High-performance products for Light and Air
The Agriculture business area covers both fabrics for wind protection and integral concepts to optimize the indoor environment of livestock houses. The product range also includes custom-made textile door systems and even entire fronts that can be opened for vehicle access. Textile light ridges not only flood the interior with daylight, but also ensure continuous air extraction. Natural ventilation can be enhanced by the installation of wide-area fans and ventilation tubes.
Ingenious climate control solutions for livestock houses
The Lubratec side ventilation systems mainly feature "top opening" and "bottom opening" roll-up assemblies. Variants with a central roller are also available for larger opening heights. The greatest flexibility in terms of opening position is offered by the "top and bottom opening - central roller" model, for which a shading setting is also available on request. All systems can be fitted with sensors.
The new ventilation system comprises vertically adjustable translucent panels for insulated building areas. The Lubratec lift window is available in two different designs: a simple frame construction with vertical guides and external wind protection, and a weatherstripped frame with special clamping system.
The Lubratec wind protection product range incorporates textile door systems, movable fronts to close large openings andfixed installed stretched systems. All these allow the controlled and draft-free ventilation of barns and stables, riding halls, storage halls and sheds and are primarily used to cover gables and eaves. The user can choose different product variations that are always custom-made to fit site-specific measurements.
The 13 - 23 ft (4 - 7 m) wide Lubratec light ridge openings maximize the daylighting of livestock houses, though without additional heat gains. A special two-ply sheet with an external mesh structure and internal membrane guarantees utmost stability and optimum light diffusion. Light on the interior and dark on the exterior, the ridge blends harmoniously into its setting. High wind deflectors and large openings ensure constant air extraction. Moreover, the stable round-arch construction is capable of withstanding extremely high structural loads.
Housing your precious livestock in stress-free conditions is essential for maximizing milk yield. Heat is the prime stress factor for cows: their metabolism is such that, depending on yield, they give off between 20 and 60 MJ of thermal energy per day. To prevent long-term exposure to heat stress in summer, fans must be kept running permanently for several months. Lubratec wide-area fans ensuring continuous air circulation offer the most energy-efficient solution.
Respiratory tract diseases are often the result of poor environmental conditions in livestock buildings and remain a common cause of pulmonary illness. Active ventilation is a crucial preventive measure. The cutting-edge Lubratec ventilation tubes improves both the health and productivity of farm animals. As studies show, installation of the ventilation tubes brings about significant cuts in treatment costs. The support of VET.SMART experts, in conjunction with on-site veterinary advice and the relevant expertise in physics, enables HUESKER to custom-design ventilation tubes for barns.
Working in conjunction with experienced vets and farmers, HUESKER has developed Lubratec Concept for an optimized climate in calf barns. A healthy combination of natural and active ventilation, continuous air extraction and ample daylight characterise the barn. The micro-climate is defined by an optimised calf cubicle. A simplified building structure lowers the construction expenses.