Crop­sS­can 3000S wows Wim­mera field day

Australian Farmers & Dealers Journal - - NEWS -

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

• More high­lights from the Wim­mera Ma­chin­ery Fields Days on p30

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