What innovative technologies support agricultural business models? What tools, components or systems can help optimise the functionality of modern agricultural machinery? SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS, held together with AGRITECHNICA in Hanover from 10 to 16 November, will address these topics presented by the off-highway sector. With the guiding theme of “Assisted Farming“, this international B2B platform will focus on assistance systems for agricultural machinery and their interplay with the upstream and downstream areas.
One of the dominating trends in agricultural machinery is the electrification of drive trains. The use of exclusively electric motors is already possible in light-duty operations. By contrast, in medium and heavy-duty applications there is currently no alternative to internal combustion engines as the main drive source. Electrification can improve efficiency and downsizing of a combustion engine in a hybrid combination, while there is still substantial potential for operating standard four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines in an environmentally friendly manner based on fuel choice. Alternative fuels such as biodiesel and e-fuels open up prospects for CO2-neutral operation.