The Baler Performance Monitor (BPM) provides you with data that helps you make more consistent small square bales. Consistent bales offer better marketability, easier manual moving, and repeatable stacking for automatic/mechanical handling systems.
The flake count feature displays the last 4 complete bales stroke/flake count and displays the increasing count of the bale currently being made. The last 4 bales numbers allow the operator to know if there has been a trend of counts going higher or lower then the desired target count. With the increasing count of the current bale a operator can know to make ground speed higher if the count is already too high or slow down if the count is to low.
The Optional GPS speed sensor allows the operator to know current speed and correlate ground speed to strokes per bale in relation to windrow material. This is indented for tractors or self-propelled balers without speed readout displays or any one who wants the speed data next to the strokes per bale. If not ordered with the monitor the sensor can be added at a later time.
Just like the mechanical counters on most balers, the total bale count keeps track of every time the knotter is tripped. The advantage is its digital and is much more accurate. The counter is easily reset.
Strokes per minute allows the operator to maintain consistent baler speed preventing over speeding or in light crop help keep a minimum speed. It's useful for checking the performance of engine balers or hydro powered Freeman balers.
The BPM as the ability to display the moisture of the hay passing through the baler chamber. One or two sensor per monitor are available, one side or both. This allows the operator to identity if the hay is dry enough to be safely baled. The moister sensor(s) can be can be added at a later time.