Bespoke Particle Collection Equipment
During the experimental stage a number of physical testing apparatus and procedures are employed. These tests characterise performance based on the radial and angular position of the fertiliser loading zone.
A bespoke collector is used to catch the fertiliser particles as they are ejected from the vane and disc. The collector deflects particles into a series of cups placed at 10 degree increments around the disc circumference. The contents of the cups is then weighed and the resulting angular distribution plotted.