Agromek Stars focuses on agribusiness news

Agromek has launched Agromek Stars, where Agromek exhibitors have the opportunity to nominate their product news. Exhibitors' innovations are judged on the same criteria.

Agromek Stars - spændende nyheder fra agroindustrien

 

Agromek presents 63 new products at Agromek 2022

Below you can see the many product news that have been assessed and rated by our expert and judging panel and awarded 1, 2 or 3 stars respectively. The latter being the highest score. You will find product news in seven different main categories.


Agromek Award 2022

We have the pleasure of being able to unveil the 21 product news that have been nominated for an Agromek Award. The nominated news are divided into 5 sectors. See below. 
 


The nominees are:

Sector: Crop management:

  • Geoteam A/S, Hand-held unit for measuring protein, moisture, carbohydrates and oil content in grain. 
  • Geoteam A/S, Flow meter for measuring water and protein in grain stored in silos or combined harvesters.
  • Assentoft Silo, Nitrogen generator for gas-tight silo

Sector: Construction, road and park

  • Stenderup A/S, Electric skid-steered mini loader
  • AG Precision ApS, Iquus
  • Herborg Maskinforretning A/S, Electric Variable Transmission

Sector: Agricultural machinery

  • Danfoil A/S, Pilot Spray Assist
  • Agro-Bag A/S, Semi-automatic tool for secure emptying of bigbags
  • MSR Plant Technology ApS, Stem lifting and separation in mechanical growth stop in potatoes
  • SEGES Innovation P/S, Improved utilisation of nitrogen in manure with automatic logging of data from manure trailers in CropManager
  • Hydrosafe ApS, Coloured handles for hydraulic hoses with automatic dust protection.
  • BioCover A/S, Waste indicator for manure nitrogen

Sector: Agricultural machinery

  • Big Dutchman (Skandinavien) A/S, Box for weaning and gestating sows
  • JH Agro A/S, JH HyppigUdslusning – Fully automatic control system for dealing with manure in pig stalls
  • Agrisys A/S, Agrisys PorciSys – individual feeding for sucking pigs
  • Lely Nordic A/S, Lely Sphere – Reduction of ammonia evaporation from cattle stalls
  • Best Farm A/S, Double drinking bowl for sucking pigs in farrowing pens, consisting of a bottle (inverted) + a drinking bowl with 2 valves + DRIP+DROP function.
  • Agrifarm, 0-Emission system – solves the “green transition” issue in the world of livestock production. 


Sector: Knowledge and service and other 

  • SEGES Innovation P/S, CRiskA: Straightforward and accessible knowledge about hazard-labelled chemicals collected in an app that lives up to the prevailing legislation.
  • SEGES Innovation P/S, Dynamic fertilisation plan with CropManager, which calculates the absolute requirement for N-fertiliser in winter wheat. 
  • Best Farm A/S, Software program – PIG-SIGNAL Management


 

 

Main category: Agricultural machinery

Danish Agro Machinery A/S, EFECTA CE with FLOATRAX system. A wide seed drill on a crawler undercarriage.

Product description: 

The broad EFECTA CE seed drill has a working width of 12 metres. Within its category, it is an extremely versatile seed drill that is fitted with a pressure container comprising two chambers with a total capacity of 6,000 litres. It can be fitted with four types of front equipment attached in front of the coulters. The impressive working width combined with the high working speed translate into substantial daily output.

 

Links: 

https://www.bednar.com/da/efecta-ce/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1pU2CpIOhE

 


Expert statement:

The Bednar Efecta CE with Floatrax has been awarded 1 star. This facilitates belts on a 12 m drill machine and four types of front equipment in front of the seed drill rows.

Industriehof Scherenbostel GmbH, 101.EXT-1101 – Harrow tine w/hard metal coating

Product description: 

With glued-on hard metal/carbide sheets, you can be sure of higher quality work over a longer period, fewer breakdowns and lower machine costs per ha. Up to ten times longer under normal conditions, in relation to comparable standard products.


Link:

https://www.industriehof.com/dk/catalogue/c9/c4160/c4252/a101.ext-1101/


Expert statement: 

Tempered metal/Carbid plates fitted on post-harrow tines ensure increased durability and thus higher quality operation over long periods. The manufacturer guarantees 10 times the durability normally attained by comparative standard products.

Product description:

The present invention relates to an agricultural mesh for baling comprising columns of chains or pillars, where in each column of chain or pillar comprises a plurality of meshes interconnected with each other and associated with the columns of chains or pillars by means of the wefts, wherein the configuration and dimensions of the wefts provides the reinforcement of the agricultural mesh for baling.
The present invention provides a solution that aims to reduce the dimensions of the longitudinal openings - wefts - during the baling process, yielding strong and well-preserved bales.

 

Links:

https://www.lpweidemann.dk/index.php?id=133&fam=1&subfam=2&pid=604

https://youtu.be/JDclfw-xioY
https://youtu.be/eRHhEATpefk

 

Expert statement:

New concept of net wrap, an innovative product by Cotesi: Cross X-Pand is a new weaving of nets to wrap round balers. The new Cross Weft construction consists on one weft crossing three warps instead of two and gives a construction that is stronger and more resistant to breakage. If a warp or weft are cut, the net wrap will withhold the bale.

Maskinhandler Indkøbsringen A/S, Lift-mounted pneumatic boom spreader

Product description: 

Aero is a pneumatic boom fertiliser spreader, which ensures accurate spreading of artificial fertiliser, even when using inexpensive, poor quality products, or when working with mechanically mixed fertiliser. Aero is also ideal for spreading catch crops in the run-up to autumn, especially if you are working with large volumes or seed mixes featuring numerous types in many different sizes.

Link: 

https://www.mi.dk/produkter/64/goedningsspredere/rauch-aero-321-goedningsspredere

 

Expert statement: 

1 star has been awarded for this Isobus controlled boom spreader for precision spreading of commercial fertilizers and after treatments. It is now available in a lift suspension version.

MO Implements A/S, Græs-seeder User-friendlier interface on your smartphone or tablet, and ISOBUS-terminal

Product description:

Græs-seeder ES13 Turbo is supplied as standard with 13 outlets and a 500-litre tank. The standard model is ISOBUS compatible and can also connect to your smartphone or tablet. Seed speed adjustment: Speed-dependent seed volume – regulated from the terminal or your smartphone or tablet. Automatic disconnection on headlands. Calibration: via the bottom hatch and collection tray. Particularly practical, as the machine control unit is portable (smartphone or tablet).
 

Link: 

https://www.duevelsdorf.de/produkte/gruenlandpflege/saeeinrichtungen/saeeinrichtungen


Ekspertbeskrivelse: 

The ES 13 Turbo has attained 1 star classification on the basis of its user friendly platform via the operator´s smart phone or tablet and the ISOBUS terminal.

Poda A/S, Spacer insulator with current-conducting end

Product description:

Spacer insulator, where the insulation is applied to the insulator leg itself, rather than taking the form of an insulating eye around the fence wire (as in standard insulators). The metal construction is highly durable and ideal for demanding conditions – for example, involving animals with thick fur (the fur has an insulating effect). The current-conducting end provides extra protection of the fencing, thus contributing to greater safety and less maintenance. 10-year manufacturing warranty.

 

Link: 

https://www.gallagher.eu/en_export/distance-insulator-live-tip-offset-160mm-pack-of-20

 

Expert statement: 

Distance insulator for electric fencing with live ends. The insulation is located on the actual distance unit so that the section towards the livestock is live like the fencing. Normally, the insulator is constructed so that the electric fencing is installed directly onto the insulator. The distance holder – Live Tip from Poda – is positioned in the middle of the distance unit. This makes it ideal for application under difficult conditions, for example, fencing for sheep which will rub against the insulator and thus risk that the fencing hops off the insulator. This system also provides improved insulator durability and thus reduces maintenance requirements.

SEGES Innovation P/S, Gain an overview of your production and finances with SEGES Lager (Stock), which keeps track of your stock holdings.

Product description:

SEGES Lager allows you to monitor your stock situation on an ongoing basis. It provides an overview of your farm’s finances, and serves as an excellent basis when making decisions about purchases. The program links up data about the farm’s actual revenues, while stock holdings are written down automatically via consumption recorded in other digital tools from SEGES Innovation.
For example, feed consumption on a livestock farm can be registered automatically via feed distribution equipment, and this registration is then also used to write down the feed holdings in stock.


Expert statement: 

Seges Lager is a web application which, as the first “Storage” solution, collates data together from fieldwork, livestock housing and farm economy. The system constantly monitors the farm’s storage situation. The program collates the entire physical data of the farm and the stored data is printed automatically via consumption from digital tools from SEGES Innovation. For example: Feed consumption on a cattle farm is automatically registered via feeding equipment and this can be applied for monitoring feed store levels. SEGES Lager is linked to a range of digital tools from SEGES Innovation which is applied by the majority of farmers in Denmark.

Yara Danmark A/S, Organic fertiliser for organic farming

Product description: 

YaraSuna BIO is the name of Yara’s range of fertilised products for organic crop farming. The fertilisers are recirculated organic manure and fertilisation products that are prepared on the basis of meat and bone meal and also include chicken manure, oat shells and wood vinasse. YaraSuna BIO fertilisers are subject to Yara’s strict quality standards as regards both nutrient content and physical properties.


Link: 

https://www.yara.dk/yarasuna/

 

Expert statement: 

Yara’s new organic fertilizer – YaraSuna BIO 9-3-1 – is based on meat and bone meal, chicken manure, oat husks and vinasse. This fertilizer has been approved for ecological farming and the nitrogen effect is anticipated as being relatively high. This new fertilizer is subject to Yara’s quality standards for nutrition content and physical properties.

CMN maskintec A/S, C tooth for precise row cleaning

Product description: 

The C tooth has been specially designed for precise row cleaning, i.e. the technique of coming close to the rows themselves without damaging the crops. The C tooth features a sideways, fixed tooth stem mounted in an SP holder and which, when the tooth is spring-mounted, rotates across a bushing. It is likewise fitted with an adjustable torsion spring, which means that users are free to define the hoeing effect – tension and vibration. 


Link: 

https://youtu.be/XRpSfWGRnZ0
 

Expert statement: 

This rigid C tine ensures control stability between crop rows. The easy force adjustment facilitates quick adjustment in relation to crop size. For small plants, the horizontal adjustment reduces the soil being thrown between the rows of crops and alternatively with increased force adjustment.

Danfoil A/S, SilverGlider

Product description: 

SilverGlider is a completely new, lightweight hybrid spray boom structure. Boom stability and -control were the driving considerations behind the new design. The boom can operate separately – both above and below horizontal – and the light weight makes a huge difference on uneven terrain. SilverGlider is available in a 2-fold version from 24 to 30 m, fitted on a ConCorde trailed field sprayer and the self-propelled AirForce 1, as well as in a 24–36 m model on the giant 10,000 l AirHammer.

 

Link:

https://www.danfoil.dk/
 


Expert statement: 

Formerly, Danfoil had steel wires to the side booms which can result in hopping movements in rough terrain, The Silverglider boom is a newly constructed, unit with rigid aluminum rods to the side boom sections. With active sensors on the hydraulics, this lightweight, rigid boom can quickly be moved in accordance with the rough terrain experienced by the trailer wheels.
Boom suspension is normally only passive. New regulatory algorithms contribute to creating boom stability. All are aware of the waiting time incurred when the boom is to be folded outwards or inwards. An asymmetric, mechanical construction ensures that the boom is moved quickly between the outer points and finally slowly to minimize folding time.

Fasterholt Maskinfabrik A/S, Fasterholt is now launching FasterRain, a planning tool that is set to revolutionise field watering in the future

Product description: 

Fasterholt is the company behind FasterRain, a trailblazing planning tool for watering fields. With functions including zone watering, adaptation of water volume and flow control in real time, farmers can easily plan the day’s watering operations using the app, and make adjustments as the day progresses. The purpose of FasterRain is to optimise all parameters. This applies to correct utilisation of natural resources such as water and nutrients in the soil, reduced consumption of fuel, fertiliser and person hours, as well as improved, ergonomically correct work processes.

 

Expert statement: 

FasterRain is a new system for operating Fasterholt irrigation machines. FasterRain control can be operated via tablet and Wifi link from the tractor while the machine is rolled out. This new system facilitates differential irrigation programming from the tablet in the tractor. The control is also equipped with a GSM module so that it can collate data from the irrigation machine to a cloud server.
Another new feature involves fleet control integrated in the irrigation machine’s control system plus collation in the cloud server. Among other features, the system can list the machines in the order these are anticipated to be ready for moving to other locations. Fasterholt’s “FasterRain” – the new combined operating and management system - only requires one data system for machine operation, monitoring and control of a number of irrigation machines. Positioning and operational status are presented in real time. Other functions in this new system also include the feasibility of linking 2 machines to the same pump system.
When machine No. 1 has completed its operation, the machine and pump stop. Machine No. 2 and the pump system are set to start automatically. This new system is available for new or existing Fasterholt irrigation machines.

Hardi International A/S, NANODRIFT nozzle

Product description:

HARDI has developed a series of nozzles that have been approved for 90% wind drift reduction. NANODRIFT covers an extremely broad range of work areas from 1–6 bar, which means that farmers have no need to switch nozzles if significant changes are made to the operating speed.


Expert statement: 

The Nanodrift nozzle is a newly developed short injection nozzle from Hardi. The nozzle is compact and thus reduces the risk of damage from collision. With an operating range of 1 – 6 bar, driving speed can be greatly varied without having to change nozzles. The nozzles are easily cleaned via top access and the large air intake openings minimize the risk of these being fouled. The nozzles are JKI approved to 90% drift reduction. Today, Seges also recommends spraying with Boxer with nozzles with 90% drift reduction.

Ovlac, Ecoflow - Share for the Ovlac Mini-plough

Product description: 

The new Ecoflow share for the Ovlac Mini-plough is a two-part share and tip that are bolted on side by side – which means that there is no need for a bolt-on tip. However, when the Ecoflow tip becomes worn it is possible to bolt on the familiar reversible tip as previously.

 

Expert statement: 

Two Stars have been awarded for this new plough product that enables operation with/without reversible tips in accordance with field conditions. This is particularly actual during scrape ploughing to avoid resistance on the top soil in light soils and improved operation in compact soils.

SEGES Innovation P/S, Optimal field watering with full overview of demand and watering machines in FarmTracking Premium

Product description:

Using and moving watering machines constitutes a significant logistical task, which, in a worst case scenario, can result in loss of yield. FarmTracking provides a complete overview of the water balance for all the farm’s watering lines. You can see all watering lines, pumps and active watering processes, and the system supplies automatic notification when the watering machines need to be moved. This constitutes a solid basis for the optimal watering of the individual fields and crops. The module has been developed in close consultation with farmers and consultants from SAGRO.

 

Expert statement: 

The Seges company’s “Optimum Irrigation” combines the program for effectuating water accounting at field level with charts for both the fields and irrigation traction for the individual field. This system carries out automatic water accounting per irrigation operation with rainfall and applied and evaporated water volume.
Rainfall and evaporation data is automatically collated from the meteorological authority DMI’s  www.dmi.dk. On the basis of the continuous accounting of the lack in rainfall, the system provides graphic data which fields and irrigation tracks have the greatest immediate requirement for irrigation.
The new system – Seges “Farmtracking Premium – has integrated float control. The system monitors the positioning of the various pump stations on the property. In addition, it monitors the actual positioning of the individual irrigation machine and when the machine is to be moved to another location. The position of the irrigation machine is presented on a chart in Google maps.
The system is based on keying and registration via an app to the mobile telephone and can therefore be effectuated immediately following the re-positioning of the irrigation machine.

SIWI Maskiner ApS, SIWI Combi Hitch system for manure connection

Product description: 

Disconnecting large, heavy tools can be a demanding job; SIWI Slurry Hitch can handle the entire task, completely automatically and directly from the cab. No human contact between tools and the manure trailer. Everything is done using buttons on a control panel. The newly developed SIWI Slurry Hitch helps raise work safety to the highest possible level, at the same time as ensuring peerless comfort. If the operator has not reversed precisely back to the hitch on the tool, he/she can displace the hitch on the manure trailer to one side.

 

Links:

www.siwimaskiner.dk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCVeLaQf08


Expert statement: 

Towed slurry spreaders can be dismantled in the field when the slurry truck is to return to the farm or for re-loading. The SIWI Slurry Hitch is a further development of the wellknown SIWI hitch in which the slurry link is integrated. The fact that coupling can be effectuated from the tractor greatly reduces operating time.

Product description: 

Green fertiliser is nitrate-based, mineral fertiliser that features exactly the same chemical and physical composition as fertiliser produced using fossil fuels (natural gas, coal, oil), but with a much lower carbon footprint because they are manufactured using electricity from sustainable sources (hydropower, wind and solar). This means that green fertiliser is a fossil-free, effective and simple way to make food production more climate friendly.

 

Expert statement: 

It is innovative to produce, market and price a commercial fertilizer on the Danish market where the nitrogen content is produced with the aid of power gained from solar, wind or hydro energy instead of the traditional natural gas. The climate effect from this fertilizer will be significantly lower than that of traditional nitrogen fertilizers.

NEW IN EUROPE, SIWI Maskiner ApS, SIWI FireSafe

Product description: 

SIWI Maskiner has developed a fully automatic coupling system for straw balers and trailed straw cutters. The system must be used in the event of a fire in straw presses or straw cutters.

 

Expert statement:

Siwi’s uncoupling system is a completely new construction and method which safeguards the operator from burns when uncoupling is attempted in the event of fire. In addition, the probability of saving the tractor is much greater when fire occurs in the presser during the course of the harvest season. This is important – both for the farmer and for the machine pool – as it can be difficult to acquire a replacement tractor during the harvest season.

 NEW IN EUROPE, Agro-Bag A/S, Semi-automatic tool for secure emptying of bigbags

Product description: 

Agro Bag makes is easy to empty bigbags safely and securely from inside the cab, allowing farmers to handle and empty numerous bigbags more quickly and efficiently, while simultaneously reducing the physical strain on farmers and lessening health-adverse factors such as breathing in fertiliser dust when filling fertiliser spreaders.

 

Link: 

www.agro-bag.dk
www.youtube.com/channel/UCr_xKq7zrq91E0FlGDul62g
 

Expert statement: 

With Agro Bag, the emptying of big bags can be effectuated securely and safely directly from the operator cabin. This enables farmers to handle and empty many big bags quickly and efficiently. This reduces hard labour and health problems arising from, for example, inhaling of dust when filling the fertilizer spreader..

 NEW IN EUROPE, BioCover A/S, Waste indicator for manure nitrogen

Product description: 

Waste indicator for manure nitrogen The e-missioN Sensor System is a new technology that measures nitrogen efficiency during manure spreading. Data are collected automatically on the manure trailer and the effect is then calculated by running comparisons with a database of ammonia tests. e-missioN displays the current loss in % during spreading – Waste indicator.
This also highlights the effect of adding acid. It is then possible to determine the optimal dosage of mineral nitrogen. The average for the field is registered and presented on maps and through statistics – including a variable distribution chart.

Links: 

http://www.biocover.dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftW8s-vEW9w&t=6s

 

Expert statement: 

The new e-missioN system from BioCover measures and calculates nitrogen application during spreading operations in the field. When the slurry effect is thus known, the data can then be applied to attain the optimum application of commercial fertilizers. This is a unique solution as it solves the problem arising from the former method where the nitrogen procent was based on norm values. This did not take the factual conditions into consideration and thus represented a risk for inadequate or excessive fertilizing.

NEW IN EUROPE, CMN maskintec A/S, Intelligent depth control of row cleaning section

Product description: 

El hydraulic Intelligent depth control of tines on row cleaning sections, whose depth can be controlled individually using ultrasound sensor technology.

 

Expert statement:

Hoe precision in significantly increased via the installation of ultrasonic sensors which continuously adjust hoe depth section by section. This depth control is completely new and unique. This is a decided advantage in cases of variable soil values and various operating speeds.

NEW IN EUROPE - Danfoil A/S, Intelligent wind drift monitoring

Product description: 

Intelligent wind drift monitoring is now a feature of the Danfoil DSC monitor. The spray computer can actively monitor the sprayer settings and alert the operator if any alterations need to be made – on account of changes in weather conditions, for example. In such cases, the spray computer will suggest that the operator change the air pressure, bar height or spraying speed in order to accommodate the new conditions. This helps ensure that the sprayer works gently and as optimally as possible under the prevailing conditions.


Link: 

https://www.danfoil.dk/
 

Expert statement: 

Droplet size, water volume and driving speed are dependent parameters on a Danfoil sprayer. Via readings of wind speed and direction, via computer, this new product provides the operator with information regarding the best possible settings to ensure reduced spray drifting and a good spraying effect. In particular, it is air pressure that determines droplet size but the computer also provides correct information regarding speed and boom height. There is a great difference between operating with or against the wind. The computer now recommends that the operator adjusts so that spray drifting is as low as possible whilst retaining a good spraying effect. For safety reasons, it is still the operator who makes the decisions – but it is still the computer that constantly provides an alarm.

NEW IN EUROPE, Hydrosafe ApS, Coloured handles for hydraulic hoses with automatic dust protection

Product description: 

Hydrosafe is launching a range of handles for hydraulic hoses on field machines that opens the door to cutting hydraulic-related costs. In addition to a solid grip, clear colours and engraved ID (+/- or 1–5) for improved handling, the new handles feature a unique rubber sleeve that permanently protects the quick connector and prevents dust from entering the hydraulic system and damaging it.
This results in a longer service life for filters, quick connectors, seals, etc. and eliminates the need for strips, dust caps and cleaning quick connectors prior to connection.

Links: 

https://www.hydrosafe.dk/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHDLZFEV44


 

Expert statement: 

3 stars and New in Europe classification have been awarded to this patented and innovative hydraulic coupling with rubber bellow which protects the coupling against dust and dirt. This rubber bellow has been specifically designed for this purpose. The operator also gains smarter handling of the hydraulic hoses due to clear identification and solid grips.

 NEW IN EUROPE, MSR Plant Technology ApS, Stem lifting and separation in mechanical growth stop in potatoes

Product description: 

The stem lifting and separation function is an optional module for Crown Crusher, the mechanical growth stop system. The unit allows the application of mechanical growth stop in potatoes whose tops are lying down or intertwined – i.e. species that feature drooping stems or stems lying on the ground on account of heavy rain, machine operation, covering with soil, etc.
As such, it makes it possible to carry out mechanical forced withering of all types of potato plant under the right conditions, and to minimise the risk of contamination at the same time.

 

Links: 

http://msrplanttechnology.dk
https://www.youtube.com/watchv=6ey3w6jtwE&ab_channel=MSRPlantTechnology

 

Expert statement: 

Stem lift and separation function for Crown Crusher has been awarded 3 stars + New in Europe. This unit enables the application of mechanical growth stop in potatoes with laid or tangled tops. This applies to potato types with hanging stems or stems which are lying down due to rain, machine transport, soil coverage, etc. It is thus possible to effectuate mechanical growth stop in all types of potatoes according to conditions and to minimize disease risks.

NEW IN EUROPE, SEGES Innovation P/S, Improved utilisation of nitrogen in manure with automatic logging of data from manure trailers in CropManager

Product description: 

Manure is generally distributed on the basis of a plan prepared using standard figures. However, as these figures do not take into account the volume, content and spreading time of the manure, the plan will often deviate from the actual distribution. CropManager can now ensure improved utilisation of nitrogen from manure through automatic logging from the manure trailers.
The effect of the nitrogen is thus recalculated using the actual manure volumes, weather conditions and automatically transferred manure analyses. This naturally benefits aspects such as the environment, finances and time consumption.


Link: 

http://cropmanager.dk

 

Expert statement: 

CropManager can now ensure a better utilization of the nitrogen from slurry via automatic logging from the slurry truck. The nitrogen effect will thus be recalculated with the actual amounts of slurry and weather conditions and automatically transferred to the slurry analyser. From a slurry truck with flowmeter and as applied logging I isoxml, the CropManager automatically receives the actual amounts of slurry supplied in the fields and the times of the spreading periods.
This data is combined with weather reports from DMI for the field’s position (temperature, rainfall and wind). The factual nitrogen effect is calculated from the ALFAM 2 model from Aarhus University, etc. The calculated nitrogen effect is applied to adjust the ensuing fertilization with commercial fertilizer, in order to ensure that the plant’s requirements are precisely met.

NEW IN EUROPE, SEGES Innovation P/S, Dynamic fertilisation plan with CropManager, which calculates the absolute requirement for N-fertiliser in winter wheat

Product description:

In precision agriculture, the distribution of N-fertiliser is often based on biomass. CropManager now offers a more dynamic fertilisation plan, which calculates the absolute requirement for N-fertiliser in winter wheat. This results in a reduced risk of under- or over-fertilising with nitrogen.
The calculation of the current residual need for Nitrogen (N) in winter wheat (stage 34–45) is performed before the final fertilisation in May, and it takes into account the field’s total biomass index, current nitrogen and crop prices, and the expected yield.


Link: 

http://cropmanager.dk

 

Expert statement:

CropManager is a dynamic fertilizer plan that calculates the absolute demand for N-fertilizer in winter wheat, via satellite photographs, instead of norm value application (i.e., crop requirements, ensuing crop effect, soil types, etc.). This has an explanation degree (the model’s ability to signify the plant’s nitrogen demand) of 28% which must be said as being relatively low. This new dynamic fertilizer plan via CropManager the explanation degree rises to 56%. This is double the degree attained via norm value applicatiojn. This new plan improvement means that the user can ensure that the correct amount of fertilizer is available for the plants. This is beneficial for the farm economy, the environment and the climate.

 

Main category: Tractors and combine harvesters

Danish Agro Machinery A/S, CLAAS CORIO STUBBLE CRACKER – harvesting and crushing of corn stubble in a single work process

Product description:

The new STUBBLE CRACKER for the CORIO 8-row corn heads makes it possible to crush the corn stubble as a part of the harvesting process. The purpose is to minimise the appearance of corn borers in next year’s corn crops and to facilitate mulching of the stubble.
The STUBBLE CRACKER is fully integrated into the corn head and features a rotating rotor with two specially designed flails mounted on each row. In addition, the transmission concept has been designed to ensure that the stubble cracker does not limit the capacity of the corn head.

 

Link: 

https://www.claas-group.com/press-corporate-communications/press-releases/world-first--claas-presents-corio-stubble-cracker-with-integrated-stubble-mulcher/2693954

 

Expert statement: 

Stubble Cracker is an innovative solution for trimming maize stubble before the maize chopper and harvesting trucks make tracks in the fields. The fact that the track ratio is 30-50% in a maize field means that it is best to trim the stubble during maize harvesting.

AG Precision ApS, Iquus

Product description: 

Iquus is a system that can make standard tractors autonomous. The technology makes it possible for a tractor to repeat a given route over and over again.
The system is built onto the tractor in a way that allows Iquus to operate independently of the tractor’s software, thus elevating the robustness of both the system and the tractor. This means that the tractor can still be operated as usual when Iquus is switched off.
The system features the highest safety standards; for example, the emergency brake is connected by wire directly to the tractor brake pedals.

 

Links: 

https://gpxbv.nl/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ztrx_l_MkI

 

Expert description: 

With Iquus, the farmer can – economically and safely – integrate autonom driving in selected work operations in the field. A newer, normal standard tractor can now be fitted with a kit (Iquus) which enables autonom work operations and reduces labour requirements. The investment is economical for the farmer in that the normal tractor applications are not limited by the Iquus system. In addition, the high safety level enables insurance in accordance with European standards which must be a precondition for farm operation.    

 Danish Agro Machinery A/S, Sustainable green electric compact tractor from Farmtrac. The Farmtrac 25 G is fully electric – but performs like a 25 hp diesel tractor. Fully electric – zero emissions – green energy – low operating costs

Product description:

The Farmtrac FT 25G electric compact tractor is the first authentic, batch-produced electric compact tractor for the agricultural, municipal and park/garden sectors.
Zero emissions – minimal noise and vibrations – minimal maintenance – supplied with a 300 AK Lithium battery and internal 240 volt charging system. 540/540E PTO rear and Mid PTO – 3-gear transmission – 4 WD – electric shift between forward and reverse operation 4–6 hours’ operation on a single charge.

 

Links: 

https://www.farmtracglobal.com/products/tractors/ev-range/compact-electric/farmtrac-25.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JfRgmo-eOE

 

Expert description: 

This is not the first tractor with electric installations, but it can definitely be claimed to be the first series produced tractor. It is equipped with separate motors for drive and PTO.

NEW IN DENMARK, Herborg Maskinforretning A/S, Electric Variable Transmission

Product description: 

STEPLESS BECOMES ELECTRIC – eAutoPowr-transmission. Come and experience the leading stepless transmission on the market, with an efficient electric motor and the option of 100 kW outlets for tools.

Links: 

https://www.deere.dk/da/traktorer/stor/8r-serie-my20/8r-410/

https://youtu.be/xM5Vw5_AWpA

 

Expert statement: 

3 stars have been awarded for the application of electricity in this tractor transmission as this is a new construction principle for tractors. The concept also enables electrical traction of implements up to 100kW.

 

Main category: Crop management

Sukup Europe A/S, Mixer for flat storage

Product description:

Automatic mixing system for flat storage installations to increase the circulation of air, reduce wet “spots” and cut the risk of condensation forming when drying grain and seeds. Available in widths of up to 12 metres and with max. 4 mixer worms. The control system features multiple pre-programmed mixing patterns that ensure efficient mixing.

 

Expert statement:

1 star has been awarded for this opportunity to select from several different stirring patterns via this automatic control system.

Geoteam A/S, Hand-held unit for measuring protein, moisture, carbohydrates and oil content in grain

Product description: 

The new version – GrainSense A2 – features improved accuracy and can also measure soya and whole grains of soya and corn. The unit is battery powered and requires only a few grains. It takes just a couple of seconds to complete each measurement, and no preparation is required. The system features GPS and connection to cloud-based data storage. It provides farmers with a better premise for making decisions regarding the sale of crops or optimal feed mixes. 

Links: 

​https://grainsense.com/products/grainsense-flow-analyzer-1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhxYzm6giyI 

 

Expert statement: 

2 stars have been awarded for this hand-held reading of whole maize for dry matter and protein content. This is entirely new and innovative.

Geoteam A/S, Flow meter for measuring water and protein in grain stored in silos or combined harvesters.

Product description:

The stationary GrainSense Flow Analyzer can be fitted to a grain intake or a combined harvester. It provides an outstanding overview of the quality because it measures large volumes continuously during the work, thus eliminating the need for manual sampling.
The flow meter allows you to measure protein and moisture content automatically while harvesting, refining and storing the grain, and it takes photos of green and crushed grain to help you make data-based decisions when handling you grain. 

 

Links: 

https://grainsense.com/products/grain-analyzer

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1068097827434344  

 

Expert statement: 

The GrainSense Flow Analyser is awarded 2 stars for the possibility of permanent installation at grain intakes or on the combine harvester. This ensures quality data due to continuous readings.

Product description: 

Assentoft Silo is now introducing a nitrogen generator and oxygen monitoring equipment for gas-tight silo systems. The system preserves the moist grain, eliminating the need to add carbon dioxide.

 

Expert statement: 

It is normal procedure to add CO2 in gas tight silos to ensure air displacement as an additional assurance – even although this is not always necessary. With a nitrogen generator and air monitoring equipment for gas tight silos, the procedure is automatic whenever required. This ensures that the addition of CO2 is only applied if this is essential.

NEW IN EUROPE, Jema Agro A/S, Self-cleaning casing for cup elevator

Product description: 

This self-cleaning casing can be purchased with a cup elevator – where it is installed in the elevator base – or it can be fitted to an existing cup elevator at the customer’s premises. The casing ensures that the cup elevator collects and carries up to 100% of the material. This means that where a fair amount of product is spilled around the base of set-ups without a casing, installing the casing will help produce a completely self-cleaning effect. Adding the casing will thus significantly reduce the amount of work to clean up spilled product from around the base of the cup elevator. 
 

Expert statement: 

Bucket elevators have typically a hollow in the base that requires emptying during cleaning operations. JEMA has developed a shroud for new and existing JEMA elevators which are thus self-cleaning. This New Product has been awarded 3 stars and classified as NEW IN EUROPE.

 

Main category: Livestock equipment

Best Farm A/S, New design farrowing pen floor with concrete slots

Product description: 

The floor is cast in single units measuring 260 x 260 cm. For farrowing pens. The coated floor can be made with an open or closed surface, as well as with in-floor heating for the piglet pens. The slots are made of concrete with a 10 mm opening – designed for sucking pigs.

 

Expert statement:

This flooring is designed as a unit consisting of coated flooring and concrete drainage/slots in the middle. This combination is entirely new on the market and this flooring contributes to increasing the pig producer’s choice when establishing farrowing pens.
This flooring complies with the sow’s needs for a comfortable surface with good heat and a non-slip surface. Simultaneously, it complies with the suckling piglets’ requirement for a good near environment due to the possibility for heat provision and a coated surface reduces the risk of damage to the piglets.

Product description: 

The BDsk WetMill BP has been developed to deal with the pre-milling of more-or-less all types of organic ingredients that you could envisage using for feed in livestock production, or for the fine milling of raw materials for biogas production. Using the newly developed dosage unit, the coarse feedstuffs (carrots, etc.) are initially crushed via the dosing mechanism, after which they are forced into the pre-milling chamber.

 

Expert statement: 

This wet mill can grind new types of feed including carrots and similar roughage feeds. This means that the farmer can feed the pigs with feedstuffs which are cheaper and/or waste products and thus improve his economy.

Daltec A/S, Intelligent control of secondary circuits in portion-based feeding systems

Product description: 

The Feed Assistant Online Plus control system makes it possible to improve the efficiency of portion-based feeding systems. In contrast with earlier models, the new control system allows you to divide the feed lines.
By setting up underlying secondary circuits, you can now program the system to implement shortcuts for feed portions to the rearmost sties. The individual circuits only start if there is a need for feed, and stop once the portion has been delivered to the sty where the demand was registered.
The result is a significant increase in capacity, less wear and tear, and reduced energy consumption.

 

Expert statement: 

This is a feeding system with a main circuit and several sub-circuits which can be individually controlled. This versatility provides increased flexibility and – particularly in large feeding systems – transport time can be reduced for portions that are to be supplied at the end of the supply lines.

Product description:

Climate pen with in-floor heating under the cover in a movable climate stall.

 

Link: 

www.danbox-agro.dk


Expert statement: 

Climate containers for floor heating in pig lairs. These reduce power requirements due to the heat being delivered close to the small piglets and less heat wastage via the ventilation system. The floor heating is water based and can therefore be heated by cheaper energy sources. Small piglets have a considerable heat requirement and correct temperature ensures increased growth rate and improved livestock welfare.

Lind Jensens Maskinfabrik A/S, Reversible drain scraper for drains fitted below solid floors in cattle stalls

Product description:

Reversible drain scraper for drains fitted below solid floors. Ideal for use in large cattle stalls with a central drain. Using the reversible scraper means that only a single scraper is needed per cleaning track. This, in turn, means fewer wearing parts, less maintenance and an easier work process.

 

Expert statement: 

Reversible scraper for clearing gangways in cattle housing with permanently draining flooring and a narrow slurry channel in the middle of the gangway. This system with a reversible scraper is considerably more flexible and simple. Particularly if one does not want to position the cross channel at the end of the housing, but, for example, in the middle of long housing units. Simultaneously, only one scraper is required per clearing operation. This reduces the number of wearing parts in the system and thus requires less maintenance.
The facility for positioning the cross channel in the middle instead of at the end of the unit is a decided advantage in long housing units in which there can be large amounts of slurry in the drain channel which is to be scraped out towards the cross channel.

This scraper has an extremely simple construction. When the scraper is in operation, the scraper blades are pressed outwards to the sides of the drainage channel. When the cross channel is passed the blades are folded out, close together and move in the folded position to the opposite end of the cattle housing and vice versa.

Skiold A/S, SKIOLD Airfilter System

Product description:

The SKIOLD AirFilter system is a unique solution that ensures greater operational reliability in the stalls. The use of filter ventilation prevents viruses from entering areas of high livestock density. The SKIOLD AirFilter filters up to 95% of viruses and bacteria out of the incoming air. In addition, it helps reduce the risk of re-infection by up to 80%.

Links: 

https://skiold.dk/gris/produkter/ventilation-i-grisestalde/klimaloesninger-fra-skiold/skiold-airfilter

https://youtu.be/G64V5FGm3io


Expert statement: 

These are air filters which reduce the risk of re-infection in pig sties. The filters have no moveable parts and can be installed in both new and existing sties.

Agrifarm, 0-Emission system – solves the “green transition” issue in the world of livestock production.

Product description:

The 0-emission system is a concept which, in its entirety, sustainably facilitates the green transition in livestock production. The 0-emission system significantly reduces three emissions: methane, ammonia and odour. The opportunity for dispensing more straw helps enhance animal welfare.
The effective floor extraction function ensures the welfare of people and animals alike. The 0-emission system upgrades the value of the manure, significantly reduces the carbon impact from livestock production, and makes a positive contribution to farmers’ total finances.

 

Expert statement:

This involves a combination of innovations for reducing the emission of odour and ammonia in livestock housing. The slurry is quickly removed with this new line traction and only a small amount will remain. The slurry is collected in pre-fabricated funnels. A vacuum system draws off the slurry from the funnels. This ensures that slurry with high dry matter content is transported and thus slurry with a higher gas potential. This facilitates the provision of more straw in the pig pens.

Agrisys A/S, The Agrisys “Compact Corner” with external bearings

Product description: 

The new compact corner for all 60 mm dry feed installations, irrespective of whether they are driven by chain or wire: reduces chain friction and improves the service life on account of the new external bearing design.
The bearings are mounted on the outside of the corner under a transparent cover to facilitate visual inspection. Moreover, the new self-cleaning wheel design reduces the build-up of feed in the corner.

 

Expert statement: 

This corner wheel is designed with an exterior ball-bearing and a narrower wheel casing to reduce blockage of feed in the wheel casing. The ball-bearing is protected by a transparent cover which simplifies inspection and evaluation of the bearing and for replacement should this be necessary.
The reduction of blockage in the wheel casing provides a general improvement of functionality and contributes to improved feed hygiene in that old feed cannot be gathered in the corners. All in all, this new corner wheel design contributes to easier operation and optimizes feed systems.

Product description:

A PorciSys installation from Agrisys will raise the feeding of sucking pigs to a whole new level. PorciSys is a miniature system that handles wet feed/portion feeding in a completely new way.
The PorciSys installation handles the feeding of the piglets progressively: from milk powder during the first few weeks, through Prestarter to the introduction of the start mix used in the weaning pens ­– all down to individual sty level. And all without residual volumes, cleaning agents or any need to add acid.

 

Expert statement: 

This is a portion system for feed supply to each individual pig pen. The feed can be powdered milk during the first weeks or consist of the feed mix which is applied during the weaning period. The feed transport is operated via pulsating air. The system can be controlled from a mobile telephone or stationary units.

Big Dutchman (Skandinavien) A/S, Box for weaning and gestating sows

Product description: 

The rear gate is designed as two gates in one. The design of the inner gate allows the gate to be swung open 180 degrees across the width of the box, making it easy for personnel to pass behind the sow without having to open the outer gate itself.
This facilitates access to the box for farm personnel tasked with insemination/stimulation procedures and taking care of the sow. Moreover, the sides of the box have been lowered to allow more room for farm personnel to manoeuvre inside the box.

 

Expert statement: 

This rear gate is designed so that personnel can have easy access to the gestation box for insemination and inspection. A transverse bar ensures that the sow is retained in the box. This new box is also designed so that installations are low in the rear section to provide additional space for the personnel.

Big Dutchman (Skandinavien) A/S, Inspection hatch, BDsk

Product description: 

Simple and safe access to mixing tanks in connection with cleaning and service procedures. This regularly repeated request has now been met by the new inspection hatch from BDsk. The inspection hatch can be retrofitted to all Big Dutchman mixing tanks from 2,500 to 10,000 litres.

 

Expert statement: 

This is an inspection hatch which improves the work environment when accessing wet feed tanks, for example, during servicing and cleaning work in the tanks. It can be installed on existing systems.

Daltec A/S, Click-on brush for chain

Product description:

The brush is designed for use in diameter 60 mm feed lines and can easily be clicked onto the actual feed chain. On account of Daltec’s unique friction drive, the brush never jams in the drive wheel when it passes through the drive station, for example. Using the brush helps prevent the accumulation of harmful coatings, thus improving hygiene in the feed tubes and reducing wear on the system itself.

 

Expert statement: 

This is a brush that is clipped onto the feed chain conveyor and helps to clean the feed tubes. The brush is clipped onto the chain without tool requirements. It can be applied in specific periods in order to reduce interior clogging of the feed tubes and thus maintains good feed hygiene.

Grotrian A/S, Washing system that monitors operation and temperature at important points in the system. All data collected are stored in a Cloud database

Produt description: 

Grotrian Direct Wash assures the milk quality and reduces both energy and water consumption when washing milking systems. The unit is PLC controlled with an intuitive user interface.
The water temperature is controlled via frequency-regulated pumps and temperature sensors, independent of the pressure in the water supply.
Sensors monitor all processes and functions (electricity consumption/chemical pumps/temperature) during the washing cycle at various points in the system. This makes it possible to identify aspects such as cooling during washing, excessive air intake or variation in electricity consumption.


Expert statement: 

This is a new type of hot water supply primarily for application in connection with the cleaning of milking systems and milk cooling tanks. The system’s 1,000 litre tank is not under pressure and is heated via a separate circuit from a central heating unit (electricity).
The water from the heating unit is circulated by a small pump and has a cooling additive so that the boiling point and temperature can be raised. It is not refilled with cold water whilst in operation. This also means that water refilling can be effectuated at a time when the water from heat recuperation is at its highest temperature. This provides energy savings.
A frequency controlled pump circulates the water in the tank to ensure that top and bottom temperatures remain uniform. This pump is also used to pump the hot water to the cleaning automat or any other unit that is required.
The system is equipped with a PLC control for monitoring the system’s operation regarding water and power consumption. The data is simultaneously stored in a cloud based data base.
The system can be extended to facilitate the control of cleaning automats on milking systems and milk cooling tanks and provides monitoring of water volume, temperature, chemical dosage pumps, power consumption, etc.

Product description: 

JH HyppigUdslusning is a fully automatic control solution for dealing with manure in pig stalls. The system can automatically control the regular weekly flushing of manure. The system is operated from a computer, which is also used to collect all the data. (Data logger). The system can also control pumping over to storage or collection tanks.
JH HyppigUdslusning helps improve the working environment by eliminating heavy lifts and the risk of inhaling poisonous gases associated with manual flushing, as the system performs this operation automatically.

 

Link: 

http://www.jhagro.com


Expert statement: 

Automatic, weekly slurry clearance via slotted flooring and weekly data collation. Automatic pumping of the slurry to collection or storage tanks.

Product description: 

BACTIPOWER is an active diffusion system designed to prevent certain illnesses, such as Digital Dermatitis, in cattle stalls. Together with a ventilator (Cyclon), the system spreads good, active bacteria/probiotics via the ventilation system to all areas of the stalls in a simple, efficient and uniform manner. Spreading positive bacteria hinders the development of bacteria that can cause illness in cattle stalls.

 

Expert statement: 

This system functions with active diffusion. The active agent – in this case – Probiotika, is spread with the ventilation around the livestock housing in a simple, efficient and uniform manner. Probiotika is known from the human medicinal world and is applied for the prevention/curing of certain diseases. In this case it is specifically applied for Digital Dermatitis.
With the aid of the spread Probiotika, a positive ecosystem is attained in the livestock housing which reduces the growth of Treponemes bacteria and thus prevents Digital Dermatitis. The active agent is spread via the company’s wellknown Cyclone ventilators. The Probiotika is added in powder form via a tube close to the ventilator wings.

NEW IN EUROPE, Best Farm A/S, Software program – PIG-SIGNAL Management

Product description: 

The product consists of a camera installed in the farrowing pen (of the animals farrowing that week). The camera is installed on an upright post on the penning. The camera captures thermographic heat behind the sow).
The camera is “trained” to see newly born piglets and the sow, and to establish whether she is lying down or standing up. A water meter is fitted to the sow’s water supply and sensors are installed in the piglet pens.
All signals from these sensors are transmitted via a wireless GATEWAY in the stalls up to the cloud and then down to our PSM – APP.

 

Expert statement: 

Pig-Signal has been awarded with three stars. This is a new combination in which the unit can detect piglet birth, register the sow’s movement patterns and the sow’s water consumption. This data is clearly presented with icons and operator interface.       

NEW IN EUROPE, Best Farm A/S, Double drinking bowl for sucking pigs in farrowing pens, consisting of a bottle (inverted) + a drinking bowl with 2 valves + DRIP+DROP function

Product description: 

Double drinking bowl for sucking pigs in farrowing pens, consisting of a bottle (inverted) + a drinking bowl with press plate and 2 valves + DRIP+DROP function. The drinking bowl features built-in circulation for milk/water supply + an extra valve for DROP MIX (electrolyte mixture that can be mixed in with the liquid in the bowl) Ultra-hygienic dosing of the electrolyte mixture/medicine from a DROP bag.

 

Expert statement: 

This is a double drinker for suckling piglets that consists of three different functions: A bottle (head down), a drinking cup with 2 valves and a drip function. This drinker system can be installed in existing and new farrowing pens. It facilitates the provision of a number of different types of supplementary nutrition with various consistency and composition.
There are no other comparative systems with so many different provision functions in the same system. It provides the pig farmer with a completely new method for improving the conditions for sucking piglets.

Product description: 

Lely Sphere is an environmental technology solution designed to reduce ammonia emissions in cattle stalls. The reduction is achieved by separating urine from manure, and by ventilating across the surface of the urine, which is where most evaporation occurs.
The ventilation is achieved by generating negative pressure in the manure duct and immediately above the slits, such that the manure gases are drawn into a scrubber, thus allowing the conversion of potential ammonia vapour into recirculated nitrogen fertiliser.

 

Links: 

https://www.lely.com/dk/sphere/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB3lyW8fDhQ

 

Ekspertbeskrivelse: 

This is an environmental technology solution for the reduction of ammonia emission in cattle housing. This system consists of an entirely new combination of known components.
In the cattle housing, the openings in the traditional concrete slotted flooring are closed off with separation strips with stainless-steel drainage openings. This ensures separation of the manure and urine on the flooring.
The urine flows via the stainless-steel drainage down to the drainage channel and the solid manure remains on the floor surface. The flooring is cleared with the Lely Collector which sucks the manure up and delivers it to a separate dump. One thus attains a liquid part containing a great deal of Kali and a solid part with a major amount of the manure’s phosphorus content.
Finally, a floor extraction is installed in the slurry channels. The air is extracted to an outdoor air purifier. This removes the ammonia in the air with sulphuric or nitric liquid.
The resulting liquid has a high ammonia content and can be collected and applied as liquid nitrogen fertilizer. This is an add-on system which is relatively simple to install in existing livestock housing with slotted flooring and deep slurry channels.

 

Main category: Energy

Product description:

GreenFarm – Trailblazing concept for reducing climate gases from the agricultural sector. GreenFarm™ uses manure from agricultural production as a valuable resource for generating energy. The energy is generated and used locally on the farm such that the residual product is an optimised fertiliser that is assimilated more readily by plants, thus reducing the problem of nutrients being washed into the aquatic environment. As such, the system cuts the total emissions of climate gases from the farm in multiple areas.

 

Links: 

https://greenfarm.as/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18KpeHSx0Ng

 

Expert statement: 

GreenFarm biogas plant is a construction of farm biogas plant with the focus on the farm’s power consumption. The plant is established with a much larger gas storage tank to comply with the size and biogas production. This system produces power for the farm’s own requirements and modulates the operation in accordance with the arm’s fluctuating requirements. The large gas storage capacity means that the system operates like a battery which can compensate for fluctuations in the farm’s power requirements. The system cools the degassed slurry so that methane loss is reduced in the storage tank and the heat is applied as process heating or for heating the farm buildings..


Product description: 

Special software that adjusts the boiler’s combustion and cleaning parameters, so that it is possible to use biofuel with a high ash content while maintaining automatic operation. Available for all MGM Comfort models, MGM Prestige and MGM Comfort Lux. Compatible with control units that are newer than April 2014. 


Link: 

https://www.mgm-pillefyr.dk/



Expert statement:

The new MGM boiler software has been developed for application in the company’s own boilers when stoking with bio fuels which have a high ash content (up to 5%). When stoking with bio fuels with a high ash content, the ash builds up in and around the combustion zone. This ash disturbs the flow of air to the combustion system. The new software is constructed so that it releases air pressure at intervals. This removes dust and ash from the combustion zone. Note that in Denmark, only one bio boiler has attained approval (wood pellets, grain and some types of wood chips).

MGM Boilers ApS, Wood pellet boiler: MGM Smart

Product description: 

MGM Smart is a clean, modern boiler.
 

Link: 

https://www.mgm-pillefyr.dk/

 

Expert statement: 

This new boiler cleaning system involves significant improvements. It only has one electric motor for the cleaning of fire tubes and burner heads and greatly improves cleaning in comparison to the former system. The MGM system operates with the electric motor’s activation of a number of springs which, when released, give a mechanical jolt to the parts that are to be cleaned for dust and soot. This removes the ash from both the fire tubes and the grid on the burner head. This new system greatly reduces manual cleaning requirements. In addition, this cleaning system has a simpler mechanical construction than that of earlier boiler cleaning systems.

Seluxit, Seluxit EMS – Simple and efficient energy control

Product description: 

The purpose of Seluxit EMS is to allow users to achieve energy savings of up to 30%. Total energy consumption is visualised, and secondary sensors or data from existing machines can be used to bring individual areas into the visualisation. These data are then used to perform automations which, for instance, can involve executing a given process when energy prices are at their lowest or on the basis of weather data. What is more, the solution can also forecast consumption, generate reports and issue alarms if energy consumption exceeds expectations.

Links: 

https://energy.seluxit.com/da/

https://youtu.be/jJYo-PlYpDc

 

Ekspertbeskrivelse: 

Seluxit EMS – easy and efficient power control – is an innovative IT-tool for monitoring and analysis of the power consumption of the individual property. The purpose of this IT-tool is to provide the user with hour-by-hour data collated from www.eloverblik.dk. This monitoring and subsequent analysis will contribute to reduction of the power consumption. In addition, the IT system can collate and monitor consumption data from remote secondary meters with integrated contacts in the property’s electric installations. The IT system can analyze data from the connected meters and thus optimize power consumption data regarding the applied amount of power. The contacts in the secondary meters can be remote controlled from the IT system. This function can be applied to move power consumption from various periods of the day to periods with lower power costs.
In addition, alarm points can be recorded so that the user is warned that sudden power increases occur in any period other than the anticipated consumption. The user can also compare periods with former comparative periods. This IT tool can be applied by both the individual property and by eventual external advisors.

 

Main category: Knowledge and service

Datalogisk A/S, Use your mobile phone to extract and document soil samples, and to have them analysed. This simplifies work process, saving time and resources for farmers and consultants alike.

Product description: 

The new SOIL-module in the Næsgaard MOBILE app enables you to use your mobile phone to mark and log where you have taken soil samples in the field, and to prepare an order file which can then be sent directly to the laboratory via the Næsgaard MARKKORT (Field Map) program.
As a farmer or crop cultivation consultant, you no longer need to worry where the data are stored, because they are always saved in the program/the mobile phone app, which means that they are always readily available, wherever you may be. As such, you always have your samples, analyses and documentation stored together in one place. 

Link: 

http://datalogisk.dk


Expert statement:

The Næsgaard Soil module, via the user’s mobile telephone, facilitates the registration and logging of soil sample positions. This also presents an order file which, via the Næsgaard FIELD CHARTS program is sent direct to the laboratory. This means that soil samples, locations, analysis and documentation are fully collated.

Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, Hecto Drone - Fully automatic drone for spraying and data collection

Product description:

The Peregrine Agra is a new, multipurpose drone for the agricultural sector. The drone is designed to accept various tools, and is launched with a data collection unit that enables automatic preparation of NDVI and weed maps. The drone can lift 25 kg and remain airborne for up to 10 hours.
No experience with flying drones is required to operate the system, because the drone can be controlled centrally from a mobile phone or computer, and otherwise flies and finds its way automatically. The drone is available with a dock for automatic refuelling. A spraying module is currently in development.


Links:

https://hectodrone.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5roMlPLSi40

 

Expert statement:

The new drone, Peregrine Agra, from Hecto Drone has a flight time of up to 10 hours and has a lift capacity of up to 25 kilograms. This is possible due to the automatic tanking system which fills liquid fuel to the drone whenever this is required. Similar systems are known from electricity powered drones, but these do not have the same high lifting capacity in comparison to prices.
In addition, the Hecto Drone has attained the essential permissions from the authorities so that it may fly autonomic, This obviates the requirement for a certified pilot’s control.

DLG, Natural vitamin E supplement, easily digested, which can boost plasma vitamin E levels in calves during and after weaning.

Product description  

E-Force is a new feed supplement for calves, designed for use in the stressful period around weaning. The supplement contains natural vitamin E, which is more readily digestible. In order to protect this fragile form of vitamin E, it is encased in lecithin. Studies have shown that calves which have taken E-Force displayed a significantly higher plasma vitamin E level and reduced stress indicators.



Expert statement: 

During the weaning stage, the calf’s E-vitamin status is often low due to the fact that gains from synthetic E-vitamin in calf starter is lower than that obtained from natural E-vitamin in milk. E-vitamin additives for calves are recognized for improving immune response and thus the health status of the calves. In tests, natural E-vitamin in alcohol form has shown to gain the highest biological activity. However, feeding with E-vitamin in alcohol form presented a challenge as it can be more vulnerable to oxidization and damage if the special foodstuff is produced at high temperatures during pelletizing. The entirely new feature of E-force is that, for the first time, it has been successful to produce a pill with natural E-vitamin in an alcohol form that simultaneously contains the essential minerals and vitamins. Stability is ensured by the product containing lecithin plus anti-oxidants.

NEW IN EUROPE, SEGES Innovation P/S, CRiskA: Straightforward and accessible knowledge about hazard-labelled chemicals collected in an app that lives up to the prevailing legislation.

Product description: 

CRiskA provides you with direct access to updated knowledge about how to protect yourself when working with hazard-labelled chemicals and with hazardous chemical and biological processes. This means that not only can you be sure of complying with the applicable legislation, but you can also prevent the accidents that can occur when hazard-labelled chemicals are not handled correctly. Via their smartphones, all employees have ready access to easy-to-follow information presented using pictograms and a minimum of text. Simply scan the bar code on the product and the relevant information is displayed on the screen. 

Link: 

https://www.seges.dk/criska

 

Expert statement: 

A newly developed App from SEGES – the CRiskA – has been extremely beneficial to the work environment. The App reads the bar codes on chemical danger information and provides quick information regarding the personal protection equipment necessary when operating with the specific chemical.
This App is applicable for both pesticides and other dangerous chemicals. This is not merely a great help for users of dangerous chemicals. It also makes it much easier for companies to prepare a chemical APV, which is now applied by work inspection authorities, instead of the huge amount of safety data information that many operators have and never use.
Today, the work inspection authorities have much more focus on the application of correct protection equipment to ensure the operators’ safety and health.

NEW IN EUROPE, SEGES Innovation P/S, New program makes it easier than ever to manage and get an overview of the company's finances.

Product decription: 

INTERCOUNT is a financial management program that makes it easier than ever to manage and get an overview of the company's finances. The program is based on the latest digital technologies and uses artificial intelligence in a wide range of processes. INTERCOUNT gathers all financial functions in an intuitive universe behind one login, and all processes are fully automated. At the same time, the program provides insight into the company's financial figures in real time and the opportunity to compare the figures with the rest of the industry.

Link:

www.intercount.dk

Expert statement: 

The INTERCOUNT economy program applies artificial intelligence and machine learning to automize the book-keeping process all the way from accountancy documents over payment to book-keeping. INTERCOUNT can provide a solution in which all the data on an invoice can be read and stored. This provides an extremely detailed data basis. This can then be applied in the user’s analysis and decision-making work. The program facilitates the client’s ability to benchmark the economy figures against the agricultural sector by applying data from the Ø90 program.

 

Main category: Construction, road and park

Danish Agro Machinery A/S, CLAAS TORION 1611 with more breakout force, greater hydraulic output and a more powerful engine.


Product description: 

At Agromek, Danish Agro Machinery will be presenting a completely new wheel loader – the TORION 1611. The machine is part of a set of three new models. Features of the new TORION 1611 include even stronger breakout force, greater hydraulic output and a more powerful engine. The new loader also has a newly designed lifting arm, where two previous kinematics have now been consolidated in a single arm. 

Link: 

https://claas.dk/produkter/claas-produkter/hjullaessere/torion-mittel


Expert statement:

This product has been awarded one star. The Z-kinamatic has now received an electronic control of parallel driving that can be on/off coupled for compensation of the integrated geometry which is normal in the Z-kinamatic.

Woodconstruction A/S, CLT elements and bearing structures in glulam for design and build contracts for stalls and halls.

Product description: 

Concept construction in CLT (Cross-Laminated-Timber) and glulam is set to make construction in the Danish agricultural sector significantly greener and climate-friendlier. CLT and glulam can be used to replace steel structures and concrete elements – and even some roof structures – and feature construction-technical properties that are just as good as those of concrete and steel. In some cases, even better. The prefabricated CLT elements and glulam modules can be delivered 10–12 weeks after the finished/approved drawing material has been received, and construction of the basic wooden building frame often takes just 6­–10 working days.


Link:

http://www.woodconstruction.dk

 

Expert statement: 

Concept construction in CLT (Cross laminated timber and laminated wood. This new concept can replace the application of steel construction, concrete elements and roof construction in many farm buildings.
CLT cab supplied as massive wall elements for both outer walls and interior division walls which are complete exterior and interior overfalls. They are also available as roof elements that can be equipped with, e.g., roofing felt. Wood wall elements are much easier to work with if, e.g., an extra door or window is to be installed.
The installation of fittings is also much easier. Massive timber elements and laminated wood constructions will often have better fire hazard qualities than comparative buildings with steel construction.
In addition to prefabricated elements ensuring faster building time, the CLT elements are more climate positive than traditional steel or concrete elements. Simultaneously, CO2 is stored in the wood and therefore ensures a positive Carbon Footprint throughout the lifetime of the buildings.

NEW IN EUROPE, Stenderup A/S, Electric skid-steered mini loader


Product description: 

The world’s first fully electric articulated loader.



Link: 

https://bobcat.dk/
 


Expert statement: 

The background for the Three Star approval and classification is founded on the fact that this is the first electric loader without hydraulic oil. The entire hydraulic lines are replaced by electricity including lift and tilt cylinders. The only liquid applied involves 4 liters biological cooler fluid. In addition, this not only involves a new type of product, but also an increased focus on power consumption with a load-sensing power management system, This automatically controls the reduction of power consumption in accordance with requirements. 


Product description: 

To provide customers with the option to buy a modern trailer with single brakes now, and then to update to a different type of brake or a combi-brake solution, all TIM trailers will be supplied as standard as from 2023 with a range of brackets to allow the retrofitting of an extra brake circuit – without the need to make modifications, drill new holes or weld brackets, etc. to the trailer. As such, it will be possible to maintain the original quality and surface treatment of the chassis, while ensuring compliance with future legislation and/or helping to improve the resale price.
 

Expert statement: 

From 2025, trailer vehicles with single circuit hydraulic brakes cannot be towed by new tractors. This is a considerable problem which is rarely taken seriously. Therefore, many buyers continue to order the old types of brake instead of double circuit brakes. Thyregod´s preparation kit facilitates the later update of the brakes to double circuit brakes.

Judging committee and panel of experts

The judging committee consists of a permanent committee of three farmers, one consulting engineer and Agromek’s managing director. Moreover, a number of selected consultants and experts contribute to the assesment.

The panel consists of the following::

Hans de Neergaard, farmer
Jesper Tambour, farmer
Lars Kristensen, farmer
Karl Jørgen Nielsen, consulting engineer
Claus Hermansen, managing director
Helge Lynggaard, publicity manager

 

The panel of experts consist of:

Christian Lervad Bach, Velas 
Gunnar Schmidt, Byggeri & Teknik I/S
Hans Thostrup
Helge Kromann, Byggeri & Teknik I/S
Henning Sjørslev Lyngvig, SEGES Innovation
Henrik Martinussen, SEGES Innovation
Jesper Riber Nielsen, SEGES Innovation
Joachim Glerup Andersen, SEGES Innovation
Kaj Bak Pedersen, OP System/Doppstadt
Kristian Helms, Helms TMT
Mikkel Brauer, Velas 
Niels Østergaard, SEGES Innovation
Thomas Nitschke, Teknologisk Institut 
Torkild Birkmose, SEGES Innovation

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