IntelliSense automation adjusts combine settings every 20 seconds

Maintaining proper combine setup as field conditions change throughout a day of harvesting is always a challenge. But that job is about to get a lot easier for operators of CR Revelation combines with new IntelliSense automation system, says New Holland.

The goal of IntelliSense is to help combine operators manage and adjust quickly to the many challenges they encounter during daily harvest. That adds up to greater efficiency and increased productivity, says Luiz Miotto, New Holland combine product marketing manager.

“With these easy-to-setup components, our automation system enables the combine to react faster and more uniformly, while making pre-empted adjustments. By supporting the driver on the decision-making task, the combine will optimize output and grain quality and effectively minimize harvesting costs through reduced losses.”

New Holland launched the IntelliSense system last month at the Farm Progress Show at Boone, Iowa. In this video, Miotto explains how IntelliSense takes information from sensors throughout the combine and “every 20 seconds chooses the best configuration, the best set-up for that specific moment. The automation system can then decide to adjust or simply maintain performance.”

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Miotto says patented cleaning shoe sensors and automatic rotor vane adjustment are key features designed to help operators increase productivity. Cleaning shoe sensors provide precise measurements of the load, and based on the data it gathers, the combine will proactively adapt threshing settings, fan speed and sieve openings to automatically deliver desired harvest results. The rotor vane adjustment improves the rotor’s power efficiency without impacting the threshing and separation settings, resulting in greater fuel savings and performance.

Miotto notes that IntelliSense has received positive feedback from customers who tested the system  in 2017. By constantly adjusting the combine settings during the day, the system can increase the productivity of an experienced driver by 10 per cent and a novice driver up to 20 per cent, says New Holland.

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Bernard Tobin

Bernard Tobin is Real Agriculture's Ontario Field Editor. AgBern was raised on a dairy farm near St. John's, Newfoundland. For the past two decades, he has specialized in agricultural communications. A Ryerson University journalism grad, he kicked off his career with a seven-year stint as Managing Editor and Field Editor for Farm and Country magazine. He has received six Canadian Farm Writers' Federation awards for journalism excellence. He's also worked for two of Canada's leading agricultural communications firms, providing public relations, branding and strategic marketing. Bern also works for Guelph-based Synthesis Agri-Food Network and talks the Real Dirt on Farming.


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