10 Nov 2015

Amazone foundation awards the innovation prize 2015

The Amazone Foundation again has awarded two scientific degree theses the ‘Innovation Award 2015’. The official presentation of the Innovation Award was held at Agritechnica 2015 in Hanover. The chairman of the board of the foundation Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, president of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and the Amazone directors Christian Dreyer and Dr. Justus Dreyer presented Award winners, Marc Heckmann and Christian Meltebrink, each with a certificate and a prize cheque of 2,000 and 3,000 Euros respectively.

In total 50 applications for the innovation award were received and 10 of them were shortlisted. The jury has paid particular attention to the criteria: topicality, creativity, vision, feasibility, practical relevance, individual approaches and the layout of the thesis.

The laudation was led by Dr. Rainer Resch, who, as a member of the general management is responsible at Amazone for research and development. "Amazone is an innovative company and that it is because it has innovative heads", and he went on to explain why the Amazone foundation always launches an innovation award at Agritechnica and rewards the best ideas from these young talents.

Presentation of Innovation Award (from l to r): René Hüggelmeier, Dr. Justus Dreyer, Mrs Bettina Dreyer, Dr.Rainer Resch, Christian Meltebrink, Marc Heckmann, Klaus Dreyer and Carl-Albrecht Bartmer, president of DLG.

Prize winner Marc Heckmann received the Innovation Award 2015 for his bachelor thesis with the title ‘Action recommendation for the introduction of data spectacles at AGRAVIS Landtechnik workshops taking into consideration economic, technical, organisational and personal aspects’. For this thesis Dr. Resch explained: "Mr. Heckmann systematically evaluates technical, organisational and personal problems in connection with the introduction of data spectacles and derives targeted action recommendations in the sense of a professional change management. The jury was especially interested in the aspects of dealing with the problems, resulting from the introduction of new technology at an early stage and methodically; a procedure that technicians like to forget!" The thesis originated at the AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG in the framework of a study at the University of Osnabrück and it was supervised by Prof. Ralf Westerbusch.

Christian Meltebrink was awarded the Innovation Award 2015 for his master thesis with the title ‘ROS based validation concept for autonomous agricultural robots’. "This thesis not only deals with the technology itself, but takes a closer look at the framework conditions. For autonomous agricultural robots no specific standards exist regarding safety requirements and protection measures", Dr. Resch explained at the laudation. "However, clarification of the topics of safety is, in contrary, an important condition for the commercial introduction of autonomic agricultural robots. In his thesis Mr. Meltebrink considers regulations of other fields, carries out the transfer to agricultural robotics and creates a validation concept, which he verifies by simulation. Also in this context the jury was impressed by the approach to deal with the results of new technologies at an early stage." Christian Meltebrink has written his thesis within the framework of his master studies "Informatics – distributed and mobile applications" at the University of Osnabrück, supervised by Prof. Arno Ruckelshausen.

The AMAZONE foundation will offer the next "Innovation Award" on the occasion of Agritechnica 2017. The objective of the AMAZONE foundation, which was founded in 2008 at the company's anniversary ‘125 years AMAZONE’, is to promote science, research and education as well as education and training in the fields of agriculture and agricultural technology.  « Back to Archiv 2015

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ZA-V 2600 im Einsatz
7 Dec 2015

New ZA-V 2600 and hopper extensions

With the ZA-V 2600 Amazone has supplemented its ZA-V fertiliser spreader range by a new model with a hopper capacity of 2,600 litres. So, the full range now encompasses seven models with hopper volumes from 1,700 right through to 4,200 litres.

10 Nov 2015

Amazone foundation awards the innovation prize 2015

The Amazone Foundation again has awarded two scientific degree theses the ‘Innovation Award 2015’. The official presentation of the Innovation Award was held at Agritechnica 2015 in Hanover.

Innovation Award
10 Nov 2015

Call for the “Innovation Award 2015”

This year the Amazone Foundation again will award two outstanding scientific degree thesis the "Innovation Award 2015" and attractive monetary prizes. Those young scientists can apply for whose bachelor or master thesis have a relation to agriculture. In addition the dissertation should deal with innovative themes in the range of system- or machine technology, the production of agricultural machinery or their sale and service.

25 Oct 2015

The new AD-P Super ISOBUS seed drill

At Agritechnica 2015 AMAZONE presents for the first time the new AD-P Super pneumatic ISOBUS seed drill, the newly designed AD-P Super pneumatic seed drill replaces the successful previous series and is characterised by an even higher work rate potential than the new AD-P Special that was first shown at SIMA 2015.

8 Oct 2015

Agritechnica: Three silver medals for Amazone

Amazone has been rewarded once again for its important innovations. So, ahead of the world’s most important and biggest agriculture machinery trade fair, the Innovations Commission has awarded Amazonen-Werke three silver medals.

28 Aug 2015

Matrix tyre profile branches out onto cultivators

To expand the working spectrum of the wedge ring roller, Amazone has de-veloped a version with a new Matrix tyre profile. The special feature of this roller is the specific longitudinal and lateral profiles of the Matrix tyres. Whereas the longitudinal profile creates the desired strip-wise reconsolidation of the soil, the narrow cross bars on the profile provide more fine soil, resulting in optimum growing conditions.

28 Jun 2015

New to the Amazone range: the Double-U profile roller

With the DUW 580 Double-U profile roller, Amazone has extended its pro-gramme yet further with another following roller for the Certos TX heavy com-pact disc harrow and for the Cenius TX mulch cultivator. The specific feature of this roller is the 580 mm diameter U profile rings which are open and be-come filled with soil during operation.

Maschine des Jahres 2016
27 Jun 2015

Machine of the year: ZA-TS fertiliser spreader

The new Amazone ZA-TS fertiliser spreader with Argus Twin now is allowed to carry the title "Machine of the year 2016". This titel is a special Innovation award. The official presentation by the agricultural technology editors of the dlv Deutsche Landwirtschaftsverlag took place on 10th November, 2015 at the Agritechnica in Hanover.

26 Jun 2015

DLG image barometer 2015: Top rating for Amazone

In the DLG Image Barometer 2015 Amazonen-Werke again came out superbly well. With 52 points the company gained 4th place against all agricultural machinery manufacturers represented in Germany. The first three positions were filled by the companies Fendt (60 points) and Claas and John Deere with each 54 points. In the total ranking, Amazone even improved its position in comparison with the 2014 result by 2 points and thus increased its image overall.

7 May 2015

Better longevity from the C-Mix HD shares for Cenius cultivators

As an addition to the C-Mix share system for Cenius cultivators, Amazone now offers the C-Mix HD coulter for use in especially arduous conditions. Thanks to the hard metal inserts in the main wear areas, the C-Mix HD share (HD meaning Heavy Duty) is characterised by a significantly higher wear resistance, resulting in the decisive benefit that the share length, and thus the working depth, are maintained.

4 Apr 2015

Amazone Cracker Disc roller – the wave profile keeps everything performing well!

As a robust, enclosed steel packer, the Cracker Disc roller copes easily with the most arduous of soil conditions, managing well also even on heavy, clayey soils, in addition to leaving a maximum crumbling effect, it ensures the opti-mum seedbed preparation.

4 Mar 2015

Hydraulic top link increases flexibility

In order to utilise the soil tillage implement as a solo machine, Amazone now offers a swivel top link as an option for its AD pack top seed drill combinations. With the aid of a specific lever construction, the top link is rotated between the soil tillage implement and the seed drill in such a way that when the piston rod is extended, the seed drill is tilted forward. At this point the coulters and follow-ing harrow are lifted by a minimum of 100 mm and the tines of the...

4 Feb 2015

New AD-P Special seed drill with electric metering

Amazone presents the new AD-P Special pneumatic seed drill with electric metering. The new series supersedes the very successful previous model. Apart from many attractive detail solutions, the outstanding improvement in operational comfort is the major change.