New board add-on replaces multiple external systems for simplified and functional pivot operation.
T-L Irrigation Co. introduces Precision Point Touch Pro, an add-on board combined with a firmware upgrade that dials up simplicity, options and functionality for pivot system controls while decluttering the irrigation workspace.
The Pro board, which can be retrofitted to an existing Touch system or added as an option to a new pivot, combines into one simplified package:
- Water pump control
- Water-pressure triggered start
- Two additional auxiliary equipment controls
- Water pressure monitoring
- Detailed safety readouts for easy troubleshooting
- USB datalogging of multiple system parameters
- Load control
- Telemetry connect-ability
“Precision Point Touch Pro gathers functions once requiring several different systems and external hardware together into one simple, efficient full color touch-screen controller. Plus, the two auxiliary relays allow for greater flexibility and more precise management of the irrigation system as a whole,” says John Thom, T-L Irrigation Co. Vice President.
Besides eliminating the complication and expense of external hardware systems, Precision Point Touch Pro adds capabilities such as water pressure monitoring and management.
“You get a direct readout of water pressure on the panel,” says Neal Schlautman, T-L Irrigation Co. engineering manager. “You can also set a specific psi for the system to build to before the pivot kicks on, assuring the system is irrigating when it starts moving.
Safety inputs deliver specific readouts for troubleshooting. “It’s not just a ‘check-engine’ light, it’s a diagnosis of where the problem is,” Thom says.
Additional auxiliary relays that allow for specific degree inputs for turn on and shutoff makes it easy to dial in precise pivot management.
“A chemigation pump can be controlled to be on for corn and turn off when the pivot reaches the preprogramed spot where a split field switches to soybeans,” Thom says. The original Precision Point Touch has two end gun controls. With the Pro system, a producer can easily tie into the extra relays to control individual spans or an entire half of a pivot.
“The Pro panel upgrade just makes the whole irrigation process work seamlessly together,” Thom says.
About T-L Irrigation Co.
T-L Irrigation Co. is a family-owned irrigation solutions business based in Hastings, Neb. For 67 years they’ve been committed to providing reliable and high-quality center pivots, irrigation systems, agriculture and irrigation equipment, and innovative water management products that are intuitive for farmers to use and repair. They distribute throughout the United States and to 80 countries. For more information visit www.tlirr.com.