What it takes to Automate
Automation may seem like a daunting task, even intimidating. Where do I start? How much is it going to cost? is it worth it? Let’s look at these concerns and let’s help automate your Agriculture Irrigation Control Systems.A
Every application is unique, yet the same.
Your farm, city, or park is unique. Never are there two of the exact same fields, layouts, or geography, yet we have come up with proven standards and procedures in getting customers with little to no automation fully automated. You do not need any knowledge automation, or sophisticated computer skills to have an automated irrigation operation. Automation simplifies things, as it does critical and non critical tasks for you.
Determine the level of Automation.
What level of Irrigation Control and Monitoring is right for your operation? That depends on several factors that are unique to your operation, including the size of your irrigation system, the layout, the crop type, and your near and long-term goals. Of course, as the level of irrigation automation gets higher, the cost generally follows close behind.
|Scheduled Irrigation Control and Monitoring||X||X||X|
|Soil Moisture Monitoring||X||X||X|
|Pump Control and Monitoring||X||X||X|
|Dynamic Irrigation Programs||X||X|
|Proportional Based Fertigation||X|
|Third Party Systems Integration||X|
Expensive (not to have one)
An Automation system is your workforce that has been extremely well trained in managing your irrigation operations. Always on time, never sick, an expert at data management, and always looking for ways to save costs, and increase efficiency. An Automation system pays you. It pays you in productivity, time, efficiency gains, and once you pay the creators of it, you never have to pay for it again (depending on which system you choose).
An Irrigation Automation system, such as IRRInet, monitors, and changes just that, irrigation operations. This includes
- Moving Water– Starting and Stopping pumps and/or valves that feed from the water source and delivering it to the correct area, at the right time.
- Measuring-Gathering data such as flow, pressure, and water accumilation to provide the you and the system insight as to what is happening. Are things operating as the should be? If not, what is wrong?
- Changing-Irrigation is dynamic. Or so it should be. It must correlate with real-time conditions (what is happening now), and must also consider operational needs. The system changes things such as Irrigation Schedules, Pumps Working Power and/or time, sequence (in some cases, to maintain flow demands), Fertilizer quantities or time, and start/stop operations for example.
- Command-It must receive and send out commands from it’s irrigation management system, and from you, when you so desire.
When this is done precisely, and reliably, your operation realizes bottom-line benefits that cannot be ignored. As it is becoming more apparent, water-using entities must precisely manage their water resources not only to save water, but to increase efficiency.
Labor savings does not mean less jobs
With growing demand for food, public services, and water overall, automation ensures reliable and efficient delivery of demand is maintained. Workers who were previously managing irrigation operations can now be reassigned to production, administration, or other areas of the operation. keep in mind (depending on the size of your operation), a system operator(s) still need to oversee the automation system.
If you prefer GSM or other communication methods, IRRInet M does not fall short. With available RS 485/RS232 (wired), or Cellular. But Really, Why?
YOU HAVE US TO DO ALL THE HARD THINKING
Don’t be intimidated by automating. We make it simple for you. Using advanced technology, we can gather simple information from you that will enable us to configure a unique, and optimized irrigation control system. We use a standard procedure in configuring all systems. This ensures reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
- First– Contact Us. We will reach out to you within 24Hrs via your preferred method of contact, and will ask a few simple questions. This includes: Where are you located? What is it that you irrigate? Your budget? and to please explain how irrigation operations are currently run.
- Second-We will ask you to send a map (or Google® Earth) file that has irrigation operations marked.
- Third-We will create an optimized system, and send you a proposal
- Fourth-We will connect you with a local Motoir Dealer, or work with you directly if such a dealer does not exist. It will take 30 days before we or a dealer comes on-site to install your system.
- Finally-We will thoroughly train you on how to operate your system, access it remotely, and make changes. You will be assigned a designated rep for the life of your system, that you can call anytime to help you with anything.
Note: You have the option to partially install your system. This includes mounting the equipment to it’s location, running wire to the units, and power. This will save money overall on the installation cost.
Branif Systems, Inc, an American Small Business and GSA Schedule Holder, specializes in designing and integrating advanced smart water management systems, specifically in the application of Irrigation Control. With our parent, MotoIr – Motorola Irrigation Systems Ltd, we have over 35 years’ experience in implementing efficient water management systems across various irrigation applications, including Schools, Parks, Cities, Large Scale Farms and other specialized applications. In providing proven technology in applications that include Process Control, Automation, and Wireless Centralized Control, our customer benefit in solutions that last decades, while also ensuring solution utilization is adopted.
- Automating is a tool that enables your operation to be efficient, and has a lasting positive bottom-line impact.
- Motoir does all the hard work, and makes it simple to automate using advanced technology and expertise.
- The cost of Automating is quickly overcome by savings of resources, and efficiency gains.
- Standard procedures are used throughout the configuration process that provides a tried and true method to your system design.
- Automation overall simplifies Irrigation Operations.