For Immediate Release
January 21, 2014
SASKATOON, SK – NORAC Systems International Inc.’s patent pending Hybrid Mode™ was recently announced as an AE50 award recipient by The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
NORAC’s Hybrid Mode™ is recognized as one of this year’s most innovative designs for the food and agriculture industries. Hybrid Mode™ will be featured in the January/February 2014 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.
“We are honored that ASABE has awarded Hybrid Mode™ with this distinction,” said Danea Armstrong, Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Service for NORAC Systems International Inc. “The development of Hybrid Mode™ for our automatic spray height control systems has resulted in a higher level of operator convenience than was previously available in the market. With Hybrid Mode™ we have built on the technology we pioneered in our custom-designed ultrasonic sensors and created a product that simultaneously reads the soil and crop canopy. This reduces boom height error and increases the boom stability, therefore increasing the amount of time the boom is at the target spray height.”
Hybrid Mode™, NORAC’s patent pending in-crop spraying feature eliminates the need for the operator to take manual control of the boom while spraying in adverse situations such as lodged, thin and uneven crops. It reduces drift and promotes the efficient application of herbicides. NORAC’s Hybrid Mode™ is available on NORAC’s UC5™ and UC4.5™ Spray Height Control systems.
About NORAC Systems International Inc.
NORAC Systems International Inc. strives to improve the competitiveness of agriculture through precision measurement. Founded in 1974, NORAC pioneered the use of ultrasonic sensing in the development of control equipment for the agricultural industry. This ultrasonic technology has transformed the use of chemical application equipment. For more information visit www.norac.ca.
About AE50 Awards Program
The AE50 awards program, sponsored by Resource, annually recognizes the 50 best products from around the world, emphasizing the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. The winning products are products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries and are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits. The award winning products will be recognized at the ASABE Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference on February 11, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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