Irrigation Division

Custom Irrigation Systems

ALC Irrigation Division provides a turnkey design build irrigation solutions. We strive to design irrigation systems that have a low annual operating cost with distribution uniformity in the high 90’s. 

ALC provides smart irrigation automation systems to help in lowering labor cost and over all pumping cost to our clients. With our annual service program, ALC can assure grower’s that their irrigation system will run at optimal levels year after year. 

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IMS Cloud Based
AGRICULTURAL LOGGER

Access and log field soil moisture and temperature sensors Online via browser or mobile app. The IMS Logger collects and stores sensor data and brings it to the “Cloud”. As part of IMS’s Cloud based systems IMS Loggers maybe used as a standalone application or as a component of a more integrated online irrigation system. IMS Logger is part of IMS IIoT solutions communicating over cellular infrastructure with services available and provided by IMS globally.

FEATURES

  • Easy to install, also available with pre-connected soil moisture sensors
  • Battery operated solar panel/low power device
  • Sleep mode induced between data upload for power conservation
  • E-mail notifications for user defined sensor threshold (high/low reading)
  • Online data reporting including: graphs and tables with Excel exporting option
  • Programmable up to twelve uploads per day
  • Optional “Upload Data Now” feature for on site user operation as needed

CLOUD CONTROL MANAGEMENT FEATURES

  • Fully integrated with IMS’s Ag Cloud Solution
  • Automatically start/stop irrigation based on preset sensor values
  • IMS event logger and e-mail/text notification services

Soil Moisture Sensors

Available Sensor Options

Irrometer
Watermark 200 SS

The irrometer watermark sensor is a solid – state electrical resistance sensing device that is used to measure soil water tension, the sensor consists of a pair of highly corrosion resistant electrodes that are embedded within a granular matrix, it is designed to be a permanent sensor, placed in the soil to be monitored and “read” as often as necessary with a portable or stationary device.

Sensor Features

  • Range of measurement from 0 to 239 cb (kPa)
  • Fully solid-state
  • Not affected by freezing temperatures
  • Internally compensated for commonly found salinity levels
  • NO maintenance required

Decagon
5TE Sensor

The Decagon sensor is designed to measure the water content, electrical conductivity, and temperature of soil. It uses an oscillator running at 70 MHz to measure the dielectric permittivity of soil to determine the water content. A thermistor in thermal contact with the sensor prongs provides the soil temperature, while the screws on the surface of the sensor form a two-sensor electrical array to measure electrical conductivity.

Sensor Features

  • Measures salt levels through bulk electrical conductivity.
  • Makes all three measurements (volumetric Water content, temperature and EC) independently
  • Steel screws make the 5TE a more robust sensor.
  • Utilizes a five point dielectric calibration to provide more accurate dielectric permittivity measurements.
  • Uses a 70MHz frequency, which minimizes salinity and textural effects, making it accurate in most soils.

HSTI
HydraSCOUT Probe

HydraSCOUT Probe uses capacitance as the measuring technology, it can be deployed on all irrigation systems such as: Centre pivots, micro irrigation, drip irrigation, flood / surface irrigation.

Sensor Features

  • Well suited for crops where a sub-surface probe is preferred.
  • It comes standard 5 sensors (up to 10).
  • Probe diameter is 38mm.
  • Probe lengths options are from 100 mm (4in) to 1,500 mm. (60in)

IMS Cloud Based
AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM

Access / log / monitor and control your irrigation system and remote valves. Anytime, anywhere monitoring and control using your laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. The IMS Cloud based agricultural irrigation system allows for user manage their irrigation based on volume, soil moisture and weather, fertigation injection and fertilizer pump, water pump and VFD, filters and filter flushing all from one dashboard.

IMS VAPOR GATEWAY

  • Cloud Interface – make the controller accessible through the cloud.
  • IMS Drive interface – translate the controller commands to the fertigation machine.
  • RxTx Interface – transmit the Spirit’s commands to the valves.

RXTX – RADIO VALVES

  • Two-way radio transceiver to connect the Spirit controller with the field valves.

IMS SPIRIT – IRRIGATION CONTROLLER

  • Irrigation and Fertigation Control.
  • Control up to 80 valves.
  • Control up to 32 filter flushes.
  • Irrigation according to actre inches.the valves.

IMS FERT – FERTIGATION MACHINE

  • Fertilizer and acid injection (up to 5 channels).
  • EC and pH control.
  • Variable speed fertilizer pumps.

IMS LOGGER – DATA LOGGER

  • Direct connection to the cloud via cellular.
  • No need for external power – solar operated.
  • Connect to up to 6 sensors including: soil moisture, temperature, humidity, dripper pressure and more.

IMS PUMP CONTROLLER
REMOTE PUMP & VFD MANAGEMENT

IMS Pump Controller connects any pump or VFD to the cloud allowing for remote monitoring, management and enabling predictive analysis using vibration and sensor monitoring.

IMS Pump Controllers use secure cellular communication to manage any VFD via app on IoS / Android or web interface for alerts and remote management.

MONITORING FEATURES

  • Log pressure and flow data to provide user quality of service (QoS) parameters
  • Physical connection uses twisted-per-half-duplex RS-485 connection
  • Pump flow-rate and accumulation (GPM and gallons)
  • Graphing tool for pressure and flow log
  • I/O terminal status

ALERTS

  • Customized alerting
  • Automatic alerts sent via text message and e-mail

REMOTE CONTROL MANAGEMENT FEATURES

  • Fault reset
    • Clear the fault
    • Switch the drive to serial command
    • Run the drive (back to auto) after clearing the alert
  • Frequency reference / remote pressure setpoint
  • Fault history
  • Scheduling for run time and setpoints

IMS Cloud Based
ACID INJECTION & FERTIGATION SYSTEM™

Access / log / monitor up to 5 fertilizers and change acid dosing amounts based on web/cloud based sensors. Anytime, anywhere monitoring and control using your laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile phone. The IMS Cloud based acid injection and fertigation system allows for user defined target pH or EC. The controller adjusts the injection rate using information provided by sensors and / or flow-meter to maintain the appropriate dosing levels.

IMS Cloud Bases Acid & Fertigation System may be used as a stand-alone application or as a component of a more integrated on-line irrigation system.

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • Up to 5 fertilizers or 4 fertilizers and one acid simultaneously and EC transducers
  • 4-240 GPH pump types
  • Compatible with 3rd party dosers
  • Stainless Steel Booster Pump
  • Venturi pumps for fertilizers

REMOTE ACCESS

  • Current pH or EC levels
  • Injection modes: Target EC and pH level, Continues, proportional or budget based
  • Average pH level
  • % Pump operation
  • Water flow rate
  • Historical pH readings

ALERTS VIA TEXT AND E-MAIL

  • High / Low pH readings