The Different Types Of Sprinkler Rotors

A rotor describes the various sprinklers which operate by rotating streams of water back and forth in circles over the scene. Rotors conspire by rotating a stream of water over the landscape rather than the absurd produced by spray head sprinklers. This allows rotors to be placed farther away from the spray head sprinklers. Rotors are configured to revolve in full or in fond circles. Sprinkler Warehouse carries a large selection of pop-up rotors for all types of sprinkler system applications. That is, from smaller residential scenes to large commercial areas, such as sports fields, public parks, and schools.

Sprinkler rotors come up in different types of shapes, sizes, brands, and models. They are categorized into four different types: pop-up sprinkler heads, impact rotors, gear-driven rotors and large turf rotors.

  1. Pop-up sprinkler heads

These are the most used irrigation heads. They are used for residential and small commercial sprinkler systems. They are of two different types. That is stationary sprays and rotation ting heads. Pop -up heads are designed to supply a continuous stream of water. They are fitted with a nozzle. These nozzles are of different designs and every design is of a specific spray pattern. That is full arc, half circle or quarter circle. The nozzle helps in improving water absorption in the heads as well as reducing its water run-offs. The height of a pop-up head is 2 to 20 inches. The two inch pop up head is used in areas where the soil texture is tough while a four-inch is used in tough soil areas. These rotors cover up small areas of radiation between 3 and 15 feet. They also have an operating pressure between 15 and 30 PS.

  1. Impact rotors

These sprinkler rotors provide single or multiple streams of water to the scene. They propagate water in an arc model ranging from 40 to 360 degrees. Impact rotors cover a much larger area than the pop-up sprinkler rotor. It’s suitable in areas with high volume of water coverage. These rotors also require regular maintenance and are not recommended for residential areas because their spring is much noisier. They have a long lifespan as compared to other rotors.

  1. Gear-driven rotors

They are the mostly used rotors in large scale or medium sprinkler system. They are cheaper and not noisy. Gear-driven rotors require less maintenance because their body is designed in such a way that dirt can’t enter into the springs. They also use nozzles like the pop head rotors. Their radius range from 18 to 55 feet and an arc rotation of 40 to 360 degrees. The operating pressure of these rotors ranges from 25 to 75 ps. Their rates range between  0.2 to 0.8 inches per hour depending on the water pressure and the nozzle sizes of the rotor.

  1. Large turf rotors

Turf rotors are recommended for golf courses, park or large scale areas. Most of them use electric actuation which has fewer problems as compared to hydraulic actuation. Large turf rotors require an operating pressure of 50 to 100 PS. They may cover up to 100 ft radiuses with flows of as high as 80 radiuses per minute.

In conclusion, when choosing the right sprinkler rotor for your job you have to consider the water pressure, water source and weather conditions for that particular location. Therefore, with that in mind, you will make the right sprinkler head selection for your job.

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