Seed Hawk Hosts Demo Days Showcasing Innovations and Updates
(Langbank, SK) Seed Hawk hosted over 65 customers, prospective customers and dealers on-site at the Seed Hawk plant in Langbank, SK at our Demo Days event on October 18-19, 2016. Updates to the Seed Hawk System including the new Fenix III Meter, enhancements to the iCon® Control System and various enhancements across our air carts and air drills were presented.
Fenix III Meter showcased at Demo Days
The morning session began with a presentation of the features of the Fenix III seed metering technology and its exceptionally precise seeding, reliable performance and easy maintenance, year. Click here for a more detailed description of the Fenix III and a video of how it works.
Fenix III Meter – the most advanced seed metering technology
In addition, we shared the details of ongoing Fenix III testing with attendees.
Phase 1 Testing
Testing began in Väderstad research and development labs – home to farming’s most advanced metering technology. In the state-of-the-art Swedish facility, seasoned engineering staff exposed the Fenix III Meter to conditions intended to replicate real life extremes. Click here for test results.
In-lab testing of the Fenix III at Väderstad in Sweden
Phase 2 Testing
Lab tests were just the start. To confirm that the Fenix III Meter is up to the demands of real life situations, Seed Hawk and Väderstad tested this innovative technology in growers’ fields. The results may be seen on the Seed Hawk website on our Innovations Fenix III Testing page under Phase 2: Grower In-Field.
Seed Hawk seeding system equipped with the Fenix III meter used in-field at a customer’s farm near Biggar, SK
Phase 3 Testing
The morning was rounded out with a discussion of the third phase of testing where Engineers in our Canadian lab are continuing to test the Fenix III indoors using Seed Hawk 1 (SH1) – a 980 Air Cart with an Air Drill rig and actual production parts. This testing simulates real world seeding conditions as closely as possible with a variety of product types over countless hours of operation. More details about this testing may be viewed in this blog with more test results from this phase of testing coming soon.
In the afternoon, guests were invited to ride along with our Product Managers as we seeded in the test field behind the facility so they could see the new Fenix III Meter in action first-hand.
Seed Hawk 1 test unit putting the Fenix III through it’s paces behind Seed Hawk in the test plot
All in attendance were excited about the results and improvements Seed Hawk continues to perfect. Seed Hawk’s success is based on a proven track record of being the first to the market with ground-breaking innovations that are continuing to change the face of agriculture. We are committed to evolving farming further through the creation of ingenious seeding equipment.
Follow us @SeedHawk for further results of our Fenix III testing in-lab at Seed Hawk’s R&D test facility as well as early results from testing in Australia (coming soon).