Louisville, KY – February 10, 2014- The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) announces that Unverferth Manufacturing Company, Inc., in conjunction with Raven Industries, Inc., has won a prestigious AE50 award for its innovative UHarvest data management solution, the next-generation grain cart weighing system.
AE50 competition entries are submitted annually by companies around the world with up to 50 of the best products chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
The AE50 awards program is sponsored by Resource magazine to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.
Grain carts equipped with load cells are the traditional way to accumulate harvest data. The Unverferth UHarvest data management system, powered by Raven Industries, combines software that allows the user to easily track and analyze as much harvest data as needed with state-of-the-art touchscreen operation and ISOBUS connection.
The touch-screen interface offers a quick and convenient way to track the standard grower, farm and field information as well as crop, variety, truck identification and destination of every bushel that moves through the grain cart. The UHarvest system’s AccuSave technology also features a drivetrain sensor attached to the cart for automatically recording each load for data accuracy without the need for operator intervention. The optional cart-mounted moisture sensor records average grain moisture of each load for an added level of management information using a grain cart.
Harvest data can be downloaded from either the processor’s USB port to a thumb drive for use on a personal computer, or uploaded with a few touches to a secure Raven Slingshot® web-based server when using a smart phone or tablet with a data plan. This securely stored information can then be used for reporting and sharing with landlords, farm managers, agronomic advisors, crop insurance agents or others.
Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. is a family owned manufacturer and marketer of tillage, seed, hay- and grain-handling equipment along with pull-type sprayers and agricultural dual, triples and specialty wheel products. For additional information, contact Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., P.O. Box 357, Kalida, OH 45853. Phone 1-800-322-6301, 419-532-3121 or visit the website at www.uharvest.net.
About Raven Industries, Inc: Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and manufactured high quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Raven’s purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit www.RavenInd.com for more information.