The first seminar was held! The Record of Ukraine was presented!

Immediately in advance of the professional holiday (the Day of Agriculture Workers), on 13-14 of November 2014, in the city of Dnipropetrovsk at Dnipropetrovsk State Agrarian and Economic University, the seminar “Innovative technology of modern wide-cut machines repair by composite materials” was successfully held, which included presentation of a totally new technology that allows to significantly increase the productivity of agricultural machinery during field works by losses minimization and costs reducing. This is due to the new invention that allows eliminating a stop of assemblies for maintenance service.

The seminar was held with the support of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, the Regional State Administration and the Main Department of Agro-Industrial Development of Dnipropetrovsk Region. It was initiated and organized by the specialists of Research and Development Enterprise Soyuz-Composite, LLC, scientists of the Department of machine and tractor fleet exploitation of Dnipropetrovsk State Agrarian and Economic University, and Agro-Soyuz Holding. The event was supported by Expert Agro Agency.

The participants of the seminar heard that today a significant sector of technical support of the agricultural sector is occupied by highly-efficient wide-cut machines, the main factor of efficiency of which is the maintenance system, characterized by a large volume of work under the low frequency that makes a customer (i. e. a farmer) heavy dependent on a manufacturer. However, operating experience of Turbosem II 19-60 equipped with the composite system showed that assembly units were maintenance-free due to sliding joints, in which the composite is used and that do not require lubrication.

For the whole time of trials, the sowing machine Turbosem II 19-60 showed the result of 9,179.5 ha without maintenance of specified elements. At the seminar, two patents of Ukraine for the invention were presented for this innovation. The Prize of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for development and implementation of innovative technologies was received and presented for the work “Development of the sowing machine completed with maintenance-free openers”. Moreover, the invention received the Record of Ukraine in the nomination “The largest area sowed by using a sowing machine without the maintenance service of sliding joints”.

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The target audience of the seminar comprised the representatives of agricultural holdings and farming enterprises, manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural machinery, maintenance and service companies, the specialists of agriculture scientific institutes, the representatives of the government authorities of the region and other interested persons.