Hemisphere GPS has released a new product for the aerial application market that will greatly improve the efficiency of applications and the productivity of pilots.
The Air IntelliFlow Dual Rate system is the latest addition to the Hemisphere GPS precision aerial product line which is targeted at a broad range of applications, including crop spraying, pest control, forestry, and fire management. Built on the market-proven and reliable Hemisphere GPS Air IntelliFlow automatic flow controller, the unique design of the Air IntelliFlow Dual Rate controller improves the efficiency and effectiveness of aerial application by independently managing two separate spray systems on one aircraft.
Improving spray efficacy and controlling spray drift are the two most critical goals of any aerial application. The Air IntelliFlow Dual Rate achieves this by constantly maintaining a desired droplet size. It provides a solution for true variable-rate spraying, and surpasses the performance of traditional variable rate systems. Using Air IntelliFlow Dual Rate, aerial applicators are able to control spray over a wider range of application rates. On fields that require different rates for different areas in the same field, the operator can use a method often referred to as direct injection, applying a constant rate of spray while varying the concentration of chemical within the spray.
The Air IntelliFlow Dual Rate system also enables aerial applicators to apply two different rates on the same swath to spray a field continually with one application and spot spray with another. All these features reduce trips between job sites and the pilot’s base in order to reload for different applications, thereby reducing costly and wasteful flight time.
Hemisphere GPS will begin shipping IntelliFlow Dual Rate systems in August. Current Hemisphere GPS IntelliFlow users can convert to the new Dual Rate system by purchasing an IntelliFlow Dual Rate system upgrade kit.