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Agricultural Industry Overview

There are over 2 million farms, covering nearly 900 million acres of farmland, employing almost 1 million people—those are the statistics in the US alone. Extend those numbers around the world, and you have an industry expected to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050.

In order to plant, produce, harvest, and transport all of those crops, the agricultural industry relies on an enormous variety of agricultural equipment. Equipment types such as tractors, combines, farm implements, irrigation equipment, tanks; process, storage, and filtration equipment; and conveyors, among so many others.

Agricultural Equipment Maintenance and Repair Challenges

The constant need for repair and maintenance on this equipment is a major challenge in the Agricultural Industry. In the recent past, almost 12% year-over-year increases in farm machinery prices present a real financial barrier to simply replacing parts and equipment when they become worn or non functioning. Suppose rising equipment prices have not blocked your purchasing wants.

In that case, there  is still no guarantee that parts and equipment are available to buy, as supply chain disruptions have affected shipping and quantities available of raw materials and components. These supply chain disruptions are causing manufacturers to fall behind in production.

VRC Solutions for the Agricultural Industry

VRC High-Pressure Cold Spray (HPCS) is a supersonic particle deposition process creating coatings or dimensional elements with enhanced corrosion and wear resistance. By repairing or improving what already exists, operations can go on uninterrupted by eliminating the need for new components and the dependence on a sluggish supply chain.

Here are just some of the many benefits that VRC’s High-Pressure Cold Spray systems have for your agricultural equipment maintenance and repair:

  • Cold spray repair systems are portable, bringing the potential solution to the problem when the problem is immobile.
  • Aluminum castings and stampings benefit from HPCS as they are often uneconomical or infeasible to repair by other means.
  • Metallurgical bonding achieved through this supersonic particle deposition process can strengthen the base material.
  • Metal and metal alloys can be applied, creating more resistant surfaces to corrosion and wear.
  • New dimensional features can be created by adding similar or dissimilar materials and then machining them to the final configuration.
  • HPCS applications can be repaired repeatedly when needed with no known limit to the number of repairs.

VRC Metal Systems is trusted by government organizations and reputable institutions worldwide. With VRC’s High-Pressure Cold Spray systems, you receive expert on-site implementation and maintenance support from highly-trained staff. 

If you’re interested in a cost-effective repair & maintenance solutions for your agricultural equipment request a quote, and one of our Sales Engineers will contact you.

Contact VRC Metal Systems today to find out how cold spray technologies can support your agricultural equipment repair and maintenance needs. 

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