Iso-Slurry Management System

The Iso-Slurry fully integrates into the ISOBUS system available in most modern tractors. The equipment has been designed as a ‘plug and play’ unit utilising existing equipment.

Shown below is an example of the information available to the Operator.
No modifications are needed to the tractor.

ISO Slurry management

 

 Wiring Loom and Iso-Slurry Module is all that is needed to connect to the ISOBUS

ISO Slurry wiring loom and control unit

 

On set-up this is the Home page that will be shown.

Solsteer / Tanlake Flowmetering iso slurry management

Successful Trials have been carried out and customer comments are shown below:
Charles, Farm Manager and Grosvenor Farms has been working with Tim Hodkinson from Cornthwaite Group, to assist in the accurate application of manure on their Cheshire farms.

 

  • Why you had an interest in that type of system?
    • Integration into farm management software, accurate records of daily application amounts, coupled with sampling for as applied maps that can then inform subsequent applications, so variable rate fertilizer spreader can follow with top-up applications. We required something affordable and as seamless as possible into an existing software solution (JD Op centre)
     
  • How it helps you manage your business?
    • Seamless transition to record keeping on a field by field basis saving on admin . Also really easy recording on changes and tweaks to the system, e.g. booster pumps, pipe size changes, i.e. techniques for extra flow. Gives the guys on the job targets to meet and beat.
     
  • How it helps you manage your manure?
    • Can plan on a field by field nutrient management plan, increasing or maintaining indices and applying the right amount of N depending on the crop. This then pushes the application map wirelessly back to the farm office via the JD link terminal on the tractor.
     
  • Benefits to you as a business?
    • All of the above really. For me, and it’s a very simple point, the biggest change has been the staff buy in, the display and recording of the flow rates etc has had a really quick and simple motivator. The other points are simplifying the transition of records, ability to create vary rate maps from the as applied maps and record keeping.
     

 In partnership with Solsteer

Data Logging for Flow Meters

 Tinytag Voltage, Current and Count Input Data Logger for Flowmeters

tiny tag - data logging for flow meters

This is a count data logger that is housed in a robust waterproof (IP68) rated case.
Common applications include flow rate and quality monitoring.

Popular Applications:

  • Flow Rate Monitoring
  • People Counting
  • Wind Speed
  • Rainfall

Features

  • Count input data logger
  • Volt-free contact and digital input
  • 64,000 reading capacity
  • User- programmable logging interval
  • 2 user-programmable alarms
  • Delayed start option
  • 3 stop options
  • Robust waterproof case
  • User-replaceable battery

How does this relate to Flowmetering?

The Tinytag can be used on a static installation and will accurately record volumes of flow through the meter between specified times.  For instance if it is set to record once every minute it will capture the flow volume data either in graph or numeric form and clearly show the total volume passing through the Flowmeter every minute.  This data is easily downloaded on a laptop computer and transfers to an Excel sheet for further analysis and record keeping.  On this setting of one minute intervals the Tinytag will log for a total of 45 days before the information needs to be downloaded and the logger reset.
Some examples of the Data captured are shown below:

Date Captured and Downloaded from Tinytag Logger converted from attached Data Sheet into Graph form.

honiton installation graph

Data Captured and Downloaded from Tinytag Logger

S/N 756239
Type TGPR-1201
Description Honiton Installation
Property Total Flow Volume

tanlake-spreadsheet

 

 

Trimble EZ-Guide 250

Trimble EZ-Guide 250 Guidance System

trimble ez guide 250The Trimble EZ-Guide 250 lightbar provides high-quality, entry-level guidance capabilities at an entry-level price.

It is well-suited for slurry applications.
Use it for basic guidance to make your farming operations easier in any farming season.

 

Features:

  • 10.9 cm (4.3″) Colour Display
    Allows you to see at a glance where you are, where you have been and what you have been doing.
  • 15 Built-in LED Lightbar
    Gives quick on-line visual feedback to keep you on track.
  • USB Port
    Allows easy-transfer of coverage maps to your computer via a USB memory stick.
  • Rugged Construction
    Cast aluminium housing for durability and everyday field use.
  • Built-In GPS Receiver
    Provides submeter DGPS accuracy with included low-profile patch antenna or 15-20 cm pass-to-pass accuracy with optional Trimble Ag15 Antenna.
  • Intuitive User-Interface
    Allows for a fast learning curve and easy navigation.
  • Feature Mapping
    Point, line and area feature mapping allows easy mapping of in-field hazards.
  • Freeform Guidance Pattern
    Easily map fields by finding the best field pattern for the layers and contours of your field. Just drive, FreeForm will automatically detect the nearest driven swath and guide you right beside it.
  • Two-Year Product Warranty
    Manufacturers warranty that covers any faults that may occur two years from point-of-purchase.

Advantages:

  • Easy Install
    Mounts using a simple-to-install RAM-Mount bracket, easy-to-move between vehicles.
  • FieldFinder Technology
    Automatically locates stored fields when you drive near them
  • Guidance & Mapping
    Ideal for manual guidance and field mapping.
  • Languages
    Available in English, German, Portugese, Spanish and many more languages.
  • Night Mode
    Switch to Night Mode for better visibility during twilight and at night.
  • Radar Output
    Optional cabling available for radar speed and NMEA output.

Hardware Upgrade Options: (Standard when purchased from Tanlake Flowmetering)

  • Trimble Ag15 Antenna Kit
    Upgrade for better GPS coverage and to 15-20 cm pass-to-pass accuracy

Siemens Flow Meters

Siemens MAG 5100 magnetic flow meterSIEMENS SITRANS F M MAG 5100 W

The SITRANS F M  MAG 5100 W  with its patented liners of hard rubber NBR or ebonite and EPDM is a sensor for all water applications such as ground water, drinking water, cooling water, waste water, sewage or sludge applications. 

 

Electronics

SIEMENS SITRANS F M MAG 5000

Siemens-sitrans-f-m-magflo-mag5000

 

 

 

The SITRANS F M MAG 5000 is a microprocessor-based transmitter engineered for high performance, easy installation, commissioning and maintenance.

The transmitter is truly robust, cost-effective and suitable for all-round applications and has a measuring accuracy of ± 0.4% of the flow rate (incl. sensor). 

 

 

Accuracy 0.4 % ±1 mm/s
Input / output 1 current output, 1 digital output , 1 relay output
Communication HART
Display Background illumination with alphanumeric text, 3 x 20 characters
Enclosure IP67 (NEMA 4x/6), IP20 (NEMA 2)
Power supply 12-24 V a.c./d.c. | 115-230 V a.c.
Ambient temperature From -20 to 50 °C (-4 to 122 °F)
Approvals MI-001, Danak, PTB, OIML R49
Ex-approvals FM/CSA Class 1, Div 2

Siemens sitrans f m mag8000Battery Operated Siemens Flowmeter

SIEMENS SITRANS F M MAG 8000

The SITRANS F M MAG 8000 program of battery-operated water meters gives you the flexibility to install a reliable water flow meter virtually anywhere without sacrificing accuracy or performance.

No mains power is required.

MAG 8000 complies with the custody transfer approvals  MID and OIML R49 water meter standards and is specially engineered for stand-alone water applications such as abstraction, distribution network, revenue metering and irrigation.

Krohne Flow Meters

Krohne Optiflux 2000 flow meterKROHNE OPTIFLUX 2000

The OPTIFLUX 2000 is designed to meet the demands for all water and waste water applications including groundwater, potable water, waste water, sludge and sewage, industry water and salt water.
The OPTIFLUX 2000 has a field proven and unsurpassed lifetime. This is assured by the fully welded construction, full bore pipe, absence of moving parts and wear resistant liner materials.
The sensor has the widest diameter range available in the market: from DN25 up to DN3000.

Electronics

Krohne IFC050

 

 

 

The electromagnetic signal converter IFC 050 is a perfect choice for measuring volumetric flow in various kinds of applications in the water industry including dirty water and slurry.

The signal converter can be combined with the flow sensor OPTIFLUX 2000.



This low-cost signal converter has some specific features:

  • An active pulse output for a simple system, like driving an electro-mechanical counter
  • RS485 Modbus communication with a data processing system
  • Extra insulation of the electronic device and housing for high performance in areas with extreme humidity and chances for flooding
  • Cost-effective flow measurement for a wide range of process conditions and still a very acceptable degree of accuracy.

Main features include:

  1. Large graphic display with 4 magnet keys for operating the signal converter when the housing is closed
  2. 4 push buttons to operate the signal converter when the housing is open
  3. Supply voltage: 100…230 VAC and 24 VDC

With respect to the housing versions, both a compact and a remote design are available. The signal converter for the compact version is directly mounted under a 10° angle to the measuring sensor for easy reading of the display after rainfall or frost.If the measuring point is difficult to access or if the ambient conditions like temperature effects and vibration prevent the use of the compact version, a remote signal converter with a wall housing is available.

Miscellaneous Spare Parts

Nut and Bolt Kits

nuts-and-boltsVarious sizes to suit all Flowmeter applications and assorted combinations.

 

Flanges and Steel Pipe

flangesFlanges to suit all applications and steel pipe cut to fit.

 

Miscellaneous Electrical Connections

electricalA full range of electrical connections and fittings to suit all Flowmeter installation requirements and repairs

 

 

 

 

 

Bauer Couplings

bauerWeld-on and conventional.

 

Data Download Cable

datacableMade to suit your requirements. Enables the transfer of data from the LH500 In-cab computer to your laptop or office PC. Data can then be printed or stored.

 

Agros Nitrogen Testing Kits

nitrogen testing kit not availableSorry - This Product Is No Longer Available

This testing kit provides a quick, simple and accurate analysis of the plant available Nitrogen in wet and dry slurry/manure.

The test takes five minutes and the result is given in an easily understood format.

Each kit contains the necessary chemicals for between 30 and 50 tests and replacement chemicals are available at a very reasonable price.

The kit also contains a dry matter and phosphorous meter. 


All the equipment is contained in a strong carry case with full instructions, and is currently available in 32 different countries throughout the world.


 

 

Protective Cover for Signal Converter

krohne signal convertor coverAlthough your Flowmeter is IP67 rated against water ingress, a need has been recognised for additional protection due to the harsh environment of the Slurry Industry.  

We have therefore designed and manufactured a plastic protective cover which will prevent contamination in the first instance, and give additional protection when washing down machines.

It must however still be borne in mind that the Flowmeter is an electrical instrument and should be treated as such, and in line with the manufacturers recommendations.

 

 

coverAs the signal Converter contains delicate electrical equipment it benefits from additional protection when used in an Agricultural environment.

  • Protects against water ingress and bright sunlight
  • Easily cut to shape to suit individual needs
  • UV Resistant
  • Helps to protect sensitive equipment against accidental knocks
  • Allows for hosing off equipment
  • Lifts off easily to read display
  • Acts as a deterrent against vandalism or outside interference

 

GPS and Field Mapping

GPS Speed Sensor

gpsThis unit replaces the need for wheel magnets and sensors for those tractors that are not fitted with radar.

  • Easily fitted in minutes
  • Wired directly into the LH5000 In-cab computer
  • Replaces the need for wheel sensors
  • Installation kit includes roof aerial and all wiring

 

 

Trimble EZ Guide 250

trimble ez guide GPSThe Trimble EZ-Guide 250 lightbar provides high-quality, entry-level guidance capabilities at an entry-level price. It is well-suited for slurry applications. Use it for basic guidance to make your farming operations easier in any farming season..

  • 10.9 cm (4.3″) Colour Display
  • 15 Built-in LED Lightbar
  • Rugged Construction
  • Built-In GPS Receiver

Read more about the EZ 250

 

 

 

Krohne with Remote Head for Pumps

Krohne Flowmeter with Remote Display

krohne flowmeter 1This is an alternative application when the Flowmeter is installed in an inaccessible location or where there is excessive vibration likely to cause damage to the electronic components, for example on Engine Driven Pumps or some Applicators with restricted space.

Krohne Flowmeter Specification:

    • Fitted with PN16 8 bolt Flanges (on 100mm)
    • Available in 100mm or 150 mm tube
    • Pre wired with dedicated Screen Cable
    • Maintenance free
    • Supplied with Rubber Gaskets and M20 Earth Tags

 krohne flowmeter installed

 

krohne remote head

Krohne Remote Head Specification

  • Operates on 15-32v DC but a voltage converter can be installed for 12v applications – please provide information at the time of order.
  • Head must be attached to a firm base but away from any vibration area.
  • Connected to the Sensor with dedicated Screen Cables all pre-installed - *see below
  • Programmed ready for use.
  • Can be made compatible with SIL controls.
  • The two units can be up to 50 mtrs apart but there has to be good and practical conditions for cable runs

*Note: These are continuous cables between the Sensor and Remote Head and must not have plugs connectors or joins.

krohne flowmeter head

 

 

 

In Cab Computer

Tanlake DD Slurry Monitor

Tanlake Remote DisplayThis is a comprehensive in-cab computer which reads the information from the Flowmeter and translates it into a number of read-out options, having gained additional information from GPS Speed Sensor, Radar, Implement Sensors or any other means of Speed Detection fitted.  

The Operator is given a visual display of all the information which can be downloaded against a specific customer or field reference.  This information includes flow rate(M3/hr), application rates, forward speed, area covered, and time and date.  In conjunction with a lap top computer it will hold any number of different tasks or customer details for downloading.   The download is performed using a USB stick onto purpose written software that is Microsoft compatible allowing for the preparation of Word or Excel documents.

 

Forward speed can be obtained from a number of sources including Trimble devices as well as the on-board Tractor electronics.

The Device is lightweight, has soft touch buttons, and secures to a side window with its own Suction Pad Holder.

Fitting

The Flow Monitor and Flowmeter are easily fitted and are supplied with Wiring Loom and comprehensive instructions.  Connection to the Flowmeter is with a single cable which is easily  detachable from the wiring loom when the units are separated.

In difficult applications a Survey can be carried out and expert advice given on best practice and use. Staff training can be given on site if required, but telephone support is always available.

slurry-monitor

Photo:
Krohne Flowmeter fitted to a standard Dribble Bar

 

DD-slurry-monitor

Photo:
Tanlake DD Slurry Monitor fitted in the Tractor Cab

 

 

 

 

In Line Flowmeter & FiF Cab Display (Siemens)

In Line Flow Meter

in-line-flowmeter-in-galvanized-frame

This application has been popular for a number of years and is designed to stand on the ground close to the pump. As shown in the photograph, the Flowmeter is built into a robust galvanized frame giving protection from accidental damage.

It is fitted with 4" Bauer Couplings as standard (other options available) and 6mtrs of 12volt power cable with an international 3 pin plug.

  • Factory calibrated for accuracy
  • Worldwide product
  • Built into a robust galvanized frame
  • Components can be used for upgrading
  • Economical start-up unit for farmer and contractor alike
 

Tanlake FiF Cab Display

remoteThis is a reasonably priced unit which connects to the tractor power supply in the cab and allows the operator to monitor flow rate and total volume spread.  
Duplicates information shown on the Flowmeter screen without the operator having to leave the cab to take readings.
This is a useful addition as it gives early indication of possible pump or pipeline problems.
It also converts the Flow Rate and Totaliser to display in Metric measures.
Affixes to side window with its own suction pad with a 360 degree swivel for precise alignment.
Totaliser easily reset on the touch screen.
Approximate screen size 128mm x 34mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanlake FiF Slurry Monitor - Options

Tanlake FiF Cab Display

remote

This is a reasonably priced unit which connects to the tractor power supply in the cab and allows the operator to monitor flow rate and total volume spread. Duplicates information shown on the Flowmeter screen without the operator having to leave the cab to take readings. This is a useful addition as it gives early indication of possible pump or pipeline problems. It also converts the Flow Rate and Totaliser to display in Metric measures. Affixes to side window with its own suction pad with a 360 degree swivel for precise alignment. Totaliser easily reset on the touch screen. Approximate screen size 128mm x 34mm

 

Tanlake FiF Cab Display fitted in Tractor Cab

remote-in-cabEasily installed with supplied single wire loom and connects to any suitable 3 pin power supply.
Can be quickly detached should tractor change be necessary.

 

Krohne Flowmeter fitted to a Dribble Bar

slurry-monitorThis is now a common application with a single cable into the Tractor Cab plugging directly into a Tanlake FiF Cab Display unit or a Tanlake DD Slurry Monitor.
A plastic protective cover is also available to prolong the life of the Flowmeter.

 

 

Krohne Flowmeter fitted to Slurry Tanker

krohne-flowmeterAs there are so many variations of pipework on tankers, in the ideal world provision needs to be made for a Flowmeter at the time of manufacture.
Tanlake Flowmetering work with many manufacturers along these lines. 
If the Flowmeter is to be retrofitted then a detailed survey needs to be carried out to find the best location for the flowmeter or a suitable location on the spreading implement. Both options are shown in the adjacent photographs.

Call us to discuss your requirements...

 

krohne-flowmeter-fitted

In Line Flowmeter & FiF Cab Display (Krohne)

In Line Flowmeter Fact Sheet

This application has been popular for a number of years and the Flowmeter is designed to stand on the ground close to the pump.

krohne in line flowmeter
  • Rigid Steel Frame supports the Flowmeter and helps prevent accidental damage.
  • Fitted with Bauer type couplings.
  • Fully galvanised frame and fittings.
  • 12v Power requirement *.
  • Supplied with 6 mtr fused power supply lead with 3 pin connection to tractor
  • Display can be remote – see below.
  • Standard fit display shows: Actual Flow Rate M³per hour & Total pumped in litres between resets.

Note: This Flowmeter is the basic model which is designed for agricultural use only and can be upgraded and reprogrammed to suit customer requirement.

 

* Can be supplied in a fixed and permanent pipeline and supplied by 240v installed by an approved electrician.

 

Remote Head

tanlake flowmetering remote headThis is a reasonably priced unit which connects to the tractor power supply in the cab and allows the operator to monitor flow rate and total volume spread.
Duplicates information shown on the Flowmeter screen without the operator having to leave the cab to take readings.

This is a useful addition as it gives early indication of possible pump or pipeline problems.
Affixes to side window with its own suction pad with a 360 degree swivel for precise alignment.
Totaliser easily reset on the touch screen.
Approximate screen size 34mm x 128mm
* Available in Imperial or Metric Settings

 

Please Note:
This installation can also include a Siemens Flowmeter instead of the Krohne as shown.
It is also recommended that the remote head is used with the Krohne as the display is not as accessible on the Krohne. Protective covers are available for both models.