AUTONOMOUS VISION -
Combined Powers is the result of a successful collaboration between KRONE and LEMKEN on the way to the next level of autonomous agricultural machinery. As visionary family businesses in the fields of arable and grassland farming, we have combined our strengths and expertise in this project. Whether you are a farmer or a contractor – your priority is to get the job done efficiently. With KRONE and LEMKEN, you have two experts at your side who know what is important in the field, thanks to many years of experience with agricultural processes. Trust our expertise to take autonomous farming to the next level.
AUTOMATION IN AGRICULTURE
Our motivation is to take autonomy to a new level. Autonomy in agriculture means more than the purposeful farming of arable land or grassland. Our goal is to map the tasks currently performed by drivers to autonomous processes in order to address the existing labour shortage. To achieve this, we, as experts in process engineering, need to look at implements and tractors in combination. We want to promote uniform data communication for autonomous processes via new TIM and ISOBUS standards. We see it as our duty to establish and promote these standards.
REAPING THE BENEFITS OF INTELLIGENT IMPLEMENTS
For us, it is implements that drive work processes in the field. By using sensors to monitor implements and by analysing the work patterns produced, we are able to detect irregularities or even disruptions in the crop flow at an early stage. If irregularities are found, the settings are immediately adjusted in response to ensure smooth, uninterrupted operation. This approach ensures optimum functionality and reliability in the field, even under demanding conditions.
THE PROCESS SETS THE PACE
Our autonomous processing unit revolutionises work in the field by combining autonomy with flexibility. The process is defined by our expertise and the process intelligence. As a result, workflows are optimised thanks to intelligent sensor technology. Consistent control of work processes ensures that the desired quality of work is reliably achieved.
Simple and user-friendly planning of work processes is necessary for the successful use of autonomous systems.
CONTINUOUS PROCESS MONITORING
For farmers and contractors, getting the job done effectively and with the best
results is always a top priority.
FAST AND EASY TRANSPORT
Autonomous machine combinations can be used in both small and large farm structures. In both cases, it is important that the units can be easily moved from one field to the next. We have developed a clever solution for this: For transport on public roads, the autonomous traction unit and implement are simply hitched to a standard tractor using a drawbar. This innovative solution not only saves you valuable time, but also ensures seamless mobility of your equipment. Say goodbye to cumbersome transport processes such as using flatbed trucks to move machines.
INTEGRATION INTO FARMS
Autonomous systems become more attractive as field sizes increase. The economic viability of autonomous systems compared to current farming methods needs to be carefully assessed in advance. In addition to field sizes, transport distances between fields are another important factor.
Alternative approaches to autonomy need to be considered for smaller or larger structures. Each approach will have structural limitations. The integration of autonomous systems into existing operational structures can be well evaluated using simple tools.