Test Hall | Redefined precision
RAUCH presents the most modern fertiliser spreader test hall in Europe.
Perfect test conditions
Europe's most modern test hall for fertiliser spreaders with an area of 1,235 square meters was built at the Baden-Airpark in Rheinmünster for almost 2.5 million euros. The sprawling room alone covers 930 square meters and allows tests with working widths of up to 75 meters. The fully air-conditioned hall guarantees year-round consistent test conditions at temperatures of 20 to 25 ° C and a maximum air humidity of 45%.
3,000 scattering tests per year
Every year, the test hall team conducts about 3,000 scattering tests. The most important objective of the tests is to determine recommendations for the adjustment of new fertiliser types and to record these in fertiliser charts. RAUCH already offers fertiliser charts online and an app for almost 2,700 types of fertiliser.
Testing for practice
Sophisticated measuring and analysis technology brings together the collected data from each test run and converts it into three-dimensional spreading images. 88 collecting trays with fully automatic high-speed weighing cells record the quantities of fertiliser applied in fractions of a second and measure their weight to an accuracy of one tenth of a gram. These 3-D spreading images are extremely valuable in practice. Because they form the basis for complex spreading simulations, as they are needed for precise, fully automatic spreading in the field.
The advantage for our customers: For each RAUCH spreader model, there are even more precise specifications for the optimum setting - and for the most varied spreading materials and operating conditions.
Spreading simulations on 45 m
During each test run, the fertiliser is distributed via a so-called manipulator, a rotating device on which all RAUCH spreader models can be placed. It enables a 300° swivel angle and a complete scan of the spreading field. Travel speeds between 2 and 43 km/h can be simulated. In combination with the 45-metre-long collecting and weighing devices, the quantity distribution of various fertiliser granules in the transverse and longitudinal directions can thus be precisely determined under a wide range of conditions.
We also test your fertiliser - free of charge!
You cannot find your fertiliser in the available spreading tables or you have a new fertiliser type? Then simply contact our test hall team directly for an individual setting recommendation.