ReproQuest Semen Packaging System wins award
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers recently announced that ReproQuest, Inc. has won an AE50 award.
ReproQuest, Inc. developed the RQ800 Swine Semen Packaging System, deemed one of the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The RQ800 will be featured in the January/February 2012 special AE50 issue of ASABE’s magazine Resource: Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World.
“We are very pleased to have the RQ800 Swine Semen Packaging System selected as an AE50 recipient”, said Reid Formo, VP of Engineering and Technical Services at ReproQuest.
“Our development goals were to achieve fast cycle times, accurate dosing, reliability and to be user friendly. Historically, in the industry packaging systems have operated between 600 and 1400 doses per hour with an accuracy of ±2.5%. The RQ800 is capable of achieving speeds of 1800 doses per hour with an accuracy of ±0.5%.”
Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.
The AE50 award program is sponsored by Resource to emphasize the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers cut costs, enhance quality and increase profits.
Resource, a technical magazine geared to agricultural, biological and food system engineers worldwide, is produced at ASABE headquarters in St. Joseph, Michigan. The publication is read by thousands of professionals and others involved in the agricultural, food and biological industries.
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering and technology for sustainable agricultural, food, and biological systems. Members are consultants, educators, executives and others who uniquely understand the interrelationships between technology and living systems.