It goes without saying, in todays world most business need to be cost effective. Managing resources, staff and time are key to achieving financial goals. Therefore it’s no surprise to learn that installing an automatic irrigation system can help businesses reduce costs in the long run. Also suggesting a way to automatically water precious plants during the planning of a project represents a great way to boost turnover while reassuring clients that they can effectively manage the watering of the plants, trees and flowers.
A simple layout using various methods to deliver water, such as dripper pipe or soaker hose, are easy to install. Whereas the likes of hanging baskets or potted plants would require individual drippers or micro sprinklers. The clever part of automatic watering is the timer or program unit that is used, after all the whole point of managing the irrigation process, is that it can be done quickly and effectively without to much human interaction. Once the program is set it will repeat the process when require, even at inconvenient times such as early mornings or late evenings.
As a leading manufacturer of gardening products with an extensive range that provides a solution for almost any kind of project, Claber SpA is an innovative company with over 45 years of global experience.
It has always been a company mission since 1969 to develop a complete range of watering products, which not only makes irrigation easy for everyone but that delivers an ergonomic and efficient answer to all gardener’s needs, regardless if they are a DIY gardener or a professional landscaper.
Claber’s manufacturing plant which is based in Northern Italy, uses sustainable “green” energy, the raw materials are sourced locally and almost all of the materials used in production and packaging are recyclable.
Claber has strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Research, design and manufacture is all done within touching distance of the Company President and Managing Director, who are both very much hands on, making sure that the high levels of quality Claber aims for is continually reached.
During the early 1990’s Claber recognised the importance of Automatic watering. Investing heavily in the development of clever and useful programmable products. From wall mounted control panels, underground programmable valves to tap timers.
Claber saw that the future of irrigation could be easily managed with a little help from the likes of the Video 2, Duplo tap timers or the Multipla 9v control panel. These simple to use timers made irrigation easy for everyone.
The introduction of the 9v programmable valve units have really provided users the freedom of controlling there systems. Large projects such as golf courses may have several water supplies to each green. Installers can now install individual units close to each green that can be programmed to bespoke settings.
Having a reliable control unit or timer is essential. Claber has an extensive range of battery powered devices. But innovation hasn’t stopped there, the introduction of a new RF range and Solar technology. New solar technology is incorporated in the Aqua Magic, which is making watering more accessible even for those with balcony gardens or allotments.
Dario Spadotto Company MD said, “We believe that gardening is a growing part of our lifestyles. Producing quality products that are reliable is extremley important to all of the gardeners using them. We introduced the RF products, with their 30 meter coverage into the range to give installers the ability to install control units in places that are discreet and possibly difficult to access. More recently we launched Aqua Magic to cater for the really difficult areas to reach, such as balcony gardens, allotments and greenhouses. As Aqua Magic is free from mains water and mains electricity we know there are far more opportunities for it be used in really remote places.”
It’s no coincidence then that Claber currently distributes to 73 global territories. Outside of continental Europe these including the US, UK, the Middle east and Asia.
UK National sales manager, Simon Carruthers, says “We have a great product range, covering all aspects of watering and irrigation. It not only meets international size standards, making it globally compatible but it’s highly reliable and we remain extremley well priced.”
As the manufacturer Claber has the experience and knowledge to be in a position to offer help and support to all of there customers but it’s careful to avoid direct involvement in the planning or installation process.
“We have some excellent suppliers and installers in the UK,” said Simon “All of whom can help during the planning and installation of any system.”
“There always things to consider before installing an irrigation system,” Simon added. “Although water pressure is important most of our products only require low pressure levels, it’s the flow rate that plays a key factor in any design. The Flow rate is the volume of water that comes out of the mains. The more applications added to a line of pipe then the more water you need. The wider the irrigation pipe the better the flow rate. Project designers will be able to help to calculate these measurements .”
Regardless of the size of the project, planning a project is essential, not because of the unpredictable UK weather, although even when it rains some plants with heavy foliage may not get watered properly and if the sun is hot the rain water will evaporate quickly, but because of the efficiency an irrigation system can bring to a client. For example, a large estate with lots of potted plants and baskets could take a couple of hours per day for an employee to water. In small domestic projects, having the convenience of automatic watering when you away on holiday is a huge benefit. An example of waste, is the amount of water people use when watering hanging baskets. Most people will use a hose pipe to give the basket a soaking, resulting in a lot of the water simply falling to the floor. Using adjustable drippers and a regular water cycle, hanging baskets can remain invigorated during the summer and yet the volume of water used can be reduced, thus reducing the utility cost.
Planting any kind of plants, from a £25 hanging basket to an expensive landscape project, is a cost to someone who realise the importance growing. A simple reliable irrigation system will be an invaluable asset to any environment. From the tap to the root, the clever way is the Claber way.
For more information please visit www.claber.com