The goal was to monitor the equipment throughout the facility and within potentially contaminated areas.


FactoryStudio from Tatsoft was chosen due to its ability to run from mobile devices such as iPads and iPhone. FactoryStudio has a native ControlLogix communication protocol driver so there is no need for a third party interface to controllers.


By equipping personnel with the iPad, not only are they able to modify feed production variables, but they are able to do so while on the move or even from the cleanliness of a quiet classroom.

I can’t tell you how many people have come through this building. International groups are very interested. We like showing it off. The system is a big change from what we had; everybody appreciates it quite a bit.

Joel McAtee, the Feed Mill Manager of the O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center