Part-width section control | Individual nozzle control

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UF 01 liquid circuit

Logical and comfortable

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The liquid circuit of the UF 01 series has been optimised for operator friendliness and lowest residual sprayer volumes. Cleaning can be carried out with a partially filled tank, and the suction and pressure filters can be emptied before opening the filter housing.

  • AmaTron 4 – execution with DUS, quick emptying and external wash down kit


  1. Pressure Vario-Control valve
  2. Quick-emptying device
  3. Agitation valve
  4. Suction Vario-Control valve


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Automatic part-width section control GPS-Switch

If the terminal is equipped with Section Control functionality, i.e. GPS-Switch part-width section control by AMAZONE, the part-width sections can be switched completely automatically depending on the GPS position. Once a field has been created, the driver can concentrate fully on operating the vehicle in automatic mode, since the part-width sections are switched automatically in wedge shaped fields and on headlands.


Advantages of the automatic part-width section control:

  • Less strain on the driver
  • Increased precision, even at night or at higher speeds
  • Fewer overlaps and misses
  • Saving of resources
  • Less crop damage and reduced environmental impact

“With Section Control, the ISOBUS computer relieves the driver from a lot of work.”
(“dlz agrar magazine” – “Test report ZA-TS fertiliser spreader”· 02/2017)

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Up to 85 %* less overlap in comparison to conventional Section Control part-width section switching, e. g. on the headland

* Savings are dependent on field structure, boom width and the number of part-width sections







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Precise switching in 50 cm part-width sections

The decisive benefit of the individual nozzle control is the possibility to operate with small part-width sections giving an even greater degree of precision in wedge shaped fields, short work and on the headland. If AmaSwitch or AmaSelect is combined with the automatic GPS-Switch Section Control, the automatic switching of individual nozzles in 50 cm part-width sections is made possible. With this system, areas of overlap are significantly reduced and are, in comparison with a conventional Section Control part-width section shut-off system, up to 85 % less. So, the combination of GPS-Switch and individual nozzle control results in, depending on field shape and size, the working width and number of part-width sections, significant savings of spray agent compared with a normal spraying system used thus far.

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The DUS pressure recirculation system - proven more than 10,000 times

The AMAZONE DUS pressure recirculation system ensures a reliable circulation throughout the entire system. When starting the spraying operation, all the hoses including the spray lines are filled under pressure in the reverse direction with the mixed spray agent. This means the spray lines are always full and immediately ready to use over the entire working width. There is no waiting on the headland.

Every time individual part-width sections are shut off, during the turning operation and during transport, the spray liquid circulates continually thanks to the pressure recirculation system. This reliably prevents deposits, blockages or segregation in the spray lines.

During the cleaning operation, fresh water flushes the spray lines out right up to the nozzles without any spraying being necessary. During this cleaning procedure, the concentrated spray liquid is returned back to tank via the pressure recirculation system leaving the spray lines clean.

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AmaSwitch – Electric individual nozzle switching with 50 cm part-width sections

Automatic 50 cm part-width section control

With AmaSwitch, AMAZONE offers the precise solution for automatic part-width section control on 50 cm sections. AmaSwitch is the ideal alternative for users who want to maximise the benefits of very precise switching in wedge shaped fields and areas of overlap, thanks to the 50 cm part-width section control.

Standard equipment with AmaSwitch includes the DUS pro high pressure recirculation system and, in addition, can be equipped with LED individual nozzle lighting.

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Equipped with the DUS pro pressure recirculation system as standard

As in the case of DUS, the spray pressure in DUS pro is constant up to the individual nozzle and remains at the pre-set spray pressure. In addition, minimal residual spray volumes are achieved thanks to the conical spray lines.


Conical spray line:
The dimensions of the spray line vary along the boom

  • Minimum residual volumes
  • Even flow speed

DUS pro high-pressure circulation system with conical spray line, such as on AmaSwitch, as an example.

   

  1. 15 mm
  2. 24 mm
  3. 24 mm
  4. 20 mm
  5. 16 mm
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3-fold nozzle body, with electric on/off switching

The technology behind AmaSwitch is based on a conventional, manually-rotated, 3-fold nozzle body with electric individual on/off. The opening and closing is achieved via an electric valve which is fixed directly onto the nozzle body. In conjunction with GPS-Switch, it is thus possible to very precisely control 50 cm part-width sections in short work and on the headland. In addition to the automatic switching using 50 cm part-width sections, it is possible to configure the amount of part-width sections from choice.

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4-fold nozzle body, with the additional 25 cm nozzle spacing

In addition to the 3-fold nozzle body, AmaSwitch electric single nozzle control can also be equipped with a 4-fold nozzle body. In addition, a true 25-centimetre nozzle spacing can be achieved with the aid of an optional extension kit. This offers the benefit, in combination with specific 80° nozzles, to reduce the boom to target surface distance down to less than 50 cm.

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