A new sample taking system that gently picks and quickly presents a sample of the crop, has been launched by Grimme. The sample is taken directly from the hopper before the separation and cleaning starts with minimal disruption to the crop flow.
A hydraulically driven conveyor is integrated at the transfer between the hopper and the cleaning unit with almost no drop. Sensors control the quantity of crop collected for the sample box. Any surplus is returned gently and automatically to the crop flow.
An ergonomically designed operator stand allows an overview of the whole crop flow and the sample taking system without the need to bend over. Careful positioning of steps allows the operator to safely take off the sample box.
For the exact weighing of crop during storing (in or out) a box weigh scale has also been developed for the Grimme GBF box filler series. The two compact weighing modules are integrated to the box filler frame and are easily retrofitted.
The filling automatically stops or changes to the next box when the pre-set weight has been reached. All functions of the weighing device can be operated from the box filler operator terminal GBT 840. A tare function especially when using different boxes is also integrated. A large LCD display shows the weight of the current box in 1 kg steps plus the number and the total weight of all boxes per day.