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Challenges faced by seed manufacturers

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As seeds become more and more expensive, the need to have seeds counted by the actual number and not by an estimated weight value becomes more and more critical.

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Challenges faced by seed manufacturers

  1. 1. Seed Counting Technology Challenges for Seed ManufacturersIntroductionAs seeds become more and more expensive, the amount of seeds delivered.need to have seeds counted by the actual number DATA Technologies’ counting machines areand not by an estimated weight value becomes based on an existing, advanced technologymore and more critical. that has now been adapted to meet new standards in the seeds industry enabling both  For seed manufacturers, such a change seed manufacturers and plant nurseries tocan save hundreds of thousands of dollars conduct their transactions using exactevery year without requiring any change in its numbers rather than estimates.production process.  For plant nurseries, on the other side ofthis equation, previously there was no way forthem to check whether the quantity of seedsthey purchased accurately matched the1 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  2. 2. Challenges Faced by Seed Manufacturers In the normal flow, seed manufacturers then adding in a buffer to ensure the minimum package and sell tens, perhaps even hundreds of order, the damage done to their profit margin is millions of seeds during each season. two-fold. These packages, in varying quantities, are sold to nurseries, gardening stores, landscapers,  First, they are giving away a product gardeners, perhaps even packaged for sale to With value against no income. home owners. Amazingly enough, the seed industry largely remains one that conducts  Second, if customers are reselling or transactions by relying on estimated weights planting the seeds based on an actual number rather than exact numbers. that they can reliably verify, they can take full Still, many seed purchases are made based advantage of the seed manufacturer’s overage on the number of seeds, rather than weight. and purchase less seeds in future orders. The result of this inconsistency in measurable Thus the seed manufacturer is giving away scales, typically results in a loss factor for the free seeds in the first purchase and selling seed manufacturer. To offset the possibility of less seeds in the second and future purchases. not supplying at least the numerical amount Up until now, this has been a known factor ordered, some seed manufacturers add resulting from a lack of technology that could an additional percentage for no additional successfully perform an accurate counting of charge. vast quantities of seeds.  For large orders, the additional “give away” amount can represent a loss factor of 2-3%, which translates to hundreds of thousands of dollars of inventory simply given away to customers because seed manufacturers lack the technology to accurately count their own stock.  For smaller orders, where the quantities of seeds are smaller, the same overage may even account for a tolerance factor of up to 30%. In either case, for small orders or large ones, this is not a small loss factor. Finally, because seed manufacturers provide extra seeds without charging because they are not counting the seeds, but rather approximating the count based on weight and2 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  3. 3. Industry Requirements Seed manufacturers are tasked with processing actually sell according to number and not weight hundreds of millions of seeds each season. Any and therefore can match their sales order with solution that would involve verifying the exact their packaging. Customers are still content to number of seeds received from seed receive the number of seeds they purchased, manufacturers would need to be: while manufacturers are able to benefit from Extremely accurate actually selling a much higher percentage of their  Cost-effective seed stock. The DATA counting solutions are  Fast and easy-to-integrate significantly more accurate, with no loss in speed.  Scalable to accurately count large and small It can pack thousands of seeds per minute with quantities of seeds and be adapt able to an accuracy of 99.5-99.9%. small, medium, and large manufacturers  Easily integrated into current packaging DATA Products for Seed infrastructure to maximize return on investment (ROI) and minimize integration Manufacturers cost or delays DATA products come in a variety of Until recently, a technology that could deliver configurations that primarily relate to the these requirements was unavailable for the requirements of the seed manufacturer. In seed industry. general, the following guidelines are used when determining which product will best suit the needs of the manufacturer: About the DATA Technologies  DATA Count S-JR Solutions  DATA Count S-25 DATA Technologies has taken their existing  DATA Count S-60 technology and adapted it for the seed industry.  DATA Count & Fill S-25 Unable to accurately count large quantities of  DATA Count & Fill S-60 seeds, current manufacturing principles include  DATA Count & Pack S-160 packing extra quantities of seeds per package to  DATA Count & Pack S-260 ensure that the buyer receives, at minimum, the  The DATA Count S-660 proper amounts. Employing DATA’s counting solutions, seed manufacturers can accurately package the correct numbers, offering enormous cost-savings. DATA solutions quickly achieve payback within a period of several months up to two years (depending on the type of seeds and quantities processed). Using the DATA counting solutions, there is immediate savings because companies can3 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  4. 4. DATA Products for NurseriesDATA Count S-JRThe DATA Count S-JR quickly and accurately Technical Descriptioncounts seeds as small as 0.7 mm, eliminating the  Voltage: 100 / 240 VAC, 1 phaseimprecision of weighing solutions to save you  Frequency: 50/60 Hz  Power consumption: 22 Wmoney.  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 10 A slow blowDesigned for companies of all sizes, DATA Count  Dimensions: 21×21×20 cmS-JR offers an efficient means of ensuring control.  Weight: 5 KGIt is an essential tool for manufacturers, breedersand nurseries in the seed industry. Average counting speed capabilitiesThe device employs proprietary patented (in seconds)technology. Quantity 50 100 1,000 Seeds Seeds SeedsFeatures Seed type  Counts seeds of all shapes from 0.7 to 4 mm, at Carrot 5 7 45 speeds of up to 3,000 seeds per minute Cherry 5 7 45  Counts a pre-set number of seeds Tomato 5 7 45  Seeds can be poured directly into plastic bags or a measuring cup Lettuce 7 12 50  Bluetooth connectivity Pepper 6 10 55  Results can be transferred to PC software, Excel spreadsheets or proprietary software  Compatible with Seiko label printerBenefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts Can quickly  Can Quickly separate a large bag of seeds into smaller ones  Can be used to analyze thousand seeds weight  Enables reassignment of labor to more complicated tasks  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean  Small enough to use on any desk or worktop4 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  5. 5. DATA Count S-25 DATA’s S-25 quickly and accurately counts seeds Technical Description as small as 1 mm up to 18 mm, eliminating the  Voltage: 115 / 230 VAC, 1 phase imprecision of weighing solutions to save you  Frequency: 50/60 Hz money.  Power consumption: 100 W The machine is designed to count large quantities  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 10 A slow blow of seeds and is ideally suited to seed  Air connector: 6 mm, Air consumption:~ 1 L/min manufacturers, traders and plant nurseries, all of  Compressed air: 0.1 Bar (continuously during which need to count seeds of different sizes as operation)  Dimensions (cm): (W) 55 x (D) 45 x (H) 65 fast and as accurately as possible as part of their  Hopper size: 1,000cc, 1 Liter daily production processes.  Weight: ± 25 Kg The S-25 is easy-to-use, easy-to-integrate into automatic filling machines, and delivers an Average counting speed capabilities unprecedented accuracy rate of nearly 100%! (in seconds) Features Quantity  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 18 50 100 1,000 5,000 mm in size Seeds Seeds Seeds Seeds Seed type  Rapid counting capability. For example: 4,000 Cherry 4 8 20 90 tomato seeds per minute Tomato 5 12 20 95  Can be incorporated in an automatic filling machine Pepper 7 15 30 120  Counts a pre-set number of seeds  Air system protection on the detection unit  Operation by Touch panel PC  Fast emptying  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts  Can be used to analyze thousand seeds weight  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean5 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  6. 6. DATA Count S-60 DATA’s S-60 was primarily developed for seed Technical Description manufacturers that need to quickly and  Voltage: 115 / 230 VAC, 1 phase accurately count seeds as small as 1 mm up to 25  Frequency: 50/60 Hz mm, in huge quantities. Using patented,  Power consumption: 120 W proprietary technology, the S-60 eliminates the  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 10 A slow blow imprecision of current weighing solutions,  Air connector: 6 mm, Air consumption:~ 1 L/min resulting in a faster, more cost-effective solution  Compressed air: 0.1 Bar (continuously during and almost instant savings. operation)  Dimensions (cm): (W) 71 x (D) 47 x (H) 86 The machine was designed to count large  Hopper size: 6,000cc , 6 Liter quantities of seeds and is ideal for all size seed  Weight: ± 52 Kg manufacturers, which regularly need to count seeds of different sizes as part of their daily Average counting speed capabilities production process. With the S-60, seed manufacturers can count thousands of seeds in (in seconds) seconds. Quantity 1,000 10,000 Seeds Seeds Features Seed type  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 25 Cherry Tomato 7 40 mm in size Tomato 10 60  Rapidly counts large quantities in minimal time. For example: 10,000 tomato seeds per minute Pepper 12 100  Can be incorporated in an automatic filling Melon/cucumber 20 155 machine Watermelon 25 230  Counts a pre-set number of seeds  Operation by Touch panel PC  Fast emptying  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean6 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  7. 7. DATA Count & Fill S-25 The DATA Count & Fill S-25 quickly and accurately Technical Description counts seeds as small as 1 mm, automatically  Voltage: 115 / 230 VAC, 1 phase filling separate bags with the desired quantities.  Frequency: 50/60 Hz This highly reliable tool was developed for seed  Power consumption: 120 W manufacturers and suppliers that require  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 10 A slow blow counting and packing precise numbers of seeds as  Air connector: 6 mm,Air consumption: ~ 1 L/min part of their daily production process.  Compressed air: 0.1 Bar (continuously during The DATA Count & Fill S-25 is equipped with one operation)  Dimensions (cm): (W) 50 x (L) 67 x (H) 160 carousel, continuously rotating until the order is  Hopper size: 1,000cc, 1 Liter complete.  Weight: ± 60 Kg The device features proprietary patented  Packet size (mm): Minimum (W) 85 x (H) 100 technology. Maximum (W) 170 x (H) 260 Features Average counting speed capabilities  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 18 (Bags per minute) mm in size Quantity  Rapidly counts vast quantities of seeds. For 50 100 1,000 5,000 example: at least 3 bags of 1,000 tomato seeds Seeds Seeds Seeds Seeds Seed type per minute Cherry Tomato 15 8 3 0.66  30 funnels per carousel Tomato 12 5 3 0.6  Counts a pre-set number of seeds  Air system protection on the detection unit Pepper 9 4 2 0.5  Operation by Touch panel PC  Fast emptying  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Enables reassignment of labor to more complicated tasks  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean7 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  8. 8. DATA Count & Fill S-60 The DATA Count & Fill S-60 quickly and accurately  Enables reassignment of labor to more counts large quantities of seeds, automatically complicated tasks filling individual bags with the desired quantities.  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean By filling each bag with a fixed number of seeds, you eliminate the imprecision of current weighing solutions. Technical Description  Voltage: 115 / 230 VAC, 1 phase This counting solution was designed for seed  Frequency: 50/60 Hz manufactures of all sizes.  Power consumption: 150 W If counting and packaging seeds of different sizes  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 10 A slow blow is part of your daily production process, the DATA  Air connector: 6 mm, Air consumption: ~ 1 L/min Count & Fill S-60 is an affordable, efficient,  Compressed air: 0.1 Bar (continuously during accurate and fast solution. operation) The DATA Count & Fill S-60 contains one carousel  Dimensions (cm): (W) 83 x (D) 75 x (H) 205 which continuously rotates until it has completed  Hopper size: 6,000cc , 6 Liter the order and all specified seeds are counted and  Weight: ± 100 Kg packaged.  Packet size (mm): Minimum: (W) 95 x (H) 140 With DATAs Count and Fill S-60, your everyday Maximum: (W) 200 x (H) 300 packing procedures will be easier, quicker and more precise. Average counting speed capabilities The device employs proprietary patented (Bags per minute) Quantity technology. 50 100 1,000 5,000 Seeds Seeds Seeds Seeds Seed type Features Cherry Tomato, 15 10 6 3 tomato, pepper  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 25 mm in size  Rapidly counts vast quantities of seeds. For example: at least 6 bags of 1,000 tomato seeds per minute  Includes 30 funnels per carousel  Counts a pre-set number of seeds  Air system protection on the detection unit  Operation by Touch panel PC  Fast emptying  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging8 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  9. 9. DATA Count & Pack S-160 DATA’s first fully automatic counting machine Technical Description designed to quickly and accurately count & pack  Voltage: 220x3, 40Ax3 VAC, 3 phase seeds as small as 1 and up to 25 mm (depending  Frequency: 50/60 Hz on seed quantity per bag). Developed and built  Power consumption: 2000 W together with Pack Line (machine model PDP-1),  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 40 A slow blow one of Israel’s leading packaging companies, the  Air consumption L/min: ~ 90 machine not only counts thousands of seeds in  Compressed air: 6-8 Bar seconds but also fills bags and seals them. (continuously during operation)  Control panel voltage: 24 DC The DATA Count & Pack S 160 can pack up to 6  Output Pcs per minute vibrator 1: 12 bags per minute with the desired quantity of  Output Pcs per minute vibrator 2: 12 seeds via one or more detection units, according to the customer’s needs.  Air quick connector: MH94, screw ½ NPT The machine is very compact in size and thus  Dimensions (cm): (W) 82 x (D) 71 x (H) 187 saves valuable production space while providing  Weight: ±350 kg superior counting and packaging performance.  Hopper size: 6,000cc , 6 Liter  Packet size: (mm): Minimum: 80 (W) x 100 (H) Maximum: 185 (W) x 240 (H) Features  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 25 Average counting speed capabilities mm in size (depending on seed quantity per (Bags per minute) pack). Quantity 1,000  Rapidly counts & packs large quantities of seeds. Seeds For example: 6 bags of 1,000 tomato seeds per Seed type minute Cherry Tomato 6  Counts a pre-set number of seeds Tomato 6  Operation by Touch panel PC Pepper 6  Includes rejection system  Fast emptying Melon/cucumber 3  Air system protection on the detection unit Watermelon 4  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface  Low maintenance and easy to clean  Can be adjusted to different bag sizes9 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  10. 10. DATA Count & Pack S-260 The DATA Count & Pack S-260 is a fully automatic,  Low maintenance and easy to clean two-channel counting machine, designed for  Can be adjusted to different bag sizes accurate and fast counting and packaging procedures. This hi-tech machine offers seed Technical Description manufactures the option of fully automating their  Voltage: 220x3, 40Ax3 VAC, 3 phase packing process, while maintaining an accuracy  Frequency: 50/60 Hz count of nearly 100%.  Power consumption: 2000 W Datas Count & Pack S-260 machine is able to  Circuit breaker rate: Minimum 40 A slow blow count seeds ranging in sizes as small as 1 mm up  Air consumption L/min: ~ 90 to 25 mm (depending on seed quantity per pack).  Compressed air: 6-8 Bar (continuously during operation) It can deliver counting and packing capacities up  Control panel voltage: 24 DC to 12 bags of 1000 Tomato seeds per minute and  Output Pcs per minute vibrator 1: 12 is ideal for large packet order series.  Output Pcs per minute vibrator 2: 12 The DATA Count & Pack S-260 contains both a  Air quick connector: MH94, screw ½ NPT counting unit and a packaging system, all  Dimensions (cm): (W) 82 x (D) 71 x (H) 187 combined in one revolutionary solution which  Weight: ±370 kg delivers an unprecedented accuracy and speed.  Hopper size: 12,000cc , 12 Liter  Packet size: (mm): Minimum 80 (W) x 100 (H) Maximum 185 (W) x 240 (H) Features  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 25 mm in size (depending on seed quantity per Average counting speed capabilities pack). (Bags per minute)  Rapidly counts & packs large quantities of seeds. Quantity 1,000 For example: 12 bags of 1,000 tomato seeds per Seeds minute Seed type  Counts a pre-set number of seeds Cherry Tomato 12  Operation by Touch panel PC Tomato 12  Includes rejection system  Fast emptying Pepper 12  Air system protection on the detection unit Melon/cucumber 6  No pre-calibration required Watermelon 8 Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface10 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  11. 11. DATA Count S-660 DATA’s S 660 is a sophisticated device designed to  Simple to operate, with a user-friendly interface quickly and accurately count seeds as small as 1  Low maintenance and easy to clean mm up to 25 mm. While it can count tens of thousands of seeds per minute, it is able to Technical Description deliver extremely high accuracy, eliminating the  Electricity connection: 115-230v 50/60hz 150W 1 imprecision of most current weighing solutions to phase save you money.  Air pressure: 6 bar to main Air Press Regulator & The S 660 is designed to count massive quantities 0.1 bar to 6 Heads APR  Packing system requirements: of seeds and thus ideally suited to key players in Input port requirements: 24VDC the seed industry who need to pack hundreds of Output port requirements: 3VDC millions of seed packages every season. Due to its unprecedented counting speed, the S 660 enables its users to pack seeds by pre-set numbers without losing valuable production time. The S 660 machine is based on proprietary, patented technology that delivers unprecedented counting speeds and phenomenal accuracy. Features  Precise counting of all seed shapes, from 1 to 25 mm in size  Rapidly counts vast quantities of seeds. For example: 30 bags of 1,000 tomato seed per minute  Counts a pre-set number of seeds  Operation by Touch panel PC  Includes built-in dust vacuum  Consists of two containers  Includes Rejection system  Fast emptying  Air system protection on the detection unit  No pre-calibration required Benefits  Delivers nearly 100% accuracy  Saves time and money  Significantly more profitable than scale-reliant packaging  Controls stock through precise rather than estimated counts11 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012
  12. 12. About DATA DATA Detection Technologies develops, DATA’s industrial counting machines are capable manufactures, and markets hi-tech counting and of packaging over 40 bags of 1,000 tomato seeds packaging systems. DATA’s innovative, real-time per minute thus offering, for the first time, a image processing technology provides sustainable counting solution for large-scale unparalleled accuracy and speed. Thus far, industrial seed packaging. DATA’s proprietary technology has been applied to the diamond, seed, and pharmaceutical DATA’s core technology provides real-time image industries processing of multiple objects as they are free- falling together. It was developed by our multi- DATA’s seed counting machines offer tremendous disciplinary R&D team, which includes experts in value to customers in many ways: electro-optics, electronics, software and • Savings from packaging accurate mechanical engineering. DATA’s counting and numbers of seeds, fast and efficiently, and packaging machines are sold and distributed with reduced labor. worldwide through a combination of our own • Flexibility with high counting speed, salespeople and partnering distributors . including easy configuration and the ability to quickly change between many types of Based in Jerusalem, DATA is a dynamic hi-tech seeds. company that sets new global standards in • Reduced time from order to delivery, thus counting and packaging systems. Additional taking advantage of new business information can be found at www.data- opportunities. technologies.com. • Ability to store, retrieve, and export counting record data to improve inventory management and make the entire process more efficient. www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Contact us: 12 Hartom ST. (RAD Bldg.) Har Hotzvim Tel: +972-73-2204422 / +972-73-2204488 Jerusalem 97775, Israel Email: info@data-technologies.com Tel: +972-73-2204444 Website: www.data-technologies.com Fax: +972-73-220446612 www.data-technologies.com Data Detection Technologies Ltd. 2012

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