NPA Innovation Award winner officially launch to market

NPA Innovation Award winner officially launch to market

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Forcefield Active Technology Ltd, former winners of the National Ploughing Association’s (NPA) Innovation Arena Awards, have recently launched their award-winning portable B-series battery fencer range to market.

The NPA’s Innovation Arena is focused on identifying companies or ideas that demonstrate ground-breaking developments. Since receiving their award in 2016, in the ‘Agri-Technology Established Company’ category, Forcefield have invested considerably in getting their product to market and will be available for purchase by the end of July.

Forcefield’s General Manager, Pat Freyne explained how the Forcefield B60 and B30 portable fencers demonstrate a more sustainable approach to electric fencing.

“The device contains a built-in battery saving feature which uses approximately 30% less energy through a unique resistance detection software. This software is designed to detect the presence of an animal and upon contact, it omits the required voltage. The 30% saving in energy derives from the technology that powers the fencer on a lower voltage when the presence of animal is no longer detected”.

Clare-based Forcefield Active Technology Ltd, manufacture a range of battery, mains and solar powered electric fence energisers, which power electric fence systems, used to contain all types of livestock including horses, pigs, poultry, sheep, dairy and beef cattle. They also supply accessories to complete the electric fence system, electronic pet containment systems and other agri-hardware products.

“We are very excited about seeing this product stocked in stores in the coming weeks and look forward to returning to the National Ploughing Championships this year, to showcase our new product,” Pat concluded.

Forcefield have an R&D centre based in county Clare, which continues to work on designing innovative energiser solutions which they distribute through agri co-ops and merchants.

 

PICTURE: Pat Freyne receiving the award on behalf of Forcefield Active Technology Ltd at the 2016 NPA Innovation Arena.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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