Sky53 will participate in the ‘AGROVINA fair, which will take place at CERM in Martigny (Switzerland) from 05 to 07 April 2022.
‘AGROVINA’ is the official international event dedicated to all professionals in the oenology, viticulture and arboriculture sectors.
You will find us in Stand 1703, immediately at the beginning of the pavilion

AGROVINA – SKY53 PDF

Why use a Drone system in agriculture?

DRONE Hover-Spaying

MAKES AGRICULTURE SMARTER

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PRECISE ANALYSIS OF THE VIGOR OF CROPS

Analysis using a special drone equipped with a multispectral sensor capable of calculating the vegetative vigor index to be used to formulate prescription maps (later used by an overspraying drone suitable for the surgical distribution of liquids)

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AUTONOMOUS AND SAFE FLIGHT

Definition of the autonomous / repeatable flight plan with both ground clearance and anti-collision sensors

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SIMPLICITY OF USE

Definition of parameters and settings (liquid quantity, speed etc.) by means of an intuitive application

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MULTI-DRONE SYSTEM

Possibility of simultaneous and synchronized flight of several drones at the same time

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QUICK REFILL TANK / BATTERY

Removable battery and tanks set

ANTI-CLOGGING / SELF-CLEANING NOZZLES AND PUMPS

Self-cleaning rotating nozzle and peristatic pump (of the type used in the surgical-vascular sector) anti-clogging and anti-wear

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REDUCTION OF WASTE OF PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS

Optimized calculation of the area to be treated for a sustainable distribution of liquids and intelligent recharging without dispersion into the environment (refillable tanks with automatic anti-dispersion / pollution platform)

CONTROL OF LIQUID DIFFFUSION DRIFT

HOver-spraying system (liquid diffusion in low flight) with rotating nozzles positioned under the propellers to take advantage of the downward thrust of the air (towards the crops)

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NOTEBOOK / ACTIVITY LOG

Recording of flight data and parameters (geolocation and quantification) of the distributed liquids

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HIGH LEVEL OF FLIGHT ACCURACY

GPS system with geolocation redefined by ground systems (RTK and GNSS) to obtain high levels of accuracy with the possibility of use even inside greenhouses

PRECISE AND INTELLIGENT DYNAMIC OVERSPRAYING

The overspraying carried out by the nozzles like a traditional atomizer allows customizable applications.

The newly developed high-speed mist nozzles are IP67 (dust and water protection), last longer and are easy to maintain.

Size of atomised droplets (from 85μm to 140μm).

Larger working area (0-15000 ml / ha).

The nozzle can work at variable rate.

Thermal sensing technology provides supporting data for heat sensitive chemicals;

Use of AI prescriptions to help find the best spraying solution for various disease and weed problems.

MANAGEMENT OF REMOTE MONITORING OPERATIONS

The displayed management platform allows operators and pilots to access and monitor easily. It supports functions such as geofencing (virtual perimeter associated with a geographic area), no-fly zone setting and remote locking of aircraft, improves airspace safety and meets safety requirements. Real-time monitoring of the overflight area and spraying management, as well as the distribution of operational teams and equipment; Complete monitoring of equipment information and maintenance records.

FINAL CONSIDERATIONS

It is an established reality that precision agriculture leads to both economic (more or less accentuated depending on the size of the farm) and environmental benefits (in the United States it is now said: “Drone is here to stay”).

To convince a farmer to invest in technology and convert to precision agriculture, however, it takes more, the farmer wants to know how much time he will save, how much he will save economically, how much the increase in yields could be and know any other benefits. Even when all these data are known, there is still a problem of mistrust of change.

Economic benefits are obtained through the reduction of operating costs for the saving of agricultural inputs, the increase in yields and the use of technologies that allow the distribution of inputs in a site-specific manner; being precise in the agronomic management of the field implies the mitigation of the negative environmental impacts deriving from the excess of pesticides, water or fertilizers.

CONCLUSIONS:

the SKY53 2022 system has inherited the excellent performance of its previous generations, and following various optimizations and countless improvements through real agricultural experiences on over 3 million hectares and 50 types of crops this stable and completely autonomous agricultural UAV has been obtained for the precision spraying in OverSpaying.

Contact Us

STI Società Tartuca Industriale SA

Piazza Indipendenza, 3

CH-6830 Chiasso / Switzerland

Ph. +41 91 210 59 07

gmrossi@sky53.ch