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Swine Semen Packaging System Receives Award

12 January 2012, at 7:42am

US - ASABE, The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced that ReproQuest, Inc. has won an AE50 award for its RQ800 Swine Semen Packaging System.

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 per cent. The RQ800™ is capable of achieving speeds of 1800 doses per hour with an accuracy of ±0.5 per cent.“

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 programme is sponsored by Resource to emphasise 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 organisation 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; [email protected]; www.asabe.org.