F.A.Q.

These information will help to better understand some important points, characteristics and features specific of Spraying Equipment for the Vector and Pest Control, by TIFONE Ambiente.

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3-DENSITY SPRAYING: SELECTED INSTANTLY.

Through instant selection by push button you get 3 different Spray mist densities, emitted by the Cannon:
  1. MEDIUM DENSITY: for Normal intervention, 
  2. LOW DENSITY Spraying: Light intervention, for preventive protection 
  3. HIGH DENSITY Spraying: Heavy treatment in areas in Great infestation. (TIFONE Pat.)

ALGAE RESISTANT GREEN, for Spray Tanks

It’s known the frequent formation of algae within the main tank of the machine, especially, with the Micro dosing system, which involves the use of fresh water in the tank, i.e. without the addition of formulations.
TIFONE has developed tanks with a special shade of green, called "No-Algae Green", preventing the passage of the range of light frequencies more conducive to the formation of algae.

ANGLE OF EMISSION, NOZZLE

What is it?
The orientation emission angle of the nozzles.
In the TIFONE Flexigun Air Cannons angle has a tangential direction toward air stream.

What are the advantages?
Ensures a uniform distribution of the droplets in the aerodynamic flow of the Cannon and a more uniform "spray coverage" with the minimum amount of mixture per surface unit.

ANTI DRIP (on Nozzle)

What is it?
It's a device to block the release and the dropping of spray nozzle, immediately after feeding is closed. There are several types of anti drip valves applied to the nozzles:

  1. Diaphragm type. It's the most common type. Has the disadvantage of a large encumbrance that, with nozzles located in the airflow stream, determines great turbulence and consequent lack of uniformity of distribution of the spray mist. Furthermore, the system determines a certain pressure drop in the spraying circuit.
  2. Piston type. This system presents no encumbrance in the nozzle holder body as piston body simply replaces the feeding screw, which is completely external. Has the advantage of not producing any pressure drop in the spraying circuit, as once opened, the piston is totally external to the flow path.
  3. Ball type, stainless steel. It has the advantage of instant shut-off and ease. Also, does not cause any encumbrance external to the body of the nozzle as the ball system, is totally contained in the stem itself, with the advantage that it can be placed even in the air flow stream, without producing additional turbulence (TIFONE Pat.)

ANTI DRIP, VACUUM type

What is it?
Anti-drip system that automatically creates a vacuum in the circuit of the nozzle feeding line at any interruption or stop spraying, preventing any nozzle dripping (TIFONE Pat.)

What are the advantages?
Producing an effect of depression in the nozzles circuit with no mechanical parts, for which it has unlimited duration, without any maintenance.

Why is it not used on all machines?
Most of the machines for the Pest and Vector Control are also equipped with a Micro dosing pump, whereby the flow sucked back goes into the spray tank, so contaminating the clean water, which is the basis for the different spraying with specific formulation.

AUDIBLE ALARM AT REVERSE DRIVING

What is it?
It 's a security alarm to prevent accidents to persons in reverse driving.

What are the advantages?
Mountable on any pick-up for the Pest and Vector Control.

AUTOFILTER, SELF-CLEANING

What is it?
The Autofilter is a Unique, Fully Automatic - Self-Cleaning Pressure Filter.

How does it work?
The Autofilter, unlike usual filters, "it does not hold" the debris and solids, but it is acting as a barrier separating the debris and the spray feeding line. With Autofilter, the debris are not drawn to seek to pass through the filter cartridge, but they are immediately flowed back to the tank. Where, however, they can not arrive intact as, at the passage through the narrow by-pass valve of the Telecontrol (TIFONE Pressure Regulator), all debris and solid bodies are instantly pulverized by the pressure and the high speed of the return flow in that point.

The advantages?
We repeat:
The Autofilter is a Unique, fully automatic self-cleaning filter = therefore constantly clean and free.
The Autofilter does not get dirty or clogs ever. EVER.
The Autofilter, therefore, has never to be cleaned.
The Autofilter protects the nozzles in an absolute way.

Where is it placed in the machine?
The Autofilter is integrated into the Telecontrol Exact, the TIFONE Pressure Regulator.
The Autofilter is standard equipment on all TIFONE Cannon Sprayers The Autofilter is a TIFONE intellectual property since 1980.

AUTOMATIC BACK AN FORTH SPRAYING, HORIZONTAL

What is it?
It's a special feature enabling you to make-do at the mouth of a Horizontal cannon moving, back and forth continuously, automatically and according to a selected adjusted angle.
The angle is instantly adjusted for the moving angle (sector) of useful work at the moment.
The automatic back and forth spraying is the ideal solution for the automatic accurate fast spraying, of lawns and large areas etc.. Ideal for weed control treatments.

Other advantages?
Eliminates the need for a second operator and allows the same driver to work in comfort and relax.

AUTOMATIC BACK AN FORTH SPRAYING, VERTICAL

What is it?
It's a special feature enabling the mouth of a Vertical cannon moving, back and forth continuously, automatically and according to a selected adjusted angle.
The angle is instantly adjusted for the moving angle (sector) of useful work at the moment.
The automatic back and forth spraying is the ideal solution for the automatic accurate fast spraying, large embankments, tall hedges, banks of canals, etc.

Other advantages?
Eliminates the need for a second operator and allows the same driver to operate in comfort and relax.

AUTOMATIC SELF-CLEANING FILTER "AutoFilter"

What is it?
It's a special filter that intercepting and filtering only the flow rate to the nozzles and mixer.

The advantages?
Its unique, exclusive advantage is that it does not retain foreign bodies and debris, but it pulverizes them instantly.
Another unique advantage is that Autofilter is an automatic continuous self-flushing.
So never needing of emptying or washing it, being, as said, continuously self-flushing clean.

AUTOTENSOR – ANTISHOCK

What is it?
It's a combined TIFONE device.
The "Autotensor" maintains a correct tension to the Cannon pointing system, Horizontal and Vertical.
The "Antishock" absorbs shocks of middle entity to the Mouthpiece of the Cannon (TIFONE Pat.)

What are the advantages?

  1. Accurate Cannon Pointing, with no mechanical play accumulation over the time.
  2. Protection of Cannon mouthpiece from middle entity impacts.

BOTTOM CAP OF TLECONTROL

What is it?
In TIFONE slang constitutes the bottom cap of the Pressure Regulator Telecontrol Exact.
Its removal allows reaching the s/steel filter cartridge of the famous Autofilter, for its replacement.

CALIBRATION CENTRE (Testing)

What is it?
It's a site with a Spray Patternator that is a large Vertical testing wall, with a series of capturing profiles, placed at different heights and capturing the spray mist emitted by the Air Sprayer.
The captured spray mist is collected in a series of tubular transparent metering containers.
The Spray Patternator is present at different authorized Centres.
TIFONE is the only one Manufacturer disposing of its on Wall Spray Patternator as described above, since year the 1978.

What is it useful for?
It is a very good instrument to verify the operational characteristics of the Air Sprayers, which are evaluated according to several parameters such as: continuity and uniformity of distribution, drift control.

CAMERA + MONITOR, to avoid the second operator

Spraying by Cannon is requiring a continuous precise pointing, then the presence of a dedicated operator, in addition to the driver of the vehicle. In order to eliminate the cost resulting from the second operator, the TIFONE Camera + 7” Monitor solution provides, a very useful and really profitable small investment. An Industrial Camera, perfectly watertight and shock-proof up to 10G providing a perfectly view also by night, is applied directly to the mouth of the cannon, with adequate impact-resistant protection, while the Monitor is applied on the dashboard of the vehicle, in front of the driver.

The advantages?
The system Camera + Monitor allows a perfect "direct visual", even at night spraying and allows easy precise instant "pointing" of the Cannon toward any area and under any angle, with a continuous, clear visual inspection of the spraying work. In fact, the Camera continuously takes up the area targeted by the cannon, with large amplitude (wide-angle effect), and with great depth of field. The colour Monitor, of considerable size (7"), and high-definition, with anti-glare screen, and with any adjustment necessary for a good vision (contrast, brightness, intensity, dimming day - night) and of rear view mirror. The TIFONE Camera + 7” Monitor System then allows the driver to the same precise pointing of the cannon live - visual for controlled spraying, and the final elimination of the necessity of the second operator. TIFONE Camera + 7” Monitor system is available for all TIFONE Cannon Sprayers.

CAPACITY, EFFECTIVE, of a Tank

What is it?
It is the actual capacity of the spray tank.
By law, the Real tank capacity of Air Sprayer must be between 5% and 10% higher than the Nominal capacity.

CAPACITY, NOMINAL

What is it?
It is the tank capacity declared and used in practice.

CAPACITY, of a FAN

It is the amount of air delivered by the fan. It is expressed in cubic meters / hour (m³ / h).

CAPACITY, of a PUMP

It is the amount of fluid delivered by the pump.
It is expressed in litres / minute.
In the TIFONE Cannon Sprayers, Citizen an City lines it is generally of 55 litres / min, which would ensure the supply of Cannon, Hand Lance and the Mixers.

CHANNEL GUIDES for Forklift

What are those?
Channel guides for forklift coupling and quick loading and unloading of the machine from the pick-up.
Typical solution is the one adopted in the TIFONE "City-320-ecology" and “City-500 ecology” where, guides are also points of a quick "lock-unlock" on/from the bed of the pick-up (only 30 sec.!)

CIRCUIT WASHING FACILITY

What is it?
It's a circuit plant complete with fresh water tank and a 3-way selecting valve, for the washing of the entire circuit of the machine (tank, pump, filters, hoses, nozzles...) every day, after use. A standard on all TIFONE machines.

CIRCUIT WASHING Plant

What is it?
The circuit-washing plant is a built-in facility, which allows automatic washing of all components elements constituting the spraying circuit after any utilization of the Cannon Sprayer.

Useful for what?
It will grant the machine to be in the best condition, ready to spray any time next. Even after a long pause.
The spraying circuit washing, considerably extends the life of the machine, avoids possible problems at work, and greatly reduces the cost of maintenance and repair.

CIRCUIT WASHING, Function:

How is it done?
The Washing of the circuit of the machine after every use, eliminates residue of pesticide mixture, avoiding sedimentation in the spraying circuit, preventing aggression to all rubber parts of the machine and the full circuit (Pump, filters, diaphragms, gaskets, hoses, nozzles, tank, etc.) and also will prevent any pesticide sedimentation in the tank bottom.
The Circuit Washing operation is done like this:

  1. Before you start the machine for spraying, always fill up the Washing tank with clean water, first.
  2. After your spraying job, - the Spray tank already empty and the - Air sprayer still running and - Spray valve still Open, - shift the intake selecting valve from SPRAY position to WASH. Now the pump will suck from the Washing tank and will discharge through the spraying circuit and in the spray tank. Let the Air-sprayer running and spraying till the Washing tank is empty. This way, the entire spraying circuit and tank will be washed and out of any chemical risk.
  3. Once totally sucked the clean water from the Washing tank, return the intake-selecting valve from WASH position back to SPRAY.

CIRCUIT WASHING: is it important?

The Circuit washing is a very important function in modern sprayers. It allows the instantaneous washing of the entire spraying circuit of the machine, from the tank up to the nozzles (tank, pump, filters, hoses and nozzles), thereby ensuring a ready operation at each new use of the machine and a duration multiplied. The Circuit Washing function is standard on all TIFONE equipment.

CIRCUIT WASHING: Tank is totally EMPTY, with no spray mixture left.

When the Spray tank is EMPTY, the washing will be integral, and will be made as described above with only variation that

  • Pressure will be adjusted at 15 bar as normally, when spraying
  • Engine will run at mid gas, not less.
  • So the entire circuit, including pump will be washed: pump, filters, manifolds and nozzles as well as the interior of the tank.

Let the Air-sprayer running and spraying till the Washing tank is empty.

CIRCUIT WASHING: with Tank still containing Spray Mixture = NOT EMPTY

When the tank is NOT EMPTY and still contains some Spray Mixture we do not want to dilute, the Circuit Washing may be limited to the real spray circuit only: Pump, filters, piping, manifolds and nozzles, but excluding the spray tank.
To this end, act as follows:

  • Turn the Pressure Regulator to the Maximum Pressure (red knob totally clockwise),
  • Open the valve feeding the spraying nozzles,
  • Start the engine of air sprayer and let it run at low speed.

At idle speed, the pump produces a very limited delivery, always enough to assure the Circuit washing, but without producing excess capacity, therefore, without discharging water back into the tank. In fact, the pressure, adjusted at the maximum, will force the entire flow produced by the pump to flow out through the nozzles, without any return to the tank.
Let the Air-sprayer running and spraying till the Washing tank is empty.

CONSTANT PRESSURE.

What is it?

Important feature required in the Pressure regulators, in order to ensure a good adjustment and maintenance of a positive effective spray capability of the machine, then the volume / hectare, for which the machine has been adjusted. Pressure Regulators found only on the quality and precision. Excellent, the Telecontrol Autofilter Exact by TIFONE.

CRADLE SHAPE.

Typical the tank of TIFONE “City-320-ecology" and “City-500-ecology" where, characteristic and purpose of the project were, inter alia, to develop a form that, in addition to accommodate the various tanks peripherally and with a functional harmony, also to contribute to "contain" the noise generated by the engine (sound barrier effect).

DESTRUCTION OF DEBRIS with INSTANTANEOUS PULVERIZATION.

What is it?
It's a specific and exclusive feature of TIFONE Air Sprayers with Telecontrol Exact system based on the "Autofilter".

How does it happen?
With the forced passage through the narrow by pass-gate, all debris and foreign matters, due to pressure and high speed, they are instantly pulverized, and they return in the spray tank without any consistency.

DOUBLE MIXING.

What is it?
Advanced system of mixing of the spray mixture in the tank, utilizing both pressure flow of the spray circuit and the important return flow of the pump, transformed in a powerful mid pressure mixer as well.

What Benefits?
Allows to achieve and maintain uniformity and constancy of the concentration of spray mixture in the tank, even in case of use of heavy pesticide, powder or granular.

DRAIN VALVE AT THE PUMP.

It allows a total emptying of the pump, the advantages?

Useful to a quick emptying of the pump, before the winter break, and for rapid emptying of the pump in areas with a risk of frost. A standard feature in all TIFONE Equipment.

DROPLETS OF 100 MICRONS DIAMETER

How many droplets in one litre of water?
One litre of water contains 1,910,840,196 droplets of diameter 100 microns ...... almost 2 billion! In fact, 1 litre of water corresponds to a drop of 12.5 cm diameter (125 mm), which corresponds precisely to 1,910,840.196 droplets of diameter 100 microns.

EJECTOR.

What is it?
It's a kind of static pump based on the “Venturi” principle.

What's the use?
It is used as hydraulic mixer or as tank filler, for taking water from a deposit or from a nurse tank.

It's also known as “Injector”.

ELECTRO MIXER FOR MICRO DOSING FORMULATES.

What is it?
It's a small special12V DC electric mixer, applicable to the small tanks of formulations for TIFONE Micro dosing pump.

What are the advantages?
It allows to mix different formulates and maintain a uniform relative concentration. It is instantly transferred from one tank to another.

ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE (E ± S +).

What is it?
It’s an electrical system, high voltage and very low intensity, deputed to transmit a positive electrical charge (+) to the single droplets forming the spray mist cloud.

Why? The theme of the Pest and Vector Control, it is becoming increasingly important for the growing need to achieve more advanced objectives, including:

  1. Increased effectiveness of spraying interventions,
  2. Reduction of number of interventions,
  3. Reduction of losses due to aerial drift,
  4. Reduction of losses due to dripping to the ground,
  5. Reduction of pesticide charge per hectare,
  6. Reduction of energy consumption (fuel),
  7. Reduction of working time.


These objectives are all of a high interest and more and more weight and attention, both for the Protection of the Environment and, not least, for Business Economics. In order to optimize the spraying in the required directions, TIFONE has carefully re-studied the technique of "Electrostatic Charge", as applied to pesticide spraying. Thus, by using new technologies and new aerodynamic attention, TIFONE has come to develop innovative solutions significantly more effective, compared with the state of the art. Today, spraying assisted by TIFONE Electrostatic Charge (E±S+), New Generation, is assuring Relevant and Visible Results.


As mentioned, the Electrostatic Charge is based on the applying of an Electrostatic Charge, Positive (+) to the droplets forming the spray mist cloud, launched by the cannon of the Air sprayer. An optimal use of the notion of Control requires, however, the optimization of the conditions of release and permeation features of the Chamber of Control of the mouthpiece and the conditions of "protection" and "guidance" of the spray mist, "Electro-loaded" and to be launched. The new TIFONE Electrostatic system: the ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE (E± S+) is based on the development of an innovative Cannon mouthpiece and of a Tripod Polarizer, both specifically designed to operate in a synergistic way. This New system, Electrostatic Charge ( E ± S + ), can be summarized as granting:

 

  1. Reduced losses by air drift,
  2. Increased Windproof,
  3. Wider spray Distribution, 
  4. Increased spray Range.


What are the advantages?
The Air Spraying assisted by TIFONE ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE (E±S+), is more complete, even in the areas less directly exposed to the Cannon. Moreover, the TIFONE ( E ± S + ) Charge strongly reduces the losses to drift air and drip to the ground. Phenomenon that can be seen even through simple visual observation. In addition, TIFONE (E±S+) is resulting highly synergic when spraying “Low Volume”, and “Ultra Low Volume” (ULV), where it allows a positive spray coverage with a drastic reduction of the volume of spray mist required for unitary surface, with a saving of spray mixture and formulated, even up to 50 %. The economic saving, is the direct result of:

  • The Recovery “by Electrostatics” of part of the dispersions,
  • The Very Reduction of excess wetting,
  • The Reduction of the drift air, and for,
  • The Reduction of the drip to the ground.

So, with the spraying assisted by TIFONE ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE (E±S+), all the points target listed in the opening are achieved.


The new system TIFONE Electrostatic Charge (E±S+) is available for all TIFONE Spraying Equipment. 

EMERGENCY-BOX.

What is it?
It's a watertight compartment, to hold small spare parts, useful in case of inconveniences at work (nozzles, nozzle rings, gaskets, wrenches, pliers, etc.). Tight seal ensures a good protection. It is present in many TIFONE Spraying equipments.

ENGINE THROTTLE, with MICROPROGRESSIVE ACTUATOR.

What is it?
It's a device enabling the remote progressive engine acceleration by a micro-progressive actuator.

What are the advantages?
Allows the exact graduation of the power of the machine according to the required performance. A careful use of it also allows more economic spraying and lower noise level.

ERGONOMIC PUSH BUTTON "Ergo" full-control - WIRELESS.

All TIFONE Cannon Air sprayers are equipped with a special push-button "Ergo" - full-control.
Lightweight, functional and characterized by a particularly designed ergonomics.
Enables the command and control of all machine functions from the board.
It is held and can be operated with one hand. Since 2012 all TIFONE Push-bottom are Wireless type for a most comfortable operation.
Active Remote Control Distance: over 50 meters. The Wireless push-button is standard on all TIFONE Cannon Air Sprayers.

ERGONOMIC PUSH-BUTTON "Ergo", full-control - WIRED.

All TIFONE Cannon Air sprayers are equipped with a special push-button "Ergo" - full-control.
Lightweight, functional and characterized by a particularly designed ergonomics.
Enables the command and control of all machine functions from the board.
It is held and can be operated with one hand. Equipped with long cable, for particular operations (TIFONE Pat.)

FILLING HOLE on BOTH SIDES of TANK.

Why?
Solution of comfort, convenience and safety introduced in the new "City-320 – ecology and City 500-ecology, where the filling hole is present on both side, the left and right. (TIFONE Patent)

FILLING HOSE HOLDER.

What is it?
It is a simple guide that automatically restrains the hose for filling the spray tank of the machine.

The advantages?
Enables the tank filling without removing the lid and without having to hold the filling hose. It is standard on all TIFONE Cannon Sprayers.

FIXED NUMBER.

Generally assumed fixed value in the calculation of formulas. Equivalent to "Constant". Often represented by the letter "K".

FLEXIBLE SLEEVE

What is it?
It is the Air Sleeve connecting the base of the cannon with the Mouthpiece.
Particularly subjected to considerable mechanical stress.
In TIFONE machines it is of the highest quality, and the type with wide curvature and crush proof.

FLEXIGUN CANNON "Dual Wide". Fixed

What is it?
It 's a special version with mouthpiece Dual Wide spray pattern.

How is it done?
In practice its Mouthpiece is enjoying of Two Wide-angle additional outlets: - One, on the lower side and - One, on the upper side of the Mouthpiece Both outlets are equipped with their own ON/OFF facility of spray nozzle and airflow.

What are the advantages?
The possibility of a very wide spray pattern, for the fast spraying of large surfaces like Walls, Edges, Embankments, Canals, Slopes, etc,

FLEXIGUN CANNON "Dual Wide". “Pivot”

What is it?
It is the dame above, with the additional facility that the Dual Wide mouthpiece can be rotated by 90° with the advantage to get:

  • A wide Vertical spray pattern, for the fast spraying of large surfaces like Walls, Edges, Embankments, Canals, Slopes, etc., as above or: 
  • A wide Horizontal spray pattern, for the fast spraying of large Meadows, etc.

FLEXIGUN CANNON "TECHNO".

What is it?
It is the technological evolution of Flexigun Cannon, with the introduction of various technical advances such as: 

  1. Mouthpiece "long range", 
  2. Vertical pointing on a lubricated watertight ball bearing, 
  3. Horizontal pointing on a special turntable-bearing, with stainless steel balls, 
  4. Tangential nozzles MMC by TIFONE, with closure by rotation of its head, 
  5. Halogen headlight, with body in shock-resistant rubber, watertight, and a heavy glass screen, chemical resistant and instant washable. 
  6. Retro reflector safety. 
  7. The Flexigun Cannon Techno is designed at the origin for the system to Electrostatic Charge (E±S+), Plus edition. The Flexigun Cannon Techno is a TIFONE Patent.

FLEXIGUN CANNON.

What is it?
The Flexigun CANNON is a special Spraying Cannon, with an all direction-pointing mouthpiece

What are the benefits?
Many:

  1. The Mouthpiece of the Flexigun Cannon can be pointed in any direction, Horizontally and Vertically, 
  2. Pointing control is electro-motorized, 
  3. The electro-motors are by BOSCH, 
  4. Pointing on the Vertical plane is up to 200°, 
  5. Pointing on the Horizontal plane is up to 300° (and beyond...! In fact:) 
  6. Pointing on the Horizontal plane can go even beyond 360 degrees by simply moving the " zero point " reset, allowing you to point the mouthpiece beyond the point of end-run. 
  7. The Flexigun Cannon is equipped with a special "impact-absorbing Clutch", integrated (TIFONE Pat.) absorbing any accidental impact to the mouthpiece, 
  8. The Pointing of Flexigun Cannon is remote controlled, by an ergonomic push button, Wireless (TIFONE Pat.) 
  9. The Flexigun Cannon has special mouthpiece profile, drift reducing, 
  10. The Flexigun Cannon is ready for the "Electrostatic Charge Function” 
  11. The Electrostatic Charge is the Original Innovative TIFONE Plus system (E±S+), with a tripod cusp polarizer, assuring a constant ionization efficacy, and free from any risk of short circuit (= typical of old annular polarizer system) (TIFONE Pat.) 
  12. In the Flexigun cannon the nozzles feeding line and power cables are protected from possible damage or breakage and are not producing disturbance to the free pointing of the mouthpiece (TIFONE Pat.) 
  13. The Flexigun Cannon is ready for the Automatic “back and forth” spraying function, With instant adjusting for any useful spraying arc 
  14. The Flexigun Cannon is ready for "Camera and 7” Monitor, colour", allowing the comfortable continuous control of the spraying job to the same driver, without the need for an additional operator, 
  15. The Flexigun Cannon is an original TIFONE invention.

FLOW METER.

What is it?
The Flow meter is an instrument allowing the measurement and control in litres / minute of the flow utilized by the machine.
The flow measured can be:

1. INSTANTANEOUS SPRAY DELIVERY

  • Flow rate delivered by the Cannon, 
  • Flow rate delivered by the Hand lance, 
  • Flow delivered by the Fert-Injector, 
  • Flow delivered by any other devices, if any 
  • Flow rate values are given in litres / min. 

2. TOTAL CAPACITY DELIVERED:

  • Flow rate delivered during a certain period of time, 
  • Flow rate delivered to the spraying of a certain plot, 
  • Total flow delivered by a certain date or time, The FLOWMETER exists in 2 versions: 
  • “Compact”, fully mounted on the machine, 
  • "Split", where the sensor is mounted on the machine and the monitor is mounted in the cab.

FREE ROOM ON THE PLATFORM OF THE PICK-UP.

An important feature in the equipment for Pest and Vector Control where, in addition to the Cannon Sprayer, it is always necessary to load auxiliary equipment such as spare formulations packages, hand pumps, and other equipment according to the work of the day. The "City-320-ecology and 500-City-ecology also offer the benefit arising from a total compact integration, including the Micro dosing pump, Hose Reel (manual or electro driven), and Thermal fog. Thus, there remains a large free room (approx. 45 cm in length and across the width of the platform!) for auxiliary equipment.

FUEL TANK, DEEP APEX.

TIFONE Fuel tank conceived for the total contents utilization also in slope condition.

GALVANIZATION, Electrolytic.

Antirust treatment obtained by immersion of the part to be protected in a galvanic bath (electrolysis).

GALVANIZATION, Hot Dip.

Antirust treatment very effective and durable, obtained by immersion of the part to be protected in a bath of molten zinc. System very widely used throughout the TIFONE production.

GAUGE (Pressure Manometer) Precision Reading.

What is it?
It’s the device for measuring the pressure in the spraying circuit of the machine.


The value of the pressure is expressed in bar.
Typical the TIFONE pressure gauges, characterized by dilated and distribution readable scale with a precision reading and adjusting of 0.5 bar.

GRAVITY CENTRE.

What is it?
It is the centre of gravity of a body or of a system of bodies. In a Cannon mist blower, the centre of gravity is the centre of mass of the machine. More the centre of gravity is low, the more the machine is stable. A low centre of gravity is a safety factor, very important in all conditions of use of the equipment. Referred to spraying equipment carried by pick-up, it will strongly reduces the risk of instability in hilly condition or alike.

Ha.

Abbreviation for 'Hectare', corresponding to the surface area of 100x100 m = 10,000 square meters.

HAND LANCE "Floor-Jet".

What is it?
Special high pressure Hand lance, for the quick washing of flooring, indoors and outdoors, and of portions of the road even if occupied by parked cars or other vehicles.

The advantages?
Present a totally ergonomic setting for adjusting the tangential spray jet for a maximum effectiveness. The compact hemispherical section offers a support and an easy drive and directional movement in all comfort. Washing performance: up to 8 meters per side. Applicable to any TIFONE Spraying equipment.

HAND LANCE "Star-Jet 5" Penetrator.

What is it?
It 's a special Hand lance with a spherical head, equipped with n. 5 Nozzles disposed as "five-directional, radial.

What's the use?
Specially designed, for the spraying of flowering bushes and hedges.

What are the advantages?
The "soft" spraying by insertion of the spherical spray head directly "inside" of the vegetation that is so sprayed without damaging the flowers.
Powered directly from any TIFONE spraying unit, City or Citizen.

HAND LANCE "Super-Mitra, Two-lever".

What is it?
It’s a powerful, professional Hand lance with the following specifications:

  • Adjustable spray from mist to straight jet (Two levers) 
  • Pressure up to 40 bar, 
  • Standard nozzle diameter 2.3 mm. 
  • Standard flow at 25 bar, straight jet, 
  • delivery14.2 l / min, 
  • Standard flow at 25 bar, 
  • mist spray, 
  • delivery 10.2 l / min, 
  • Spray range, 
  • straight jet up to 15 m 
  • There are interchangeable nozzles of greater or lesser delivery. 


What are the advantages?
Interventions for manual operating conditions and in specific cases such as: Places not accessible by carried Spraying Intensive washing of Containers Ant parasitic spraying of Discharges, Manure piles, Deodorizing of Discharges, Manure piles, Destruction of nests of wasps and other dangerous parasites. Can be powered by any TIFONE Air sprayer.

HOSE REEL.

Device for the collection of the rubber hose, for the feeding of the Hand lance for hand spraying. Hose Reels by TIFONE are particularly accurate and enjoying an advanced technical realization.

What are the unique benefits?

  • its Hose guiding rollers, on the 4 sides,
  • its Locking lever, integrated and safe, 
  • its Strong Bearings, pre-lubricated for life, 
  • its Structural strength design, 
  • its Tropical Electro galvanization, 
  • its Quick adding of electro drive (from Manual to Electric).

IF ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE: Channel Change 1.2.3.4.

TO ACTIVATE CHANNEL 1.
  1. Turn off (1) POWER 
  2. Press and hold the red button (2) START 
  3. Activate (1) POWER 
  4. After 4 sec. the RED LED a) lights : Channel 1. Is activated. Release the red button (2) START 

TO ACTIVATE CHANNEL 2. If Channel 1. Is disturbed.
  1. Turn off (1) POWER 
  2. Press and hold the red button (2) START 
  3. Activate (1) POWER 
  4. After 4 sec. the GREEN LED a) lights: Channel 2. is activated. Release the red button (2) START 

TO ACTIVATE CHANNEL 3. If also Channel 2. Is disturbed.
  1. Turn off (1) POWER 
  2. Press and hold the (3) JOYSTICK UPWARDS 
  3. Activate (1) POWER 
  4. After 4 sec. the RED LED b) lights: Channel 3 is activated. Release the button (3) JOYSTICK 

TO ACTIVATE CHANNEL 4. If also Channel 3. Is disturbed.
  1. Turn off (1) POWER 
  2. Press and hold the (3) JOYSTICK DOWNWARDS 
  3. Activate (1) POWER 
  4. After 4 sec. the GREEN LED b) lights: Channel 4. is activated. Release the button (3) JOYSTICK 

AFTER CHANGED THE CHANNEL, ACTIVATE (1) POWER: The machine will recognize the last channel set.
 
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IMPACT - ABSORBING CLUTCH.(to "Flexigun" Cannon).

What is it?
It's a device deputed to absorb the accidental shocks to Mouthpiece of "Flexigun" Cannon, in the event of unforeseen obstacles, at work or during transfers.

The advantages?
Prevents damage to the Mouthpiece of the Cannon, to the otherwise often serious, with costly work interruption and repairs.
The impact-absorbing device is based on a clutch ring system.

It also brings the exclusive added benefit of allowing to change the spraying stroke end angle in the horizontal plane, so allowing the spraying even in directions not otherwise be reached, that is, beyond 360°.
The provided collimator "Reset" >• allows easy, an immediate realignment to the standard active sector (TIFONE Pat.)

IMPACT - ABSORBING: To Cannon Mouthpiece.

What is it?
It's a device absorbing accidental shock to the "Flexigun" Cannon, in the event of unforeseen obstacles, at work and during transfers.

What are the advantages?
Prevents otherwise often serious damages to the Cannon with costly work interruption and repairs, with additional advantages:

  1. The system, integrated into the base of the Cannon mouthpiece, absorbs any accidental impact.
  2. The system, based on a sliding clutch device, also carries the additional benefit of being able to change, at will, the pointing sector on the horizontal plane, allowing the spraying even in directions not otherwise be reached. 
  3. The provided collimator "Reset" >• allows an easy immediate realignment to standard pointing sector (TIFONE Pat.) 

INCH.

Anglo-Saxon unit of measurement, corresponding to 2.54 cm.
Still widely used in Italy to define the sizes of the fittings and the diameter of the propeller or fan.

INTAKE FILTER (Pump).

What is it?
It's a filter on the pump suction line.

The advantages?
Protects the pump from the entry of debris and foreign objects.
Must be kept clean and in perfect condition.

INTEGRAL LOADING - UNLOADING.

Fast operation and unloading the machine from the vehicle bearing as the machine and accessories are a unique unit.
This is possible only if the machine is of the "integral type", i.e. where all the accessories are integrated in the same unit.
All models of the Citizen 300. 400. 500 are "integral type".
In the new "City-320-ecology, and 500-City-ecology " the level of integration is complete and includes the pump and the Micro dosing pump and Thermal fog.

INTEGRATED MICRO DOSING PUMP.

Typical solution of the new "City-320-ecology and 500-City-ecology "
which includes a specially designed and harmoniously integrated group, providing greater operational functionality, reliability, and easy washing function.
Integration allows the loading unloading the Air Sprayer on/from the pick-up in just 30 sec. time.

INTEGRATED.

Condition of accessory or function, implemented in a way so to belong physically and functionally to the machine as a complete unit.
The advantages are the increased functionality, operability, and reliability, together with the compactness and the quicker instant loading unloading (in 30 sec.!).
The philosophy of integration is widely adopted and applied in all TIFONE Cannon Sprayers, with an excellence in the advanced new "City-320- ecology and City-500- ecology.

KMH.

Abbreviation of Kilometres per hour. The distance in thousands of meters, covered in an hour.

L / Ha.

Abbreviation of Litres per hectare.

L / Min.

Abbreviation of Litres per minute. 

LATERAL TANK FILLING HOLE.

What is it?
A typical characteristic and original of all the TIFONE Spraying Equipment where the tank-filling hole is shifted laterally.

What are the advantages?
Facilitates the achievement of filling hole from the ground without effort and in terms of better comfort and safety.

LIGHT THROUGH.

What is it?
It's an integrated lighting system used in tanks.

The advantages?
Useful during evening and night work. The scattered light through the walls of the tank makes visible the content level. The tank becomes fully luminescent; creating an element of surprise that raises the level of consideration of the Company doing the spraying. Available on all TIFONE models.

LIGHTED TANK.

The Pest and Vector Control spraying is carried out in the evening and night hours. To give greater operating comfort, and allow to more easily keep under control the various functions, Citizen line and City line can be equipped with "lights" applied to the tank, which will appears totally luminescent. Everything remains the most easily under the control of the operator and the machine takes on a particular “ghost” effect with positive reaction and rewarding for the image of the company that is performing the service.

LOADING – UNLOADING OF INTEGRAL MACHINE IN 30 SECONDS.

The possibility of a rapid Locking - Unlocking and loading and unloading of the machine for Pest and Vector Control from the carrying vehicle, is a valuable feature, requested by all operators. All TIFONE Cannon sprayers, Citizen 300. 400. 500 and City-320-ecology and City 500-ecology, are enjoying a unique system allowing to unlock your sprayer in just 20 seconds and to unload it in just 10 seconds more, by hoist or by forklift. In a total time of only 30 seconds, the vehicle is free, ready to be used for other work! Equally quick and easy the loading on the vehicle and locking it, requiring a total time of 45 sec.!

LOADING – UNLOADING THE MACHINE, BY A FORK LIFT.

All Cannon Sprayers TIFONE are equipped with forklift guides, integrated in the structure. And are also equipped with a quick locking-unlocking system (30 seconds).

IMPORTANT. For security reasons, the Loading – Unloading should always be carried out when the tank is completely empty and the spray circuit, washed.

MEASUREMENT OF THE INTENSITY OF USEFUL SPRAY COVERAGE.

By a Spray Patternator with spray coverage measurement facility.
At TIFONE, equipped with special captors for the measuring of useful spray mist, reaching different distances for:

  • The Evaluation of the Density of spray coverage, at different distances, 
  • The Adjustment of the spray Volume per hectare, 
  • The spray flow Calibration in Litres per minute. 


Present at TIFONE, ready for the testing of:

  • Single side, spraying Cannon, and 
  • Two side, spraying Cannon, as well.

MICRO DOSING PUMP.

What is it?
It’s a TIFONE special equipment allowing to work with clean water in the main tank and make the instant dosage of the formulation specifically requested from the specific type of intervention.

The advantages?
The system allows full operational flexibility, avoiding any remaining mixture inside the tank at the end of the spray job.

IMPORTANT. The Micro-dosing pump should be washed after every use, at the end of spraying, to ensure its prompt efficiency at the next utilization.

MIN.

Abbreviation for minute, the sixtieth part of an hour.

MIXER, for the spray mixture in the tank.

What is it?
It's a device maintaining a positive mixing of spray mixture in the tank.

What are the advantages?
Produces and maintains a uniform concentration of spray mixture. It is a particularly effective advanced TIFONE device.

MOTORIZED VALVES, Bosch motor.

What is it?
A device for activation - deactivation of spraying.

The advantages?
The Bosch motorized valves are practical, functional, safe and totally reliable.
This also is a TIFONE invention.

NOZZLE HOLDERS "MMC".

The nozzle holders specifically developed by TIFONE for its Cannons for the Pest and Vector Control.
All metal, no plastic or rubber parts. Instant ON/OFF, by simply rotating the spray head. Precision, very long lasting spray tips, ceramic.

NUMBER OF MESHES OF THE FILTER

What does this mean?
Identifies the density of the filter. It can be expressed in mm, as the width of the holes constituting the mesh, or in 'Mesh' which is the value corresponding to the square root of the number of holes contained in a square inch = n. of holes on the side of a square of 25.4 mm.

OUTSIDE AIR STREAM (Nozzles).

What does this mean?
Characteristic of TIFONE Spraying Cannon where the spraying nozzles are located outside the mouthpiece, and with a tangential angle of emission ensuring the best "spreading" of the spray mist in the air stream launched by the blower.

PITCH, among the trees.

Distance between two following trees, on the same row, in a plantation.

POLYETHYLENE.

Macromolecular compounds obtained by the polymerization of Ethylene. Polyethylene is considered the ideal material for the manufacturing of tanks, smooth inside and outside and also resistant to pesticides and to impact. TIFONE was the first to introduce the polyethylene in the tanks of trailed sprayers in 1989.

PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT KNOB.

Typical is the pressure adjusting knob, red colour, of the Telecontrol Exact'' by TIFONE.

PRESSURE FILTER.

What is it?
It is the filter protecting the nozzles from the risk of clogging.
The TIFONE pressure filter is the Autofilter (Automatic Self-Flushing-Cleaning Filter), integrated into the Pressure Regulator Telecontrol Exact.

PRESSURE REGULATOR.

What is it?
Device for regulating the pressure in the circuit of the Cannon Air Sprayer.
Typical and outstanding the TIFONE’s Regulator Telecontrol Autofilter Exact.

The advantages?
Granting a stable and constant Pressure. The Integrated Autofilter ensures a continuous and constant flow rate without pressure drop at the spray nozzles.

PROPELLER: FAST ADJUSTING

Adjusting of a TIFONE Propeller is fast and easy.
You should, however, do a little practical exercise, to learn how to run the operation with ease and in just 6 seconds.

Some Basic Information:
As the Propeller has a limited inertial weight, is that the operation of the locking release, shall be made with a fast movement.
You only need to learn how to make the required quick movements with the "adjusting key".
The safety grid of the fan has a central disc with a hole, for the entry of adjusting key, and to reach the centre of the "Big red nut" with a cross-shaped indentation.
Through one of the several slots of the same grid, the adjusting key can then reach a "peripheral slots" found on the propeller cup, cup whose rotation determines the instant adjustment of the 8 propeller blades altogether.
The adjusting key will be rotated "counter clockwise" to loosen the "Big red nut” propeller, and clockwise to relock it, after the blades adjustment is done.

How to proceed:

  1. Hold the adjusting key as follows (for "right-handed" operators):
    • With the Left hand, hold the straight end of the adjusting key (the long end with the final bent as "L")
    • With the Right hand, firmly hold instead the articulated extreme short end of adjusting key.
  2. Now focus on the fact that your left hand will only keep the bent end within the cross notch of the "Big red nut", while, with your right hand, you will have to transmit an "instantaneous momentum," strong enough to loosen the "Big red nut".
  3. Focusing now on the light weight of the propeller itself, we must use the most of its low inertial mass.
  4. So, if we apply a slow torsional movement, we do not get enough impact to unlock the "Big red nut". A quick right hand movement, a "jerk", is essential.
  5. Prior to the rapid movement thereof, to get a higher torsional effect, you must also take a short pre-rotation of the propeller in the opposite direction, and then make the move as quickly as possible, in the direction required for the function (Left hand to release, right hand to relock)
  6. Repeat a few times to become familiar with this type of fast motion, focusing on points 2.3.4.5., and the operation will soon become easy, instinctive and effective.
  7. Be careful not to overdo the locking of "Big red nut".
    In fact, the force required to release it is a bit 'higher” than the force required for locking, once the adjustment is made. If you block the "Big red nut" too strong, it will be necessary a greater force to unlock it, next time you have to change the adjustment.
  8. So, No need, to over tighten the "Big red nut".
  9. Normally, it is sufficient a tightening average, obtained with 2-3 pulses, to prevent any accidental
  10. loss of adjustment.

PUMP, pressure pump.

Machine suitable to produce a certain flow of liquid and to maintain it at a certain pressure within the circuit of the Cannon sprayer and Hand lance.
Typical are the TIFONE PUMPS, featuring exclusive important points:

  1. Outputs fitting in heavy brass (antacids resistance and durability) 
  2. Connecting rods in bronze (reliability and durability) 
  3. Double piston rings (= maximum constant delivery in the years).

PUSH BOTTON.

Box that takes the controls and warning lights for all functions of the machine.

QUALITY.

Terms of Functionality, Operability, Reliability, Durability, Aesthetic appeal and Security, and requests in a growing level by the market and by law, and for all products and services. The concept of Quality tends to include the Price level, which should be proportionate and not exceed the limits of market acceptance.

QUICK LOCK and RELEASE

What is it?
A TIFONE innovative system for a quick locking and release of Pest and Vector Control Cannon sprayer, on the floor of the vehicle.

What are the advantages?
The operation is accomplished in less than 30 sec., without any fatigue, mess or risk. Easily you can quickly release your pick-up for other uses.

Radio Remote Control (Wireless) Doesn’t Not Work Properly....

This may be due to:
  1. The fuse on the Control box has blown. In this case, the third light from the left will come up.
  2. The battery in the air-sprayer is low.
  3. The battery in the Wireless control same is low.
  4. There is interference from other radio frequency devices. Change the frequency, for another of 3 more left Follow the steps of the Instruction Sheet delivered.
 
In case of need call the SERVICE “ASSISTENZA Subito”
Portable + 39 346 288 59 88
Office + 39 0532 730 586
e-mail assistenzasubito@tifone.com

RESETTING INDEX.

What is it?
A reference index adapted to indicate a base reference situation. Typical resetting index is the one integrated in the “shock absorbing” system of all TIFONE Mouthpieces.

RESIDUAL, Technical.

Amount of liquid – spray mixture - technically not pumped out by the circuit and thus remaining as a Technical Residue in the circuit self.
According to CE Regulation, it should be the minimum possible.
This requirement is related to the fact of you being able to wash the tank and the spray circuit of the machine with a reduced amount of water, since it is also prescribed that the Technical Residue must be diluted at least 10 times before being sprayed out.
(So, the washing tank must have a capacity of at least 10 times the value of the Technical Residue)
The " Technical Residue " is reduced to a minimum taking with the utmost care at:

1 . THE LENGTH OF ALL THE PIPES AND HOSES FORMING THE SPRAYING CIRCUIT:

  • a - Intake line from the pump to suction filter and from this to the sump in the tank, 
  • b - Return line from the pressure regulator to the tank 
  • c - Pressure line to the pressure filters and to nozzles manifolds 
  • d - Pressure lines to mixers 2 .. 


2 . THE SHAPE OF THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK

  • a - Longitudinal Profiles laying on the tank chassis 
  • b - Shape and the size of the suction sump 
  • c - Point and shrewdness of the suction fitting

ROUGHNESS.

What about?
An important feature in the tanks for sprayers. By CE regulation, the roughness of the walls, internal and external tanks for sprayers must not be greater than 0.1 mm.
Fibreglass tanks are smooth on the outside but very rough inside. And they start to loose glass fibres soon in the time.

Negative consequences are: Glass fibres go around, clogging suction filter, pump valves and spray nozzles,
All spray tanks of TIFONE equipment are made in Polyethylene HD, perfectly smooth on the inside and outside.

ROW SPACING = Distance between the rows.

What does this mean?
It's the distance between two adjacent rows of trees. The spacing is an important factor for the calculation for the adjustment the mist blower to distribute a given "Volume per hectare".

SAFETY ANCHORING.

What is it?
Anchoring device preventing the fall and accidental loss of a separable element of the machine.
It is provided to all caps and lids of the tanks in all TIFONE spraying equipment.

SAFETY GRID, ANTI-PROJECTION.

Where is it located?
This is standard in all TIFONE Spraying Cannons.
An important safety factor to prevent the projection of debris in case of breakage of the blower impeller.

Sec.

Abbreviation of 'seconds'. The sixtieth part of a minute. The 1/3600 part of an hour.

SHOCK ABSORBING CLUTCH, at the Cannon.

The advantages?
The TIFONE "Anti Shock Clutch" prevents all damages to the Mouthpiece of the Cannon of the Air sprayer,
the most exposed part to the risk of accidental impact against unforeseen obstacles at work and during transfers. (TIFONE Pat.)

SHOCK PROOF HEADLIGHT on the Mouthpiece.

Why shockproof?
The equipment for Pest and Vector Control are used mainly in the evening and during the night. So the headlight is an important operational tool.

How is it done?
The TIFONE headlight, standard on all Cannons for Pest and Vector Control, presents particular technical characteristics:

  • Halogen lamp, low power consumption and high brightness, 
  • Monocoque body, in oil-resistant rubber and shockproof, 
  • Heavy crystal-clear Screen, totally chemical resistant, 
  • Smooth screen, easy wash ability for the immediate restoration for maximum brightness.

SPRAY PATTERNATOR, Horizontal. For spray range metering. For Cannon.

It consists of a long-prepared area next to a wall with a series of measuring metric poles.
At TIFONE is made for the measurement of the Spray range up to 50m for Single side Cannon, and up to 70 meters spray range, for Bilateral, Double Cannons.
Spraying Range Metering in TIFONE is also equipped for the Measurement of the Intensity of Spray Coverage.

SPRAY PATTERNATOR, Vertical.

Vertical wall, for the relief and the calibration of the distribution of the spray mist emitted by the Air sprayer for Orchards and Vineyards.
The Spray Patternator (Prüfstand) is the ideal equipment and essential for the study, testing, tuning and optimization of professional Air sprayers.
Present in TIFONE since the year 1979

SPRAY RANGE, MAXIMUM of Cannon.

What do you mean?
Ambiguous term. The Maximum spray range is highly dependent on environmental conditions.
The Wind is the first element that can make a big change in the spray range increasing it uncontrollably (strong wind in favour), or reducing it drastically (strong wind against).
As a best practice and to avoid an uncontrolled pesticide dispersion in the Environment, it is suggested not to spray in case of strong wind, and do it in calm air: Generally early in the morning or in the evening.

SPRAY RANGE, USEFUL.

What do you mean?
A Useful Spray Range of an air sprayer is defined as the distance at which one perceives the arrival of spray mist in amounts considered sufficient to determine an effective Pest and Vector control.
The Useful Spray Range is much influenced by the wind, the diameter of the droplets, the ambient temperature and the advancing speed of the machine.

SPRAY RANGE.

What do you mean?
It means the distance at which you can perceive the arrival of a certain amount of spray droplets.
The spray range is strongly influenced by the wind, the diameter of the droplets, and the ambient temperature.
May correspond to the Maximum Spray Range.

TANGENTIAL CONVERGING SPRAYING AXIS.

What is it?
It's a characteristic concerning the spray nozzles of the TIFONE Super Air sprayers where, the nozzles have a projection angle "tangential and convergent towards the axis of the air stream"

The advantages?
A proper angle favours a better mixing of the spray mist produced by the nozzle with the air stream produced by the Air Cannon. (TIFONE Pat.)

TANK CONTENTS METER (LEVEL).

Indicates the content of the liquid in the tank.
Characteristic and exemplary the TIFONE large and easily readable tank content meters, with a large-scale and accuracy of reading.
Standard on all TIFONE Spraying Cannons (TIFONE Pat.)

TANK CONTENTS METER (LEVEL).

This device is indicating quantity of spray mixture in litres by the tank.
In the "City-320- ecology and in the 500-City-ecology and ecology", you have Two Meters: One towards the cab, for an easy control from aboard A second one, on the left side of the spray tank from an easy control in case of needing of filing the tank only partially.
A large scale and a large index are granting perfect readability even by night (TIFONE Exclusivity)

TELECONTROL EXACT with Autofilter.

Pressure regulator with exclusive special features TYPHOON

  1. Automatic self-cleaning Pressure filter Autofilter, integrated, 
  2. Constant pressure, 
  3. Micrometric adjustment of the pressure, 
  4. Pressure gauge with scale reading fractionated every 0.5 bar. 
  5. Never any clogging of the spraying nozzles, 
  6. Never any need you empty or clean the Autofilter.

THERMAL FOG EQUIPMENT.

Special Equipment generating Thermal fog aerosol.
What is it good for? Particularly useful for Pest and Vector Control, Disinfection and Sanitation in enclosed areas such as warehouses, silos, basements, etc.
Particularly useful for the sanitation of sewerage systems, where the aerosol mist allows the transport and spread of highly micronized formulated in an ideal way, given its extraordinary ability to penetrate and go along the sewer channels.

THERMAL FOG.

New Thermal fog by TIFONE, characterized by the production of a huge amount of Thermal fog aerosol.
The New Thermal fog "Super-Cloud" units are able to saturate large areas, up to 1500-2000 cubic meters / minute.

THROTTLE ACTUATOR.

What is it?
It's a device allowing the micro-progressive acceleration and deceleration of the engine of the Cannon sprayer by push button.

The advantages?
The Power graduation of the machine, according to the required performance. A careful use of the micro-progressive accelerator reduces fuel the consumption and allows a reduced noise level. Standard in the "City-320-ecology and 500-City-ecology by TIFONE

THROUGH LIGHT (to Tank).

What is it?
It's an integrated lighting system used in tanks.

The advantages?
Useful during the night work. The scattered light through the walls of the tank makes visible the content level.
The tank becomes fully luminescent creating an element of surprise that raises the level of consideration of the firm and of the service Available on all TIFONE Spraying equipment

TIFONE.

Historical brand of prestige that has become synonymous for Quality and Innovation with Specialized Cannon Air Sprayers for Pest and Vector Control
(by TIFONE Ambiente Srl) and with Agricultural Air Sprayers for Trees, Fruit Trees and Row Crops (Tractor Mounted, Trailed, Self propelled, by TIFONE Srl.)

TOTAL EMPTYING OF SPRAY TANK.

Important feature, to ensure a complete utilization of the contents of the spray tank, even in case of working on slopes.
Typical tanks complying that, are the one of "City-320-ecology and 500-City-ecology”.

ULV - ULTRA LOW VOLUME - ABSOLUTE.

Advanced Ultra Low Volume. Type a fine mist spraying just “wetting” the target. The “ULV-Absolute” is useful and recommended in combination with TIFONE Electrostatic Charge (E±S+), especially in areas where it is required almost no fallout and a almost no uncontrolled dispersion of mist into the environment.

ULV- SPRAYING (Ultra Low Volume).

Treatments with very fine mist and very low Volume (litres).
Function available for all TIFONE Spray Cannons with push button selection (option).
TIFONE has developed an advanced system called “ULV-Absolute”, for its accuracy and rigor.

ULV-Absolute (Ultra Low Volume-Absolute) is a new technical excellence.

What is it?
The ULV-Absolute is the introduction of an Ultra Low Volume with outstanding precision, simplicity and functionality unique and unpublished.

What are the advantages?
It's applicable to any TIFONE Cannon Sprayer for Pest and Vector Control.
The system is integrated, for which:

  1. It does not increase the weight of the machine. 
  2. It does not increase the overall machine dimension. 
  3. It produces no noise. 
  4. Turn from Normal Volume to ULV-Absolute and v.v. in a few seconds 
  5. It allows an immediate adjustment of 3 levels of micronization, just according to the pressure adjustment:
    D50DMD = 40 microns, at 20 bar pressure
    D50DMD = 30 microns, at 30 bar pressure
    D50DMD = 20 microns, at 40 bar pressure. 
  6. IMPORTANT, and another uniqueness, unique feature: Due to the sensibility of TIFONE High precision Pressure Regulator (Telecontrol Exact), you can spray “ULV-Absolute” at top speed of engine or at almost idle, and so spray a very far target or a very nearby point. The system ULV-Absolute is a TIFONE Patent

UTILIZATION OF THE TOTAL CONTENT OF TANKS MICRO DOSING PUMP.

Feature quality, to ensure the use of the entire content of formulation, of the small containers for Pump Micro dosing pump operation. Typical and unique the small containers for the formulations to the "City -320 ecology and 500-City-ecology", characterized by a pronounced bottom apex, ensuring the use of the entire contents.

VACUUM DOSING PROBE F2.

What is it?
A TIFONE Vacuum Probe, suitable for vacuuming any type of insecticide, Powder or Granular, directly from the bag or other commercial package, and automatically transfer to it within the spray tank, not directly, but through the filling screen of the tank fill hole.

The advantages? A few ...

  1. The pesticide is instantly suck, mixed and discharged into the fill screen of the tank-filling hole, 
  2. So, that the pesticide will not fall unmixed on the bottom of the tank, 
  3. But going through the filter and immediately taken around by the powerful mixing flow 
  4. So, granting a great mixing and absolutely preventing any possible sedimentation.
    ALSO: 
  5. The Vacuum Dosing Probe F2 prevents any physical and olfactory contact of the Operator with the pesticides, so granting full protection against any risk of contamination of personnel and any accidental dispersion to the ground. 
  6. Allows an exact dosage of the amount of powder or granular to be transferred, dosage that is simply and comfortably performed by placing the bag, or any container containing the pesticide to be dosed, on a common bathroom scale and vacuuming until the weight is reduced by the amount to be transferred (TIFONE Pat.)

VACUUM PROBE 'F2'.

What is it?
It 's a TIFONE device to pick up any type of insecticide Liquid, Powder or Granular, directly from the sales packaging, and to transfer it instantly dissolved directly within the filling filter of the spray yank.

The advantages?
The fast vacuuming and instant of Powder and Granular dissolution and its transfer will occur without any physical or olfactory contact of the operator who will work in complete comfort and safety.

VALVE, 3-WAY.

For the instant selection of the 3 functions: SPRAY (Spraying), FILTER (Cleaning of intake filter), WASH (Washing of the spraying circuit). In TIFONE Cannon Sprayers the 3-way valve is in heavy brass plated for durability and reliability (not plastic!).

VALVE, at the Pump.

Service valve standard in the TIFONE equipment. Useful for various functions such as Hand lance spraying, Boom spraying for localized weed control, washing of the machine and the vehicle (in this case utilizing the Fresh Water Washing tank) etc.. May coincide with the draining valve for emptying the pump.

VOLTMETER.

What is it?

In case of long idle, the battery of the machine can loose its charge.
In order to keep it under control, an always-active Voltmeter is provided on the cannon pointing cover, for an easy checking.

WATER SENSITIVE PAPERS.

What it’s this?
They are small papers, like small post it that become of an intense blue colour when wet by water.
Used for the measurement of the intensity of spray coverage. Placed at different distances or different heights, to determine the degree and quality of the spray distribution along the spray range of the Cannon.

WATER TANK OF CIRCUIT WASHING.

It is used to wash the tank and spray circuit of the Air sprayer at the end of spray day. All TIFONE Cannon Sprayers are equipped with a Fresh water tank for the quick circuit washing.

ZERO RESIDUES.

Typical expression referred to a tank that empties completely, ensuring full use of its content.
Excellent results obtained in TIFONE Air sprayers where, all the spray tanks are characterized by an almost total usability of the content, with a very minimal residue. 

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