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Control your entire irrigation system with Motorola. Master Valves, Mainlines, Sub-Mains, and more. Both IRRInet and IRRIcomm allow complete control of all Irrigation Operations. Just what kind of valves can Motorola control?
  • a. Mainlines
  • b. Sub-Mains
  • c. Water distribution Valves Control for: Agriculture, Golf Courses,
  • d. Butterfly ValvesMunicipalities, HOA's, Dairy's, and More
  • e. Hydraulic Valves (Variable) Click To Receive More Info
  • f. Gate Valves (Variable)
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4 Easy Steps to making
a new program with
ICC PRO

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Select a new control element

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Drag and Drop new Element into user screen

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Define the Element by selecting a control point in the field

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You can now control your valve and set conditions!

How?

Valves are hardwired to a local RTU or Remote Node in the field.Valve cut-away

For hydraulic valves :In pilot-operated valves, a solenoid moves the plunger, which creates a small opening, and pressure through the opening is what operates the valve seal. The solenoid can be normally open or normally closed.

For motorized valves :A 4-20mA analog output signal powers the motor from 0-100%.

What's Needed?

Automatic Control for valves is an essential capability that will allow your operation to be in control, all the time. Here is What you need. You may have most of it already!

  • Motorola IRRInet Central or IRRIcomm
  • Motorola Remote I/O node or RTU with available I/O
  • ICC PRO or IRRIcomm
  • The Valves

Contact Us to see what is needed to automate your valves (And more).

Control Pumps to the power of X. From On/Off functions to full panel control. What do we mean by this? Well if you have a VFD, and want to remotely control it, as well as have the intelligence of your Motorola System, automating your pumping operations will pay off after one major system malfunction, or the decrease in electricity from an integrated pumping and irrigation system.

Pump Control

Electric Pumps: Control your pump with IRRInet or IRRIcomm with basic On/Off control. This is achieved by having IRRInet controller or Piccolo XR wired to a Solid-State Relay, or Relay’s to have multiple pre-defined control outputs. This uses one output.

VFD’s: Variable Frequency Drive control can be done two different ways.
  1. Full VFD control. Motorola controls the VFD panel, so you can control your VFD like you were at the panel, from anywhere!
  2. Limited. Predefined outputs create predefined control settings. Multiple Solid-State relays tell the VFD what to do.
Diesel Pumps: Control your Diesel with Motorola.
  1. Motorola controls the Diesel Engine controller with predefined outputs.
  2. Motorola controls the actual controller, so you get the full capabilities that you would get if you were at the pump!
How does it work?
  • Outputs: IRRInet or IRRIcomm sends a signal to the field unit to start irrigating, and pump “X” amount of water. In order for irrigation to start, the pump must run. Motorola sends electricity through the relay, and the electromagnetic coil closes the circuit, allowing electricity to flow through the larger output, starting the pump. This all happens in a few seconds.
  • Full Control: Motorola connects to the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) via a communication standard called MODBUS. We have an application that allows Motorola to send and receive data/commands to your VFD’s OEM panel, or Diesel Engine controller from IRRInet or IRRIcomm.

By linking Motorola to your pumps, it not only becomes convenient, but your pump now becomes integrated with your entire irrigation system, making it smarter than ever. Motorola makes decisions about pumping operations based on real time actions in the field.

Example: A valve has become stuck in the field. Motorola detects a stuck valve (see monitor section), and shuts off the pump(s).

What is needed

It is Likely, at your pumping station, you will have many more operations controlled by Motorola. So the same controller used for other operations will most likely be used.

You may have valves at the pump station, or fertilizer injection, or filter flushing, or all of the mentioned operations, being controlled/monitored from one controller.

  • IRRIcomm or IRRInet Central
  • For Option 1: IRRInet, or Piccolo
  • For Option 2: IRRInet ACE

Chances are if you have Pivots (or Linear’s); there is a control panel at each pivot that controls all the operations of the pivot. More so, you may even have a sophisticated remote control system provided by yourCenter Pivog Picture pivot OEM. You also probably have some Motorola radios, including Motorola TRBO® digital/analog radios. What you don’t have is Control.

What do we mean?

Control at all times of the entire irrigation process. Control from the Fertilizer Injection, Pumping, pressure regulation flow control, and a self-contained system. Motoir is the only provider of Pivot Central Control that gives you the option of not paying any fees. You are in control. Plus, you get the reliability of Motorola communications.

Systems with capabilities from A-Z

Compatible with your existing panel from

  • Zimmatic
  • Reinke
  • TandL
  • Valley

Digital or Electromechanical Panels.

What is needed

It is Likely, at your pumping station, you will have many more operations controlled by Motorola. So the same controller used for other operations will most likely be used.

IRRIcomm or IRRInet Central

  • For Basic Operations: Piccolo XR
  • For Mid-Tier Operations: IRRInet M
  • For full Panel control and precision irrigation: IRRInet AC

Go all out, or a small step in.

  • Systems that are just On/Off
  • Systems that just monitor movement
  • Systems that give accurate GPS location
  • Compatible with On-Pivot existing equipment (Shaft Encoders, Valves, Etc.)
  • Automation of all Pivot operations

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You cannot Control what you cannot measure. Motorola IRRInet and IRRIcomm offer flexible and dynamic monitoring capabilities in both Digital and Analog formats.

Just what kind of parameters can you monitor?

  • a. Flow-Motorola is compatible with various Flow Meters. From Netafim to McCrometer.
  • b. Pressure-We can supply pressure transducers or utilize your existing one with a converter.
  • c. pH-Monitor Soil Acidity to determine how much Fertilizer or Irrigation is needed.
  • d. Weather and Climate Conditions-Utilize a full weather station, or Motorola can integrate into a network (I.E:CIMIS)
  • e. Evapotranspiration (ET)-Irrigate based off local ET.
  • f. Soil Moisture-Irrigate based off of Soil Moisture. We provide a variety of Soil Mositure probes that work in various soil types.
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Monitor and Control Elements is your customized
user screen

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Or view multiple elements in Control Panel

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Data, as if you were always
in the field

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Motorola will automatically make changes based on
field conditions...or you can

 
How?

For flow meters (digital):Digital flow meters have a reed switch that changes state when a certain amount of water (‘X’ Gallons/Liters: 1 Gallon, 10 Gallons, 100 gallons, Etc.) have passed through it.

For Pressure (analog) :A 4-20mA analog output signal powers the motor from 0-100%.

What's Needed?

Automatic Control for valves is an essential capability that will allow your operation to be in control, all the time. Here is What you need. You may have most of it already!

  • Motorola IRRInet Central or IRRIcomm
  • Motorola Remote I/O node or RTU with available I/O
  • ICC PRO or IRRIcomm
  • The Sensors (Flow Meters, Hydrometers, pH probes, Etc).

Contact Us to see what is needed to Monitor application specific conitions(And more).

Monitoring application specific parameters allow you the power of knowing exactly what is going on in the field. You have the choice of just knowing the data, and manually doing what you feel is best; Or Motorola automatically adjusting conditions, like the Irrigation Program, based off the data from the sensors.

Smart Irrigation

Being smart about how you control your operation. Motorola takes this to a whole new level by dynamically changing field operations based on the real-time conditions in the field. Some, would call this "Precision Irrigation", we call it being in control.

Irrigation Operations
  1. Leak/Valve Issues: Lets say a valve or a pipe breaks, or is leaking, the flow or pressure will be affected. Motorola will shut off the closest valve to where the leak is occurring. You (and your staff) will receive a SMS text and email of the leak immediately.
  2. Irrigation Schedule: Motorola is just as dynamic as the weather. The irrigation schedule will change based on many factors.
  • The Weather
  • ET (evapotranspiration)
  • pH- Fertilizer Injection
  • Soil Conditions
  • Temperature
  • Irrigation System Status

Ultimately it is the operator who decides what level of automation they feel they need. The more Automation that is utilized, the larger the efficiency gains will be.

Remember, you can start out small, and scale up over time.

Works with existing equipment
  1. If you already have Soil Tensiometers, or subscribe to a weather station service, there is no need to change. Motorola is compatible with hundreds of sensors, and a dozen weather networks across the U.S.
Sensors that are commonly used with Motorola and Tested:
Aquaflex AquaCheck ESI
TDR TDR In Testing
Clay Sandy Loam/ Light Clay Clay/Loam
*Results from Motorola Users only.  
How does it work?
  • TDR: Time Domain Reflectometry is basically like under ground radar for soil. A proven method to give accurate soil data. A pulse is sent through the soil, and based on how moist the soil is, a wave of current will return to the origin (the sensor). The time and wave length of the signal equates to a soil moisture reading.
  • The Sensor Package changes its resistance in a linear fashion in relation to the soil moisture, creating a change of electricity (current flow) through the Motorola analog input circuit.
  • Full Control: Motorola connects to the PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) via a communication standard called MODBUS. We have an application that allows Motorola to send and receive data/commands to your VFD’s OEM panel, or Diesel Engine OEM's panel.
Motoir only recommends Sensors, Weather Equipment, and Meters that have been proven, and that are in line with our quality standards.
What is needed

It is Likely that you already have many of the necessary equipment to start monitoring certain parameters of your operation.

For the Controller (If you have IRRInet or IRRIcomm, your probably do not need any more control hardware!).

  • IRRIcomm or IRRInet Central
  • IRRInet RTU, or Piccolo
  • For Flow: Flow Meter For Pressure: Pressure Transducer For Weather: Weather Station* For Moisture: Moisture Sensor For pH: pH probe For Reservoir Levels: Wet Switch and/or float switch

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Weather Monitoring/Dynamic Irrigation Scheduling

 

Having the ability to monitor local weather with a high degree of accuracy provides a huge advantage in managing your irrigation operations. Whether you decide to use the weather data as a reference, or really take advantage of the system and have the weather data determine irrigation schedules, you will see significant efficiency gains across the board.

Your Options

Purchase your own site-specific weather station or link into a weather network.

  • California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)
  • climate.com
  • WSU-extension Network

--choose the Davis Vantage PRO II + Motoir App for the most accurate, fast, and reliable weather data.


Motoir App +Davis Weather Station Specs

 SENSOR
  • Wind Speed
  • Wind Direction
  • Solar Radiation
  • UV
  • Temperature
  • Precipitation

 MOTOROLA  COMMUNICATION

  • Radio
  • Range-25 Miles
  • Terrain-LOS or nLOS
  • IP
  • Fiber/Ethernet
  • GPRS
  • Compatibility

 IRRIcomm 

  • Automatic Irrigation Scheduling
  • Complete or Partial system shut-down
  • Reacts to changing weather conditions
  • Weather Data is reported in the ICC reporting tool
  • Frost Control
 Conditional Logic
  • Have Weather Station Information Drive a Command
  • Pump Control
  • Program On/Off
  • Program Change State
 

What is needed

If you already have the next generation IRRInet or IRRIcomm system, you have most of the necessary items already.

Here is what you need

  • IRRInet (At least 4th Generation IFI) or IRRIcomm
  • Motoir App
  • Davis Weather Station(s)

If you already have a subscription to a weather data provider, like climate.com, please contact us. For CIMIS or WSU users, a app is required. For CIMIS, there is no charge.

This is the Hardware and Software Involved
Contact Us to learn More!

Hardware for Monitoring is the same as Control.
    There are thousands of different ways each system can
    be configured, and we will determine that based on your specific
    operational needs. We will build a system that is the most cost-
    effective for your required capabilities.

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Weather Station

Pressure Transducer

Moisture Sensor

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