Woodstock, IL — Innoquest Inc., the designer and manufacturer of precision meters for the agriculture industry since 1993, has released the SpotOn Sprayer Calibrator Model SC-2 (SC-2). Set to replace SpotOn’s flagship product, the Sprayer Calibrator Model SC-1 (SC-1), the SC-2 features advanced benefits and improved functionality. It is now available for purchase via dealers and distributors worldwide with a US list price of $179.00.
Why Sprayer Calibration Is Important
A sprayer’s optimal performance, consistency and accuracy rely on precise calibration. Without it, over or under application of chemicals can occur; a costly mistake that can lead to damaged crops. Identifying worn spray nozzle tips will improve spraying efficiency, leveraging a sprayer’s performance. The SC-2 is a one-of-a-kind tool that provides accurate readings in 10 seconds per tip, with this data, users can make any necessary adjustments. Industry guidelines recommend tip replacement once the flow rate exceeds that of the new tip by 10%. Additionally, accurately measuring true tip flow rate is now a prerequisite as today’s high-tech sprayers can only be properly calibrated and confirmed with this knowledge.
The SC-2 is suitable to measure flow rates of up to 2.25 GPM, up from its predecessor’s 1 GPM capacity with increased accuracy from +/- 2.5% to +/- 2%. It now calculates tip wear in % and application rate in GPA/LPH and provides reliable readings quickly without the need for manual calculations or downloading of an app. Once the user has entered speed and nozzle spacing, the unit will automatically calculate:
- Tip Flow Rate in GPM, LPM, oz/min
- Tip Wear in %
- Application Rate in GPA/LPH
“Our goal was to add features that benefit every user of our industry-leading handheld sprayer calibrator. The SC-2 accomplishes this without sacrificing our hallmark ultra-simple operation.” says Bill Hughes, President of Innoquest. Having a durable and accurate meter to easily calibrate sprayers saves time and money, and the SC-2 is a must-have for quick verification of sprayer operation.