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The current generation of MAFEX-Potato spraying systems will be showcased from 10-12 June 2016 by ULV Polska at the Opolagra trade fair in Opole (Poland).
Thanks to various technical innovations, the current MAFEX-Potato units have been further improved.

The atomisers have been optimised through integration of a labyrinth so that the motors are reliably protected against the backward flow of the formula even during continuous use with a maximum application rate. Automatic unit shut-off is activated via an external toggle switch. In the current models, a power pack is also included, which is suitable for both 230 V and 400 V, meaning that it no longer has to be replaced when switching from 230 to 400 V or vice versa.

The electronic control unit software has been optimised and enables easy and convenient operation of MAFEX-Potato units, as well as efficient function control. In addition to the fully automatic priming of the system and setting of the required quantity, there is also integrated atomiser monitoring with an acoustic and visual alarm function, as well as an automatic flushing function. In priming mode, all functions of the MAFEX unit are checked and the liquid is transported to the atomiser so that treatment can start without delay. During operation, the atomiser function is monitored and an alarm is triggered in the event of a malfunction. Flow control is available as an option, so that, in addition to the functions of the MAFEX unit, it is also possible to monitor whether the formula used or possibly the flushing water is flowing. If the formula tank is empty, an alarm is triggered by the control unit.

A mobile stand is available as a new accessory, enabling a MAFEX unit to be used for example at the point of storing. The current MAFEX models can, as an option, be supplied with a 31-litre tank instead of the standard 10-litre tank.

To make it easier for users to find the right MAFEX model, Mantis offers an interactive product configurator on its website.

MAFEX-Potato/2 with conveyor, Download (jpg, 600 dpi)

MAFEX-Potato/2 with conveyor

MAFEX units are extremely useful not only for post-harvest treatment, but also before planting. Through the use of liquid cuprozine in ecological potato farming in particular, MAFEX units have, for some time, increasingly found their way into seed treatment. With other seed dressing agents, e.g. liquid fungicides Monceren and Risolex, Fungazil 100 SL and MonCut, seed potatoes can be treated using MAFEX units in storage or during the goods out process.

MAFEX-Potato/Fruit – tried-and-tested technology!

MAFEX units are successfully used worldwide for the treatment of potatoes with anti-sprouting products, fungicides and seed coating agents. These units are also used for spraying citrus fruits with waxes and fungicides. The ULV rotation atomisers ensure an even droplet size and distribution of formula, enabling particularly economical use of formula for crop yield protection.

The first MAFEX spraying systems were launched on the market in 1975. Since 2010, the MAFEX-Potato/Fruit units have been given an electronic control unit, which enables simple and convenient operation of the units and efficient function monitoring. In addition to the fully automatic priming of the system and setting of the required quantity, there is also integrated atomiser monitoring with an acoustic and visual alarm function, as well as an automatic flushing function. In priming mode, all functions of the MAFEX unit are checked and the liquid is transported to the atomiser so that the application can then start without delay. During operation, the atomiser function is monitored and an alarm is triggered in the event of a malfunction. 

Operation is carried out via a dust and water-resistant keyboard. Depending on the actual menu, a large display shows, for example, the status of the spraying system, the set application quantity or any malfunctions. Especially in the case of faults, there is no long and complicated fault-finding process, because all information is readily available on screen. Flow control is available as an option, so that, in addition to the functions of the MAFEX unit, it is also possible to monitor whether the formula used or possibly the flushing water is flowing. If the formula tank is empty, the alarm function is triggered by the control unit.

The units are now fitted with hose pumps instead of the previous piston pumps. This modification is relevant in particular when aggressive formulas are used, which could attack the membranes of the previously used pumps. For example, the new MAFEX spray systems now also enable waxes with ammonia additives to be applied, which, for example, are used for crop yield protection in citrus fruits.

MAFEX-Potato/1 mounted on a mobile stand, Download (jpg, 72 dpi)

MAFEX-Potato/1 mounted on a mobile stand