OCMIS irrigation

OCMIS irrigation

Ocmis Irrigazione SPA is the world leader in the production of hose reel irrigators, spray booms and pumps. First-class performance, advanced technology, a wide choice of products suitable for every possible need and reliability ensured by the high quality of our machines are the result of a highly motivated and committed company. This motivation and commitment has led OCMIS to the top of both domestic and international markets. Thirty years of experience and of research and innovation serving the needs of the agricultural industry have given OCMIS a sustained period of continual expansion, projected from the hills of Castelvetro outwards towards global markets.

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Via S.Eusebio, 7 , Castelvetro di Modena , MO 41014 Italy
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Ocmis Irrigazione is a public limited company with 3.120.000,00 euro fully paid up capital stock.

Production : Ocmis produces hose reel irrigators in a variety of models, which make up a range of machines suitable for any situation. Ocmis also produces pumps for tractors both for clean waters and sewage as well as centrifugal pumps and overgears for thermal and electric motors. The company demands and guarantees the highest standards of quality in the raw materials used in the finished product. A continual process of product improvement has maintained the company's position as market leader both in Italy and the World and it has permitted, in September 2009, to obtain the certification for the Qiuality Management System in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 STANDARD. This result confirms the reliably of the company and together with a continual investment in production and information technology ensures that Ocmis enters the new century as a major player in its sector.

Staff: The personnel of OCMIS consist of 69 production workers and 33 office staff. Thanks to an advanced system of automation, including automatic welding and semi-automatic paint spraying lines, the company has managed to keep the number of employees to a minimum.

  • Turnover 2013 : 31.389.000,00 euro (nation and international sales combined)
  • Area: 22.000 m2 covered space on 52.000 m2 of outdoor space.
  • Annual Production: 3350 units, 600 of which are micro rain machines
  • OCMIS is a member of AMIS (Associazione Macchine Irrigatrici Semoventi - Hose Reel Manufacturer Association) www.amisirrigazione.it
  • Structure: OCMIS was founded in 1970m with its initial production being based on the construction of precision mechanical parts and the production of irrigation machinery. The company at the start concentrated its resources on the production of HOSE REEL IRRIGATORS eventually establishing a position as world leader in this sector.


Production History
OCMIS has always stood out because of the continual commitment given towards the research and development of its production. Throughout its history the company has used several different turbine system, the current system is the fourth generation. OCMIS has from the beginning been sceptical about systems using bellow drive for the hose rewinding , considering it an obsolete technology: slow intake, problems relating to dirty water, uneven intake rates of the hose leading it to be continually under strain, and the frequent overflow of water from the side of the machine are some of the evident disadvantages.

Initial production used a volumetric turbine, a massive cylinder that used up excessive amounts of energy in propelling the machine.

Pelton turbine
The use of the Pelton turbine represented the subsequent development stage. This type of turbine was fitted with external by-passes. The results were good but nevertheless it did not allow to limit the power consumption. The turbine with a built-in by-pass provided better performances and reduced the power consumption but yet it could not be considered a first-rate system. In fact it was based on a variator, belt system to drive the gearbox.


Fourth generation turbine: the turning point.
OCMIS came to a turning point when developing an advanced fourth generation turbine system, providing excellent results even at very low pressures: 2 to 3 bars when using the spray boom, 5 to 6 bars when using the raingun. The choke-flow turbine with built-in by-pass and flanged directly to an oil-bath geatbox represents a significant advance in hose reel irrigators drive and makes this system unique in terms of reliability and performance. The connection shaft of the turbine is constructed in stainless steel and the mechanical seal is made of widia. The turbine is made with a special aluminium alloy and machined using fully automatic machine tools. The current turbine, the turbo speed system, which is based on seven years experience, has eliminated the transmission belt and the external by-passes. The turbine is connected directly to the gearbox and the by-pass is internal. This keeps pressure absorption to a minimum, allowing the machine to run more smoothly.

Thanks to considerable investments in research and development, in the year 2006, OCMIS has introduced a new type of machines fitted with a new and innovative gearbox. VARIO RAIN SYSTEM. The big innovation of the system is that the gearbox has 3-4 SYNCHRONISED speeds and it is coupled to a high efficiency turbine with a turbine/gearbox shaft connection through a bevel gear. This system provides excellent performance and reliability. It makes the machine very easy to use and gives excellent manoeuvrability and last but not the least...it guarantees the highest safety standards.