Full Featured Planter Monitor

Photosensored seeding control with row performance bar graphs and population display, optional level controls, rotation guards or actuator/valve regulation.


System Features

• Photosensored seeding control up to 16 rows
• Automatic system test (number of photosensors, sensor cleaning alarm)
• 3 seeding control modes: – seeding-not seeding, blockage alarm
· actual seed per ha values, visible bar graph display for each seeding row
· 100 seed test: skips and doubles statistics for 100 seeded grains in each row
• Row number display and sound blockage alarm
• 6 selectable thresholds for missing seed alarms
• Freeze of actual seeding display
• Adjustable seed size for refined seed detection
• Row skip function for rows not in use
• Option for setting different seed spacings (e.g. corn hybrids)
• Area count, seed count, average seed/ha values for partial and total area
• Distance measurement in meters

SEED ROWS MONITORING


System Functions

Planter  •   Area Count  •  Tramline Regulation  •  Rotation Control

Actual row performances are well detectable by bar graphs. Even slowly developing tendencies like lowering seed level in hopper or reducing air pressure are recognizable.

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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Functions on Demand


System Components:
Monitor: Seed Master Plus
Seed Sensors: DS 1000i / DS 2000i
Speed Module: DA 02i (wheel signal receiver)

Accessories:
Tramline Regulation Module: Di2000
Seeder Function Sensors Module: Di4000

• Display: High contrast alphanumeric LCD display
• Resolution: 4×20 character
• Backlighting: LED backlight
• Quick Keys: 4 quick keys for quick access
• Microprocessor: Microchip
• Operating Voltage: 10 .. 24 VDC
• Diagnostic LEDs: 6 LEDs for quick diagnostics
• Operating Temperature: -20 .. +70 °C
• Protections: Overcurrent and polarity reversal protection
• Communication Port: 1 String System Port + 1 Optional String System Port
• Adjustable Horn Volume: Yes
• Dimensions (W x H x D): 205 x 115 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

• 6-12 row planters
• Thanks to 100 seeded grain diagnostics mode, Seed Master Plus is a great help in planting precision adjustment before seeding on field.
• Numeric seed per hectare display gives direct feedback how desired seed rate is applied.