From 2012, the CLAAS tractor family is set to be joined by an entirely new range. The new AXION 900 high-performance range of tractors, with four models from 280 to 400 hp, complements the already popular AXION 800 (180–260-hp) and XERION ranges (330–525-hp).
The first AXION 900 preproduction machines went into operation in early 2010. Since that time, the new tractor has been put through its paces in fields across Europe, in direct consultation with end users. Although the tractor is not yet available commercially, and is currently being given its final finishing touches, CLAAS nonetheless opted to unveil the preproduction model at SIMA.
Plasson, a leading manufacturer of poultry systems, recently launched Water on Demand (WOD) system designed to control and manage water pressure in all drinker lines installed at poultry houses, according to the birds’ changing demands during a 24-hour period and during the grow-out.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has extensively updated its industrial/agricultural mower safety manual– both the English only and Spanish/English versions. Types of equipment covered include rotary, folding wing rotary, flail, boom and sickle bar mowers as well as disc mowers, disc mower conditioners and self-propelled windrowers. (The AEM "disc mower" manual is now obsolete.)
The AEM Industrial/Agricultural Mower Safety Manual was developed under the direction of the association’s Industrial/Agricultural Mower Manufacturers Council. AEM safety manuals outline common sense "do's and don'ts" in clear language and an easy-to-follow format, and they are a convenient and cost-effective way to provide in-house safety training.
The manual covers current industry practice in machine design and construction as well as up-to-date industry safety best practices for equipment preparation, operation, maintenance and transport. Enhancements include an expanded "safe maintenance" section, with a new section discussing mower blade maintenance; expanded discussion of "mower thrown objects" and "slope operation"; and use of newer safety design features and enhanced operator protection systems.
IonSense, Inc. and M&M Consulting recently announced an agreement for the marketing and sales of M&M’s ASAP technology for open-air mass spectrometry, consolidating sales of two major open-air ionization methods through one distribution network. IonSense will provide the technical support, sales, and marketing for the ASAP as well as its DART product lines.
Jansen Poultry Equipment (JPE) has expanded its egg collection systems with the MultiFlex Elevator. The MultiFlex Elevator is used to transfer eggs from multiple tiers to a cross conveyor or egg collection table, such as with: 2-tier laying nest (Premium+, XL and LayMaxx) and VolMaxx commune layer cage; and poultry houses with multiple floors or multi tier Comfort aviary or nest systems.
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