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Nuevo remolque mecanizado de carga y descarga para fardos redondos de forraje

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOIE20170214001
Publicado:
28/02/2017
Caducidad:
27/02/2018
Resumen:
Una pyme irlandesa del sector agrícola ha desarrollado y solicitado la patente de un remolque mecanizado que permite recoger y descargar fardos redondos de forraje de pequeño y gran tamaño, por ejemplo, de heno y paja, y reducir tiempo y costes. El uso de este remolque mecanizado evita tener que utilizar maquinaria y equipos adicionales y reduce la mano de obra. Además evita el riesgo de envolver los fardos con films de plástico transparente. La empresa busca fabricantes y distribuidores de maquinaria agrícola con el fin de establecer acuerdos de comercialización, licencia y fabricación.

Details

Tittle:
An innovative mechanised loading and unloading haulage trailer for round fodder bales.
Summary:
An Irish SME has developed a patent applied for mechanised "trailer" which under one operator can, but not limited to, collect and haul / unload articles such as round small and large bales of fodder material, such as silage, hay and straw which reduces costs in time, capital, expenditure etc

The SME is looking for partnering opportunities under various agreements such as commercial, licensing and manufacturing.
Description:
An Irish design SME in the agricultural sector has developed and patent applied for an innovative mechanised "trailer" which can collect, haul and unload articles such as round large and small bales of fodder material (eg silage, hay, straw). This can be achieved using one operator only which reduces costs in time, capital expenditure etc.

In the agriculture arena bales of fodder may be cylindrical, which are commonly referred to as round bales and are typically 1.1 to 1.6 metres in diameter of the range and 0.7 to 1.68 metres in length. The bales of fodder material when formed by a baler are dropped in the field for subsequent wrapping (if wrapping is required). The wrapping is a water and impermeable plastic film material which keeps the bales both air and watertight and so prevents the product from damage. This then necessitates the collection of the bales, whether wrapped or unwrapped, which are distributed randomly throughout the field. This is generally carried out using a trailer, which typically is towed through the field by a tractor from bale to bale.

However, due to the weight and size of the bales, manual loading of the bales onto the trailer is not feasible. Thus, a second tractor equipped with a front end-loader is also required to complete the loading operation. The collection of such bales from a field with conventional trailers in general, is a relatively time consuming and an expensive procedure, firstly, since the bales must be loaded from the ground onto the trailer by a front-end loader of a tractor, and the extra costs associated with providing a second tractor for the loading operation.

Additionally, unloading of bales from the conventional trailer, requires, using a suitable unloader attached to a separate tractor which is also a time-consuming task. It also requires trailers that have a tippable bed which can allow the bales to either roll or slide off the bed. However, where such bales have been wrapped in a water and air impermeable wrapping, unloading of the bales by tipping the bed of the trailer can lead to damage of the wrapping film, thus exposing a portion of the fodder material to air and moisture resulting in deterioration of the food value of the fodder material.

There is therefore a need for the Irish SMEs mechanised "trailer" which addresses the issues associated with the conventional trailer.

The SME is looking for partnering opportunities with agricultural machinery manufacturers and distributors to form commercial, licensing and manufacturing agreements.
Advantages and Innovations:
Provision of a pick-up mechanism for articles e.g. round bales of fodder etc, which can be picked up from the ground -Y- loaded onto the trailer with minimum handling.

Provision of a lifting mechanism which allows the product to be stacked in two layers on the trailer.

Dual section of the trailer bed with one aspect allowing movement of the bed to allow placing of the bale.

Transfer of product in a layered format which can be urged along a moving bed.

No requirement of additional machinery, equipment or manpower.

Minimises or eliminates any risk to wrapping material of wrapped product.

Cost effective - time saving loading / unloading -Y- less capital expenditure.
Stage of Development:
Available for demonstration
IPs:
Design Rights,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Design Rights -Y- Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of Partner Sought:
The partner(s) would preferably be an agricultural machinery manufacturer and distributor but not necessarily in both operations of business. The partner(s) would need to have a strong network especially in the countries producing fodder for livestock.

Role of Partner Sought:
In the case of distribution, the distributor must have the capability to make sales and provide maintenance service after sales.
The kind of partnership sought can be in manufacturing, sales, etc with the view to entering commercial agreement(s) / license agreement to produce the system with technical assistance. The potential partner will receive the necessary technical assistance and documentation from the developer. Also, consideration on acquisition of the technology will be open for expressions of interest.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
07001 Agricultura
07001001 Maquinaria agrícola / tecnología