Tower alignment system and mechanism that allows programmed changes to the alignment automatically

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9538712
APP PUB NO 20120305682A1
SERIAL NO

13431137

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An alignment unit for use with an irrigation system comprises a housing, an alignment sensor, an alignment controller, and an actuator. The irrigation system may include a plurality of spans, each including a drive tower and a drive unit. The housing may house at least a portion of the alignment unit. The alignment sensor may measure a real-time alignment of the drive tower. The alignment controller may be in communication with the alignment sensor and may be operable to receive the real-time alignment of the drive tower and energize the drive unit based on a first range of real-time alignment values. The actuator may couple with the alignment controller and may reorient at least a portion of the alignment controller in relation to the alignment sensor.

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LINDSAY CORPORATION2222 N 111TH STREET OMAHA NE 68164

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Korus, Thomas J Lindsay, US 69 324

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