Amity Awarded for Active Height Control

Published online: Jan 15, 2019 New Products, News
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Amity Technology was recently presented with the 2019 AE50 Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for its Active Height Control technology.

AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. Chosen by a panel of international experts for its advancement in engineering for agriculture, Active Height Control, with its sensor system for changing flail height, is revolutionizing the sugarbeet industry.

“The intelligent Active Height Control system was developed to help farmers deal with the ever-changing dynamics of soil type and conditions during sugarbeet harvest,” says Amity’s Mike Lundberg. “We’re honored to be recognized by ASABE for our contribution to agriculture.”

Active Height Control is available on 00 and 50 series sugarbeet defoliators. Sensors on the scalper bar or rear of the machine are engineered to adjust the defoliator to changing ground level and beet height. These automatic or manual adjustments from the tractor cab provide high-quality defoliation to maximize storage potential.

Amity Technology, founded in 1996, is one of the world’s leading innovators in the sugarbeet equipment industry. Based in Fargo, N.D., Amity offers a full line of sugarbeet harvesting equipment including defoliators, harvesters and beet carts.