New to the TeeJet line up this spring, the Sentry 6120 Droplet Size Monitor allows growers to observe the operating nozzle pressure and the droplet size emitted in real time for liquid applications. Knowing droplet size at various pressures is a valuable tool for applicators to help lower the risk of drift and improve the desired coverage.
Drift can be a costly problem with a spray application, but the TeeJet Sentry 6120 Droplet Monitor helps eliminate concerns by creating an easy way for the operator to keep a close watch on the application without losing time in the field. The droplet monitor will calculate what size droplets are sprayed across the boom.
The droplet size monitor can be particularly helpful when increasing speeds on your sprayer, so you can ensure your droplet size doesn’t get too small for your application. Since smaller droplets increase the risk of spray drift, it is important to constantly stay aware of what size droplets you are emitting.
How the droplet size monitor works
After installing the droplet size monitor on your sprayer, you can select which spray tip you are using on the touch screen. Both an image and text display which spray tip you have selected. As you change the pressure on your boom, the monitor will display the operating pressure on the screen.
The reading on the monitor uses both the color on the droplet size chart and text to let you know what size the droplets are. The droplet size color chart below can assist operators with keeping track of droplet size. It also shows what size your droplets would change to at varying pressures.
Since changes in speed and pressure can greatly affect the size of the droplet, this offers the operator a visual way of knowing what changes they can safely make without jeopardizing the effectiveness of their application. If the pressure changes from the operator’s set high or low limit, an alarm will alert the operator of the change. To learn more about setting application rates and high or low limits, check out this video, Envizio Pro Training Part 2.
The Sentry 6120 Droplet Monitor can save up to five spray tips in the “Favorites” setting for simple, quick selection.
Stay on target with an accurate, efficient application without guessing what droplet size your spray tips are producing.