Activities

Design & Development

This division provides services to the agricultural machinery manufacturers regarding preparation of design, specifications and selection of appropriate material for critical components of farm machines. It also extends the services to the Government Departments regarding preparation of specifications of agricultural machinery and equipment for standardization Agricultural Engineer (Design & Development) is the head of this division and performs the following research activities with the help of Assistant Agricultural Engineers and supporting staff.

  • Coordinate overall design related activities of the institute.

  • Study designs of local/imported farm machines to select the most appropriate design for the local adaptation and production.

  • Prepare low cost designs of improved/modified farm machines

  • Select the most appropriate material for critical components of various farm machines

 

Fabrication & Workshop

To undertake fabrication jobs, AMRI is adequately equipped with fabrication workshop at Multan and Faisalabad. The workshop facilities are used to fabricate newly designed prototypes of agriculture machinery & equipment, modify / improve the prototypes and to provide repair and maintenance facilities / services for the vehicles and hard ware belonging to AMRI. Agricultural Engineer (F&W) AMRI Multan is head of this division and carries out the following activities:

  • Procure appropriate material for workshop use

  • Fabricate prototypes designed by research engineers

  • Modify the prototypes as per recommendations of research engineers

 
     

Test & Trial

This division provides the services to test the locally produced & imported agricultural machinery/ implements under local field conditions and suggest necessary modifications for their improvement. It also arranges field demonstrations of farm machinery for their promotion and displays of AMRI developed prototypes for their adaptation by the farming community. Agricultural Engineer (Test & Trial) is in-charge of this division and carry out testing of AMRI designed locally produced and imported agricultural machinery/implements under local field conditions and suggest necessary modifications for their improvement. Farmer’s day and farmers training session are also arranged for promotion of mechanization.

 
     

Agronomy

Agronomist is head of the agronomy division and conducts mechanization related trials of major crops coordinate and assist test and trial activities of AMRI designed machinery as well as imported machinery/implements and fix priorities of agronomic research by consulting research organizations and farmers. The Agronomist also manages all the activities of the AMRI Farm and in the main campus about the plantation and cropping schemes.

 

Instrumentation Section

AMRI is maintaining an instrumentation laboratory where instrumentation support services & facilities for R&D work are extended to the AMRI Engineers, university students and agricultural machinery manufacturers. At present, this section is headed by Agricultural Engineer (T&T) who provides instrumentation support services and facilities for R&D work with the help of laboratory technicians.

Experimental Research Farm

Experimental farms for conducting research experiments are being maintained at Multan and Faisalabad. The services are also offered to the university students for conducting their research experiments at these farms. Biogas plants of different sizes are being maintained at Faisalabad for research and demonstration purpose.

Testing Laboratory

For conducting R&D, the institute has established a testing and quality control laboratory which is adequately equipped with essential instrumentations and equipment. AMRI has also developed several useful gadgets for undertaking laboratory studies by simulating field conditions including sprayer testing, gauges for ginning machinery, seeders/planters testing and soil testing.  

 
     

Farm Machinery and Equipment Display

A whole range of farm machinery and equipment is being maintained at Multan and Faisalabad which is displayed permanently for the benefit of the visiting delegates, scientists, farmers, manufacturers, trainees and students.

 
     

Library

AMRI is maintaining a reference library for use of research engineers and scientists. Books borrowing service is also available for the professional staff. So for over 1600 books, journals, transactions and periodicals are available in stock.

 

Information and Publicity Section

This section disseminates AMRI research activities through publishing leaflets, booklets and newsletters. Arranges radio & T.V. talks to highlight AMRI activities and prepare video films, photographs etc. of different local as well as imported machines / implement.

Research Collaboration

  • Agricultural Engineering Institute (AEI) of PARC

  • University of Agricultural Faisalabad

  • Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan

  • Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agricultural Multan

  • Ayub Agriculture Research Institute Faisalabad 

  • Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority( PS&QCA)

  • University of Sargodha

  • Peer Mahr Ali Shah Arid Agricultural University Rawalpindi.

  • Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology (KF-UEIT)

  • Pak German Institute 5-Faiz Multan

Industry Linkage

  • Tractor industry

  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers

  • Plant Protection equipments Manufacturers