CropsScan 3000S wows Wimmera field day
NEXT Instruments was awarded the 2015 AgriBusiness Innovation of the Year Award at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days for the CropScan 3000S On Silo Analyser, which was launched at the event in March.
The CropScan 3000S is a unique system designed for measuring protein, moisture and oil in grains and oil seeds as they pass through an auger, along a conveyor belt or through a pneumatic pipe. The system consists of the CropScan 3000 Near Infrared Transmission spectrometer, a remote sampling head and a touch screen PC controller mounted onto a trolley for transporting the system around the yard or shed.
The CropScan 3000S On Silo Analyser is part of an ongoing product development that started 15 years ago when NIR Technology Systems developed a portable NIR analyser for farmers. Since 2000, NIR Technology Systems and now Next Instruments, have introduced a complete range of onfarm analyser technology that includes the CropScan 3000H On Combine Analyser, the CropScan 1000H On Farm Analyser, the CropScan 1000B Whole Grain Analyser and CropNet Farm Data Management Software.
The CropScan 3000S allows farmers, grain traders and grain processors to measure the quality parameters of their grain in real-time. This enables the user to monitor the protein, moisture and oil content as the grain is being loaded into a container, a truck or a ship. It allows farmers to blend grain from two silos to ensure that they meet contract specifications. It also allows grain processors, flour millers and stockfeed manufacturers to check incoming loads of grain to ensure greater uniformity in feed stock.
The CropScan 3000S, like all the CropScan range of NIR analysers, is linked to CropNet software which can then post data in real-time to the web. Farmers, buyers and traders can access the web using their smart phones, tablets or office computer to capture grain quality data along with tonnage, storage location, variety and other information relating to the grain. Next Instruments is a business setup under a unique business model. Next Instruments has brought together a range of innovative analytical and process instruments suitable for use in the food, agriculture and nutrition markets.
Next Instruments has procured and licensed a number of instruments developed in Australia and is marketing them through its worldwide network of dealers and distributors. These instruments have been developed by the CSIRO, various universities and local companies. These products offer innovative solutions to the analysis of food, grains, dairy products, meat products, beverages, feeds and meals.
Next Instruments now has a range of over 20 products with excellent software packages, sampling accessories and data processing tools, that have achieved a significant level of sales both domestically and internationally. Details: www.nextinstruments.net
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