Compact monitors track temperature and humidity.

Onset Computer Corp. has released the HOBO Pro V2 series family of four compact, battery-powered, weatherproof data loggers to be used to monitor temperature and humidity in a variety of outdoor settings. Slightly larger than a pocket-sized flashlight, the new portable data logger withstands harsh environmental conditions. Features include an RH sensor that withstands condensation problems; fast, reliable data offload via a high-speed optic USB interface; and compatibility with Onset's HOBO Waterproof Shuttle for convenient transport in the field. Four logger models are offered: a temperature/internal sensor, a temperature/external sensor, a dual external temperature sensor and an internal/external temperature sensor. Visit for more details.

Weighing Equipment

Avery Weigh-Tronix, Inc. unveils its 640 Series family of indicators for agriculture weighing applications. Three high-performance models are available. The 640 provides a wide variety of general applications; the 640XL features the industry's largest 2-in. display; and the 640M is 72% smaller, ideal for tight spaces in a truck or tractor cab. The 640 Series indicates gross and net weights; the backlit LCD displays come with 10 adjustable brightness levels. Data is stored in over 100 memory accumulation channels, useful for identifying and sorting groups of livestock or amounts of feed recipes batched and fed for large-scale farming operations. Standard printouts can be transferred to a computer, printer or data transfer system with the optional RS-232 bi-directional serial port. For more information, go to

Manure Spreaders

Kuhn Knight Inc. introduces the new 1212, 1215, 1219, 1224 and 1230 EasySpread box manure spreader models. The five models of small box spreaders are designed to haul and spread solid material from compost piles, gutter manure, yard scrapings and bedding pack. The spreaders feature all-steel welded construction, one-piece solid poly floor, single T-bar apron chain, mechanical V-belt drive, rooster comb beater and a new, streamlined design. The EasySpread box spreaders range in size from 117 to 295 cu. ft. capacity. Kuhn also offers the new 2044 and 2054 ProPush box spreaders with VertiSpread beaters. They feature all-steel welded construction, solid poly floor and sides, piggyback hydraulic cylinders and removable beaters. The ProPush box spreaders come in 440 and 540 cu. ft. capacities. More information is available at

Environmental Controller

The Rotem Piguard Plus from Diversified is the latest advancement in environmental controllers specifically designed for pig barns. Piguard Plus features accurate inputs for temperature and humidity control, the capability to transmit data securely in noisy environments and the convenience of seven, heavy-duty output relays and four analog outputs. Water and feed controls are included. Piguard Plus has programmable outputs with a large display. It comes with an alarm system, static pressure control, variable speed fan output with bypass and curtain and/or ventilation automatic calibration. For more information, call (732) 363-2333 or visit the company's Web site,

Battery Charger

A universal charger from VDC Electronics handles battery charging needs for cars, trucks, equipment and utility vehicles. Model 12248 BatteryMinDer allows batteries to be safely charged 70% faster than conventional, constant-voltage type chargers, without fear of under or overcharge. It comes with three charging rates (2, 4 and 8 amps) and different voltage settings. The watertight enclosure with built-in mounting tabs and non-slip pads allows the battery charger to be used as a dedicated charger or for multi-use in home or shop. The unit comes with two types of battery attachments and an optional 12-volt power plug for indirect, easy access connection to the battery. For more information, go to

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