Agroponic Industries Ltd.
Project News Letter
Watering Boom Installation
Alberta Treeseedling Improvement Center
Smokey Lake, Alberta
This fall we completed a very novel watering boom installation. This was for the Government of Alberta, at the Tree Seedling Improvement Center, in Smokey Lake, Alberta, Canada. This facility is used mainly for silver culture research work.
This project involved the installation of four (4) new overhead watering booms. Since the research personal wished to have as much flexibility in watering rates, frequencies and crops types these watering booms were installed perpendicular to the length of the greenhouse structure. ( Generally most installations run the length of the houses ).
The installation involved the installation of Andpro model DCS overhead dual rail watering boom units. These units featured remote computer start and start ( as well as manual provisions ), variable speed DC drive, adjustable boom heights, Andpro overhead dual rail system and hose/power cord handler, 30 foot wide watering boom with sprays located at 10 inches ( 250 mm ) on center spacing to provide 100% overlap at 16 inches ( 406 mm ) above crop . The unique feature/requirement of this installation was the installation of track rail support trusses that were spaced at 10 feet ( 3.0 M ) on center. The trusses were fabricated with 1 1/2 in sq. ( 38 mm ) galvalum top and bottom cords with 1/2 inch ( 13 mm ) cord webs.
Andpro Watering Booms .......
Simply the best, most durable, long lasting, easy to assemble/operate watering booms in the market place. The following pictures say a thousand words.
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A completed installation.
Watering Boom #4
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Photo two shows our unique, field proven ( after many years of service ), our hose and power cord handling system. This hose handler works great. Keeps constant tension on both the hose and the power cords along the length of the track in both directions. The result many many years of hose/power cord service without repair.
The photo above is a close up of
The view shows the power and water connections to the drive unit. Neat, tidy and its there to provide many years of service.
A view from the other side of the drive unit.
Andpro units --- they just keep watering, watering and watering .
Research greenhouses are always a challenge for installation and corridination of systems service. We think everything workd out quite well.
Watering Boom Units 1 and 2
Boom Number Four
Why a watering boom ?????
Andpro watering boom units are very easy to install.
The track system is very easy to install. Hangers are heavy duty and are simply clamped to the greenhouse strusses with provided heavy duty U-bolts.
The track system is very easy to assemble and install. Track sectons are shipped in modular length for you specific needs and are secured to the hangers with self drilling self tapping srews and inserts.
Our hose / power hose handler system. If you have one of those old funcky festooned systems, or basket systems you will be amazed at our ease of installation.
Spray booms are shipped in two halves. The left half and the right half. And are shipped with the nozzles and spray tips installed. ( Another great labor saver. )
Hose and power cord is furnished to suit you specific installation. We center feed both the water and the power cord supply. Easier to install, easier to maintain and increases drive unit life span.
Watering Boom # 3
Watering Boom # 1
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Agroponic Industries Ltd.
908 Ranchview Cres. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T3G 1P9
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