Optimizing Processes - Safeguard Yields!
From sensor through to measurement acquisition and software - HBM measurement technology is used in many agricultural applications. Here are a few examples:
Biogas plants: Control of automatic loaders
Gas produced in biogas plants is buffered and used in a combined heat and power station. It generates electricity that is fed into the public grid as well as heat. Thanks to their ruggedness, compact design and easy mounting load cells, junction boxes and weighing electronics from HBM can be used to control the automatic loaders.
Compost production: Compost weighing
High humidity and high temperatures – ambient conditions in compost weighing place high demands on the weighing equipment used. Load cells such as the legal-for-trade Z6 meet these requirements.
Fertilizer application: Fertilizer weighing, data acquisition and analysis
Fertilizer application needs to be resource-saving and efficient. The spreading of fertilizer is optimized using load cells, measurement data acquisition systems or software from HBM.
Whole grain analysis: Weighing of grain samples
Weight is a critical factor in determining crop quality. It indicates pest infestation or the amount of defective grains. Load cells, digital transducer electronics and software from HBM are used to weigh grain samples.
Planting: Downforce Control
Smart pins, washers, and links are placed within a grain planter row unit where they measure load on the system, and allow for hydraulic/pneumatic adjustment to ensure proper planting depth while avoiding over compaction.
Harvesting: Grain Flow Monitoring
Robust and high accuracy grain impact yield monitor used in agricultural harvesters. This highly engineered product allows for farmers to accurately map out their harvest yield.
Tractor Linkage: Draft Control
Tractor linkage shear pin measures the force between the tractor and the implement. It allows for task specific automatic control of the draft and implement position.
Drive Train Power: Tractor Torque Sensing
Industry leading custom torque measurement, from internal combustion to electric drive motors, torque is a critical measurement in determining mechanical efficiency and power distribution to the wheels and implement
Tractor safety tests