Irrigation for Fruit Growers

Irrigation for Fruit Growers

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Feed Rigs

Ripple Aquaplast are always looking to improve what is available to fruit growers and our RTM (Real Time Management) electronic systems is part of this tradition. Working with our colleagues at Gavish (part of the NDJ group of companies) in Israel, we have developed and are developing a complete range of feed rig, dosing, monitoring and control systems designed specifically for the UK. More detail is available in the RTM specific section on this web site, but the foundation for this development and our growth in this market segment is based upon our belief that Ripple Aquaplast has to be managing the design, the sales and the post sales commissioning and maintenance of all our systems.

We do not sub contract third party non related companies for subsequent support, so if the worst does happen, it will be an Aquaplast/NDJ company member attending site. However, our company policy is more than this. Our new Tech Dept is headed up by NDJ’s Simon Taylor who has worked all over the world selling, installing, commissioning, maintaining and operating feed rigs for glasshouse crops. Using his knowledge and the market knowledge of Aquaplast, we can offer growers a unique development package which moves feed and control systems on from where they are at the moment. It’s not so much reinventing the wheel but more implementing, with a ruthless accuracy, technology for the fruit industry. Making products work for the grower. Offering a flexible solution for the growers demands and requirements, not trying to make what we have in stock fit.

Outdoor & Soil Grown

Ripple Aquaplast are main dealers in the UK for the complete range of NDJ products. The range of outdoor drip that NDJ offer demonstrate their leading position in the world of drip irrigation technology across the world and they are particularly applicable to the UK. For orchard work, we offer Amnon which is designed for a minimum of 15 year operation, perfectly suited to apples, cherries and pears. Many companies offer less expensive driplines purely to save cost but we do not compromise. Our mid-range dripper is called TOP. This can be delivered in a heavy or a thin wall and can be therefore particularly flexible in operation and application. Finally we offer Turbo Excel, the drip tape from NDJ. With its moulded integral dripper, Turbo Excel offers growers even with a low cost option, high levels of accuracy other manufacturers cannot match.

Cascade Labyrinth

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All our drippers feature the Cascade Labyrinth which is a unique and patented system of maximising turbulence within the dripper thus enabling blocking to be practically eliminated.

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Industrial growth of strawberries in a Dutch greenhouse

Substrate Drip

At the heart of any fruit growing irrigation system is the dripper. Ripple Aquaplast are NDJ Main Dealers, NDJ are part of the world’s largest irrigation company. Their Click Tif HD dripper offers features and operations well in excess of what any other dripper can and when linked to an efficient design, it will be the pinnacle of any system. The patented labyrinth offers the widest and the shortest pathways in the business giving maximum trouble operation and output efficiency. The unit is of course UV protected and resistant to all regularly used chemicals used in the fruit growing industries and is manufactured to ISO 9261 Standards with the international production certification. Being pressure regulated it gives precise and equal amounts of water over the industry’s broadest pressure range making it extremely adaptable to the UK substrate industry.

The anti-drain feature eliminates drainage and allows a pulse irrigation operation where designed. Continuously self-flushing throughout the operation – not just at the beginning or the end like many others do – ensures an uninterrupted dripper operation. In short the Click Tif HD sets the standard for others to follow. Ripple Aquaplast use our own PE laterals and sub mains all linked with fittings and sundry equipment which is the very best that money can buy, including our filtration support packages. Designed to the correct capacity to keep the drippers operational for longer, Ripple Aquaplast certainly can provide the complete package for all fruit growers.