In areas that are particularly windy, AMAZONE now offers WindControl (in accordance with Prof. Dr. Karl Wild, HTW Dresden) as a supplement to the ArgusTwin system. Via WindControl, the influence of wind on the spread pattern can also be constantly monitored and automatically compensated for.
Mounted on the machine, a high frequency measuring wind sensor, registers both the wind speed and also the direction of wind. According to this data, the job computer then calculates, in conjunction with the information from ArgusTwin, any new settings for the delivery system and the spreading disc speed which are then automatically acted upon. For side winds, the disc speed to the windward side is increased and the delivery system advanced whereas, at the same time, the disc speed on the leeward side is reduced and the delivery system retarded.
With the aid of WindControl, larger time windows are created for spreading under the influence of wind. Apart from all the important fertiliser spreader parameters, the user additionally always has, in view, the real-time direction of the wind, the force of wind and if the wind is gusting. In addition, in heavy winds, when the system is no longer able to compensate for, or when the wind gusts are too frequent, WindControl sends an automatic alarm to the driver.