The Carré Anatis, as a pioneer in the domain of agricultural robotics, redefines agro-ecology with its autonomous capabilities. Designed not just as a machine, but as a collaborative robot (co-bot), Anatis is dedicated to supporting farmers with efficient mechanical weeding.
Leveraging its rear 3-point hitch linkage, Anatis exhibits unparalleled versatility. It can undertake a myriad of agricultural tasks by attaching various tools, transforming from a weeding robot into a multifaceted farmhand. This adaptability is underpinned by Carré’s extensive experience in mechanical weeding, ensuring the robot’s effectiveness.
Design and Functionality
Anatis is characterized by its robust design featuring a retractable mast, pivoting axles, and a sophisticated wheel module that ensures agility and effectiveness in various field conditions. Its compatibility with standard tools, thanks to the 3-point Category 1 hitch linkage, expands its utility beyond weeding to other essential farming operations.
Advanced Navigation and Power System
With a dual Trimble GPS antenna and a high-resolution camera system, Anatis navigates fields with precision, capable of identifying plants as small as 3 cm in diameter. The robot’s endurance is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack, designed for easy interchangeability to maximize the working day. The battery system is not only simple and secure but also boasts an IP65 rating for protection, ensuring it can operate for a continuous 7.5 hours. A full recharge takes just 4 hours, and the integrated Battery Management System ensures a service life of up to five years.
The robot’s human-machine interface (HMI) simplifies the programming and handling of the robot, making it accessible and easy to control even for those new to agricultural robotics.
Innovative Wheel Module
Anatis is engineered for autonomy even in turning maneuvers, requiring a mere 5 meters to safely turn around. The co-bot can navigate “crab-like” due to its 4 steering wheels capable of an 80° turn, providing exceptional maneuverability in confined spaces. The integrated motor and speed drive in each wheel module optimize power transmission and allow for an adjustable track width, accommodating various crop types and field sizes.
Intuitive Remote Control
The remote control, designed explicitly for Anatis, is an epitome of user-centric engineering. It includes an emergency stop button and a dead man’s switch, ensuring operational safety. Clear pictograms and a control range of up to 500 meters make the co-bot manageable from a distance, with a carrying strap for added convenience.
- Dimensions: Length: 3.20m, Width: 2m, Height: 2m
- Weight: 1450 kg
- Energy Source: Interchangeable lithium-ion battery pack
- Operating Endurance: 7 hours and 30 minutes
- Lifting Capacity: 350kg
- Safety Features: Emergency stops, Lidar system for 265° vision
2022 Prices: €100,000 – €140,000
Carré, with a rich history in agricultural machinery, has leveraged its expertise to create Anatis. They ensure product longevity and quality through advanced production techniques like cataphoresis painting, enhancing the durability and value of the robot over time.
For more detailed information and contact details: Please visit Carré’s official website.