eFarmer introduces new highly accurate affordable tractor navigation system
eFarmer B.V. alumni of the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk the Netherlands, will introduce its first retail-priced tractor navigation system on Werktuigendagen event that will take place on th 23-24 of September 2017 in Belgium.
FieldBee tractor navigation system of new generation was created in collaboration with farmers who downloaded eFarmer app. “In little under two months, farmers from all over the world have pre-ordered more than 150 FieldBEE’s. Farmers are the best investors that we could get. We received not only the money but also a valuable feedback on how the product should work and look like. Together we have created a truly great product for farmers.” – says CEO Michael Utkin. In August 2017 eFarmer has shipped first manufactured antennae.
As our sensor connects to free correction signal FLEPOS the price of tractor navigation system with 0-4 cm accuracy is only 600 Euro for our Belgian customers. That makes it a great value proposition.
“This is a new generation of such devices. You can use it with your smartphone. It works on batteries and is very easy to install. It automatically receives updates and diagnostics remotely over a mobile network, therefore can be continuously improved without the need of costly hardware replacement in the future. And even upgraded to the automatic steering system.” – comments Alexey Bogatyrev CTO of eFarmer.
The system provides high accuracy for farmers and enable them to use precision farming practices such as tractor navigation, auto steering, soil sampling, variable rate applications, drones etc.
eFarmer B.V. is based in the Netherlands and Ukraine, it was founded in 2014 by Ukrainian tech team with 10 years of experience in IT for agriculture. The first product of eFarmer is a Tractor Navigation app that is a best-rated app on the Google play with more than 100 000 downloads from 140 countries. The company’s new product was created with the support of European Space Agency Business Incubator. The Company’s mission is to enable precision farming for every farmer.
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Pneumatic drill technology from LEMKEN has been long established under the name Solitair. With the Solitair 25 a comprehensively updated new generation is now standing in the starting blocks.
The most striking external difference in the Solitair 25 is the new plastic tank, which holds 3,000 litres and features an extra-wide inlet. However, there are also numerous innovations inside the new Solitair: each metering unit features a separate electrical drive, for example. The upgraded blower fan comprises a stainless steel gear, requires considerably less hydraulic power and operates substantially more quietly. As regards seed placement, LEMKEN has opted for the proven OptiDisc and OptiDisc M double disc coulter systems with depth control roller to ensure even placement depths.
The LEMKEN Solitair 25 provides a sectional deactivation as standard. Each part width section has its own metering unit that can be easily switched off via the respective electric motor. Separate volume adjustments can additionally be performed for each part width section.
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Together with the Solitair 25, LEMKEN also launches two new electronic control systems for seed drills. The EcoDrill baseline version, which transmits data via a CAN bus system, is operated via a high-resolution 4.8" touchscreen terminal and can be used to control all necessary Solitair 25 functions. The MegaDrill system is LEMKEN's optional control unit for ISOBUS operation via the proven CCI-200 terminal.
The Solitair 25 is being launched initially in a semi-mounted folding version with working widths from four to six metres
LEMKEN, a specialist for professional arable farming with annual sales of EUR 325 million, and a global company employing more than 1,400 staff, is one of Europe’s leading suppliers. Founded as a blacksmith’s shop in 1780, this family-operated company produces high-quality, high-performance agricultural implements for soil cultivation, seeding and plant protection in Germany at its headquarters in Alpen and its plant in Haren as well as in Nagpur/India. Innovation in the best interest of our customers guides our thoughts and actions. For additional information on LEMKEN please visit our homepage at www.lemken.com.
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