The DLG has awarded three CLAAS innovations a silver medal at Agritechnica.
Two silver awards went to the Lexion Series for its APS Synflow Walker in the new threshing unit and the Cemos Auto chopping for automatic adjustment of the straw chopper. A further medal went to the Cemos Auto Performance technology that controls the engine power and travel speed of the Jaguar forage harvester.
Claas claim that the APS Synflow Walker in the Lexion 6000 and 5000 have set new standards for the threshing and separation performance of straw-walker combine harvesters.
The all-new threshing unit features a 450 mm pre-accelerator drum, a 755 mm threshing drum with ten rasp bars and an additional separator drum with a diameter of 600 mm ahead of the impeller.
For fast adaptation to all crop types and operating conditions, all the threshing concave segments are adjusted hydraulically and in parallel in Cebis.
An overload protection system provides protection against blockages. A concave bar can be pivoted into the crop flow ahead of the threshing drum. This allows the aggressiveness of the unit to be controlled extremely precisely.
The Cemos Auto Chopping during combine threshing, continuously determines the moisture content and quantity of straw and automatically adjusts the positions of the counter knife and friction base in the straw chopper to the current conditions. This saves up to 10 % diesel fuel. Using the CEBIS terminal, the driver simply specifies whether he wants to work with the highest chaff quality or the highest efficiency.
The Cemos Auto Performance on the Jaguar keeps the set speed constant and regulates engine power and driving speed according to the crop mass. As the crop mass increases, the engine power is first increased and then the driving speed is reduced. If the crop mass is lower, the engine power is reduced automatically. This keeps the engine speed constant and eliminates abrupt load changes. This results in an even crop flow with high operational reliability and lower fuel consumption which relieves the driver in demanding harvesting situations