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Optima 2.0 is here

Antti-Teollisuus bringing drying automation and remote operation within the reach of all farmers

Optima 2.0 is a completely new basic level control system for grain drying, which provides automation and remote operation possibilities, especially for smaller farms, at an affordable price.

“Thanks to these innovations, we aim to make the farmer’s everyday life easier by automating routine procedures and by enabling remote control and monitoring via a smartphone, for example,”

says Jouni Virtaniemi, Commercial Manager of Antti-Teollisuus.

Special attention has been paid to implementation and ease of use. In addition to the online service, the system can be controlled with the touch screen of the control panel or with traditional hand switches. 

Thanks to the proactive temperature control, Optima 2.0 also offers savings in energy costs for drying.

The first systems already in use

Finland’s first Optima 2.0 grain drying control system was put into operation in August 2021 at a Punkalaidun farm belonging to the Rautionmaa agricultural cooperative.

The farm has existed since the middle of the 19th century, and now the fifth generation of the Rautionmaa family, brothers Kalle and Martti, manage the farm. 

With the generational transfer having taken place in 2019, the farm boldly took steps into the future. More land was added to agricultural use, and today the farm cultivates wheat, barley and rye in an area of about 80 hectares.

Until now, the farm did not have its own dryer. Instead the grain was shipped a few kilometres away to be dried.

“As the growth of the agricultural sector, the old routine was no longer enough for us, so we decided to invest in our own dryer,”   

explains Kalle Rautionmaa.

Antti-Teollisuus was chosen as the supplier of the drying system. 

“There were already Antti users in the area, from whom we had heard nothing but good experiences.” We were initially interested in the Optima system, but we heard about the new 2.0 version from Antti’s representatives, and that is the version we now have here. We’re the first to use it in Finland,”

Rautionmaa boasts

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