The CropScan 3000H uses the same Near Infrared technology used in most large grain elevators and grain labs, adapted for use on your combine in the field.  Installation generally takes two installers about five hours and the stand-alone design allows installation on almost any make or model of combine.  The basic parts include the remote sampler on the side of the clean grain elevator, the spectrometer in the cab and the rugged PC in the cab.


  • SampleHeadwLabelSmallThe Remote Sampling System mounts on the outside of the clean elevator.
  • Two holes are cut in the elevator and grain samples flow out of the elevator into the sampling head.  After sampling, the grains flows back into the clean grain elevator.
  • Samples are held in the sampling chamber while the scan occurs.  The systems scan approx. every 12 seconds.

  • SampleLightIn the sample chamber light bounces off the surfaces of the grains or oil seeds and propagates through the sample until it reaches the other side.
  • The emerging light is focused into a fiber optic bundle that transmits the light back to the NIT spectrometer in the cab.

  • SpectrometerOnThe spectrometer in the cab is temperature regulated for an accurate analysis.
  • NIR energy is absorbed by protein, moisture, oil and starch in the grain and is measured using transflectance technology.
  • Calibration models, stored in the analyzer’s memory, converts this information to % protein, % oil and % moisture.

  • Paddock map on PCThe touch screen PC is mounted in the cab and can connect to almost any GPS source for mapping.
  • The PC comes loaded with TeamViewer software to allow remote support if needed.
  • The data can be displayed on the screen as a moving average, a bin average and a field average, as well a map view.

  • ProximitySwitchA proximity sensor is fitted near the unloading auger and connected to the sampling head.
  • Each time the combine bin is unloaded a new bin average for protein and moisture are started.

  • CropNetWhen the combine is connected to WiFi, either next to the shop or using a hotspot, combine loads can be assigned to certain on farm storage bins.
  • CropNet software gives the grower the ability to name or number the on farm storage bins and post each load to one of the bins for better marketing decisions.
  • The cloud based design gives the grower information on his grain inventory everywhere he has internet access.