Carbon Robotics Introduces New Product Capabilities; Paul Mikesell and John Mey Discuss
SEATTLE & TULARE, CA - Expanded capabilities are uplifting partners of Carbon Robotics as the company unveils a new model of its proven LaserWeeder, Track LaserWeeder. In addition, the company has unveiled two software enhancements, rolling out spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the iPad operator app.
“We are excited to introduce the new Track LaserWeeder unit and software upgrades that will further improve the efficiency and capabilities of our industry-leading LaserWeeder for growers,” said Paul Mikesell, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Carbon Robotics. “Our customers laser weeded for more than 50,000 total hours last year across more than 100 different crops, capturing major savings in weed control costs and reporting substantial increases in crop yield and quality.”
The expansion of the industry ally’s capabilities is set to address the diverse needs of farmers in various regions while empowering them with actionable farm data. As a press release explained, the Track LaserWeeder offers a custom track system built in collaboration with Soucy and GK Machine and was designed with growers to extend the LaserWeeder’s usability across diverse soil types, including muck soil. By equally distributing the LaserWeeder’s weight, the tracks minimize compaction and allow the machine to enter fields earlier in the season despite challenging conditions.
“Custom tracks extend the versatility and flexibility of the LaserWeeder and open up laserweeding to more regions and farms with varying soil types,” said John Mey, Vice President of Product. “By improving ground pressure to 6.5 p.s.i. and supporting row spacing of 64” to 90”, growers in muck regions now can use LaserWeeder to do the work of a 75-person hand weeding crew, have an alternative to herbicides, and gain the production benefits resulting from no soil disruption.”
The first Track LaserWeeders are complete and staged for delivery beginning in March 2024, the release noted.
The ag innovator has also incorporated multi-language support into its intuitive iPad operator app, now supporting seven additional languages, including Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Polish, and Romanian. By reducing language barriers, this feature allows field operators to utilize the app, alerts, and Carbon support more effectively.
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