AMAZONE - USA
GPS-Switch with AutoPoint
GPS-Switch with AutoPoint for seed drills is the logical supplement to help relieve the stress on the driver and to optimise the results in the field. The new AutoPoint system determines automatically the delay time: that means the time between metering start and end and the delivery behaviour of the seed to the coulter. Via a sensor in the coulter, the seed flow at the coulter is recognised and so the system is able, in relation to the switching times of the metering device, to determine the conveying time of the seed through the machine. This is monitored constantly at every headland turn and this value is taken as the basis for the automatic calculation of the switching points. So a response, even to changes in the conveying behaviour of the seed and to changes in driving behaviour, is possible. The automatic switching is rounded off with the driver assistance system in AMATRON 3, which indicates to the operator the optimum forward speed when driving into and out of the headlands.