Sprayer Calibrating For A Successful Farming Season
With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s important to get your field sprayer ready for the season. Perform a thorough inspection of all components for a successful operation. Following the inspection, it’s important to calibrate your sprayer. Inaccuracies in spraying can often be linked to improper sprayer calibrations.
Calibrating your sprayer will help you identify worn spray nozzle tips and ensures a higher accuracy when spraying. It’s highly recommended to perform an initial calibration as well as routine checks for optimal performance; sprayer calibration should be part of your sprayer’s ongoing maintenance.
SpotOn® Sprayer Calibrators SC-1 and SC-4
Boom sprayer calibrations used to be a pen and paper exercise, but not anymore. The SpotOn® Sprayer Calibrators provide automatic spray tip flow rates in 10 seconds or less per tip. Two models are available, the SC-1 model is best for flow rates below 1 GPM whereas the SC-4 is ideal for flow rates between 1-4 GPM. Whatever your need is, the SpotOn® Sprayer Calibrator will quickly determine true spray tip flow rate to best allow you to calibrate your sprayer and check for nozzle wear.
Sprayer Calibrator Features
>> QUICKLY FIND WORN SPRAY NOZZLE TIPS
Industry guidelines recommend tip replacement once flow rate exceeds that of a new tip by 10%
>> ACCURATELY MEASURE TRUE TIP FLOW RATE
Today’s high tech sprayers can only be properly calibrated and confirmed with this knowledge
>> FAST AND SIMPLE OPERATION
Readings in 10 seconds or less per tip
>> DISPLAYS IN GPM, LITERS/MIN OR OZ/MIN
>> JKI – JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT CERTIFIED G 2050
>> FEATURED IN THE JOURNAL OF PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATION
The SpotOn® Sprayer Calibrator, a Digital Flow Meter: Accuracy Evaluation and Use in Pesticide Safety Education Programs