A new online tool aiming to improve accuracy of slug pellet applications is now available, allowing operators to effectively set up uniform and precise pellet doses.
The app, named Calibration Wizard, which has been developed by slug pellet manufacturer Certis, in partnership with SCS Spreader and Sprayer Testing, hopes to reduce the time to calibrate equipment.
Users can enter information on their pellet product, applicator type, spread width and target application rate to generate data on optimal spread performance.
The tool recommends disc speed, feed rotor settings and aperture settings, along with expected bait point density, to provide operators with accurate applications.
Rob Foxall, SCS director, explains how the online tool is a big step in the right direction for the industry as the app provides specific data to a range of pellet products applied through different applicators.
Improved slug control
The company’s northern technical specialist Harry Raley says the Calibration Wizard will take the guesswork out of applicator setup and improve slug control.
“The app will help farmers maintain accuracy between professional checks and when switching between products of different sizes.
“This is important because standard-sized pellets such as Sluxx HP flow from the hopper and spread differently compared with mini pellets such as Menorexx,” he adds.
The tool will also help users understand the baiting point densities that can be achieved with different rates of different products and their suitability for different spread widths.
“With the right applicator, setup and field conditions, we will confidently back Sluxx HP to spread accurately to 36m and Menorexx to 24m,” concludes Mr Raley.
The Calibration Wizard is now available and can be found at www.certiseurope.co.uk/calibration