Not just large from our perspective, this project was the largest flour mill constructed at one time in the United States of America. It was a massive undertaking for everyone involved, and we loved every minute of it.
From MIT: The Food Computer is a controlled-environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Climate variables such as carbon dioxide, air temperature, humidity, dissolved oxygen, potential hydrogen, electrical conductivity, and root-zone temperature are among the many conditions that can be controlled and monitored within the growing chamber. Operational energy, water, and mineral consumption are monitored (and adjusted) through electrical meters, flow sensors, and controllable chemical dosers throughout the growth period.
Each specific set of conditions can be thought of as a climate recipe, and each recipe produces unique results in the phenotypes of the plants. Plants grown under different conditions may vary in color, size, texture growth rate, yield, flavor, and nutrient density. Food Computers can even program biotic and abiotic stresses, such as an induced drought, to create desired plant-based expressions... (project homepage)
We model and analyze your current production operation by taking a System Wide approach. This will help you get to your true capacity and give you full Visibility, Insight and Control. Our program will be specially customized to your needs. We review your goals and critical drivers, look at your organization, identify your pain points and illuminate new financial opportunities. Our methodology has its roots in LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints but is augmented with internally developed methods specifically designed for High Mix production environments. We will optimize your resources to deliver maximum capacity. Our analysis will also take into account future growth planning.