Variable Rate Fertigation System Expands with Mobile Connectivity
Building on the success of its Reflex Variable Rate Fertigation system, Agri-Inject has taken fluid injection to the next level with ReflexCONNECT, putting fluid injection at the operator’s fingertips. Like the original Reflex system, ReflexCONNECT provides fully programmable variable rate application of fertilizers and ag chemicals through center pivot, lateral move, and drip irrigation systems.
However, ReflexCONNECT has even more features, including remote control, real time monitoring and alerts, and detailed charts and reports — all available through the web interface on any smart device.
“As a result, producers can start, stop, or monitor fluid injection with their cell phones or tablets,” says Erik Tribelhorn, CEO of Agri-Inject. “A producer can also use the web interface to change the chemical injection rate in gallons per acre or gallons per hour, depending on the mode; or even change modes.”
In addition, the operator can set and adjust alarms including setpoints, system shutdown values, and notification targets. The ReflexCONNECT dashboard, meanwhile, features access to reports, charts, logs, and downloadable files. Whether from phone, tablet, or computer the operator can simply monitor chemical flow, chemical pressure, and irrigation water flow. Localized weather conditions including temperature, rainfall, and wind speed are also available. Data and trends are color coded and visually graphed with configurable time horizons. ReflexCONNECT users can even configure up to five separate application settings and store each with a unique name, enabling quick selection of complete configurations at a later date.
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Of course, ReflexCONNECT stays true to the Reflex heritage by automatically adjusting injection rate to ensure proper fertilizer dosing, compensating for extending corner spans, changes in pivot speed, or variable prescription rates. Available flow rates range from 1.25 to 150 gallons per hour at pressures up to 150 psi.
“System setup is very straightforward, reducing trips to the field while optimizing fertilizer and chemical management,” Tribelhorn concludes. “It all adds up to increased efficiency from an already reliable and accurate fluid injection system.”