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Agri-Inject's New Nomad Pump Base
Yuma, Colorado company Agri-Inject, Inc. has done more than simply redesign the pump base that is used in combination with its fertigation system. With its new name comes a number of new features that make the unit stronger and more user-friendly.
“We’re calling the new base the Nomad and are using it across the board to replace the previous Stealth base,” explains Erik Tribelhorn, CEO of Agri-Inject. “Like the old design, the Nomad base is still triangular in shape. However, it now has four handles – two raised and two open grips – that make it easier to pick up and move. The handles are also ergonomically designed for use with gloved hands.”
A key feature in the redesign is the unit’s improved commonality. The previous base often required adapter brackets for various pump models. The new Nomad base is compatible with nearly 95% of the product line without modification. In addition, the control switch and wiring are now integrated into the base. To protect it against damage or accidental activation the base also features raised ribs.
“We looked at the type of material being used in the base and made improvements in that area, as well. We’re using a better grade of resin and molding the bases in-house, which gives us better control,” says Tribelhorn. “At the same time we improved the internal geometry to make the base stronger. In effect, we tied the walls together so there’s no deflection or compression even when we applied up to 500 pounds during testing.”