Landscape & Irrigation

November/December 2017

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28 November/December 2017 Landscape and Irrigation IRRIGATION AND WATER MANAGEMENT Irrigation Innovations T he following are some of the products that were nominated for the 2017 Irrigation Show New Product Contest (Landscape Category).* STREGA extreme range wireless emitter The STREGA wireless smart-emitter has been designed to provide a seamless ultra- long-range wireless capability to most common irrigation and sprinklers valves. This wireless smart-emitter device connects directly to the DC latching solenoid of t h e v a l v e w h i l e p r o v i d i n g w i r e l e s s connectivity up to 10-plus miles from the control room or the irrigation controller even throug h obstacles. The STREGA wireless smart-emitter is provided within an IP68 enclosure with 6 wires to connect to the valve and digital inputs. These wires pass through a sealing gland to ensure complete waterproofing. Two extra digital inputs can be associated to the control of the valve for flow monitoring or any alarm status. With its ultra-low-power consumption, the STREGA wireless smart-emitter operates on batteries for 5-plus years (calculation based on two irrigation periods/day) and through extreme long distances from the gateway/ co n ce n t r a to r. L o R a WA N te ch n o l o g y provides exceptional obstacle penetration even in urban or suburban areas. Conserve by Sprinkl Conserve by Sprinkl is a smart sensor that works with all sprinkler systems by adding smartphone control to the existing device while reducing the water bill by up to 30 percent. Conserve is simple to install and only takes 10 minutes to set up. Once it is up and running, you will immediately add the following functions to your sprinkler system, regardless of age, make, or model: Turn off the sprinklers from your phone anywhere in the world. Save money and water based on hyper- local weather conditions • Disables system based on current, forecast, and past rainfall; • Uses up to se ven days of histor ic accumulation; • Disables system based on temperature so you don't water when its freezing; • All settings are adjustable so you can tailor your system. Set or change the schedule for the days that your system is allowed to water directly on your phone. Optional setting forces your system to comply with local watering restrictions for participating areas. Leemco L2 stainless-steel quick coupling valve and key T he Le emco L2 quick coupling v alve is constructed of durable, non-corrosive stainless steel. Activating quick coupling v a l v e s c a n b e v e r y d a n g e r o u s i f n o t properly secured in the ground. Leemco has eliminated this problem by introducing its L2 quick coupling valve and key. With the L2 "Leemco-latch" safe technology, no turning, twisting or kicking of the valve key is required. The user simply pushes the key onto the spigot outlet of the valve body and turns the lever handle to the ON position. The check valve is activated, and water flow occurs. The user can increase or decrease the water flow by turning the lever handle clockwise or counter-clockwise. If the lever handle is turned to the OFF position, the check valve is deactivated and the key can be safely removed from the valve body. The L2 valve body is available in 1-inch FPT or ACME inlets. Leemco stainless-steel hose swivel elbows are available in 3/4-inch and 1-inch male hose thread sizes. Leemco deep bell mechanical joint gate valve The Leemco mechanical joint gate valve has an innovative deep bell design to accept more pipe into the bell end for a secure and tight connection. The valve's oversized waterway reduces friction loss and expensive pumping costs. All valves have a ductile iron wedge that is totally encapsulated with high-grade EPDM rubber and have a unique dual-seal design to ensure a drip-tight shutoff. The top round shroud accepts a pipe sleeve to keep dirt and

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