A new online tool from Certis, designed to help operators set up slug pellet applicators to accurately apply specific pellet products, is now live. The Calibration Wizard, which Certis developed in partnership with SCS Spreader and Sprayer Testing, complements manufacturers’ instruction manuals and takes the labour out of calibrating.

The Calibration Wizard is based on data created from spread pattern, flow and application rate analysis of seven of the most common applicators applying each of Certis’ eight slug pellet products. Operators can enter information on the pellet product, applicator type, spread width and target application rate and the app will then recommend disc speed and feed rotor settings, where applicable, along with aperture settings and the appropriate forward speed.

Settings for optimising spread pattern are available in PDF form with the expected bait point density once applied. Certis suggests operators can use this information to set up an applicator quickly and easily to achieve a uniform spread pattern and accurate dose of their chosen Certis pellet.

“There has never been anything specific to a range of pellet products applied through different applicators, so producing the online tool is a big step in the right direction for the industry,” notes SCS director Rob Foxall.

The Calibration Wizard is available via: www.certiseurope.co.uk/calibration