Instrumentation and control engineering for industry and agriculture


The PC software "SKS" has been programmed specifically to control the working of an artificial snowing system, It offers the possibility from home or from the office to manage all the present snow cannons by the data transmission via radio with the following instruments:

  • SKS-02 as Master with antenna 2,2mt and radio GP-900
  • SKS-01 as remote station with radio GP-900
  • Weather station with sensors for wind, temperature and moisture.
Main screen

In the centre of the page there is a scheme view of the whole system. It can be substituted by a photo to give the operator the general view of the system. All the hydrants  (marked with numbers) can be positioned as wanted. Then it is enough to couple a snow cannon to each hydrant and clicking on it here is the screen relative to the installed snow cannon. The button takes its colour basing on the cannon operative status.

On the right side of the screen there are the buttons representing every kind of snow cannon, pumping station, weather station, etc. By clicking on it is possible to reach in a very short time the selected instrument.


All the data sent by the snow cannon to the station are record on disk and graphically visualised. They can be held in the archive and visualised in the future. So it is possible to visualise temperature graphic of a period, for example about the last 24 hours or the last 2 days. This period is chosen by the user.

Instruments variety

In the SKS software different instruments can be defined as snow cannons, weather stations, pumping stations, pumps, etc. All the parameters such as temperature, wet temperature, moisture, water-air pressure, produced snow quantity, are continuously visualised and recorded on disk. Alarms and small control laps allow a continuous instrument control.


A detailed list of alarms informs the user about every event such as the exit from the programme, an instrument error, the failed radio connection, etc.


A statistic analysis allows to notice the minimum, maximum and medium values of many instruments such as temperature, moisture, snow quantity, etc.