Taking mobile seed grading to the next level
After thorough research, Cummins engaged VK Logic, a specialist design, build, and automation company based in North Albury, to build a new truck utilising the latest technology.
“There were a number of challenges in developing the Klean A Seed solution. Pat had a great vision for what he wanted to achieve, but there were restrictions in what could fit in the size and dimensions of the truck, while still keeping it roadworthy and safe for on-road and off-road use,” said Justin Van Klaveren, managing director, VK Logic.
VK Logic provides total end-to-end engineering solutions, including in-house engineering and fabrication, with a combination of mechanical, electrical, and automation expertise. Having design, building, and maintenance capabilities under one roof means projects can be completed more efficiently compared to engaging two or three separate companies.
“To keep the truck within certain dimensions and weight distributions, but to add such advanced technologies and processes, was one of the largest challenges of the project. We found Rockwell Automation’s technologies gave us the greatest flexibility to achieve these complex requirements,” added Van Klaveren.
VK Logic identified key areas that could be improved in the new truck build, including making it more user-friendly, giving the operator greater control over machines and processes, increasing capacity, and reducing maintenance downtime.