Grain Systems Inc. (GSI), a global brand of AGCO, is launching a new generation of network dryer control systems. Called Vision N2, the new system will be available on-farm by June.

“The new Vision N2 control system makes our portable dryers the most technologically advanced on the market,” says Travis Florey, GSI’s conditioning product manager. “Vision N2 provides growers the most control, flexibility and support during a crucial part of harvest.”

The new dryer controller allows growers to more easily change dryer modes and monitor mechanical performance and other grain quality factors in real time with a more dynamic touch-screen. Vision N2 replaces GSI’s first intuitive control system, Vision, which has been used successfully in the market for nine years.

“Vision was initially designed to provide farmers options and data,” Florey says. “With this system, they reduced the time needed to routinely test moisture by hand sampling or tabulate efficiencies manually. They didn’t even need to be near the dryer to check to know it was running properly with the addition of WatchDog. Vision N2 maintains these features and moves a giant step forward in terms of usability, functionality, graphics package, and durability.”

Vision N2 offers:

  • Globally compliant operating system with English, Spanish, French and Russian languages loaded standard;
  • Operates in extreme cold, to -40° F;
  • Large 12.1-in. touch-screen with 3-D animation to monitor all essential moving parts within the dryer;
  • Improved quick menu features to optimize usability; and
  • Capability to be remote-mounted up to 1,000 ft. from the dryer.

GSI’s WatchDogSystem is now integrated in the hardware and available with a special key code. This allows farmers to access the dryer from laptops, tablets, and cell phones.

In addition, GSI dryers will now feature high efficiency burners. The improved design produces a cleaner flame for increased fuel efficiency and better flame recognition, both to lower operating costs.

Production is scheduled to start at the beginning of June. Farmers who place orders early can expect their new dryers as soon as mid June. Visit grainsystems.com.