Agriculture

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to penetrate the global market.

Agriculture Industry Overview

The increasing demand for intensification of agricultural land for food production directs the industry towards precision farming. Floppy SprinklerTM technology is the perfect applicator for precise application of water, fertilizers, foliar feeds and cooling to maximise plant growth and yields.

Floppy SprinklerTM systems are a perfect fit for any shape of land or steep slopes, and a suitable replacement for existing irrigation systems as well as new irrigation developments. The Floppy SprinklerTM irrigation systems are ideal for any crop that would grow well under rainfall, and can be mounted on an overhead sprinkler cable system, a riser sprinkler system or a micro sprinkler system in different water application sizes. Furthermore, Floppy SprinklerTM irrigation systems are suitable for large agricultural projects, commercial farmers as well as small emerging farmers.

The Floppy SprinklerTM

Overhead System

The revolutionary Floppy Sprinkler Permanent Overhead Irrigation System brings a welcome addition to irrigation methods, offering “rain on demand” by wetting the total root area with extremely high efficiency, eliminating mist formation due to a larger raindrop.

The Overhead Cable System is a permanent structure erected above the ground on a height of between 3m and 6m, depending on the requirements of large equipment to move freely in the land. The system uses wooden or concrete poles, staywire and polypipe.

This system uses the black 730 litres p/h sprinkler. The flow of water secured by the flow controller warrants a constant flow of water moving through the silicone tube to cut the stream of water into even medium- sized droplets similar to rain, ensuring a very high efficiency with minimum evaporation loss, due to little or no mist formation. This revolutionary design concept offers 89% efficiency and up to 40% less water used per ton produced than conventional systems.

Black Sprinkler
  • All crops
  • Overhead Cable System
  • Riser System
  • 730 litres per hour

The Floppy SprinklerTM

Riser System

The riser system offers short and tall riser systems maximising the installation options because of the versatile design of the sprinkler. It is ideal for vegetables, bananas, sugarcane and many other crop types because it is easy to move according to your needs.

With this system, 730 litres of water is efficiently delivered per hour through our unique sprinkler design. The flow of water secured by the flow controller warrants a constant flow of water moving through the silicone tube to cut the stream of water into even medium- sized droplets similar to rain, ensuring a very high efficiency with minimum evaporation loss, due to little or no mist formation. This revolutionary design concept offers 89% efficiency and up to 40% less water used per ton produced than conventional systems.

Black Sprinkler
  • All crops
  • Overhead Cable System
  • Riser System
  • 730 litres per hour

The Floppy SprinklerTM

Micro System

The Floppy Sprinkler Micro System offers a 250 liter per hour sprinkler with a soft smaller drop of 2mm and is especially suitable for nurseries and orchards. Operating pressure is only 1.5 bar and the system has a high application efficiency. It is fitted to a peg and operates under the canopy of the tree. In Nurseries, it is installed above the plants.

Micro System Black Sprinkler
  • Small crops
  • Micro System
  • 250 litres per hour
  • Softer 2mm drop
Nursery - Canada

Solar Panel Cleaning

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Solar Panel Industry Overview

Floppy SprinklerTM technology is highly suitable for the Solar Energy industry as a method to clean and cool the solar system to ensure higher efficiency. The efficiency of solar panel electricity is highly influenced by dust, dirt and bird droppings on panels, losing generating capacity when dirty. When temperatures rise above 25 degrees, charging ability decreases. When panels become too hot, generating capacity is also negatively affected.

Closed loop cooling can be done with the Floppy SprinklerTM Solar Cleaning System. In open systems, run-off water can be used to grow fodder.

The Floppy SprinklerTM

Solar Panel Cleaning System

The solar panel cleaning system has an application of 730 litres per hour that effectively and economically cleans and cools off solar panels, thereby increasing efficiency up to 30%.

Solar panels lose up to 30% charging capacity in dusty conditions while high temperatures affect charging capacity even further. Manual- and robotic washers can be replaced cost-effectively by TM sprinklers. Apart from washing the panels, TM sprinklers are also used for effective cooling of the panels, thereby increasing energy generating capacity.

Golf & Landscaping

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Golf & Landscaping Industry Overview

The Golf- and Landscaping sprinkler system – the “Everglade™ System”, is the newest addition to the Floppy SprinklerTM range.

This sprinkler has a double pop-up action and pushes up through the grass with ease.

Around the world, golf courses and landscaping parks are big consumers of water. At present golf courses use large gear-driven pop-ups at high pressure – 8 Bar – and long spacings of 21 meters. This results in big water losses, more than 50%. Floppy Sprinkler (Pty) Ltd has designed a smaller diameter, double action pop-up sprinkler, which does not require the sprinkler heads to be kept clean. Water efficiency at only 2 Bar pressure is more than 95%.

Dust Suppression

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Dust Suppression Industry Overview

Dust control in the mining industry is of substance since dust is created during every step of the mining process – from mine construction to extraction, processing, storage, and transportation. In most countries, emissions standards are set and monitored by government agencies to ensure air quality. Dust causes problems such as low visibility and equipment failure and health problems such as asthma, lung cancer, and heart disease. Airborne dust brings challenges to employees, transportation facilities and residents, as well as the surrounding environment. The Floppy sprinklerTM product is a very efficient tool to use for dust suppression.

Mine Dumps South Africa

Fire Protection

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Fire Protection Industry Overview

The larger droplet of the Floppy SprinklerTM technology makes it ideal for Fire protection. Thatch roofs and wooden structures is a huge risk factor, and Floppy SprinklerTM technology has proven to be successful in preventing fire damage.

Nurseries

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Nurseries Industry Overview

Floppy SprinklerTM  technology creates a perfect cool environment which is ideal for most nurseries, especially in a warm, dry climate. The blue Floppy Micro-system operating at 250 litres per hour is especially suitable for the nursery. The micro sprinkler has a small droplet and imitates soft rain.

Garden Sprinkler

General Industry Overview

Industries ideal for the use of Floppy SprinklerTM technology include agriculture, golf courses, landscaping, mining, retail, solar panel cleaning, nurseries and fire protection. The global market potential for Floppy SprinklerTM products in these industries is substantial and led to a strategic decision to establish an international company to service the global market.

Garden Sprinkler Industry Overview

The retail sprinkler is suitable for domestic household gardens and is connected to a garden hose.