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Remote center pivot irrigation system monitoring and control featuring temperature, humidity, direction, alignment, power, connectivity, position, water pressure, pump control and more.

Center Pivot Monitoring & Control

Center pivot irrigation systems have helped revolutionize agricultural irrigation and increase crop yields since 1940 when inventor Frank Zybach created his first design. They are an efficient way to evenly irrigate large fields and since their inception have improved dramatically in reliability and at preventing water loss. Recently, with better access to high speed Internet, the proliferation of cellular networks, and the advent of IoT-powered precision agriculture, the next frontier for center pivot irrigation is remote monitoring and control.

Precision agriculture is a growing phenomenon. Mechanical and biological means of agricultural efficiency have done wonders for global food supply and lifted many out of poverty. Now, with global competition and increasing costs, farmers must continually adapt to find new efficiency gains to increase yields and profits.

Pivot monitoring gives growers complete situational awareness and control over their irrigation so they can react to the weather, reduce equipment failure, and do more in less time. As useful as remote pivot monitoring and control is, it's unfortunately quite expensive, limiting who can take advantage of this valuable technology.

That's why some growers and agronomy tech providers are turning to ControlByWeb. We help them create powerful remote monitoring and control of their pivots for a much more affordable price.

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Costly Monitoring & Control

Most center pivot manufacturers offer comprehensive pivot monitoring and control, but at a steep cost that puts it out of reach for many farmers looking to save costs wherever they can.

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Required Cloud Expenses

Most center pivot monitoring requires a cloud subscription that adds dramatically to the expense over time and provides few additional benefits outside of remote access.

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Pre-Packaged Inflexibility

Off-the-shelf systems lack the customization needed to control costs by focusing on critical needs.

ControlByWeb™ Solutions


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Low Cost Hardware & Software

ControlByWeb devices have remote monitoring and control baked into their DNA. They work on any web browser and our mobile app simplifies usability for end-users.

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Cloud Optional

Our data acquisition and control modules feature embedded web servers for a stand-alone control system. While the ControlByWeb Cloud enhances capability, it is not required.

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Completely Custom Solution

With the help of a talented integrator, farmers can create the solution they need to improve their operations.

How ControlByWeb® Works

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Case Study

A farm in South East Idaho has 26 center pivots irrigating thousands of acres of wheat and alfalfa fields. When they started their search for a smart center pivot solution, they were disappointed to find the steep costs of both hardware and monthly subscription fees. Luckily for them, a local integtration company had both the technical acumen and the grit to find a way around those costly expenses.

Center pivot monitoring and control is a big advantage for the farmer. Not only can he maximize his yields, he can also closely monitor his water usage in an area hit hard by drought. With increasing state action to more carefully manage water, the farmer is in a position to comply with local laws, report all water usage, and even apply for tax credits that let him use more of his resources to improve his operations.

Another important advantage for the farmer is the real-time temperature and humidity data. When it comes to harvest time, in particular, humidity is key. If conditions are too dry the end product will lack quality, sell for a lower price, and even become a fire hazard. Too wet, and mold can be a serious problem. The farmer had previously evaluated humidity by looking at the crop and guessing at its moisture content. With center pivot monitoring, he can harvest when conditions are perfect for a valuable crop.

The local tech company is both a communications provider and control systems integrator serving the Intermountain West of the USA. They're uniquely qualified to help farmers in this sparse region remotely monitor and control their equipment. This puts farmers in the driver seat so they can better respond to the changing climate and legislation action.

The solution for this farm was to source ControlByWeb. Our X-400 expandable platform gives the integrator all the programmable I/O needed to replace an out-of-the-box center pivot monitoring solution, but at a much lower cost. With ControlByWeb, they're able to accomplish more with a lot less:

Monitoring

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Alignment
  • Position
  • Power
  • Connectivity
  • Water Pressure
  • Tank Level
  • Flow
  • Run Time

Control

  • Sprinkler Valves
  • Motors
  • Direction
  • Pumps
  • Custom Alerts
  • Indicator Lights

There are no recurring fees required. All the logic and logging is done on the device, so a local network is all the farm needs to access their data. And if they have any connectivity issues, the devices will continue to work, making sure they don't miss any critical data or functionality.

Our optional cloud is only $0.99 per month (billed annually) per device. So even if they want cloud access, they can get it for much less than nearly any pre-packaged agricultural monitoring system currently available on the market.

This South Eastern Idaho integration company was able to put together a complete solution for their customer by installing a variety of sensors and using ControlByWeb as the programmable brains of the operation. Our integration partners love the flexibility, scalability, and competitive prices of our monitoring and control platform.

Six Reasons Why You Should Choose ControlByWeb®


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Industrial-Grade Reliability Is Our First Priority

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Scalable Solutions for any Industrial Application

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Cost Effective, Self-Contained I/O Devices

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Flexible Communications and Compatibility

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Responsive Support and Thorough Documentation

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Founded in 1999 and Manufactured in the USA

Center Pivot Monitoring & Control

Description

The expandable X-400 platform features both cellular connectivity and flexible scalability to match your exact needs. It's an ideal foundation for remote center pivot monitoring and control. The expansion modules have plenty of relays, digital inputs, and analog inputs to support data acquisition and control logic for all your equipment.

Products

  • X-400C | Controls up to 32 expansion modules
    • Expandable I/O Controller
    • Code-Free Task Builder
    • Supports up to 100 I/O Points
  • X-11s | 2 high current relays
  • X-12x | 8 relay module
  • X-15s | 8 digital input module
  • X-22s | 8 analog input module
  • Temperature & Humidity Sensor | 1-wire sensor for both temperature and humidity

Best Sellers

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PART NUMBER

X-400C-I-CA

PRICE

$299.95

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Lead Time: 2-3 Weeks

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X-11s

PRICE

$149.95

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Ships Within: 2-3 Weeks

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X-12s

PRICE

$149.95

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X-15s

PRICE

$149.95

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X-22s

PRICE

$289.95

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PART NUMBER

X-DTHS-P

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$129.95

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Product Comparison for Center Pivot Monitoring & Control

Name X-400C X-410 X-420
Networking Cellular
Ethernet
Ethernet Ethernet
Temp/Humidity Sensors Supported 16 16 16
Remote I/O Up to 100
Via expansion modules or peer-to-peer communication
Up to 100
Via peer-to-peer communication
Up to 100
Via peer-to-peer communication
Relays Up to 64
Via expansion modules
4 2 Digital I/O
Digital Inputs Up to 64
Via expansion modules
4 2 Digital I/O
Analog Inputs Up to 64
Via expansion modules
- 4
Modular I/O Expansion - -
Custom Logic Interface
No coding required
Scripting Basic Script Basic Script Basic Script
Email/Text Notifications
Custom subject line

Custom subject line

Custom subject line
Log Sensor Data
Price $299.95 $249.95* $329.00*
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Frequently Asked Questions

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We carry temperature, humidity, pressure, level, and contact sensors. These provide a fairly broad base for industrial automation, especially for remote sites.

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GPS and positioning sensors, power consumption or status sensors, and flow meters would all need to be sourced elsewhere. However, the specs needed for your sensor will determine whether or not what we carry will work for you. Speak to a sales consultant to understand what your options are and if they'll suite your needs.

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We provide I/O hardware that is adept at creating monitoring and control systems for a variety of uses. We do not carry an out-of-the-box solution for pivot monitoring.

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