|The new AMAZONE GPS-ScenarioControl software for automating headland border spreading operations received the “FARM MACHINE 2023” award in the software category at SIMA 2022 in Paris
GPS ScenarioControl can be used with the AmaTron 4 ISOBUS terminal and the AmaTron Twin app
The precise application of fertiliser exactly where it is required plays a critical role in saving costs. Various border spreading procedures are used to provide environmental compliant spreading. The GPS ScenarioControl system is used to automate certain functions on the AMAZONE fertiliser spreader based on a previous recorded scenario, preventing operator errors during applications.
The advantages GPS – SCENARIOCONTROL
The problem: changing drivers can lead to operator error
When spreading, drivers have to juggle various tasks. Firstly, they need to ensure optimal lateral distribution of the material to be spread, as well as maintaining the desired application rate of the fertiliser. Secondly, they must ensure that the correct border spreading procedure is used alongside hedges, field boundaries or water courses to guarantee legally compliant and precise spreading. This can lead to operator errors, especially when changing drivers, as the right border spreading procedure is not activated or deactivated in the right place.
Record the scenario: georeferenced application of the Headland Control function.
Record and store the right driving strategy
When crossing the field for the first time with the fertiliser spreader, all the switch points, spreading route and driving direction can be automatically plotted by an experienced driver by pushing the record button and using GPS ScenarioControl. The switch points are clearly marked on the map and the driving direction is visualised with arrows. The fertiliser spreader offers border, water-course and side spreading, as well as one-sided spreading inside the field boundary on headlands (HeadlandControl). GPS ScenarioControl is integrated into the AmaTron 4 ISOBUS terminal and can be viewed and operated via the AmaTron Twin display extension.
Field with complete route planning and saved, georeferenced scenarios. The activated machine functions are stored behind every switch point.
Automation of complex switching processes and reduction of driver workload
In the following application, the driver only needs to activate the previously recorded scenario and the fertiliser spreader will automatically switch on or off at the saved switch points. For contracting companies too, GPS ScenarioControl can deliver huge time savings and improved accuracy.
In future, GPS ScenarioControl will also be compatible with other AMAZONE ISOBUS machines. This route function is already available for crop protection sprayers from AMAZONE, where it considerably reduces workload here as well.
From left to right: Matthieu Schubnel (journalist, Material Agricole), Bettina Dreyer, Christian Dreyer (Chairman of the Board/Owner of AMAZONE Group), Florent Guilleman (Managing Director, AMAZONE Auneau, France)