Automation can help substantially reduce human error problems in palm oil mill operations which can improve the reliability of the current manual sampling process which because it is not representative can result in incorrect process management decisions.
Automation technology can be used in CPO storage tanks so that mill operators can know the volume of CPO inside accurately and can also be used in temperature control to prevent the oil from freezing or overheating. In addition, the automation system can help measure the water and oil levels in the CST (Clarifier Settling Tank).
Electronic Plantation Control System is an operations management software implemented in palm oil plantations aimed at increasing the amount of data available plantations.
The use of Information Communication Technology is set to achieve this by enabling information and knowledge about different phases (for example fertilization, pest management, harvesting, worker management, etc) and critical data to be delivered in an accurate, complete, concise and timely manner for decision making and analysis. The information provided by the system must be in user-friendly form, easy to access, cost-effective and well protected from unauthorized accesses.