Hands Free Hectare

One of our motors made an appearance on The One Show's report about the HandsFree Hectare Project.

'In a world-first, members of Harper Adams University engineering staff, supported and led by precision farming specialist Precision Decisions Ltd, are attempting to grow and harvest a hectare of crops; all without stepping foot into the field'

The tractor (pictured above) uses a number of different sensors to determine the position and direction of the vehicle whilst travelling through the field. These sensors control a Parvalux motor, connected to a toothed pulley, to automatically turn the steering unit of the tractor itself.

This is a prime example of how the Parvalux motors of today are already built for what could become the norm in the everyday processes of the future.