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Agricultural Technology

Company sets sights on agriculture sector

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd May 2024 SEW-EURODRIVE’s complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems for the farming sector is attracting significant interest after its launch in South Africa earlier this year. The plug-and-play solution, which aligns with existing equipment, has the added advantage of integrated... 

Data, drones can improve local agriculture

3rd May 2024 Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in preserving precious resources, says drone technology company DJI product manager Ruan Botha.... 

An image of DJI product manager Ruan Botha
RUAN BOTHA Innovative solutions are required for long-term sustainability and growth

Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd May 2024 Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased access to farming equipment. With a core focus on improving African agriculture through... 

An image of farm equipment working on a farm
FARM MECHANISATION Farm equipment can supplement the need for physical labour, minimising the impact of labour shortages on small-scale farms

Company boosts productivity, lessens environmental impact

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2023 Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International is staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in the agriculture industry by incorporating this knowledge into its product development and innovation efforts. This includes promptly sourcing the necessary parts to keep... 

TAKING OFF
The power take-off (PTO) gearboxes, planter bearings and agricultural chains help farmers to increase productivity and efficiency in the field
TAKING OFF The power take-off (PTO) gearboxes, planter bearings and agricultural chains help farmers to increase productivity and efficiency in the field

SEW-EURODRIVE

By: Yolande Botes     5th May 2023 SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is recognised as the specialist in drive and control technologies across Africa with the brand well-known and respected for its precision German engineering across the continent. A key aspect of the company’s high levels of customer support derives from its... 

SEW post image

Solar trailers transform industry

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2023 Equipped with solar panels that power various farming equipment, automation company Iritron’s off-grid solar trailers are especially useful for small-scale farmers who do not have access to grid power at all times. “Solar trailers are a game-changer for small farmers. They provide a reliable... 

SOLAR TRAILERS
Iritron’s solar trailers are designed to be mobile, so farmers can move them around as required
SOLAR TRAILERS Iritron’s solar trailers are designed to be mobile, so farmers can move them around as required

Use of soft starters, VSDs in irrigation beneficial

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2023 Implementing modern electric motor control technology in the agriculture industry has become increasingly important to improve efficiency throughput, reduce downtime, reduce waste, and drive tangible cost reductions. While the benefits of modern starting technologies, such as digital soft... 

ENHANCED BENEFITS
By working with reputable manufacturers and experienced suppliers, users of agricultural equipment can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their operations significantly
ENHANCED BENEFITS By working with reputable manufacturers and experienced suppliers, users of agricultural equipment can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their operations significantly

Firm advances natural solution

By: Simone Liedtke     5th May 2023 Local manufacturer Pratley is using its research and development capabilities to advance the use of its Vulture Creek Clino product, a natural zeolite called Clinoptilolite. Zeolites are naturally occurring minerals that were deposited millions of years ago during volcanic activity. They are... 

NATURAL ZEOLITE
Zeolites are naturally occurring minerals that can absorb positively charged cations
NATURAL ZEOLITE Zeolites are naturally occurring minerals that can absorb positively charged cations

Increased demand for automation in agri sector

By: Tracy Hancock     5th May 2023 The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible, says drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE. This is especially pertinent considering the need to... 

A feed milling plant manufactured by Dalein Agriplan
DRIVING FOOD SECURITY Dalein Agriplan is manufacturing an MK-3 plant equipped with SEW-EURODRIVE motors and gearboxes for delivery to an animal feed supplier in Zambia, in the next 12 months
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