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1. (WO2017034397) AUTOMATIC FEED COMPOSING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034397    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2016/050558
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 29 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01K 5/00
A01K 5/02
Applicants: LELY PATENT N.V.
Inventors: RUIZENAAR, Ruud
Title: AUTOMATIC FEED COMPOSING DEVICE
Abstract:
An automatic and autonomous feeding device comprising a feed kitchen having different feed varieties and a feed fetching device, and a control system for executing a feed composing cycle comprising: receipt or generation of a feed order and controlling of the feed fetching device to fetch feed from the feed kitchen according to the feed order in order to compose a feed mixture, and comprising feed determining means configured to determine quantity information of the feed varieties, wherein the control device further contains fall-back information, previously entered by a user, for at least one feed variety, which fall-back information specifies what action the feeding device, during and/or after execution of a feed composing cycle, needs to perform if the feed determining means determine that quantity of this feed variety which is desired in the feed order is greater than the available quantity, wherein the control system is programmed such that, for the feed variety, the following fall-back information is available for input into the control device: a) stoppage of composition of the feed mixture and generation of an alarm signal; b) continuation of composition of the feed mixture, replacing the feed variety by an alternative feed variety, as well as generation of either b1 ) an alarm signal, or b2) a callable report message; c) continuation of composition of the feed mixture, omitting the feed variety from the feed order, and generation of a callable report message, or in particular an alarm signal. As a result, the device can in more situations continue with feed composition, without stopping and waiting for input by a user.