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Particle was the perfect IoT partner. They helped us build a connected product that could be reliably deployed across thousands of farms.
Neil Schultz
Co-Founder, Altrac


Altrac is helping growers automate their wind machines to save labor and fuel with IoT. With the Particle IoT platform, Altrac is connecting wind machines to the cloud so farmers can monitor their equipment wirelessly and ensure that it is running properly 24/7. With this IoT solution, Altrac has been able to help farmers achieve some amazing results:


  • 15% fuel savings — Altrac's connected solution can help farmers save up to 15% in fuel costs.
  • 40% labor savings — Altrac's connected solution can help growers save up to 40% in labor costs by not having to manually check machines.
  • 100% visibility — 5% of wind machines fail to start. Altrac ensures farmers are alerted immediately.


For Particle and Altrac, this IoT project proved immensely successful. Altrac is currently expanding their connected solution to include irrigation monitoring in order to help farmers improve water management. The installation process was simple because Altrac’s sensors were powered by the Particle IoT platform. Particle handled the complex infrastructure of IoT for Altrac, meaning they could focus on providing a great product and service.

About Particle

Particle is a scalable, reliable, and secure Internet of Things device platform that enables businesses to quickly and easily build, connect and manage their IoT solutions. As the most widely used IoT platform, Particle's tools are used by over 150,000 engineers in more than 170 countries, and by 8,500 companies. From device to connectivity to the cloud, Particle provides everything you need to develop and manage fleets of new IoT products.

About Altrac

Altrac began as practical solutions to solve a vineyard’s toughest challenges. They help growers automate their wind machine to save labor and fuel.

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