Agriculture Workforce Automation and Robots

Whether we're talking about those who worked in flour mills or those who dealt with windmills, automated processes have always been on inventors' minds.

Will Robots be the Future of Farming?

The robotic industry is estimated to be worth $2.75 billion in farming with a projected annual growth rate of over 20% a year until 2022. We can expect this industry to eventually reach a market capitalization of $13 billion.

The Dawn of Digital Farming

Ongoing advances in numerous fields, including LED and sensor technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, is enabling farm owners and managers to meet the increasing demands on pricing, efficiency and feeding a growing global population.

Pistachio and Almond Grower Invests in Solar for a Harvest of Savings

The ground-mounted system installed by JKB Energy located in Kettleman City, California, is the second largest net-metered solar project in PG&E territory and has a projected annual savings of $435,490

Autonomous Farm Equipment Equals Higher Production

Autonomous equipment technology will tackle the growing concern of labor shortages while boosting productivity and ecomonical savings, which will bring higher yields. The technology will allow for true 24/7 operations ...

Imploding Concern: Identifying Destructive Pump Cavitation

Though a pump can fail due to age and use, the reality is that most are murdered, snatched from their prime with much life left in them. The culprit is cavitation and it sends warning signs but most are ignored.

Introducing the lettuce peeling robot

Cambridge researchers have developed what is believed to be the first robotic lettuce leaf peeling system of its kind.

How More Stringent Health and Safety Policies in Agriculture Can Improve Output

if health and safety is paramount in your workplace, your workers will know, and this will affect their work. They will feel secure, will feel part of a team that is cared about (as opposed to being a simple commodity), and you will also be able to attract the best staff.

Pepper-picking robot demonstrates its skills in greenhouse labour automation

With the rising shortage of skilled workforce in agriculture, there's a growing need for robotisation to perform labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in greenhouses. Enter SWEEPER.

Here are the 14 startups pitching at Wisconsin's AgTech Venture Day

Nick Williams - Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal: Golden Angels will have a fund committed to the presenting companies. In 2017, Golden Angels Investors dedicated nearly $1 million for agtech startups pitching at the event.

Freight Farms Announces 'Grown,' the World's First On-Site Vertical Farming Service

New service can seamlessly integrate with any foodservice operation or support year-round CSA programs--no farmland or additional staff required

Interview with Glenn Lundgren, JLT Mobile Computers

The farmer can ill afford having a device that he cannot depend on, is unsuitable for use in sunlight, breaks often or doesn't communicate reliably.

Smart Robotics: Revolution Is Motto, Efficiency Is Aim

Farming is one of the areas in which smart robots would revolutionize the ways in which it has been done till now. Governments, tech companies, and farming industry have been designing robots that would bring efficiency in the farming.

More Accurately Forecasting Future Harvests Using Artificial Intelligence

Using Motorleaf's artificial intelligence and machine-learning algorithms, the digital agronomist software can acquire data from indoor growing conditions. In turn, the algorithms learn growing patterns in the greenhouse, which then can predict the size of future harvests.

A Guide to Storing Silage on Farms

Animals feed on silage throughout the winter, but farmers must follow certain rules to make sure that the fodder is stored in a correct and safe manner.

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maxon motor’s - Compact power for your motion control application.

maxon motor's - Compact power for your motion control application.

maxon launches the next generation of positioning controllers - the EPOS4. A high performance module with detachable pin headers and two different power ratings. With a connector board, the modules can be combined into a ready-to-install compact solution. Suitable for efficient and dynamic control of brushed and brushless DC motors with Hall sensors and encoders up to 750 W continuous power and 1500 W peak power. The modular concept also provides for a wide variety of expansion options with Ethernet-based interfaces, such as EtherCAT or absolute rotary encoders.