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TAS Country : September 9th 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010 Tasmanian Country 25 the first time . . .savinga few dollars initially, can turn into many dollars spent to keep your system functioning.' access of power supply; more connection points --- more fixed costs; and compare the difference be- tween high voltage aerial cabling to low voltage under- ground cabling for savings. Peter Davidson Electrical offers a 24-hour breakdown/ maintenance service. Water level sensors make sense SENSE: The ultrasonic sensor that detects water level and, left, the sensor mounted above a stream. EFFICIENCY in water and power are key points in today's irrigation land- scape. Damien Butler of Irrisys says ongoing rises in input costs such as electricity, water, fuel and labour are placing greater emphasis on achieving smarter sys- tems. ''All these input costs can be greatly reduced by using today's available technology,'' he said. ''Variable speed drives provide an opportunity to heavily reduce on-farm power consumption where multiple pump duties ex- ist. ''By coupling the VSD with some logical control solutions the efficiencies will continue in the form of reduced labour costs and high efficiency in water delivery. ''Irrisys has recently completed a dam fill sys- tem using both VSD and ultrasonic sensor tech- nology to provide an ef- ficient solution to the com- mon problem of ensuring maximum pumping ca- pacity at the lowest input cost. ''This is achieved by firstly installing the VFD and then using sensor tech- nology, in this case an ultrasonic sensor to measure the height of the river. ''The system is designed to automatically start at a predetermined water level and pump to the available demand without changing environmental flow re- quirement. ''As the water level rises the system simply senses the level and changes duty to suit the capacity. ''As the water level falls, the VFD reduces speed accord- ingly. ''The system will stop pumping when the water level falls below the con- straints of environmental flow. ''Once the system has paid for itself benefits will go directly onto the bottom line.'' 2041646-100910 Direct Importing agents and Manufactures PH Rob Ikin 0408 131 692 • Irtec Quality hardhose irrigators • Sizes from 40mm to 140mm • Fully galvanised frame • Robot welded for extra strength • Very efficient low pressure turbine • HDPE (heavy duty) Stronger poly hose Machine in stock now for 2010 season Finance available 122 Boomers Road Launceston, 7250 Irrisys... complete control solutions No matter what your irrigation needs Irrisys allows you to automate and control all aspects or irrigation pumping and monitoring offering you unequalled irrigation support. simple efficient smart Irrigation Automation Process Control Pump Protection Water Management Customised Systems *Smart Approved WaterMark for Pump Guard only Contact: Damien Butler 0419 384 624 www.irrisys.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org Phone Rob Ikin 0408 131 692 www.piercecorporation.com Pivots, Linears & Micro Pivots www.vdlirrigation.com.au 2029159-100910
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