DJI officially announces the agricultural drone, the Agras T20, while at the same time introducing its new flagship, the Agras T30, and smaller T10 in China, during the DJI Dajing conference in Shenzhen.
As DJI officially announces the Agras T20, it launches the T10 and T30 in China
Using drones to spray pesticides and optimize crop growth is not new. Specialized drones from companies such as Yamaha and DJI have been used for some time to spray fruit trees and rice paddies. Drones are faster and more efficient than spraying crops manually. And, unmanned aircraft are better able to reach difficult places and follow changes in the terrain than traditional manned aircraft.
In the United States, we have only seen limited use of drones to spay crops, mostly because these drones when loaded with pesticides weigh more than the 55-pound weight limit imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for commercial drone operations.
However, in Asia and specifically China, agricultural drones have been very popular. DJI’s press release below, even mentions that some 70,000 DJI Agras drones have been sold in China alone in recent years.
Introducing the Agras T20, the latest leap in aerial agricultural efficiency.
With its powerful performance and outstanding spraying capabilities, the T20 is capable of autonomous operations over a variety of terrains.
— DJI (@DJIGlobal) November 10, 2020
Explore new areas of digital agriculture, DJI agricultural plant protection machine T30, T10 released
November 9 pm, with “fusion” as the theme of agriculture DJI Dajiang’s new conference, was held in Shenzhen.
With the expansion of the flying defense market, the expansion of the user population, and the increase of application scenarios, product segmentation is just right. To this end, DJI Agriculture released two new products, T30 and T10.
The new flagship of digital agriculture, T30, is the most powerful plant protection machine on the market today, with an operating efficiency of up to 240 acres per hour. The exclusive deformable wing design effectively improves the flight control effect of fruit trees. It is equipped with a more reliable spreading system to effectively improve spreading. effectiveness. For small plots in the south and small and medium-sized farmers, the T10 is mainly cost-effective, lightweight, and can be operated by a single person.
In terms of price, the T30 all-around kit is priced at 54,999 yuan; after taking into account the possible subsidies in individual regions, only about 40,000 yuan, users will get a set of plant protection equipment that can continue to work. Compared with the previous set, the comprehensive use cost can be reduced by more than 30%. The T10 all-around kit is priced at 34,999 yuan; the actual price paid by users will drop to about 20,000 yuan after taking into account the possible subsidies in individual regions, which greatly reduces the entry barrier for plant protection drones.
“Technology is not the privilege of a few people. To benefit the general public and to listen to the ordinary can make something extraordinary.” Chen Tao, DJI Agricultural Global Marketing Director, said that in recent years, intelligent equipment represented by plant protection drones has continued to help farmers in This increase in revenue. In the future, DJI Agriculture will continue to invest resources, build digital agriculture solutions based on space intelligent equipment in parallel with partners, continue to help farmers improve their farmland management levels, and provide new ideas for China’s agricultural development.
Plant protection unmanned aircraft T30
240 acres of efficiency
For users in northern Datian markets such as Heilongjiang and Xinjiang, efficiency is undoubtedly their most concern. Only by improving efficiency can we take the lead in the flight defense service market. The long-term trust of farmers can only be obtained by ensuring the effect.
The maximum load of T30 has been increased to 30 kg, and the drug-liquid load ratio has reached 46%; it is equipped with a brand-new plunger pump that can provide a large flow rate of 8L/min; the new 16 nozzle layout ensures the uniformity of spraying drops, and the effective spray range can reach 9 meters; 8 groups of solenoid valves can independently frequency conversion control for each group of nozzles, real-time flight speed and spraying volume are linked, and spraying is even throughout the process. The measured field efficiency of T30 can reach 240 acres per hour, which is 33% higher than the previous generation product.
Easy penetration of the thick canopy of fruit trees
For fruit tree fly prevention, farmers are still most concerned about the effect, especially for thick canopy fruit trees, whether liquid medicine can penetrate the back of the middle and lower leaves.
To solve this pain point, the T30 is equipped with a new branch-to-target technology, which adjusts the spray elevation angle of the front and rear arms to allow the droplets to penetrate the canopy along the oblique angle of the branches, ensuring that the liquid medicine adheres evenly from top to bottom. Test data show that T30 branch-to-target technology can double the adhesion rate of liquid medicine on the back of the bottom leaves of fruit trees.
In order to cope with the complex operating scenarios of fruit trees, the route planning function has also been upgraded. For orchards with flat terrain, T30 can directly imitate the ground with the help of radar; for orchards with complex terrain, with the help of a smart cloud platform, cloud mapping and route planning can be used to easily manage your digital orchard.
Spread 1 ton of fertilizer in 1 hour
Prior to this, the sowing of farmland fertilizer was mainly done manually or ground machinery. Compared with manual and ground machinery, UAV spreading can not only greatly increase the efficiency, without suppressing seedlings, but also achieve higher uniformity.
With the new spreading system released this time, the load is increased to 30 kg, the spreading flow rate is as high as 40-50 kg/min, the spreading width is 7 meters, and 1 ton of fertilizer can be spread in 1 hour.
As we all know, fertilizers are highly corrosive. The new spreading system adopts multi-layer oil seal protection to improve corrosion resistance and can be directly washed with water.
The real-time weight monitoring and non-material monitoring dual systems, combined with the farmland prescription map, can achieve accurate variable fertilization, helping the farmland achieve weight loss and efficiency, reduce costs and increase income. Experimental data shows that using T30 for variable sowing in paddy fields can save 10% of fertilizer and increase yield by 10%.
It is worth noting that the price of ground equipment for variable fertilization at home and abroad is above 200,000, which is difficult for ordinary farmers to afford. The solution of the DJI T30 + spreading system + farmland prescription map can realize variable fertilization. The price of the whole set is one-third of the ground equipment, which greatly reduces the input cost of farmers and realizes the civilianization of precision agriculture technology.
Radar + dual camera, active protection upgrade
During the operation, pilots are most concerned about flight safety issues. T30 is equipped with the industry’s first spherical radar system, which can detect obstacles in all directions and all-weather without being affected by light, water mist, and dust. It can bypass obstacles or avoid obstacles autonomously, making flying safer.
The T30 is also equipped with dual FPV cameras. The pilot can easily grasp the scene of the aircraft from the screen during flight, making the flight more secure. At the same time, the area of the camera head is increased by 3 times, combined with the bright searchlight, night work is more assured.
Reliable structure, strong and durable
In multi-scene operation, harsh working conditions place high requirements on the structural reliability of the plant protection machine. The demand for high-frequency transitions has challenged the size of the whole machine.
The T30 uses a truss-type fuselage made of carbon fiber composite materials and a one-key locking folding arm design to achieve a strong and reliable high folding ratio, and the volume is reduced by 80% after folding. Independent cavity protection of the core module, plus triple structure guarantee design, circuit board potting and other treatments, the protection level of the whole machine reaches IP67, so that T30 is not afraid of chemical liquids, dust, fertilizers, dust, water and corrosion.
2 power 1 charge, lower cost
In order to reduce the number of transfer facilities, simplify operations and reduce operating costs, DJI Agriculture released a one-stop solution including smart batteries, all-round charging stations, and smart chargers.
The new smart battery with up to 1,000 internal cycles, using a higher-performance chemical system, realizes charging on the ground without cooling. The supporting all-round charging station is both a generator and a charger. The 7200W high power realizes super-fast charging in 10 minutes. With 2 batteries, users can operate continuously, which greatly reduces the number of outdoor equipment carried and reduces operating costs.
Plant protection unmanned aircraft T10
The most cost-effective 10L level plant protection machine
In recent years, more and more farmers in southern regions have purchased plant protection machines to work on their own farmland while helping their neighbors. Compared with the plant protection team, which is profitable by flying defense, farmers buy plant protection machines for their own use. They pay attention to the spraying effect, maintenance convenience and cost-effectiveness of the plant protection machines. To meet the needs of these users, DJI’s more cost-effective T10 was born.
T10 is equipped with a 10L working box, standard with 4 pressure nozzles, and the spray width can reach 5.5 meters. In the main structure, the truss-type fuselage made of carbon fiber composite materials is lightweight and ensures the strength of the whole machine. The new folding structure reduces the volume by 70% after folding. It supports quick insertion and removal of the operation box, simple transportation, and easier transfer operations. The measured field operation efficiency can reach 100 mu per hour.
Compared with other crop protection machines of the same level on the market, the T10 is not only lighter in size, but also leading in terms of safety configuration and reliability. It inherits the “high specifications” of T30, comes standard with RTK, front and rear dual FPV, spherical radar system, and IP67 protection. In terms of battery chargers, T10’s smart battery also has up to 1,000 safe cycles. When used with a smart charging station, two power sources can be operated continuously.
With the spreading system, T10 can also implement variable fertilization operations, helping farmland management lose weight and increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase income.
Space intelligence solution for digital agriculture
Today, space intelligent equipment represented by plant protection drones is becoming a new force driving the reform of China’s farmland management. According to data from DJI Agriculture, as of November 2020, the number of DJI plant protection machines in the country has exceeded 70,000 units. In 2020, the operation area will exceed 500 million mu, and the operation will cover more than 100 crops in 34 provincial administrative regions across the country. For example, rice, wheat, corn, citrus, apples, tobacco, etc. have saved more than 15 million tons of agricultural water for farmers and helped thousands of farmers solve the problem of plant protection.
Affected by the epidemic this year, the topic of food security and the upgrading of the agricultural industry has once again received global attention. The World Food Program had predicted that the world would face the worst food crisis in at least 50 years. According to the China Rural Development Report 2020 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, by 2025, China may have a food shortage of about 130 million tons.
The escalating food demand of the public has put forward new requirements for agricultural development. To solve this problem, the mechanization of the fertilization and spraying link cannot be realized. The manager needs to consider the whole production process and be guided by market demand. A production management model that can increase production and improve quality.
In recent years, DJI is working with partners to explore spatial intelligence solutions for digital agriculture. Based on this plan, DJI, together with partners such as Sinochem Agriculture and Suken Agricultural Development Group, carried out a series of precision agriculture experiments and achieved effective breakthroughs.
In 2020, DJI Agriculture will set up “precision agriculture” test fields on the farms of several branches of Suken Agricultural Development, and use a series of space intelligent equipment including plant protection machine T20 and Phantom 4 multi-spectral drones to accurately manage the test fields. Management links include land leveling monitoring, growth monitoring, variable fertilization, etc. The results show that compared with traditional methods, DJI’s precision agriculture solution brings about a 10% increase in production, while reducing fertilizer use by 10%, improving farm management efficiency, and achieving weight loss and increased production and income.
Space intelligent equipment represented by drones has the inherent advantages of a three-dimensional perspective and intelligence, which can help production managers achieve modern management of agricultural production at a lower cost and higher yield.
Technology enlightens growth. In the future, DJI Agriculture will continue to increase its investment in resources and actively integrate into the ecosystem of its partners, bringing more possibilities for efficiency innovation in farmland management. Innovate agricultural productivity and continue to promote human progress with spatial intelligent solutions for digital agriculture!
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