CropScanAg released the CropScan 4000VT On Combine NIR Grain Analyser. The CropScan 4000VT is the first fully integrated version of the CropScan analysers. The system is ISOBUS compatible with the latest Case IH and New Holland brand of combines. The CropScan 4000VT runs a Virtual Terminal within the CNHi Pro 700 and Intelliview IV combine monitors.
The CropScan 4000VT includes a remote sample head that is fitted to the clean grain elevator of the combine, a Fiber Optic Cable, Communications Cable and a waterproof and dustproof NIR Spectrometer that is mounted on the wall of the combine outside the cabin. The NIR Spectrometer includes an ECU (Electronic Control Unit) that runs the CropScan software and reads the combine’s CANBUS messages. The CAN messages for Yield, GPS, Crop Type, Grower-Farm-Field, Rotor Engage and more are read by the CropScan ECU to control operation and data collection.
The CropScan is fully integrated into the CNHi Pro 700 and Intelliview IV monitors using a purpose designed VT screen for the CropScan 4000VT. Once the ignition is turned ON, the CropScan 4000VT screen is available on the Pro 700 and Intelliview IV monitors. The operator selects the Crop Type and Grower-Farm-Field menus. Once the Rotor is engaged by the operator, the CropScan begins to analyse the grain as it is collected in the Remote Sample Head. The protein, moisture, oil, starch and fibre (depending on the crop type selected) are calculated and combined with the yield and gps data from the CANBUS messages and then sent to the VT screen. Results are displayed on the VT screen every 3-4 seconds.
The field data is stored in the CropScan ECU and then sent to the CropScanAg Cloud Server, where farmers can access Grain Logistics, Field Maps and advanced analytics and performance maps using the N-Gauge Apps on their mobile phone or tablet.
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The CropScan 4000VT Sample Head has been designed to increase the sample cycle rate from small to large seeds including high moisture corn/maize and beans. The new design flow through cell allows the grains to flow faster through the chamber thus increasing the scan speed.
The CropScan 4000VT has been bundled to include the N-Gauge Harvest Manager App and SIM card subscription for 5 years streamlining all the data connectivity. Together the CropScan and N-Gauge offers Case IH and New Holland combine owners with a complete solution for measuring the quality (protein, oil and starch) and the quantity (yield and tank weight) in a seamless and fully integrated system.