Ultrasonic Sensors in Agricultural Automation.
Back in the 1980’s, brothers Mike, Gregg and Don Tvetene were working at their family-owned Tvetene Turf Farms in Billings, Montana. The business was faced with a critical labor shortage at the same time that it was experiencing huge demand for their turf. Out of necessity, the brothers conceived of an automatic turf harvester that […]
Senix Measures Vermont Syrup Production
Ultrasonic liquid level sensors monitor maple sugaring to streamline operations and provide local flavor When Timothy Perkins, Ph.D., became Director of the University of Vermont Proctor Maple Research Center, he understood intuitively why the sugar house operator spent a lot of time running from spot-to-spot to monitor tank levels.
ToughSonic Sensors and Tsunami Warnings
Senix ToughSonic ultrasonic sensors play a critical role detecting sea level changes as part of a sophisticated Tsunami Early Warning System (TeWS) in the Philippines. Senix engineers collaborated with the Philippines Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) to customize ToughSonic 50 ultrasonic sensors for this first-of-its-kind water level monitoring system.
Sensors Provide Iowa Flood Warnings
To create the world’s most sophisticated flood monitoring and forecasting system, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) uses more than 200 Senix ToughSonic 30 and ToughSonic 50 ultrasonic sensors to measure water levels in streams across the state.
Ultrasonic Sensors Reduce Chemical Usage
The innovative Sonic Spray attachment from farm equipment manufacturer Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, Inc. (GVF) uses Senix ultrasonic object detection sensors to detect orchard trees and precisely control the application of sprayed materials. Sonic Spray growers use 25% to 40% less spray material. The GVF Sonic Spray saves farmers money by reducing the amount of […]
Senix Ultrasonic Sensors Guide Oracle Boat
Oracle Team USA won the 2013 America’s Cup race with one of the most efficient sailing vessel ever built. Oracle Team USA’s AC72-class yacht, USA-17, was a 100’ long, 90’ wide and 223’ tall carbon fiber technological marvel capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots (57 mph). The yacht actually “flies” off the water […]