The Micronex is a simple and compact attachment that can be fitted to a variety of motorised mistblowers to allow low volume CDA insecticide and fungicide spraying. The X1 atomiser disc (driven by the airstream from the mistblower – at between 10,000 rpm and 15,000 rpm dependent on the air velocity) produces small, even-sized spray droplets which are entrained in the airstream and carried to the target. Total spray volumes are normally between 10 and 40 litres per hectare on crops.
The Micronex can be supplied in a basic form with liquid fed directly from the mistblower or complete with a valve/handle which allows the operator to direct the spray and control the flow during spraying. Liquid flow rate is altered by changing the orifice restrictor plate (five are supplied with each machine). In-line filtration is also provided.
Attached to a suitable mistblower the Micronex is capable of spraying up to 5-8m in height, or cover swath widths of 10-30m when spraying with the wind in an open crop situation (up to 50m for control of some migrant pests).