Field testing agricultural equipment via simple-to-use CAN logger
Case Studies / Kverneland
About: Kverneland Group is an international agriculture equipment manufacturer focusing on soil preparation, seeding, forage, balers, wrappers, fertilisers, spreaders and more
What problem did you solve?
We're regularly conducting field-tests with agricultural equipment - typically done by an engineer who brings a PC for logging. This time, however, we added a telematics system to the equipment and tests were done by farming personnel. Thus, we needed a CAN logger that could simply be connected to the system without special knowledge. We wanted something reliable, but also cheap enough to send to a farmer (who had to cooperate without worrying about a financial loss if a logger was destroyed)
How did you solve it?
We provided the test-farmers with the logger along with instructions on how to connect it to the CAN bus. We then let them perform tests over a period of time and after that had them return the loggers. To ease the use of the device and protect it from moisture and dust in the rough environment it's been used in, we put the unit into a protecting housing with a J1939 compatible cable
"We used the CL2000 for months now - despite rough environments we found the device sturdy and reliable"
What BENEFIT has this led to?
Since the tests are mostly conducted by non-technical personnel, the CL2000 allowed us to get performance and behavior information about the equipment in the field
Why did you choose the CLX000?
Based on price vs. performance. We tried many other loggers: Some were not reliable, some were far too expensive - but the CLX000 is both very reliable and well-priced
— Caspar van Zon, Senior Software Developer at Kverneland Group (Netherlands)
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