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load cells for agriculture

Helping to feed a hungry world

VPG Force Sensors is a world leader in advanced strain gage technology and custom solutions for agriculture equipment. Our extensive experience and expertise enable us to design the best solution for your unique requirements. 

Reliable, in spite of Mother Nature.

Count on VPG Force Sensors to reliably deliver performance, even in the harshest weather conditions. We are your partners to address environmental challenges, and can design ingenious solutions with efficient sensors that help improve yield output.

Your challenge. Our solution.

With our decades of technical know-how, we've got the sensor you need for any application. Our draft loading pin is a unique solution available in two sizes -- 38 mm and 25 mm. The pin has proven itself many times as a robust and reliable sensor. Our experience ranges from connectors to recommending protocol changes. 

rear hitch system of tractor

Draft pin rear hitch

Challenge: Lack of visual on load attachment behind tractor
Solution: VPG Force Sensors designed a hitch sensor that provides feedback to the tractor operator. This valuable feedback informs the operator when it is time to unload the harvest or if there's a technical glitch with the attachment. Our solution helps farmers achieve a good yield and keep the tractor and attachment operating with maximum efficiency. 

Soil preparation/spreader

Challenge: Accurate soil depth and spacing for seed planting.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors designed a force sensor that enables the equipment to accurately prepare the soil and plant the seeds at the right depth and spacing. This cost-effective and efficient solution helps increase yield.

grain tank in harvester

Harvester grain tank weighing

Challenge: Analyze grain yields in different areas of the field.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors custom-designed a single point load cell and software algorithm that allows famers to communicate with the load cell using the CAN bus communication protocol. The load cell collects force readings created by the grains collected in the storage tank, enabling farmers to analyse the condition of the field and make adjustments to maximize yield.

harvester tensioning system

Combine harvester tensioning system

Challenge: Downtime to maintain a harvester is expensive. One cause of downtime is jamming of the harvester's drums.
Solution: VPG Force Sensors helped to eliminate the drum jams and helped save money by designing a sensor that tracks the tension on the harvester's belt. The operator is alerted before the tension reaches a dangerous level, avoiding the jam and possible permanent damage. 

guy with laptop on field
harvester mowing
silos at farm
tractor with plow