Revolutionary Computer-Controlled Speed Compensation
What is it?
When applying water for irrigation, precision is important. For sports field managers, horse arena managers, farmers and gardeners alike, consistency and accuracy is key.
For smaller travelling gun systems, however, consistency has been an issue. Why? They lack accurate speed compensation.
As a reel begins to retrieve the gun cart, and the hose wraps around the drum, the diameter of the drum will increase as a result, meaning that unless this increase is compensated for, the gun will move faster and faster as the gun cart gets closer to the machine. In some cases this increase is as high as 50% faster. That much faster means approximately 34% less water will be applied at the end of the run than at the start. This gives an inconsistent result in watering, in crop, turf or engineered footing quality.
The solution? Accurate, computer-controlled speed compensation.
Cadman Mini Travellers use the innovative and simple to use iWater Mini controller coupled with an electric drive system for the ultimate in accuracy. Compared to systems without speed compensation, or with speed compensation based on inaccurate turbine controls, the Cadman system provides more accurate and reliable watering throughout the run. The electric motor drive does not rely on water pressure to retrieve the hose, reducing the need for high pressure at the inlet, and allowing for retrieve rates as low as 1” per minute and as high as 90” per minute regardless of flow rate or available pressure. The computer does all of the work – the user only needs to pull out the hose, tell the computer what retrieve rate to use, engage the clutch – and walk away.
Cadman is the first manufacturer to produce a computer-controlled mini machine with accurate speed compensation. We have engineered our machines to be strong, simple to use and easy to maintain.
Irrigation on this scale has never been so easy.