Over the last few spraying seasons, the Zanoni rotary atomizers have been showing excellent results in a wide range of applications, especially for the use of insecticides and fungicides in Brazilian crops. Some research have already presented the standard of excellence offered by the equipment, such as the use of the Zanoni M3 atomizer on an Air Tractor 402, the use of the Zanoni M14 atomizer on an Embraer Ipanema and the research conducted at the Pesticide Application Technology Lab, at the University of Nebraska, with the Zanoni M14 atomizer.
Tests carried out with M2.5 atomizers on Air Tractor 502 andwith M14 on Thrush 510 demonstrated the same standard of excellence as other research already carried out with the Zanoni nozzle.
New researches were recently conducted in partnership with PhD Henrique Campos (Sabri/Clínica de Aeronaves), with other types of Zanoni atomizers in different turbo aircraft. Similarly, the tests indicated an excellent quality in the droplet spectrum offered by the equipment:
Air Tractor 502B with Zanoni M2.5 Atomizer (20L/Ha - 2.14 gal/ac)
On an Air Tractor 502B aircraft, the Zanoni M2.5 atomizer was calibrated to apply 20L/Ha (2.14 gal/ac) with coarse class droplets. The droplet spectrum offered pointed to a VMD of 255 µm, with a DV01 of 133 µm and a relative span of 0.95.
Thrush 510G with Zanoni M14 Atomizer (10L/Ha - 1.07 gal/ac)
On a Thrush 510G aircraft, the Zanoni M14 atomizer was calibrated to apply 10L/Ha (1.07 gal/ac) with fine class drops. The droplet spectrum offered pointed to a VMD of 174μm, with a DV01 of 106.30 µm and a relative span of 1.02.
Considering the recommended standards for application of fungicides and insecticides (DV01 greater than 100μm), the tests indicated once again that the Zanoni atomizer offers a safe and highly uniform droplet spectrum (with low relative span) when properly calibrated, reducing the risk of drift and loss of efficiency in aerial application.
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