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NL: Mobile purification mostly interesting for small grower

Mobile purification is one of the four options to meet the purification demand as of 1-1-2018. Depending on the amount of discharge water, future strategy and investment space, mobile purification could be an interesting option. The amount of discharge water varies depending on the cultivation, water.....

Small electric tractor packs a punch

The new dual electric or solar powered Tow Tractor is built to be used in greenhouses and nurseries. The affordable 4-tire Multiple Use Tow Tractor for greenhouses and nurseries is only 38 inches / 96.62 cm wide with front and/or rear hitches and can have a set of optional pusher bars.This new Tow Tractor.....

Conic introduces DGR destacker for Double Trays System

Conic System is introducing their new Trays Destacker DGR, which allows to handle different types of trays like thermoformed plastic, polystyrene, inserts and the recently introduced thermoformed Double Tray System DTS.The Trays Destacker DGR uses a new generation of claw plates with Conic's new rapid.....

Mini Sprayer updated for smaller sized greenhouses

IDM Agrometal has updated its offerings of spraying equipment with a new mini sprayer. The sprayer is very suitable for smaller farms or greenhouse operations with narrow plant rows.The sprayer comes available in the 200 version with a width of 55 cm and a 300 version in a width of 65 cm.The Mini Sprayer.....

Jumbo Cone binding string extended with colours and tiltable holder

The Bercomex Jumbo Cone holds four times as much elastic binding string, reducing the frequency of roll changes and so ensuring fewer standstills of the flower processing line. Jumbo Cones are now also available in several colours.Binding is an important part of the flower processing process. Jumbo Cone tie.....

Image processing in floriculture using a robotic mobile platform

Colombia has a privileged geographical location which makes it a cornerstone and equidistant point to all regional markets. The country has a great ecological diversity and its one of the largest suppliers of flowers for US. Colombian flower companies have made innovations in the marketing process, using.....

Tom de Beer, Verhagen Leiden:

NL: "No more pushing, dragging or sweeping thanks to automation"

It is clear that the internet has changed our lives and this development will go even further. The Internet of Things is about to take off and companies are preparing to adapt their organization in light of this. At Verhagen Leiden, this is one of the tasks they're facing. Tom de Beer, Operations Manager at.....