At VICTAM 2019, we spoke to Peer Hansen, biochemist and director of marketing and sales at Eye-Grain, the Danish grain monitoring company behind the new app.
“We have seen that grain managers struggle to get all the information together on their monitoring systems, and so we realized there was demand for a new technology [in this regard].”
“With the app, the grain manager gets all the data they need on their smartphones, updated and online, with a new record every morning.”
The iGrain HACCP app gives an absolute quality mark - the risk factor - and lists all bins 'worst to best' so grain managers can take the right decision about which bin to focus on and which ones they need to make operational decisions about.
Interplay with C02 sensor technology
The tool works in conjunction with the iGrain Sniffer, the company’s C02 sensor technology, but can work with other CO2 sensors as well.
“The iGrain Sniffer measures the C02 level in the silo, which is proportional to the level of infestation, meaning how many insects, how much fungus do you have in that silo. We also take climatic data, temperature, grain moisture and other parameters into account, and we put it all together in a database, and do the intelligence process of computing the list of silos so you have the worst on top so you always know this is the one I am going to have to focus on,” added Hansen.
Eye-Grain has customers in Denmark but also in the Far East, the Middle East, Africa and the Southern part of America:
“Some 30% of our sales comes from the feed mill sector and a similar amount from the flour milling market.”