Presentation on theme: "EXO-Skin Sap Flow Sensor New Design Stem Heat Balance (SHB) Same Accuracy, More Flexible Less Maintenance Lower cost EXO (= outer, Greek) SKIN."— Presentation transcript:
EXO-Skin Sap Flow Sensor New Design Stem Heat Balance (SHB) Same Accuracy, More Flexible Less Maintenance Lower cost EXO (= outer, Greek) SKIN
Heater / Signal Integration New Heater layers add durability Thermocouple wiring similar to Dynagage sap flow sensors No change to accuracy Thermo sensors adapt to irregular stems (Grape Vine example) All EXO-skin come with sealed water tight locking connectors Advanced Seal Liquid tape. Add lifetime to 3-5 years ( with annual maintenance avail at distributor)
System Connections Signal Names Same as Dynagage Attach to CPC circular plastic connector (9pin) To SapIP – dual sensor cables SPIP-CS1, SPIP-CS2 SPIP-CS4 and extensions. To Flow 32 Extensions Cable EXQC –25, -50, -75 FLDL - EXQC
Velstretch Wrapping Stretch Velcro wrap around the sensor to plant Reduce maintenance Better installation Accommodate growth Velstretch made of breathable Material, Porous nylon Lycra spandex Collects moisture and conducts water from the stem and sensor Reduce Mildew and less stem damage.
Insulation Provided Three Pieces With every sensor Attachment is double sided Velcro Wrap Need to protect from rapid ambient Temp swing Reduce NTG
Waterproof Membrane Cloth Rain Coat Membrane cloth wrapped over insulation Teflon fabric (Gore Tex) Extracts water vapor Reduce condensation build-up inside Reduce corrosion or stem damage
Wrap & Protection Specifications
Reflective Shield Material consists in 2 reflective layers on layer of plastic bubbles Required to block radiant heat Reduce Natural Thermal Gradient (NTG) by insulation on trunk below sensor. Provides a conductive barrier
Complete Installation All parts should install in 10 to 20 min Depends on bark or cleaning preparation If required. Assistant holds parts Helps manipulate attachments Cut Velcro into smaller lengths
Applications Odd plant stems and shapes Stem fast growth Crops Understory Vines Trees Vegetables Research and Commercial Monitoring
Summary Low Cost (-25%) Same Accuracy Less Maintenance Easy Installation Compatible with all Dynamax sap flow loggers Thank You!