IRRITEC, green technology: the success at EIMA International 2018

Great success for Irritec at Eima International 2018, the biennial International Exhibition of Agricultural and Gardening Machinery held between 7 and 11 November in Bologna, Quartiere Fieristico.

Even during the 43rd edition of Eima, Irritec has carved out an important space within the fair thanks to its ability to meet the needs of farmers, the desire to innovate in the irrigation sector, maintaining as a conditio sine qua non the protection of the environment. For all these reasons, Irritec is increasingly appreciated by old and new customers, who recognize the absolute quality of the products, their durability and the undisputed irrigation performance.

For over 40 years, the Sicilian company has been concentrating its efforts in the field of irrigation, investing heavily in research and development of products that are made in Italy in line with the corporate vision, aimed at simplifying work and optimizing the use of every single drop of water.

The commitment of Irritec Research & Development sector has led to the development of eXXtreme Tape ™, the revolutionary dripline presented at Eima International 2018. EXXtreme Tape ™ offers a new and innovative vision of water management for drip irrigation. The patented double continuous filter that runs along the entire length of the pipe increases the filtration surface from 20 to 100 times compared to that of a standard product. The presence of the double continuous filtration system optimizes the purification of water rich in impurities and salts, preserving and maintaining the labyrinths, the flow regulators, clean and efficient for a greater uniformity of supply during the entire useful life of the dripline. What is more, the product was tested at the Center of Irrigation Technology of the University of Fresno USA, undergoing no occlusions. In addition to ensuring accurate and targeted water management, eXXtreme Tape ™ reduces the amount of plastic released into the environment and generates valuable energy savings. eXXtreme Tape ™ video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbREEI8Op2I

Among the developments presented at Eima, the D7 multi-dimensional dripline with its innovative flat dripper with a large-surface 3D input filter, provides a high degree of protection to the highly-performing labyrinth, capable of developing high levels of turbulence to the full advantage of the self-cleaning. Generating reduced  coefficient of variation for the maximum uniformity of distribution in the field. Extremely Green, this dripline is manufactured with a quarter of the PE typically used in similar products found in the market.

On line iDrop Light dripper too has a low ecological footprint: the amount of PP used for the production was reduced by 80%). The dripper has a double inlet filter, a resistant silicon membrane and a turbulent labyrinth that helps increase the excellent hydraulic characteristics.

Finally, to facilitate daily work in the fields, the Commander EVO automation system can automatically manage the various functions of the components of modern irrigation systems. Designed for time and volume systems, with the cleaning of filters and safety parameters, it ensures a constant flow-rate and precise control of the electric valves in each sector.

The incredible number of visitors present at EIMA was able to appreciate the innovations presented by the company, including the Press Conference held at the Web TV Room of Bologna Fiere, which introduced Irritec world to the participants. The visitors reached 317 thousand, with an increase by 11% compared to the result of the previous edition (in 2016) which had already represented the historical record of the fair, which takes a leading role not only in agricultural mechanics sector but also in the general exhibition scene, worldwide. An immense showcase for Irritec and its products at EIMA’s Hall 22 booth A51.

EIMA International is the International Exhibition of Agricultural and Gardening Machinery, a biennial review promoted since 1969 by FederUnacoma (Federazione Nazionale Costruttori Macchine per l’Agricoltura) and organized by its service company FederUnacoma surl, in collaboration with BolognaFiere. The exhibition, organized in 14 product sectors and also organized in the specialized salons of EIMA Components, EIMA Green, EIMA Energy and EIMA M.i.A., directly involves the manufacturing industries of every continent, presenting the avant-garde technologies of the sector worldwide.

Irritec is among the first companies introducing drip irrigation products in Italy over 40 years ago. In addition to the five Italian factories, Irritec is present with production plants in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Chile and the United States becoming a reference for the irrigation sector in the international market. Important and strategic commercial branches are present in Algeria and Germany. Thanks to an efficient production network, consisting of different subsidiaries and thanks to a well-distributed sales network, Irritec products and services reach over 140 countries worldwide. The reliability and expertise of over 700 employees serving farmers and distributors all over the world.