The portable analyser, called “Agroscan”, enables farmers to accurately assess the quality of grain, feed, and dairy products, resulting in reduced financial expenses and improved consumer value.
The project is being carried out by the company “IK-Agroscan”, which was established by the IKBFU Startup Studio and is led by Anatoly Kozlov, the University graduate and the founder of the project.
The device is mainly designed for analysing wheat, soya, rapeseed, and dairy. Cereals can be evaluated for their protein, carbohydrate, gluten, moisture, and oil content. This is not an exhaustive list of analysable parameters, which will be continuously expanded.
Anatoly Kozlov, “IK-Agroscan” CEO:
By launch, the casing will be redesigned by optimising the electronics and developing additional product-specific add-on modules. The size change will be insignificant, but the functionality and measurement accuracy, along with usability and convenience, are expected to improve significantly.
The device brings together the benefits of its separate counterparts. It is convenient to hold and transport, user-friendly, and enables the measurement of products at any point in the production cycle.
The prototype was showcased to the leading agricultural producers in the region.
The companies are in need of not only a compact and versatile quality control device, but also of simpler tools for continuous monitoring of a narrower range of parameters in production. This opens up the possibility of developing separate, highly specialised sensors.