Auto Kicker Options and Features

MCi Auto Kicker Grain Tester

The MCi Auto Kicker was designed to greatly reduce the considerable expense of grading grain in a traditional manner.
With the the higher efficiency of the MCi Auto Kicker you will dramatically reduce your expenses. It is designed for automatic or semi-automatic operation for grading of inbound grain sources such as trucks or rail cars. It is also designed for internal monitoring of blend or grade while loading ships and barges, or monitoring blend in milling operations. It is also used for the monitoring of grain cleaner outputs to make sure the cleaners are working at peak efficiency. The MCi Auto Kicker will receive a sample of grain and analyze the sample for test weight, moisture, dockage, protein, oil, starch, fiber, shrunken and broken, foreign material, temperature and clean grain, depending on configuration and device calibrations. This information can then be sent to your electronic scale ticket, grain inventory/accounting system or stored in the computer for your future use. By eliminating manual entry of results, you avoid costly mistakes as well as saving the time consumed to manually process the sample. Once the sample has been processed, it simply waits for another sample, either from an automatic sampler or from your truck probe. The process time for each sample can vary, but is normally under 2 minutes, depending upon configuration and grain type.

Outbound Kicker

The computer software provides for a number of different features. One of these features allows you to set certain criteria (such as test weight for example) that the grain must meet during truck grading, grain blending, vessel loading/unloading or on the output side of a cleaner. If the grain does not meet the set criteria, you are notified on screen. With some ingenuity onsite, you could even be alerted by a bell, horn, lights or even stop a piece of equipment automatically. You could even stop loading or unloading a vessel automatically with that information! Imagine that! It also allows you to know what you have unloaded from a truck and where to bin it. The obvious benefit of this is that you will no longer have to accept grain or unload a vessel that has been filled with grain that does not meet your specifications. Remember that a sample can being processed on an average of under 2 minutes, so you know what you have QUICKLY!

In designing the MCi Auto Kicker computer program, we kept in mind that every customer can have a unique style in handling their grain. That’s why we designed the program in a very user friendly and easy to operate format. With this program, sample criteria and identifiers, such as contract or lot numbers, are easily changed or selected. You can even have grain sample information sent to remote locations.  It’s up to you, and yes, it’s that simple!

We have only presented here some of the many applications and capabilities of the MCi Auto Kicker. We hope that you contact us for more details. Just give us a call or fill out and submit the information form.  We’ll be glad to help!!


truck recievingOPTION 2

This is the most popular truck receiving option of today that enables installation under a nine foot ceiling height. Sample portions are conveyed pneumatically to the devices, as well as giving a portion to the file sample.


This is the original truck receiving option that takes thirteen feet of ceiling height. Sample portions are dropped to the devices, as well as a portion to the file sample.

OUTBOUNDoutbound grain

This is for loading out vessels and is tied directly inline to your sampler grain stream. Sample portions are dropped to the devices, as well as a portion to the file sample.