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Agricultural Industry Solutions

Ramco has industrial sensors and systems that can provide a wide variety of beneficial solutions to Agricultural industries. Ramco's solutions can be used in monitoring growing and livestock operations, irrigation, and waste water management. Our solutions are also found in commodity loading and transportation (trucks & rail cars), silos, and food processing and packaging. Banner's SureCross wireless system provides easy installations over large distances, and solar panels can be used for remote power. Solutions For:
  • Ag Equipment
  • Grain Storage
  • Grain Handling
  • Irrigation
  • Transportation
  • Bio Fuels
  • Chemicals

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We carry quality products from leading manufacturers including:
Banner Turck Omron ABB Unitronics
Exlar Red Lion Euchner Control Techniques  

Potential Applications

  • Barn and Livestock Monitoring
    Barn and Livestock Monitoring Your livestock is your livelihood. Being able to monitor the conditions that your livestock inhabits will give you peace of mind that your livelihood is safe. Temperature monitoring in a livestock facility ensures optimum conditions or minimizes the loss of life during an equipment failure or weather changes. Using a wireless temperature and humidity node will enable you to monitor conditions in remote locations and warn you when conditions are not ideal and could lead to loss of life.
  • Grain Storage: Conveyor Belt Monitoring - Rub Block Monitoring
    Grain Storage: Conveyor Belt Monitoring - Rub Block Monitoring Wirelessly monitor "rub block" temperature for side-to-side conveyor belts. By monitoring both sides of the conveyor belt and at both ends of the conveyor, the operator will know whether the conveyor is tracking properly. RTD sensors will monitor temperature increases from misaligned belts causing friction on the rub blocks, warning operators of potentially hazardous situations.
  • Center Line Irrigation Monitoring
    Center Line Irrigation Monitoring Center arm pivot irrigation systems are used throughout the Midwest to minimize water use and ensure crop health. Because the sections of the center pivot assembly have to move at different speeds, the motors moving each section must be monitored to verify each section is moving at the proper speed and time.  With a SureCross wireless network, center pivot irrigation system motors can be monitored without compromising any existing equipment.

    If any motors fail or a section does not rotate properly, the crops will not be irrigated correctly or the irrigation system may become damaged. Early detection of such failures is important to both the machinery and the crops.  With a SureCross wireless network, center pivot irrigation systems can be tracked without compromising any existing equipment.

    A Node mounted at each joint can monitor the motor switches. When a pivot section has failed to move properly, a signal is sent to a Gateway mounted at a central control station.  When using a Gateway Pro or host system to collect data, a text message or e-mail can be used to notify maintenance personnel that a section of the pivot assembly has stopped working properly.
  • Electric Pump Control
    Variable frequency drives are used to control three phase electric motors. They are used in agriculture and irrigation to control the speed of fans and electric pumps in various applications. Due to a wide range of conditions, irrigation pumps do not need to run at full speed at all times. VFD's allow pumps to run at lower rpms and on a schedule, which will save energy, water, and be more efficient.

Popular Products

We carry thousands of products from dozens of leading manufacturers. Here are some examples:

  • Banner SureCross Wireless Products
    Banner SureCross Wireless Products

    The Banner® SureCross® Wireless System is an industrial wireless I/O network that can operate in extreme environments and eliminate the need for costly wiring. The most basic SureCross sensor network includes a Gateway system controller and one or more Nodes that monitor and/or control I/O in remote locations.

    Nodes are deployed throughout a facility for gathering sensor data. This sensor data is then transmitted back to the Gateway. Installation is fast and easy with flexible mounting and power options. Some Nodes must be powered by 10 to 30V dc, whereas FlexPower® Nodes may be powered by solar panels or battery packs, often with a multi-year battery life while also providing power for external sensors.

    pdfBanner Wireless Products Guide.pdf3.92 MB

  • Red Lion G3 HMI's
    Red Lion G3 HMI's Red Lion's G3 operator interface panels give you complete HMI functionality for PLCs, motor drives and other communications-capable devices. With Ethernet as standard on all G3 models, you can network-enable any serial devices connected to the panel.

    pdfRed Lion G3 Series HMI Brochure1.62 MB
  • ABB ACS550 Drives
    ABB ACS550 Drives

    ABB standard drives can be used in a wide range of industries. These drives are ideal in those situations where there is a need for simplicity to install, commission and use, and where customizing or special product engineering is not required. The drives include several features as standard, such as swinging choke, EMC filter and control panel.

    Energy efficiency achieved with ABB standard drives can be easily monitored using the built-in counters, which display energy savings in kilowatt hours, carbon dioxide emissions or local currencies.

    pdfACS550 Technical Catalog727.1 KB
    pdfACS550 Product Overview240.25 KB


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