John Thompson & Sons, UK - Animal Feed Mill Case Study

Products: AutoPilot4Feed - Feed and grain control system, MasterWeigh - Manual weighing system and Plan4Feed - Visual production scheduling

W & H Marriage and Sons, UK - Flour mill Case Study

Products: AutoPilot4Flour - Flour mill control system

Fane Valley, UK - Animal Feed Mill Case Study

Products: AutoPilot4Feed - Feed and grain control system, Plan4Feed - Visual production scheduling and Hand Held PDA - Wireless control

La Coop Fédérée, Canada - Micro Premix Plant Case Study

Products: AutoPilot4Feed - Feed and grain control system, MasterWeigh - Manual weighing system and Plan4Feed - Visual production scheduling

Dalton Seeds Case Study

Products: Warehouse Stock Tracking

Feed and Grain automation - Mill efficiencies through innovation

DSL Systems have been installing control and automation systems for feed and grain plants for over 30 years. DSL have an ever growing reputation for providing easy to use, flexible and innovative control systems, backed up by their excellent support service and expertise in the feed and grain sector. DSL's AutoPilot4Feed control system is the market leader and has been installed in hundreds of feed and grain plants all over the world. 


  • Reliable systems with built-in redundancy
  • Optimise production and increase throughput
  • Responsive 24 hour 7 day support
  • Simple and intuitive operation
  • Fully configurable, flexible and modern systems
  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Low maintenance
  • Comprehensive long term recording 
  • Improve regulatory compliance
  • Reduce operator workload / manless operation
  • Cost effective upgrades from older systems 
  • Seamless integration with commercial systems 
  • Available in multiple languages

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Customer Quotes

While the 1/3 increase in the processing speeds has made management very happy, for me the best outcome has been within the operators themselves and the fact that as they have seen some positive effect come from [AutoPilot4Feed] changes, are now in a better place to face the additional challenges the next few weeks will bring.

Nardia Crosby

Business Analyst, SealesWinslow

DSL’s AutoPilot4Feed is the best thing that has ever happened to this mill.

Paul Jones

Mill Manager, Lloyd's Animal Feeds, Wrexham

I find DSL’s AutoPilot4Feed so easy to use.

Robin Brierley

Feed Mill Manager, W & H Marriage & Sons

We selected DSL Systems because of their great reputation. The smooth change-over was very well planned and AutoPilot4Feed is providing more than we hoped for.

Ray Winters

General Manager, Smyths Daleside Feeds

We have installed DSL’s AutoPilot4Feed in the last few weeks and, whilst early days, our experience so far has been very good. The installation took place over a weekend and went to plan with a good level of support from the DSL team and excellent working together between the NWF and DSL teams. It is already clear how much potential the system has to drive our operation forward.

Steve Howe

Operations Director, NWF Agriculture

We are very impressed with the AutoPilot4Feed system and also very impressed with DSL’s Commissioning Engineer. The installation all went to plan.

Richard Jones

Mill Administrator, UFAC UK

DSL were selected based on the fact they used the latest technology and were regarded as the best available

William McAusland

Production Director, Fane Valley Feeds

Since installing our first DSL system, we have seen steady improvement in outputs of up to 30% and in general a significant cost reduction through head count savings of 50%. I am confident that no other control systems are as effective as a DSL installation

Andy Vincent

Engineering Manager, BOCM PAULS

The guys at DSL are very experienced, and combined with a high level of practical knowledge gained in other mills, they are able to quickly resolve issues. DSL exceeded our expectations in the level of integration provided, allowed us to analyse the plants bottlenecks and make further changes to greatly improve the plant performance.

Aidan Mitchell

Operations Director, John Thompson & Sons

Thank you for your support, honesty, co-operation, flexibility and professionalism. We are very pleased with DSL Systems.

Jonathan Davies

Operations Director, Cambrian Pet Foods



Feed and Grain control system

AutoPilot4Feed is a process control and information system designed specifically to provide automation of feed and grain plants.


Flour mill control system

AutoPilot4Flour is a complete control system designed specifically for flour mills. It can cover all areas of a mill including weighbridge, intake, cleaning, blending, mill, outloading and packing.


Manual weighing system

MasterWeigh is designed for the supervision and control of all types of manually weighed ingredients. It ensures weighing accuracy, is simple and easy to use and all operations are logged.


Maintenance management

AssetMaster is an integrated maintenace package to allow you to keep control of your assets. It will record all equipment details, log running hours, starts and failures, record maintenance history and plan maintenance schedules.


Animal feed production scheduling system

Plan4Feed is designed to simplify the process of scheduling orders for production by graphically displaying the production programme and highlighting any problems.


Energy monitoring for animal feed mills

PowerMonitor4Feed is a complete power monitoring and costing system.

Warehouse Stock Tracking

Bar-code tracking system for warehouses

Stock tracking system to track products in warehouses to make it easy to locate goods and see current stock levels. Wireless tablet PCs with long range bar-code readers are used in Fork Lift Trucks to provide the information to the driver. The system will exchange information with commercial systems.

Hand Held PDA

Mobile control for feed and flour mills

DSL’s Hand-Held PDA Terminal provides a method for controlling the plant remotely

Moisture Meter

On-line microwave moisture and density measurement


Automating Mills Since 1979