High-tech control unit includ­ing touch operation

„Smart­Touch“: Agri­cul­ture 4.0 on a new level 

With the new control system, Smart Touch, for irri­ga­tion machines the Bauer Group impres­sive­ly demon­strates that agri­cul­ture 4.0 in Voits­berg is not just a concept but already being lived: this state-of –the- art control panel makes the Cen­ter­star Pivot easy to operate and ensures even and effi­cient irri­ga­tion of large areas from one point. A further impor­tant advan­tage is the the com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with VRI and SmartRain.

„With Smart­Touch, the new control panel for the Cen­ter­star Pivot, we take irri­ga­tion control to to the most modern level and thus demon­strate our com­mit­ment to be a pioneer in the field of agri­cul­ture 4.0. Our cus­tomers can ini­ti­ate all process­es easily and simply via the touch screen and can con­fig­ure all machines from one loca­tion which not only saves time but also money“, explains Franz Peter Roll, Bauer Sales and Mar­ket­ing Direc­tor. The control system scores with an easy control: an intu­itive menu guide guar­an­tees fast and simple pro­gram­ming of the machine. The largely dimen­sioned display shows the respec­tive posi­tion as well as the current oper­at­ing status of the Pivot. Hence status and error mes­sages are always evident ensur­ing an optimal and reli­able irri­ga­tion. Func­tions such as start/stop, forward/return and the change of sectors or pre­cip­i­ta­tion rates can be con­trolled prompt­ly and be changed any time. The touch screen is avail­able in two sizes: the stan­dard 4.3 inch or the option­al 10 inch. The com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of Smart­Touch with VRI and Smart Rain is another feature pro­vid­ing Bauer cus­tomers with deci­sive advan­tages for the irri­ga­tion of large agri­cul­tur­al lands.

Bauer Beregnung Schaltschrank SmartTouch

VRI and Smar­tRain – the dream team for optimal irri­ga­tion & water management

Smart­Touch is com­pat­i­ble with both well-proven irri­ga­tion systems. The VRI system (Vari­able Rate Irri­ga­tion) allows con­trol­ling every sprin­kler or sprin­kler group sep­a­rate­ly. The indi­vid­ual con­fig­u­ra­tion of pre­cip­i­ta­tion rates for dif­fer­ent sectors of a field is hence pos­si­ble and an easy task. The VRI has been devel­oped espe­cial­ly for the irri­ga­tion of waste water for an opti­mized nutri­ent supply to the plants. However, it is also best appro­pri­ate for the precise and there­fore water-saving irri­ga­tion with clean water, as it can be adjust­ed to the indi­vid­ual soil quality like for example the water absorp­tion capacity.

With the GSM-sup­port­ed Smar­tRain appli­ca­tion, the user is always kept informed about the current status of the machines, thanks to regular live updates. He can inter­vene easily in the on-going process­es from every­where or can opti­mize them if nec­es­sary. As a result, further advan­tages, such as increased effi­cien­cy, resource-saving han­dling of water and energy as well as high cost-effec­tive­ness, are guaranteed.

“Our increased offer of prod­ucts for irri­ga­tion tech­nol­o­gy pro­vides to our cus­tomers all the tools nec­es­sary for an effi­cient, cost-saving and absolute­ly tar­get­ed irri­ga­tion – irre­spec­tive of the size of land and wher­ev­er you are,” says Franz Peter Roll, who is proud of this latest enhance­ment to the Bauer product range.