[Murata Products] New functions added to soil sensors -Measurements available for synthetic culture soil such as rock wool and coconut peat which is an industry-first development- > NOTICE

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[Murata Products] New functions added to soil sensors -Measurements av…

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  • Date : 23-12-18 08:36
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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter referred to as “Murata”) has applied a new function to soil sensors, making measurements available for synthetic culture soil such as rock wool and coconut peat in addition to conventional soil. Provision will begin in September 2023.

In recent years, the use of synthetic culture soil such as rock wool and coconut peat is popular for crops including tomatoes and strawberries. Since the water retention capability of these kinds of culture soil is extremely high compared to general culture soil, proper measurement of water content and EC*1 values was deemed difficult since it was difficult to have the sensor section contact with material.

  • *1EC: Electric Conductivity. The amount of ions in fertilizers can be measured through EC

Murata has provided software updates and added functions to the sensor section, enabling measurement of water content and EC values on rock wool and coconut peat. As a result, improvement of crop quality, increased yield, and resource saving can be achieved through optimal management of water and fertilizer resources in a wide range of cultivation environments. Murata will continue to develop sensors that meet the agricultural market needs and contribute to achieving sustainable agriculture.

Specifications

EC measurement range0 to 5 dS/m
Water content measurement range0 to 60% (soil)/0 to 96% (synthetic culture soil)
Temperature measurement range-20 to +60℃
SizeLength 13.25 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 1.62 cm
InterfaceRS232, UART, RS485, RS485Modbus*2
  • *2Does not support SDI12

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Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.