A low maintenance, reliable screen for separating dairy effluent is making life a lot easier for dairy farmers up and down the country.
Rainer Irrigation has developed the Vibra Screen which removes solids from effluent, right down to 1mm in size.
The clever but simple design won the Irrigation NZ Innovation Award two years ago and it is now proving its worth with more than 60 units now in use across the country.
“Feedback is good and consistently references its reliability and low maintenance,” says Rainer Irrigation chief executive Lucas Cawte.
Separating the solids from dairy effluent increases the intervals between cleaning out storage ponds and gives greater flexibility around dispersal options.
“You can put the liquids through existing infrastructure without blocking nozzles and blocking sprinklers and things like that.
When combined with some new technology you can then start to control how much you are putting on, when you are putting it on and where you are putting it, all from your smart phone.”
There is two models/sizes available to suit any operation, capable of processing large volumes of raw effluent.
Lucas says the company “cut its teeth” on effluent spreaders and have been working within the effluent industry for over 30 years so they knew what needed to happen.
“We have created a really cost effective, low maintenance, effluent separator designed and built to withstand the New Zealand conditions.”
Find out more visit Rainer Irrigation at Fieldays, or see the advertisement on this page.