The majority of commercial irrigation control system rely on the use of a pump to provide the necessary pressure to the sprinklers which means that a control panel and/or switchboard is required to provide the switchgear and power distribution.
The bigger the system (i.e. more pumps and more stations), the bigger the electrical component will be required. Waterman Irrigation has been building control panels and switchboards for many years which allow full integration of the control system with the required power electrics.
Specially designed Smart Control switchboards even allow the inclusion of electricity meters from the local power supply authority while the physical separation of low voltage and extra low voltage provide parks and garden staff with safe access to the irrigation controller.
As part of the data being transmitted to the cloud server it is now possible to provide pre-paid cards to end users that substantially reduces the administration cost.
Fully integrated Variable Speed Drive (VSD) control inside each Smart Irrigation Controller reduces the cost associated with the purchase of pump start equipment. Even the use of multiple pumps can be achieved without the need for additional software or hardware.
SmartPark Control (A division of Industrial Automation Group) | Total Park Management for local / state government
SmartPark Control provides a unique cloud based Park Management system that combines all activities related to the proper maintenance and control of parks in one multi user application.
Bringing together 10 different functions into one system provides end users with a cost effective management tool that has no equal. These are:
1) Decentralised irrigation control provides individual station control per location for up to 100 stations using either two-wire or multi-wire connectivity. These individual controllers can then connect to a cloud based SCADA system for data logging, alarming and setpoint transfers
2) Tank management and pump control using dedicated control panels for the provision of pressure and /or flow control using a combination of soft starters and VSDs
3) Fertilser and wetting agent injection systems directly connected to the irrigation controller
4) Chlorine and pH monitoring
5) Weather station inputs that can be distributed among multiple controllers to allow evapotranspiration calculations
6) Floodlight control with power monitoring displays and floodlight selection to provide sporting clubs with the ability to reduce their expenditure by using pre-paid access cards
7) Solar power standpipe control for the filling of water tankers using pr-paid or post-paid access cards
8) Electric BBQ control for the vandal prevention, faulty element detection and usage statistics
9) Asset management of all electrical equipment including costing of spares and detailed electric drawings of all equipment and installation details.
10) Display all this on PCs, tablets and smart phones using auto sizing of the data.