|Maximum static head (pressure)
Consult Rubicon if operation under higher pressure is required.
|Local via a toggle switch or remote via FarmConnect software (sold separately)
|Motor driven screw connected to actuator arms
|Power management and control technology contained within integrated housing. Each unit passes a 12hr heat soak pre-stress and 100% functional test.
|Refer to the BladeValve sizes and dimensions table
|Brushless 12V DC
|Typical stroke time
|Less than 2 minutes
|Valve position control
|Can be set to open, closed or a percentage of open
|12V DC powered (solar); manual with ratcheting socket wrench
|Valve lid, mounting collar, actuator arms, top beam, housing pole
|Structural grade aluminium
|Hardware, shafts, pins
|Structural grade stainless steel
|12VDC self-contained battery charged from solar panel or AC line power
|10W monocrystalline (20W optional)
|(1) 12V sealed gel lead acid with temperature sensor (~5yr
life, provides ~5 days of operation without solar power)
|Modbus, analog/digital I/Os, USB
|ZigBee (international wireless communication standard)
|Zigbee radio frequency
|Gateway (sold separately)
|A FarmConnect Gateway provides the interface to cellular networks and can link up to 120 BladeValves. Additional gateways enable unlimited expansion.
|1km between BladeValves. A BladeValve can reach the Gateway over much larger distances by passing data through intermediate BladeValves (called self-meshing).
|1°C to 60°C
|0% to 100%
|1°C to 50°C
For high-flow gravity irrigation