Manufacturers play a critical role with Land F/X. The software provides the designer with an instant connection to the complete catalogs of manufacturers, all linked to symbols and performance data. The result is an incredibly fast and efficient process, freeing the designer from the tedium of locating relevant data, creating symbols, not to mention counting up flow and performing pressure loss calculations.
Monday, September 23 2013
Land F/X is pleased to announce Buckner-Superior's full product line listed in the Land F/X database. Buckner-Superior irrigation products are known for their complete line of master valves, brass zone valves in forward and reverse flow configurations, recycled water valves, ACME thread quick coupling valves, and adaptor (actuator) valves. Buckner-Superior offers the industry's most complete line of master valves for virtually any application, with the heavy-duty construction and quality that they are known for.
Buckner-Superior also has some new valve options, including the 1000 Series Recycled Water Valve, which offers a complete non-potable water solution with a new Recycled Water Resistant (HCR) Diaphragm. Tested against elastomer chloramine deterioration, new HCR Diaphragms lasted 8 times longer than diaphragms of other leading industry valves.
Additionally, the Superior 950 Valve is now available in a reverse flow format. Superior 950RF provides the reverse flow design that some users prefer for certain irrigation scenarios, such as those involving street medians, slopes, and flood-prone areas.
New Netafim Products Available
Thursday, September 12 2013
Netafim is known for their high quality drip and micro irrigation products, and their new products
add more possibilities for your upcoming irrigation products. Added to the Land F/X database is the standard Techline dripline, which provides maximum uniformity in subsurface and on-surface areas, including slopes. The [0.26GPH] option was also added to the existing Techline RW, which is built specifically for reclaimed water use. Also added for great drip products is the NetJet Sprinkler, with 3 available stream patterns.
Netafim's Filtration options have recently expanded with the addition of the Apollo Disc-Kleen Filters, the perfect solution for high capacity water filtration systems. Netafim's new Water Meters offer the industry's smallest water meters, accurate over a wide range of flows. Their Flow Computers offer real time remote flow viewing for effective water management. Lastly, their product line for Air/Vacuum Relief Vents and Combination Air Vents have expanded, and can be found in the Drip Air Relief Valve category in the Land F/X database. Air vents are used to control the air in irrigation systems for proper watering and accurate measurement for flow and water meters.
CST Product Release - Pathway Wire Sharing System
Thursday, September 12 2013
Retrofit Flow Sensors to Existing Irrigation Systems Without Adding Wires.
New from Creative Sensor Technology, is the Pathway PWY-400 Wire Sharing System. This new product is a communications tool that allows a CST flow sensor and solenoid actuated master valve to be retrofit to an irrigation system utilizing existing zone valve wires to carry data and valve control signals to the irrigation controller.
The Pathway provides a cost effective method to add flow monitoring and control to installed systems where existing pavement, hardscape, or other landscape features make conventional wiring prohibitively expensive. Land F/X now has this new product available to specify, including customized details to seamlessly download in the Land F/X detail database.
Monday, September 09 2013
New Products from Toro
Thursday, September 05 2013
Toro has some great new products that are all featured and included in the Land F/X database. For sprays, Toro has gone one step further in water saving technology by adding a pressure compensation device to their Precision Series Spray Nozzles. These minimize misting up to inlet pressure to more than 40 PSI, and are available for turf and shrub spray options.
Toro also has introduced the next generation in controllers with their new EVOLUTION Series Controller. With an intuitive interface and exclusive features for smart control, the new Toro Evolution is an easy choice for residential and light-commercial applications. This modular controller is available in the Land F/X database, offering 4- to 16- stations.
A popular Sentinel product by Toro is now available in Field Satellite Assembly, with an optional Wireless Output. These Sentinel field satellites are commercial grade, modular units that do the irrigation control work in the field. They are designed to operate in both stand-alone and central mode.
Lastly, for drip products, Toro has a new Poly Riser assembly for the NGE New Generation Emitter product. The NGE is great for demanding drip irrigation installations, and the Poly Flex Riser option comes pre-assembled with an NGE emitter attached to a 12" riser and 1/2" male threaded fitting, making for easy installation when using PVC pipe as the supply line on a drip system. This is a more durable alternative to traditional poly hose, while keeping the emitter above ground for easy maintenance. The assembly is held together with barbed inserts for stronger retention, even in hotter desert climates.
Full Product Line from Hydro Rain
Tuesday, September 03 2013
Hydro-Rain has their full product line and a dozen of their Blu-Lock details listed in the Land F/X software, easily available for the irrigation designer to specify. Hydro-Rain's professional grade products in the Land F/X database include auxiliary equipment, valves, sprays, fittings, and more. With a 95% price point of industry competitors, Hydro-Rain also features complete parts interchangeability and low switching cost.
Shown below is the Blu-Lock 3/4" Swing Joint with a Sch40 PVC Tee. To access this detail or another Blu-Lock detail with a different assembly configuration, go to the Detail Explorer (either the first flyout button after the Detail Manager, or in Preferences/Details) and navigate to "F/X Detail Library" under the DETAILS category. From there, go to "Irrigation" and then "Hydro Rain."
I Core 3.0 with Built-In Solar Sync Compatibility
Thursday, August 29 2013
Hunter Industries popular I-Core advanced irrigation controller is now being released as a 3.0 version. The controller now has built-in compatibility with the Hunter Solar-Sync climate sensor, allowing automatic self-adjustment for changing weather conditions.
The new version of the I-Core controller features a Solar Sync dial position, and allows all sensor setup functions from the main control panel. The controller also permits a Solar Sync Delay feature, allowing the installer to specify a number of days before the controller switches to automatic adjustment mode.
The best part is that there is no increase in cost with this revised and updated controller. To specify, the I Core 3.0 can be found under Controllers in the irrigation database, and the Solar Sync add-on is listed under Controller Accessories.
Jain Landscape's Total CV Dripline Now Offered
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Jain Landscape is a manufacturer known for their quality drip irrigation products, and Land F/X now offers their Total CV dripline, in 0.29GPH, 0.42GPH, 0.58GPH, and 1.0GPH flow rates, at 12”, 18”, and 24” emitter spacing.