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2013 SIMA Innovation Award Winners Announced

November 22, 2012
By: Nate Birt, Top Producer Deputy Managing Editor google + 

Winners of the 2013 SIMA Innovation Award have been announced. The recipients underscore the growing integration of Internet and mobile computing devices into farm machinery, improvements in equipment efficiency and heightened security, SIMA says.

The 75th annual SIMA, Paris International Agri-Business Show will happen from Feb. 24-28 in France. Click here for the full list of 2013 award winners.

The recipients are:

GOLD MEDALS
Claas (automatic and continuous control of combine harvesters)
1 GoldAward ClaasAutomaticAndContinuousControlOfCombineHarvesters

Claas (Universal Isobus Terminal application for tablet computers)
2 GoldAward ClaasUniversalIsobusTerminalApplicationForTabletComputers

John Deere (clean multi-fuel tractor)
3 GoldAward JohnDeereCleanMultiFuelTractor

SILVER MEDALS

Claas (cooling and anti-clogging system for combine harvesters)
4 SilverAward ClaasCoolingAndAntiCloggingSystemForCombineHarvesters

Jeantil (automated feeding chain)
5 SilverAward JeantilAutomatedFeedingChain

John Deere (Virtual Terminal remote information sharing)
6 SilverAward JohnDeereVirtualTerminalRemoteInformationSharing

New Holland Agriculture (innovatively designed baler with added security without the need for  special tools)
7 SilverAward NewHollandAgricultureInnovativelyDesignedBaler

SPECIAL MENTIONS

  • Amazone (system for selecting low-drift nozzles on plot edges)
  • Amazone (automated edge system)
  • Belair (adaptable automated feeding system)
  • Berthoud (cyclone-type direct-injection multi-product mixer)
  • Bonfiglioli Transmissions (electric gear motor for high-power transmission systems on hybrid farming vehicles)
  • Dangreville (automated weight transfer system for manure spreaders)
  • Dario Developpement (radio-controlled hybrid clearing vehicle)
  • Geringhoff GmbH & Co. KG (row independent corn harvester)
  • Hardi-Evrard (new valve and control system for crop sprayers)
  • Kverneland Group (system for automatically controlling fertilizer distributors from the cab)
  • Muller-Elektronik (system for individually controlling nozzle holders on spray booms)
  • Sulky (automated system for controlling a centrifugal fertilizer distributor)

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