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F.A.Q.

Are all OASIS systems custom? Do you have a standard package?
Every greenhouse is unique in their needs and existing irrigation configurations. In general, many greenhouses can be outfitted with a standard OASIS system, which includes:

  • OASIS modules and hardware for installation on 2” x 2” tubing
  • Variable-speed AC gear motors
  • Control panel with included 6” color touchscreen
  • Installation guide
  • Sunlight-resistant cabling for motors, switches, and valves to help simplify wiring installation
  • Free on-call tech support
  • However, because we are committed to making OASIS work as best as possible for you and your needs, this often requires some unique configurations that are custom to your greenhouse. We work directly with you for the package that makes the most sense to increase your efficiency, eliminate waste, and keep you and your plants happily growing.

Can OASIS be installed on my existing Cherry Creek Echo or GTI Boomerang hanging basket lines?
Yes! Both the Cherry Creek Echo and the GTI Boomerang OASIS hanging basket lines can easily be updated by installing OASIS. Doing so will update the basket lines with advanced controls, monitoring, new motor, OASIS water-by-weight technology and enhanced variable speed functionality.

NOTES: The design, hardware, and installation of basket lines has developed significantly over years of production. Many sites have basket lines of various designs, hardware, and installation. During the development and testing of the OASIS system, Control Dekk found reliable methods to implement OASIS for all designs and installations no matter your current greenhouse hanging basket irrigation configurations.

Can OASIS be installed on NEW Cherry Creek Echo or GTI Boomerang hanging basket lines?
Yes! OASIS can easily be installed on new basket lines.

NOTES: Both Cherry Creek and GTI sell their basket lines at a reduced cost if they are ordered without tabs, tab switches, controllers, and motors. We recommend that you contact Control Dekk before ordering basket lines from your preferred supplier.

We will always work with your supplier so that you get only what you need and at the best price.

My basket lines have single-speed motors. Can I use these with OASIS?
No. OASIS uses enhanced variable-speed functionality. Therefore, it will be necessary to replace your single speed motors. OASIS systems include variable speed motors that are designed for direct replacement of your single-speed motors.

What are the reasons for using variable speed motors?
OASIS has many functions that are only available when using a variable speed motor.
• Watering is typically accomplished with the line running at reduced speed. This makes for better weighing and watering accuracy while allowing more time for more water to be applied when necessary.
• The line speed can be synchronized with workers’ speed when both hanging and shipping baskets.
• The line can be run faster (up to 120% normal speed) when necessary. Example: to speed basket removal during shipping.
• Controlled acceleration on starting the line and controlled deceleration on stopping the line helps to keep the line operation more smooth.
My basket lines have variable-speed motors. Can I use these with OASIS?
If your hanging basket lines can be run at various speeds, it is likely that your existing variable speed motor can be used. If so, OASIS could likely be purchased and installed at a lower cost.

Can I operate or monitor the OASIS remotely?
With the OASIS Standard system, the controls and touchscreens are usually centered in a convenient location near the basket lines being controlled.

With the OASIS Custom system, greenhouse teams choose the configurations/locations for controls and touchscreens that best fit your needs.

Where will my OASIS controls and touchscreen be located?
With the OASIS Standard system, the controls and touchscreens are usually centered in a convenient location near the basket lines being controlled.

With the OASIS Custom system, greenhouse teams choose the configurations/locations for controls and touchscreens that best fit your needs.

How many levels of baskets will OASIS water?
Currently, OASIS will water two levels of baskets independently of each other. The future OASIS holds three levels of baskets , so watch for an update on this, or please contact us and we will update you when it is available.
How do I make the best selection for my specific greenhouse application?
Email or call us! We are glad to help. While we can’t be all things for all people, we can make OASIS work for anyone because everyone deserves a better system. We’ve helped dozens of greenhouses tailor the OASIS system to their exact needs with great and appreciable results!
How difficult is the OASIS installation process?
Simple and accurate instructions for both hardware installation and wiring are supplied. Most greenhouses use their own personnel to install and wire OASIS with great success.

The installation process is simple and straightforward:
1) Mount the module housing using the included bracket assembly parts
2) Insert/slide the module’s component board into place
3) Tighten the thumb screw down
4) Fasten the “quick coupling” electrical connector to the component board

Phone and email support are available at no cost during self-installation. Onsite installation and/or project management are available if you prefer for an additional cost.