EDGE® Controller

The Next Generation of Controls

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VERSATILE AND INTUITIVE

EDGE® is a single platform that handles all control applications including breeding, gestation, farrowing, nursery and finishing. Its unique design makes EDGE the only controller on the market that can be configured to match your operation’s specific requirements and is flexible enough to be adapted to new or existing systems.

Key Features

15" Touch Screen
Remote Access
Fail-Safe Redundancy
Modular Architecture

FEATURES

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Modular Architecture / Full Redundancy

Whether running a large operation with dozens of sites or a small facility with one or two buildings, EDGE's modular architecture adapts to your exact needs. The appropriate number of inputs and outputs is easily determined, and it becomes more economical as the operation expands. Redundant power supplies and communication paths provide uninterrupted operation in the event of a power supply failure. For additional safety, add a second main controller to maintain operation should the primary main controller have an issue.

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Change settings with a single button

Scenario is an EDGE software feature that allows a group of outputs (fan, inlets, and lights) to be set in a specific by‐pass state without directly interacting with the EDGE. Users unfamiliar with EDGE can press a button programmed with a predefined set of output states for a specific situation. The button can be located anywhere on site and does not require the user to interface directly with EDGE. However, EDGE users can activate or deactivate a Scenario via the EDGE control or with any internet connected device. Scenarios can be created for any number of situations and each one can have its own set of criteria that must be met before a Scenario will run. Minimum and maximum animal age, time of day, and outside temperature can be specified along with the ability to set the state of fans, inlets and lights, give the Scenario feature vast possibilities. Use of the Scenario feature requires EDGE software version 2.4.4 or higher.

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Triple Layer Protection

Should the main controller fail due to lightning, faulty wiring, etc., or if both controllers in a redundant system fail, EDGE has a second level of safety built in to the system. In Backup Mode, the individual cards that are plugged into the expansion boxes in the system have intelligent processors built into them. When they are unable to communicate with the main controller, they take over and act as a mini stand-alone controller, continuing to read temperature probes and operate equipment appropriately. In the rare event of a complete power loss to the controllers, EDGE has built in a third level of safety and security: fail safe relays. These relays have special contacts that allow "de-energize to trip" functionality, which means that in a total power loss, the system can drop curtains to ensure fresh air is available to the animals.

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Information at a Glance

Navigation is easy with the large, 15" color touchscreen. Everything is right in front of you for quick, easy navigation. The buttons are large enough to be touched even when wearing gloves. Color-coded notifications give you real-time status of your entire operation. Site-wide conditions can also be monitored from the touchscreen.

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Multi-Location Control

With EDGE, you have the power to control multiple buildings or rooms from a single controller using one interface. EDGE reduces management complexity and offers you considerable cost savings by eliminating the need to have a separate controller for each individual location. One EDGE System can easily do what up to 64 individual controllers used to do.

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Configuration Wizard

You'll be up-and-running in no time with an easy and intuitive set-up. The built-in Configuration Wizard is designed to guide the initial set-up by prompting questions about each of the specific installed applications.

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Remote Connectivity

Connect an Ethernet cable and take control of the system from anywhere. EDGE's cloud-based architecture allows remote connections via any web-enabled device to monitor and analyze data in real-time or quickly respond to issues. EDGE gives you the freedom to leave the farm while knowing you are only one touch or click away. If a problem occurs and an alarm is triggered, you will be immediately notified via text message or email, saving valuable time and money.

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LED Temperature Probes

We developed our patent pending LED temperature probes to simplify installation and take the hassle out of individually identifying the location of each probe.

Options

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EDGE® Bin Scale

Monitor feed usage, track feed levels and automatically e-mail the feed mill when bins are getting low with the EDGE® Bin Scale.

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GSIEDGE.com

GSIEDGE.com is your portal to the most advanced animal production data management system available. Monitor and manage all aspects of the production process including ventilation, feed inventory and consumption, cooling, heating, lighting, animal weight and watering. GSIEDGE.com keeps you informed with real-time site information, utilizing easy-to-read graphics and reports to quickly identify issues and optimize your farm’s performance. GSIEDGE.com is cloud-based and accessible from any Internet-connected web browser.

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Remote Display

Optional remote display boxes give producers the ability to view and modify control settings from any location, regardless of main controller's location.

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Plug-In Modules

Similar to the input/output expansion slots in a computer, plug-in modules serve different functions, allowing you to customize the system based on your specific configuration. As you expand, or new technologies and applications are introduced, add new modules to reflect new functionality allowing you to integrate a wide variety of components into a single, efficient system.

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Manual Switch Boxes

Manual bypass switch boxes are available to use with the EDGE control system. Manually bypass different outputs from the EDGE control system with either 4 or 6 Auto/Off/On outputs to allow manual control of fans, lights, heaters, and more. Each switch is rated at 10 amp maximum output.