunity to work with local suppliers. Of course, our software support technicians in the Netherlands can log into any system at anytime, anywhere in the world. So software support is always directly available, and you can get service and maintenance for your hardware from your local partners.
The Smart Cooling Manager is a software module that is integrated into your Croptimiz-r® or storage system. In this way, you no longer need to operate the screen of the cooling unit. In fact, the Smart Cooling Managers controls and communicates automatically. Therefore, no extra actions are required in your storage system either.
The Croptimiz-r® allows you to perfectly coordinate the ventilation control with the cooling system. Thanks to this unique and effective cooperation between the climate computer and the control of the mechanical cooling, every grower and storage manager is assured of an accurate and optimal climate. The Croptimiz-r® is often compared to climate computers, but it is actually not comparable. In terms of possibilities for monitoring, control, information & insight and ease of use, Croptimiz-r goes several steps further than the rest. The system gives growers much more information.Discover the Croptimiz-r
In doing so, Croptimiz-r is the first automated crop storage system that is simple and intuitive to use. Croptimiz-r and EVA were developed in close cooperation with growers and keepers. And ease of operation was central to every step. Read more about the Croptimiz-r’s new EVA edition.Croptimiz-r EVA edition