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Topcon, NORAC announce new spray system

Agriculture.com Staff 11/14/2011 @ 11:39am

Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) announces its new X30 control console is now compatible with the NORAC UC5 spray height control system. The systems communicate via the X30 ISO virtual terminal which allows them to interoperate.

This allows existing users of both the NORAC UC5 boom leveling system and the Topcon X30 control console to be able to have the systems functioning together. UC5 users benefit through having another terminal option in the Topcon X30.  Existing X30 users benefit in the ability to add a NORAC UC5 system to their sprayer and operate the system from the X30 console, without the need for a separate interface for the boom leveling system.

“We are very excited to be adding the Topcon X30 console to the list of virtual terminals and panels that are compatible with the NORAC UC5, the most advanced spray height control system in the industry,” said Danea Armstrong, vice president of global sales for NORAC Systems International. 

The UC5 is an ISOBUS certified system that uses ultrasonic sensors to control boom height by monitoring ground surface or top of crop, depending upon crop conditions and operator preference. The NORAC UC5 uses no mechanical contact sensors to control boom height. The UC5 also has Roll Control™ capabilities for most sprayer models, allowing for increased boom stability, even in the most challenging terrain.

Michael Bourke, TPA global sales director, said, “The compatibility is a direct benefit to both companies and to our end user customers. The X30 provides the most advanced, quick and accurate controller on the market, while NORAC’s spray height control system is cutting edge technology.”

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