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Lemken iQblue connect for easy automation

Lemken launches iQblue connect, a retrofitting kit which converts existing technology into smart machines.

When combined with Tractor Implement Management (TIM, which means that the tractor performs work functions which are triggered by the implement), the device allows numerous functions of purely mechanical implements to be automated and at the same time integrated into digital documentation.

Connected via Isobus

The module is connected to the tractor via its Isobus interface. It also features GPS and a mobile data connection for communication, for example with the farm management system.

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Lemken iQblue connct allows numerous functions of purely mechanical implements to be automated and at the same time integrated into digital documentation. - Photo: Lemken
Lemken iQblue connct allows numerous functions of purely mechanical implements to be automated and at the same time integrated into digital documentation. - Photo: Lemken

Data transmitted via agrirouter

Data is transmitted via the agrirouter, a cross-manufacturer platform for exchanging data between machines, farmers, contractors and software applications. Depending on the intended use, a sensor kit is permanently installed on the implement to record the required information and pass it on to the iQblue connect module. No further equipment is needed on the implement, as the tractor is used for controlling implement functions.

Plough fitted with a sensor

With the first available version of the application, a plough is fitted with a sensor to determine the current working width. iQblue connect then calculates the target working width from the GPS position and transmits this information to the tractor to initiate the relevant adjustment of the working width ram. The working width is then adjusted via the tractor’s hydraulic system.

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Data is transmitted via the agrirouter, a cross-manufacturer platform for exchanging data between machines, farmers, contractors and software applications.
Data is transmitted via the agrirouter, a cross-manufacturer platform for exchanging data between machines, farmers, contractors and software applications.

With semi-mounted cultivators, the working depth can be detected by a sensor. iQblue connect receives the width section-specific target working depth from maps provided by the agrirouter, compares the actual and target data and subsequently sends a command to the tractor to adjust the working depth. Additional applications for a range of different implements are being planned.

Only 1 iQblue connect module needed

Farmers only need a single iQblue connect module, as this mobile unit can be transferred quickly and easily from one implement to another, without requiring special tools. The system automatically adapts to the implement it is connected to at any given time.

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