Depending on the key subject, the testing and certification services at the DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs are conducted in different teams.
Within the tests, the DLG test engineers transfer issues of practical relevance from barns and fields into reproducable technical examinations. In this way, products and innovations are put to the acid test by state-of-the-art measurement technology. DLG tests are carried out on test stations as well as in practical use under predefined conditions.
The experts at the DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs test several thousand agricultural machinery and equipment products as well as farm inputs every year. The rewards for passing the demanding, practice-relevant tests are labels such as DLG APPROVED as well as the DLG quality label:
The DLG Test Commissions – consisting of leading practitioners, scientists, experts from associations, consultants and administrators – together with the DLG test engineers translate practice-oriented questions from indoor and outdoor operations into reproducible technical tests. Whether on test stands or in defined scenarios in practical use on the farm, the products and innovations are examined down to the tiniest detail with the help of state-of-the-art measuring technology and assessments by experienced practitioners.
The test method and test design are developed in close consultation with the independent, voluntary Test Commissions. These determine the assessment criteria and decide on the allocation of test labels.
The DLG Test Center offers an ideal framework for research and development-related tests. It is used by manufacturers to compare prototypes and pre-production models with other products, or to identify weaknesses in practical application before the market launch and to define potentials for optimization.
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