New touch screen Cebis Mobile for automated Lexion control

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For 2018, Lexion 700 Hybrid and 600 straw-walker combines will be available with a new 12-inch touch screen version of the Cebis mobile terminal, that can be used to control the unique Cemos Automatic, Cemos Dailog and Cruise Pilot automatic combine operating functions.

Available as an option on all Lexion 700 and 600 models, such are the benefits of Cemos Automatic in terms of increased daily throughput and grain quality, that this is now specified on over 25% of all Lexion 700s sold.

On both the Lexion 700 and 600, when engaged Cemos Auto Cleaning works in conjunction with the Grain Quality Camera and will continuously automatically adjust the fan speed and the upper and lower sieves far more often than would be possible by the operator. This ensures that optimum grain quality is maintained at all times. Depending on the crop and the operator’s requirements, there is the option of selecting four operating strategies – Maximum Throughput, Optimum Fuel Consumption, High Grain Quality or a balance of these three.

Lexion 700 Hybrid models can also be fitted with Cemos Auto Separation, which will automatically adjust the speed of the rotors and the rotor cover plates, again depending on the operating strategy selected. Again, Cemos Auto Separation reacts and changes the settings constantly, and over the length of a day will provide higher quality and throughput than would be humanly possible.

The new high-resolution colour touch screen incorporated into the new Cebis Mobile terminal makes it easy and quick to set-up and monitor both these automatic functions. A silhouette of the combine continuously displays the settings for all the main functional areas of the combine, such as rotor and fan speed, grain moisture and grain tank fill level. At the bottom of the screen, two slide controls allow the operator to alter the optimum balance between grain cleanliness, straw quality and throughput.

With Cemos Dialog, this function constantly monitors and analyses all the combine settings and throughput, and will display suggestions on the Cebis Mobile screen as to how the operator can further improve throughput or quality, which can be implemented by tapping the screen. Alternatively the operator can interrogate Cemos Dialog on ways to improve specific aspects, such as grain quality, which again can be accepted or rejected by tapping the screen.

The new Cebis Mobile terminal can also be used to set-up and monitor results from the Grain Quality camera, which is mounted in the elevator head. This is used to visually assess and monitor the proportion of broken grains and the amount of non-grain constituents (NGC) in the sample. Again, by tapping the screen, this opens a window that can be used to alter the sensitivity, and hence the required level of grain cleaning.

At the bottom of the Cebis Mobile screen under the combine silhouette is the ‘cockpit’, which is used to display the Cruise Pilot status. Cruise Pilot automatically controls the speed of the Lexion, by monitoring various machine parameters such as ground speed, crop volume in the feeder housing, throughput in tonnes/hour and engine load, all of which is displayed in the ‘cockpit’. The display will also show the factor that is limiting combine performance under current conditions, which can then be altered using the touch screen. The screen can also be used to alter the required operating mode between Constant Speed, Constant Throughput and Constant Throughput with losses.

 

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