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Connected Technology Evolves Farmers' Operations

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 Connected Technology Evolves Farmers' Operations - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Networks & Connectivity - Gateways
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
The Customer
Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO)
About The Customer
Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) is a specialized agricultural equipment engineering and manufacturing company that provides high-value grain dryers, grain handling, and aeration equipment for agricultural customers worldwide.
The Challenge

Customers of Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) needed the capability to know the grain dryer’s status at all times while couldn’t afford to have someone at the dryer all the time to ensure it is doing what it is supposed to do.

The Solution

NECO is equipped with a gateway which collects live data from NECO Commander Dryer Control and sends that data to Digi Device Cloud over a cellular connection. Device Cloud then passes the information to NECO’s custom web application, COMMANDnet, so it’s easily accessible and actionable for farmers, dealers and NECO.

Data Collected
Alarms For Automated Applications, Asset Efficiency Ratios, Device Diagnostic Status, Equipment Status, Man Hours
Operational Impact
  • [Process Optimization - Real Time Alerts]
    Text and email alerts are sent to farmers through their smartphone, tablet or computer for them to analyze operations to monitor and manage status.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Asset Utilization]
    Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of equipment improves asset and resource efficiency.
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Real-time status reports enable maintenance personnel to remotely diagnose the status of a device.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Labor cost of farmers reduced by up to 30%.

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