Flexi Grid Irrigation System


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    Getting Started 

    Existing Users

    Your account is already activated, you can use your existing username and password to log in at cloud.loncel.com/login

    If there is a problem, call Loncel support: (+64) 9 273 6159


    New Users

    Call Loncel support during business hours to activate your account on  (+64) 9 273 6159

    Running Irrigation

    Starting and Stopping

    Start and stop irrigation from the control panel. Flexi-grid systems can be controlled collectively using the Program control panel or independently by opening the Zone and using the Zone control panel.


    Confirm the settings for the program (or individual zone) and choose whether to restart or continue from the last activity.

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    The control panel shows whether a program (or individual zone) is starting, running, stopping, or stopped.


    Each Zone displays as blue while it is irrigating. The estimated time remaining is also displayed (HH:MM) 

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    Irrigation Settings - Program


    The Program settings apply across a whole paddock.

    Note: Program settings can't be changed while the program is running. 



    Select which zones run when the program runs. Deselected zones will be skipped. 




    Set the amount of irrigation for one or multiple zones. These values apply whether the zone runs as part of the program or independently.



    The zones that will repeat at the end of the program cycle.



    Irrigation Settings - Zone

    Custom settings can be applied to Valves within each Zone. These settings apply both when the zone is running independently and as part of the program. 

    Open a zone to view the zone control panel and settings


    Open the settings menu to edit settings for Valves within the are.



    Valve Selection

    Select which valves are included in when the zone runs

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    Zone Volume

    Sets the volume of water to apply to the individual zone.


    % variations

    Each valve can customised to apply more or less than the zone volume by setting +/-  percentage.

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    Irrigation Settings - Sensors

    Assign Pumps

    Available where a pump sensor is installed.

    The Irrigation program can be set to automatically stop when the pump stops, in accordance with pre-configured pressure levels. The program can be configured to resume when the pump is started.

    The configuration can be reversed so  the pump automatically starts when the program is set to resume, and stop when the program is paused.

    If multiple pumps are in use they can be assigned to different use cases - typically effluent vs clear water supply. NOTE: Pumps can not be changed while irrigation is in progress.  

    System Monitoring

    Program charts

    For the best results, open charts in via the full-screen button above

    For the best results, open charts in via the full-screen button above


    Displays the depth of water applied to an area over time - in mm per zone/paddock 


    Water Usage

    Displays the aggregate volume of water applied per farm or paddock, expressed in cubic metres  m3


    Irrigation Faults

    Shows the number of times valves haven’t opened/closed when programmed. This is usually due to radio faults. The number of failures will give an indication of the impact these faults have had on the intended irrigation program.  





    If a radio is not contactable over a period of time (1-3 days depending on network size) it enters overdue state and an alert is raised.


    Once the radio is contacted successfully, the alert is cleared.  The amount of missed irrigation activity caused by the issue can be investigated using the Irrigation fault chart 

    For more information on resolving alerts, see the section below.


    Resolving Radio Alerts


    Click to open the alert




    Check the the battery signal chart


    Battery Signal Chart

    This chart displays both Radio Signal (RSSI) and Battery stength (V) over a time period. 

    Radios with a weak signal strength (-100) may occasionally miss valve control commands. (If this happens, an Overdue radio alert is issued)

    These errors can be caused by low battery - voltages below 3.3 V are considered low. This chart can be used to diagnose whether low battery is the issue. Other less common issues include:

    • Weather related, e.g. lightning strikes
    • Hardware damage caused by livestock
    • Excessive foliage in line-of-sight



    Once the issue has been resolved, use the Ping function to confirm the signal has been restored. A successful ping test (or the next successful report) will clear the alert.   


    Installation Features

    Test Mode

    Test mode is designed to test the operation of the underlying valves. In this mode, individual valves can be opened and closed to verify a correct installation.


    Radio Faults

    (For Installer use only) Displays how often a radio had missed a communication packet from the base station. 


    Current Location

    Press the crosshair in the bottom-right corner of the map. You will be prompted to allow the app to know your location.

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    You can reset these settings using your browser settings