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Pellenc to present Ekidna shoot thinning machine at WineTech 2007

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Pellenc Australia will be presenting its range of viticultural equipment including its Australian designed and built Ekidna shoot thinning machine, on Stand 212 during WineTech - The Australian Wine Industry Trade Exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre, from July 29 to August 1, 2007.

The Ekidna is designed to remove excess shoots from beneath the cordon and down the trunks of trellised vines, with a pair of contra rotating brushes working in a downward direction as they meet the vine.

Having been used in Australian vineyards over the last two years, the machine has proven its effectiveness, with significant cost savings being recorded.

The Ekidna shoot thinning module fits quickly and easily to the frame of Pellenc’s range of pre-pruners, extending the value of these popular machines.

Pellenc Australia has expended considerable resources over the last couple of years in establishing a local research and development facility, which allows the company to respond quickly and effectively to the needs of Australian viticulturists.

The Ekidna is the first full machine designed by Pellenc Australia using the 3-D modelling programme, SolidWorks. Pellenc Australia will be demonstrating the design process using this software at WineTech 2007.

Other equipment on display will include everything from Pellenc Australia’s range of electronic, portable tools, powered by Pellenc’s patented Lithium-Ion technology to its truly multifunction grape harvesters with a range of attachments for various vineyard tasks.

The company is particularly keen to highlight its pre-pruning machines including the labour-saving double cordon pruner and the Visio automation system, which offers precise pruning at greater speeds and reduces operator input.

Pellenc Australia offers good service and technical support and it says it will be delighted to have the opportunity to discuss this in detail with visitors at WineTech 2007.

More details are available at Reed Exhibitions.

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