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Monday, August 10, 2015
What is the DLG Test Center?
There’s more to the DLG FokusTest Label than meets the eye. When designs receive the distinction, they have passed usability testing intended to allow product differentiation and to highlight innovations in machinery and technical products. The designs in question are used primarily in agriculture, forestry, horticulture, fruit cultivation and viticulture, landscape, and municipal management. It focuses on testing a product's individual qualitative criteria, e.g. fatigue strength, performance, or quality of work. The scope of testing can include criteria from the testing framework of a DLG SignumTest, the DLG's extensive usability test for technical products, and concludes with the publishing of a test report and the awarding of a test mark.
The DLG FokusTest “Handling, Cleaning and Feed Dosing” includes repeated investigations at a real-life farm at different times during the fattening period and also examines the assembly of the bowls and the time needed for cleaning. The testing was based on the DLG testing framework for poultry feeding bowls, in the version of 1.2/2014. Other criteria were not investigated.
The DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs sets the benchmark for tested agricultural technology and farm inputs and is the leading provider of testing and certification services for independent technology tests. With the latest measurement technology and practical testing methods, DLG test engineers carry out testing of product developments and innovations. As an EU-notified test laboratory with multiple accreditations, the DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs provides farmers and practitioners with important information and decision-making aids, in the form of its recognized technology tests and DLG tests, to assist in the planning of investments in agricultural technologies and farm inputs.