Automated Solutions for the Cane Industry

Finally a Solution that's Unobtrusive, Out of the Way and Maintenance-Free

Overview

In cane production, seemingly small changes can have big impacts on crop quality. How do growers maintain a balance between quality and health, especially considering variability in soil and topography?

 

Padman Automation helps growers meet these challenges by providing a complete automated irrigation planning and control solution that can be managed via mobile phone, tablet or computer. 

How we help!
Reduce Pumping

By accurately monitoring and controlling the application of water to the cane, water logging (deep drainage) and water run-off are both minimized. This means that only the amount of water which is required by the crop is applied, reducing pump costs and both the supply point and in any reuse systems. The best way to reduce your electricity costs is to only pump whats required for your crop.

Greater Labour Effeciencies

Automation allows farmers to better leverage labour. Staff are the life blood of any business, Automation solutions empower your staff to be more productive. Automation is enabling instances where farmers are irrigating five times the area that they were previously able to.  

Crop Productivity

Investment in Padman Automation and infrastrucutre allows you to deliver water to your crop when the plants need it. Plants get water stress by to much water or to little water either means significant compromise to crop production and quality. Padman Automation helps farmers to achieve precision flood irrigation while still having the time to get other jobs done. 

Improved Lifestyle

Spend more time with your family and loved ones with the time saved using an automated system installed on your cane farm. Less stress and no more midnight trips to turn outlets off, our soil/water sensor or time based solutions give you control of your life again. Irrigation can even be monitored, scheduled and controlled when travelling away from the farm.

Affordable and Reliable AgTech

Padman Automation nodes are reliable and solar-powered. This eliminates the costs of continually replacing batteries and fixing unreliable data transmitters.

Padman Automation is committed to delivering low cost solutions that pay for themselves –  often within the first growing season of use. Providing a solution with a low total cost of ownership is a key part of Padman Automation's mission

Padman Automation is a 30 year, family owned and run business
Padman's automated irrigation solution allows you to deliver the right amount of water at the right place and at the right time. Our cloud-based system combines real time data on soil and crop conditions with automation tools to plan and control irrigation. Save hundreds of hours of labour, maximise crop yield and quality – all while optimising water efficiency!
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PAMS (Padman Automation Management System)

PAMS (Padman Automation Management System) is the portal and management system that is the backbone of Padman Stop's IoT system.

AutoWinch Dual

Specifically designed for the cane industry the Dual can control 2 valves making it perfect for T piece butterfly valve assemblies.

  • 2 actuator control

  • 2 motor drive control for geared butterfly valves

  • Easy to move according to crop rotation

AutoWinch PRO

A rugged, highly portable, solar/battery powered actuation system designed to operate outlets fitted with Padman manual winches using Padman’s unique camlock fastening system. 

  • Farm channel regulation

  • Bay outlet operation

  • Butterfly valve operation

MultiController PRO

The MultiController PRO is a compact, solar and battery-powered controller that can be set up anywhere where equipment needs to be switched on or operated remotely.

  • Valves

  • Pumps

  • Gates

Chatterbox PRO

The Chatterbox PRO is a rugged, portable sensor that is designed for detecting water as it moves across an irrigated area.

  • Surface Irrigation

  • Flood events

  • Automatically trigger the closing and or opening of valves

SoilWatcher PRO

The SoilWatcher PRO is an economical solution to allow the monitoring of basic soil moisture parameters over the PAMS IoT system from several locations on-farm.

  • Soil moisture monitoring

  • 3 capacitance probe option

  • 3 gypsum block tension probe option

Sensor Pro

The Measure Meter is designed to integrate any form of  measurement devices or sensors with the PAMS IoT network. Potential applications include:

  • Pipe water flow

  • Silos

  • Pipe pressure

*Download Padman Automation's full product guide 

Every operation is different, so our team works with each customer to implement an automated irrigation system that is directly suited to their needs.
Discover how easy and affordable remote irrigation for cane farming is with Padman Automation.
Call us on 1800 254 594 to talk about how Padman Automation can help you save water, time and money. Or fill out our contact form below.

Donna Wiseman, Colleambally

I said to my husband, the year I turn 50 is the year I'm not doing syphons anymore. So we started buying Padmans flat out and we haven't looked back

Darryl Lukies, Katamatite

"…easy to use and had allowed tremendous labour savings"

Rob Black, Colleambally

"I can go away overnight and come back the next morning and I've had maybe 6-7 changes in that time"

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