Making full use of the technologies now available to monitor electric fence operation can make for more effective and less stressful fencing according to Mark Oliver, UK Sales Manager with Gallagher.
Renowned for producing innovative and high quality energisers, Gallagher is the biggest brand in electric fencing and provides cost effective solutions for cattle, sheep and deer farming and for equine applications “One of the commonest questions we get is how do I know the fence is working, and if it isn’t working where is the problem,” he comments. “With manyinfrastructures running to over 20 kilometres of fence, integrity of the fence and tracking faults is a major issues. Where do you start to look? Which way do you go round the fence? “Luckily new technologies help to greatly reduce the concern and can allow more effective fencing with speedy problem resolution is the event of a break in the current. “Our iSeries range of energisers provide outstanding control with constant monitoring of the fence operation.”
Designed to energise a wide range of fencing infrastructures, the iSeries energisers have an output voltage of up to 9000V and with a light vegetation load will power a fence up to 100km long. But the i stands for intelligent and it is the information generated by the system and how it is used that sets the iSeries apart.
Inline fence sensors constantly monitor the operation of the fence, measuring the output. If for any reason the fence fails, the sensors identify the problem and also the zone where it has occurred, meaning you can go straight to the fault and repair it. Once you locate the fault you can switch the energiser off by either sending a message from your mobile phone or using the remote control so you won’t get a shock while mending the fault.
In paddock grazing systems,fitting one sensor per paddockprovides fail safe grazing management
“All the data on the fence isshown in a single display box which can be placed upto 50m away fromthe energiser, perhaps in the office.”Mr Oliver continues.
“We now offer an app making itpossible to have all you need to know about the operation of the fence sent direct to your phone, giving simple 24hour security. The app also identifies
the location of any faults, allowing rapid restoration of the full integrityof the fence. It is wifi enabled andis a multi-user system for greaterflexibility.
“The iSeries energisers are thebest way to increase security and peace of mind with electric fencing systems,” Mr Oliver concludes.
The iSeries energisers retail from £666 (+VAT).
For more information, call Gallagher customer service team on 02476 470141.