Low Cost Planter Monitoring


System Features

• Photosensored seeding control up to 6 rows
• Automatic system test
• Audible and visual blockage alarm
• 6 selectable thresholds for missing seed alarms

SEED ROWS MONITORING


System Functions

Planter  •   Seed Flow / Blockage Monitoring


High Rate Seed Sensor – DS1000i
Mounted on Seed Tube

DS1000i seed sensor are made to count dropping or blown seeds on precision planters. 3-channel, high rate optical sensors, fine-tuned by seed shape and seed size settings, enable reliable detection of double/triple seed drops or skips. Each optomodule possess an intelligent processor unit run by microcontroller. Linear connection and interchangeable sensor sequence make installation easy in short time.


Sensor Features

• Seed count, seed-flow/blockage detection
• Detection and display of dust accumulation on seed sensor or blockage (DDC)*
• For planters 4-24 rows
• Mounted on seed tube
• Accurate seed detection with 3 infras

Long Work Without Cleaning – Each Digitroll seed sensor is armored with DUST DETECTION & COMPENSATION (DDC) feature resulting long days and hours spent without sensor cleaning in the hassle of short seeding season. Increasingly stronger infra light is applied when infra surface becomes dusty or seed coating covered. Reaching a level, a ‘dusty seed sensor’ symbol appears on monitor screen following a push of the TEST button. This solution is a Patented Technology by Digitroll.

High Rate Seed Sensor – DS2000i
Mounted in the Coulter or under Seed Disk

DS1000i seed sensor are made to count dropping or blown seeds on precision planters. 3-channel, high rate optical sensors, fine-tuned by seed shape and seed size settings, enable reliable detection of double/triple seed drops or skips. Each optomodule possess an intelligent processor unit run by microcontroller. Linear connection and interchangeable sensor sequence make installation easy in short time.


Sensor Features

• Seed count, seed-flow/blockage detection
• Detection and display of dust accumulation on seed sensor or blockage (DDC)*
• For planters 4-24 rows
• Mounted in the coulter or under seed disk
• Accurate seed detection with 3 infras


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Typical System Layout


System Components:
Monitor: DMS 06 LED
Seed Sensors: DS 1000i / DS 2000i

• Seeding Control: 6 LEDs
• Display: No
• Quick Keys: 2 quick keys for quick diagnostic
• Microprocessor Microchip
• Operating Voltage: 10 .. 24 VDC
• Diagnostic LEDs: 2 LEDs for quick diagnostics
• Operating Temperature: -30 .. +70 °C
• Protections: Overcurrent and polarity reversal protection
• Communication Port: String System Port
• Standby Mode: Yes
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 115 x 70 x 30 mm

• Sensor Type: Photocell
• Seed Sensors: DS 1000i / DS 2000i
• Standard Sensing Objects: seeds (eg.: maize, oilrape, sunflower)
• Minimum Detectable Object size*: 1-2 mm
• Maximum Speed of Detectable Objects: cca.15m/s
• Optical Detection Elements: 3-pair
• Detection proccess: Digital Signal Procession
• DDC – Automatic Dust Compensation**
• Cleaning Alarm: Automatic – send alerts if the sensor optics surface dust is too high**

*The minimum detectable object or particle size is depends on the objects or particles speed and the sensors optical elements dust status.
**Sensor cleaning is rarely due, thanks to Dust Detection & Compensation (DDC) function, so the operator can seed large areas without cleaning the sensors, allowing him to get the most out of the short seeding time at optimum conditions. The cleaning alarm is an unmatched solution to determine sensor dust level, then Dust Compensation, relying on dust test information, automatically compensate the sensibility. High sensitivity of blockage detection will be maintained by this solution. This solution is a Patented Technology by Digitroll.


Typical Applications & Benefits

• 4-6 row planters
• Low Cost planters
• Simple usage