What is automatic Mist Propagation ?

It is the technique of keeping the foliage of cuttings covered with a thin film of moisture and the growing medium damp but not wet. Our electronic misting controllers do this automatically by sensing weather conditions and adjusting the misting rate accordingly. Healthier growth results because:

  • Maximum light and warmth can be allowed into the glasshouse without "burning" the foliage.
  • Lower leaf temperatures reduce dehydration.
  • High humidity is maintained in glasshouse or igloo.

What is "Weather Watcher" ?

We developed our "Weather Watcher" sensor to overcome problems with the evaporative leaf sensors—primarily the build up of residue on the sensor due to the evaporative process. The "WW" sensor measures both light intensity and air temperature within the growing area and adjusts the misting rate as these 2 factors vary. Light is the overriding factor so that at night misting normally stops. Advantages are:

  1. No "leaf" or delicate tipping arm sensors to clutter your bench or maintain.
  2. Automatically adjusts to weather conditions- no clocks to set.
  3. Adjustable sensor control—you set a rate to suit your crop/glasshouse conditions.
  4. Unaffected by quality of water.
  5. Two Models Available

    Please note
    We have discontinued production of both the single and four station misting units. We have developed a "Weather Watcher" sensor to go onto our Cloudmaster irrigation controller, thus combining misting and irrigation functionality into the one control unit. We will be servicing and supporting existing units well into the future.

    SINGLE-AREA:

     

     

    • This unit has a 12mm (30 nozzles max) or 20mm (60 nozzles max) bronze solenoid valve built into the unit.

    • Sensor is inside the unit - no wires on bench among plants.

    • Mounts on the plumbing for simple installation. A 240v power point is all that is required in the glasshouse

    MULTI-AREA 4 STATION:

    • For the larger scale propagator who grows in open-air beds or in a series of 2 or more glasshouses or igloos.

    • This unit provides a cycle of four 24v outputs to standard solenoid valves situated some distance away providing flexibility of operation and maximum use of water supply.

    • Each station can be set to 'Auto' (sensor controlled), 'Off' (station does not mist) or 'On' (continually mists till manually switched back).

    • A 'function' switch allows the whole cycle to be set the same way as above.

    • A meter indicates the current misting rate set by the knob.
     

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