Analytical & Research Services

CEAT Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center

AMTEC conducts laboratory and field tests to verify machine specifications, performance quality of manufacturers, and the suitability of the machines to local farming conditions. It iis the official testing and evaluation arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA). All agriculture and fisheries machinery to be acquired under the various programs and projects of the DA shall pass through testing by the AMTEC. AMTEC, in partnership with the Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) and concerned DA agencies, is also charged with the formulation and development of the official agriculture and fisheries machinery standards of the Philippines.

Location

AMTEC Building
College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
UPLB, College, Laguna

Contact person

Dr. Delfin C. Suministrado
Position: Director
Designation: Professor 7

Contact details

Telephone No: (049) 536 - 2527
Fax No: (049) 526 - 2315
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Specialized Equipment

  1. Engine (diesel and gasoline) test rig
  2. Water pump test rig
  3. Hand Tractor test rig
  4. 4-wheel tractor test rig
  5. Sprayer test rig
  6. Fans and blowers test rig

The Center also has the following:

  • Precision instruments and equipment for machinery testing such as tachometers, polycorders, load cells, amplifiers, pressure gauge testers, torque transducers, sound level meters, moisture meters, surface hardness testers and others;
  • Mechanical testing facilities which include prony brake dynamometers, generator-type engine dynamometers, blower test rigs, fuel consumption gauge, waterproof test rig for power tillers, sprayer test rigs such as continuous running, patternator, cut-off valve durability, pressure chamber fatigue, drop/strap test rigs and water pump test rigs;
  • Calibration facilities such as pressure gauge tester and standard weights;
  • Grain laboratory equipment such as abrasive and friction whiteners, rubber roll hullers, aspirator, and other grain analysis equipment;
  • Fabrication facilities for test rigs such as lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, welding machines, power hacksaw, and other machine shop tools and equipment.
  • Two- hectare test field with upland and lowland fields.

Schedule of Fees

Machinery for Testing or Evaluation
Rate
Plows, Harrows, Rotavators, Planters, Seeders, Weeders, Cultivators, Farm carriers 7,000.00
Electric motors, Bare pumps (4' maximum), Pumpsets, Forage choppers, Hammer mills, Mixers, Sifters, Shredders, Spinklers, Pond aerators 8,000.00
Engines, Bare pumps (6” minimum), Drilling rigs, ,2W tractors, Sprayers, Harvesters, Theshers, Shellers, Dryers (<2 tons), Single-pass rice mills 9,000.00
4W tractors, Dryers (>2 tons), Multi-pass rice mills 10,000.00