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Irrigation Thin Wall Mini Flat Dripper Lateral Line

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These lines are designed for the production of thin wall irrigation laterals with mini flat emitters. Ease of use, reliability, performance, repeatablity, economy of material and productivity are qualities which describe the line. All components are available from a single source and offer a fully integrated solution.

How to get more value?

Right capacity

How easily can you respond to market changes? Is your answer profitable enough for you? With us you can choose from three different capacity levels without compromising availability or quality of your production solution. Proactive services enhance your operations even further.

Lower production costs

Is material-efficiency important to you? Our technologies guarantee excellent centricity and high stability of your products. State-of-the-art extruders and crossheads save material and minimize scrap in your production. Versatile raw materials, that suit to your production in quality, quantity and price, are applicable on several technologies.

Sustainable products

How sustainable are your products? Purity and smoothness in layers are in the core of our solution development. With us, you can deliver more durable products that are easy to install and secure to use.

Our Way of Working

  1. Production solution iteration

    We simulate possible line configurations for different production speeds and spaces for you

  2. Installation and production start

    We supervise the installation at your premises to answer any questions which may arise. In each delivery, we do the line set-up to ensure that all our promises are fulfilled in the delivery.

  3. Investment renewal

    We help you to achieve the best production value throughout your investment lifecycle. There are several performance and upgrade services to explore new business opportunities.

Royal road to demanding deliveries with the lowest total cost of ownership. High output solution to explore the market in the front row.

PIL 032-miniFTExplore

Production lines to make thin wall irrigation laterals with mini flat drippers.

How to be profitable in producing laterals for the irrigation market?

Irrigation laterals are commodity items readily available for buyers in agriculture. Margins are tight. Manufacturing must be lean and responsive to seasonal demand in order to be profitable. 

  • Complete solution from one source
  • Ease of use for quick startups and repeatable quality
  • Full integration of components and inline QA

What you get

The PIL 032-miniFT Explore is a line which is optimized for high-speed, reliable production of flat laterals with thin walls. Features are built-in to facilitate set-up and to recall proven configurations in order to maximize quality production.

  • Top insertion and drilling rates with minimal scrap
  • Excellent process repeatability requiring few operator adjustments
  • Precise product quality that meets market expectations with ease.

Full integration thanks to years of experience

The equipment is engineered to ensure a reliable operation over many years. The line has user friendly production features and is easy to operate. Size changes are quickly made assuring high equipment efficiency. The high output extruder is equipped with a Maillefer barrier screw with mixing extension and a barrel with unique feeding section. These features assure a stable and homogeneous output throughout the entire extruder speed range. The reeler winds irrigation pipes onto cardboard reels and makes automatic reel transfers at  production speeds. The Nomos® control system features proven tools to monitor the process and to manage machine settings.

Typical line composition

  • Dual bowl feeder AETL 1600
  • Insertion equipment AETL 1600
  • Extruder MXC 60-30D with integrated controls
  • Manual screen changer
  • Extrusion head, ECH 36/55
  • Vacuum sizing trough CBC 35-4 m
  • Cooling trough, BRI 32-12 m with dryer
  • Drilling unit AETL 1600
  • Vision QC system
  • Belt haul-off, RCI 32
  • Automatic dual reeler, KWI 600 v1
  • Operator interface, Nomos® TCP 15”
  • Optional components

    Gravimetric batch blender
  • Striping extruder NMS 20-24D 45°
  • Striping head, ECH 36/55 SL + ST
  • Water flow rate test equipment
  • Pipe marking


Rated line speed 250 m/min
Extruder output Up to 260 kg/h of PE blends
Tube diameter range From DN12 to 22 mm
Wall thickness From 0.15 to 0.9 mm
Insertion and drilling rate Up to 1600 drippers/min


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