Reesink Hydro-Scapes Toro Tempus Air: powered by the sun and clouds
Autumn 2022

Irrigation powered by the sun and clouds

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Sustainability and technology unite in a new unique control system from Toro.

Toro’s latest irrigation technology unites with sustainability in the new Tempus Air, a solar-powered, cloud-based, battery-operated, remote-controlled, wireless control system offering flexible programming to take water automation to the next level.

Technology and sustainability form a symbiotic partnership as we see a solar panel power a nine-volt battery in a product where all its data and information are stored in the cloud. It is a perfect example of how, when the two work together, a cost-effective green solution emerges.

So, what’s the difference between traditional and air automation? Well, air is fully automated, moveable, scalable, precise and affordable, providing detailed feedback and information.

Infographic demonstrating the precision, efficiency and sustainability of the Toro Tempus Air

Robert Jackson, division manager for Reesink Hydro-Scapes, the UK distributor of Toro irrigation products, explains more: “Air automation removes some of the inevitable issues of traditional automation such as the expense, labour required, and time needed to install. It’s the straightforward way to take control of your water. It’s an extremely stable and secure connection offering real-time connectivity, now proven in the field.”

Scalability is a key feature making this an affordable water delivery solution – Wi-Fi allows you to manage up to 30 modules and 3G manages up to 25. Field conditions can be remotely monitored, and you can programme by time, volume and rainfall. And being able to deliver water at the right time and place means there’s no water wastage.

Robert Jackson, Reesink Hydro-Scapes
Robert Jackson Division Manager, Reesink Hydro-Scapes

Tempus Air can also control the hydraulic valves, water pumps, pressure valve sensors and filters; you can link moisture levels, temperature, wind speed, so adding a lot of functionality as well as monitoring a wide set of field parameters for even more precise and efficient irrigation scheduling.

Toro has designed a one-of-a-kind next generation system,” continues Robert. “It is entirely unique with nothing else like it on the market today. It’s fully app controlled so no control box or PC set up,” Robert continues. “The app itself is very intuitive and user friendly and Bluetooth connectivity is integrated to allow full control through the app via a smartphone, tablet or PC if you prefer – simply download and choose up to six stations, four independent programmes and three start times.

Robert Jackson Division Manager, Reesink Hydro-Scapes

In terms of the sprinklers that can be used, Robert explains: “As you may expect, the connecting modules ft into Toro Infinity Sprinklers, the smartest, hardest-working sprinklers on the market – top accessibility to all the critical components and built for flexible expansion, it’s the perfect combination.”

Toro Infinity sprinklers operating

Toro Tempus work perfectly with Toro’s Infnity sprinklers.

Combining all these features makes Tempus Air ideal for those looking for a sustainable and unique solution and are keen to eliminate areas without electricity such as sports pitches, stadiums and training grounds keen to eliminate cables. Remote management allows for control from up to 800 metres away and automated responses can be applied based on pre-set thresholds.

Robert Jackson Division Manager, Reesink Hydro-Scapes

To find out how the perfect combination of technology and sustainability can benefit your water regime and business’ bottom line, call Reesink Hydro-Scapes on 01480 226800 or visit here for further information.