Gold: Martin Lishman, ImpacTrack data logger
Designed to replicate the movement characteristics of fruit and vegetables prone to damage and bruising during handling and transport, Martin Lishman has developed ImpacTrack, a low-cost data logger featuring a family of synthetic food shapes.
At the hub of each shape is a small data logger cube. Via Bluetooth transmitter, they allow real-time monitoring or recording of damage and temperature during handling at any stage from the field to the shop floor.
Silver and IVEL award winner: Veenhuis, Nutri Flow real time slurry analysis
As well as picking up a silver innovation award, Veenhuis’ Nutri Flow was also recognised for its beneficial contribution to the environment.
The system was developed on the back of a requirement in the Netherlands for each load of liquid manure moved from farm to have a sample taken, analysed by a laboratory and recorded – an often lengthy and costly process.
To combat this, Veenhuis developed an analysis system which can be incorporated onto a slurry tanker or slurry application rig giving real time data analysis.
Silver: Agrifac, AiCPlus camera-guided spot spraying
Silver: Hampton Steel, Versalok metal intermediate post and clip system