Reichhardt Electronic Innovations announced its pilot Tactile Row Guidance (PSR TAC) system that uses tactile sensors for accuracy and durability in corn. The company has adapted the proven TAC row guidance solution used for over 10 years on combines to self-propelled sprayers.

The system provides automatic steering in 20, 22 and 30 inch corn rows, without the use of GPS correction. When corn reaches a height of 3-4 feet, the flexible sensors are activated by contacting the crop. Two sensor sets are used on sprayers to read four corn rows optimizing accuracy. 

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The tactile sensors compensate for planter movement by sensing where the corn emerged and then follows directly in the row reducing crop damage. No mechanical moving parts ensure durability keeping you in the field. 

The optional PSR Combi-Mode feature allows for GPS guidance into the next pass and then switches 100% to row sensing for optimal performance. Maximizing acres covered for late season nitrogen application is the benefit.

The PSR ISO iBox navigation controller allows the user interface to be accessible on a virtual terminal (VT). The PSR Gap Detection feature detects when a planter skip or water way is encountered and maintains the steering position to stay in the row.