Automation of agricultural irrigation. Remote management and improved efficiency for drip, full coverage and pivot irrigation systems
Proxima Systems helps you to increase the profitability of your agricultural holding, improving the efficiency of your irrigation system. With our Iprox Irrigation system, you will be able to remotely control irrigation, increase the irrigation precision according to the crop and the meteorological factors and reduce not only energy and water consumption, but also labor.
IProx Irrigation is the web application you need to automate and remotely control irrigation pumps and stations. It is compatible with all irrigation systems (drip, full coverage and pivot) and allows you to manage all your systems from using any device with internet access.
With IProx Irrigation, you will be able to remotely manage and program all your pumps, valves, pivots and irrigation sectors from the same device. Using this easy and intuitive application, you will be able to give orders through the visual programming environment and the IProx controllers installed in each pumping station will automatically and remotely execute your orders.
Apart from the customized programming of your agricultural irrigation system, IProx Irrigation will also take care of recording and controlling the consumption and/or generation of energy, both in systems connected to the power grid and in systems equipped with a generator or solar photovoltaic installation, allowing the irrigation systems to be started or stopped according to the water pumping needs at all times.
If you are looking for even more advantages, this application provides graphs and reports for all your holdings and includes an SMS and email alerts system that advises you of any unforeseen incidents. Moreover, if the controllers are equipped with meteorological sensors, IProx Irrigation includes their data and calculates the reference evapotranspiration (ET0).
All in all, IProx Irrigation is much more than a smart agricultural irrigation app, it is a SCADA irrigation system, that allows precision agricultural irrigation for more ecological and profitable farming. IProx Irrigation helps you to increase the performance of your holding, minimizing the consumption of irrigation water and energy, with remote access from any mobile device or PC.
- A saving of up to a third of the pumping station’s energy consumption
- Irrigation management from a tablet, cell phone or PC
- Web application for automation and remote management of pumping stations and agricultural irrigation systems
In terms of the energy costs of water pumping, the service which is most valued by our clients – and which is already saving thousands of MWh daily in pumping stations all around the world – is the Continuous Optimization of Pumping Pressure.
The main difference between the Continuous Optimization of Pumping Pressure of the IProx Irrigation algorithm and normal pressure regulation using a sensor installed at the pumping station, is that the optimum pressure is continually calculated taking into account the pressure in all the irrigation sectors and pivots which are irrigating at all times. Every few minutes, the optimum pumping pressure is re-calculated and communicated to the pump (through set value 0..10V or 4..20mA), which increases, maintains or reduces its running speed according to the pressure in each of the areas that are being irrigated at any time. This, in turn, will depend on their altitude with regards to the pumping station and the flow demand of the areas, at all times.
This feature requires the pumps to have Variable Frequency Drivers (VFD) in order to regulate their operating mode.