RQ800™ Swine Semen Packaging System
2011 ASABE Agriculture Engineering Award Recipient
ReproQuest News Release.
St. Joseph, Michigan. – ASABE, 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. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises 8,000 members from more than 100 countries. For further information about the ASABE, contact ASABE, 2950 Niles Rd, St Joseph, Michigan, 49085; (269) 429-0300; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.asabe.org.
For more information about AE50, Resource magazine or ASABE, contact Publications Director, Donna M. Hull at (269) 932-7026 or email@example.com
For more information about the RQ800™ ”Viper” Bag Packaging System, contact ReproQuest, Inc., 6064 McKee Rd., Suite C, Fitchburg, Wisconsin, 53719; (608) 270-1230; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.reproquest.com.
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