Agritechnica 2017

See our highlights on our stand during Agritechnica

SMART Ball regulator SBR500

The NEW smart ball regulator SBR500 puts “YOU IN CONTROL”.

A standard regulator will react to system pressure and flow changes. Our new SBR500 works pro-actively allowing you to predict pressure / flow changes.

The integrated brushless motor drive with angle measurement
of the ball also allows the regulator to be positioned to ensure the correct flow is sent to the different circuits, for example “Tank cleaning” preventing overpressure in this operations.

This regulator really is Smart!

  • Open / close within 4 seconds
  • Variable turning speed
  • Standard 12V or CAN communication option
  • PCB– unit with integrated angle measure system
  • Fits with altek “Quick fit” plug in system
  • Regulated flow rate up to 500 l/min (132 US/Gal min)

Vari-Feed Valve

Regulating valve for planters & applicators

Designed for use  with multiple-row planting machines equipped with applicators applying liquid fertiliser directly during planting operations. The Vari-Feed motorised valve can be controlled to supply variable volumes rates at each position.

The valve can be used  in conjunction with variable rate software / application prescription maps where different volumes are required within a row or in a lateral distribution. Low power requirement!

Electric Proportional Regulator EPR 400

Our  long proven EPR 400  piston type regulator has been updated to meet the needs of the modern plant protection equipment.  With a new more powerful  and faster motor the full open to full closed  speed is reduced to 9 seconds.

The regulator can also provide a standard “square wave signal” for the calculation or the Linear position of the piston.

The new compact housing makes the regulator easy to install even in the tightest of spaces.

  • Max flow rate 450 l/min ( 100 US/gal min)
  • Liquid fertilizer proof
  • Fits with altek “quick fit “ plug-in system
  • Emergency manual override

Multi E Spray - Electric Multi-Nozzle Control

The Multi-e nozzle body is the most technically advanced multi-nozzle body available today.
Twin & Quad options.

Using standardised "Can Open" communication and the latest "altek power management" software, allows a quick and safe integration of the nozzle body into OEM's CAN-BUS system. Full diagnostics and fail safe function is part of altek's software, bringing driver's caution to any risks.
Other features include:

  • Proven "long life" altek piston and Viton lip seal
  • Safe operation up to 12 bar liquid spray pressure
  • Lightweight & compact (250mm / 10 inch spacing possible)
  • Flow monitoring

Direct Control Master

  • Available in Single / Twin / Quad nozzle assemblies
  • New lighter versions
  • Low power requirement (0.09 amp)
  • No section valves
  • No diaphragms
  • Quick on/off
  • Simple to assemble / lower production costs
  • Reduced rubber hoses = less waste / easy rinse
  • Pressure down to the nozzle = fast response
 

altek Nozzle Body

As a specialist producer of precision application products, altek offers agricultural sprayer manufacturers a complete range of system solutions for nozzle control.

From the reliable, cost-effective pneumatic shut-off valve 'Spray-Stop' to the very latest electronic nozzle body control - altek is able to deliver.

Spray-Stop

Pneumatic control valve, opens with air pressure and closes by mechanical spring pressure.

Benefits for the end user:

  • Fast & safe ON/OFF control reduces chance of over application
  • Pressure recirculation system possible
  • Instant liquid spray pressure at all nozzles when turning on
  • Minimal residual chemicals = less waste, reduced costs & safer environment
  • No diaphragm

  System integration into the field sprayer:

  Pneumatic supply required for ON/OFF control of each section

  • Automatic rate controller required
  • For OEM original fitment and retrofitting (fits all common nozzle bodies)
  • Replaces the standard section valves and hoses
  • Reduction in residual liquids, recirculation possible by mounting hoses in a ring line

Spray-Stop Direct Control Master

Multi line control

Master-Slave section control option capable of operating up to 8 standard Spray-Stops

Benefits for the end user:

  • Nozzle control is operated directly on the spray line
  • Fast and safe ON/OFF control reduces chance of over application
  • GPS section / individual nozzle control is possible (additional controllers required)
  • Pressure recirculation system possible
  • Instant liquid spray pressure at all nozzles when turning on (circulation system)
  • Minimal residual chemicals = less waste, reduced costs and safer environment


System integration into the field sprayer:

  • For modern field sprayers with pneumatic supply and electronical control
  • For OEM original fitment and retrofitting (fits all common nozzle bodies)
  • Replaces the standard section valves and hoses
  • Only one electrical line per section (Master-slave version)
  • Reduction in residual liquids, recirculation possible by mounting hoses in a ring line
  • No additional electro pneumatic valve bank required
  • Easy mounting of the pneumatic hoses
  • Cost-effective and flexible configuration of the sections easily achieved

Multi-Spray

Benefits for the end user:

  • Ideal for spray operators requiring different application rates / drop sizes / fast and easy nozzle change
  • Safe OFF control up to 15 bar spraying pressure
  • Fast and safe ON/OFF control reduces chance of over application
  • Selective manual or automatic nozzle switching is possible from the cab, depending on the electronic equipment
  • Pressure recirculation system possible
  • Minimal residual chemicals = less waste, reduced costs and safer environment

System integration into the field sprayer:

  • For OEM original fitment and retrofitting
  • Replaces the standard section valves and hoses
  • Reduction in residual liquids, recirculation possible by mounting hoses in a ring line
  • Infrastructure/facilities for pneumatic required for ON/OFF control

NEW 30 degree angled fitting option

Multi-Spray Direct control / master

Available for Twin and Quad bodies

Main benefits for the end user:

  • Nozzle control is operated directly on the spray line
  • GPS-controlled single nozzle or section control is possible with additional controllers
  • Instant liquid spray pressure at all nozzles when turning on (circulation system)
  • Pressure recirculation system possible
  • Minimal residual chemicals
  • Variable rate application / turn management possible with additional controller

altek ball valves

altek are continually updating the ball valves to deal with continually rising flow rates of modern sprayers. Accordingly, with the use of new material combinations developed in-house we vastly increased the wear resistance of the internal ball, which is able to withstand even highly abrasive substances.

In addition it is possible to adjust for wear by the use of adjustable seals to improve resistance.


Ball valves applied in sprayers are available for suction applications as well as for pressure application. They are available in different sizes and material strength.

altek offers for both suction and pressure ball valves in different sizes and available in both manual and electric operation.

 

 

Why choose altek?

  • altek have been manufacturing 5 way ball valves over 40 years
  • altek are the chosen supplier of 5 way ball valves to all the major European sprayer manufacturers
  • altek ball valves are manufactured in Germany using high quality material
  • altek water test EVERY ball valve they produce before delivery
  • altek work closely with OEM's to improve and develop their products

 

Electrically-operated ball valves:

Extremely compact design

The same fixing points on the sprayer can be used for manual and electrical valves

Same motor drivce for 1¼“ and 2" ball valves (3" has larger motor)

Clockwise/anti-clockwise running optional

Switching time just 4 seconds for 360° rotation

 

 


Electrical Ball Valve 5-way 3“

The 3“ ball valve was introduced to fullfill the customer needs‘ of higher flow rates. 

The electrical 5 way 3“ ball valve hast he following specifications: 

  • high wear resistance ball to seals
  • ball bearing supported shaft
  • integrated safety operation
  • manufactured in liguid fertilizer proof anodiesed aluminium
  • optional: electric control with potentiometer


Manual ball valves:

altek 5 way ball valves are designed to:

•Simplify the operation of the sprayer

•Deal with Increasing flow rates 

Reduce pipework = less residual chemical

Easily incorporated into the altek plug-in-system, helping
to reduce assembly time!


Pressure Filter

altek International has been producing pumps, regulators and components for field sprayers since 1965. altek is well known to sprayer manufacturers around the world and has acquired an excellent reputation for its outstanding capacity for innovation, high quality standards and product durability. Its many years of experience and specialization in this ecologically and economically important niche has brought altek to the level of technological world leaders.

The efficient filtering of liquids is very important in the operation of the sprayer. altek has developed specific features to their pressure filters: The operators safety has been increased highly, since the filter element is removable to the top, during service. Undesirable contamination of chemicals to operator, environment and sprayer is avoided. The innovative concept of the pressure filter ensures, that the return flow from the regulator can be used for permanent filter rinsing. Extended working time of the filter between servicing is the result. Only the portion of liquid necessary for the boom spraying gets filtered. This increases the capacity of the filter.

Overview of features:

  • Available in 2 sizes: 260 l/min and AS40 connectors/ 500 l/min and AS50 connectors
  • Max. operating pressure up to 15 bar, pressure peaks up to 20 bar
  • Extended protection for operator, environment and sprayer, due to reduced risk of contamination during service is avoided
  • Innovative filter concept allows permanent filter cleaning
  • Smaller filter concept allows permanent filter cleaning
  • Smaller filter elements sizes are possible because filtering of the liquid for the spray boom only
  • Filter inserts sizes available in 30, 50, 80 and 100 mesh


Pressure filter 260 L

  • innovative concept of internal sealing
  • self cleaning feature for long return service
  • the filter can be serviced without draining and no chemical loss
Operating time pressure:max. 15 bar
Short-term pressure:max. 20 bar
Flow rate:max 260 litres/min
Outlet - self rinsing valve:AS40
Pressure gauge connection:2 X G1/4"
Material:stainless steel
filter meshes:1.4305
filter insert:POM
filter body:POM GF 25
Seals:FPM

Pressure filter 500 L

  • innovative concept of internal sealing
  • self cleaning feature for long return service
  • the filter can be serviced without draining and no chemical loss
Operating time pressure:max. 15 bar
Short-term pressure:max. 20 bar
Flow rate:max 500 litres/min
Outlet - self rinsing valve:AS50
Pressure gauge connection:2 X G1/4"
Material:stainless steel
filter meshes:1.4305
filter insert:POM
filter body:POM GF 25
Seals:FPM


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Certification ISO 9001:2008

Altek GmbH has been certified again from 2016 to 2018 according to ISO:2008.