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Nicola Smith of WMEC:

"Growing interest in water treatment plants in Uganda, Kenya"

Clean water is becoming a scarce resource and increasingly more emphasis is being paid to reusing water. In the floriculture industry as well. Over the last three years, water waste management company WMEC for example, has seen the demand for their water treatment systems increasing in the floriculture.....

Moving trailers by hand...

VIDEO De V-move Trailer Mover XXL is door Verhagen Leiden ontwikkeld om trailers tot 20 ton te verplaatsen. Deze Trailer Mover XXL kan bij uitstek worden ingezet als vervanger van terrein/terminal trekkers. De Trailer Mover XXL KAN zonder certificaat worden bestuurd.Verhagen LeidenHoge Rijndijk 2672314 AG.....

Marco Vijverberg on sweeping machine Stefix 135

"It's like they've been waiting for this for years"

VIDEO The Dutchman Marco Vijverberg is no new face in French horticulture. He is the contact person for the sales of Stefix 135 of Steenks Service, among others. Stefix 135 is a sweeping machine used to clear both indoor and outdoor areas from dust. The controller sits on the sweeping machine. "This machine has a.....

Trimming in an arc

VIDEO Look, that is some invention right there. Maybe they should put three next to each other in a row, or add a sensor above it so it can be driven automatically from one plant to another, but that's something the technical guys still have to figure out. Nevertheless, this buxus guy is very happy with it as it.....

1 stand, 4 innovations: 50 years of potting machines

As an exhibitor right from the very start, Mayer Heidenheim (Germany) showcased innovations designed to boost the customer’s productivity and ensure quality at the IPM 2018.This year's focus was on four groundbreaking innovations for ornamental plant businesses and tree nurseries. At the same time visitors.....

Four new solutions to save labour

Automation of certain labour operations reduces the number of man-hours required. Production process costs can be significantly reduced by replacing certain operations with a logistics system, intelligent cameras, or robotics. In 2017 WPS worked hard on a series of innovative solutions using robotics. These.....

New control system for Plate Seeder Machines DECOP 305

For more than 30 years Conic System has been manufacturing seeder machines. Following requests from customers, the company developed new systems adapted to their needs.Not long ago, they created a new control system for the Plate Seeder Machines DECOP 305 which allows for a much more effective sowing, by.....
WPS investigated minimum wages in: the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, US, Canada, Asutralia

How can you combat the increasing minimum wage?

Significant increases in the minimum wage have grim consequences. Labour still accounts for a large proportion of the costs for greenhouse horticulture companies. For the IPM Essen WPS investigated the minimum wages in the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, the United States, Canada and Asutralia. They.....

New tray filler at IPM Essen: automatizes production while saving labor

This Fall Ellepot introduced their new patent pending Ellepot Tray Filler (TF-1), helping customers automatize their production while saving labor. The automation enables growers to improve productivity by establishing an efficient, uniform and faster production method by filling up to 9,000 pots per.....

"New filler for high soil compactness"

The Versa Filler is the newest filler in the Visser product line. The machine features some unique technologies to achieve a uniform and high soil compactness, without damaging the trays. Specially designed for seedling trays with small and deep cells.This uniformity and compactness is achieved by using.....

Norway: Norgesplanter opens new tree nursery

Norgesplanter held a grand opening for their new nursery last month, for which Visser has delivered advanced tree nursery automation machines. Norgesplanter focuses on a sustainable future by protecting young trees against the notorious pine weevil by using an innovative waxing method instead of chemical.....

UK: Double investment at Desch Plantpak

Martin Shields has joined Desch Plantpak as Manufacturing Manager from the start of January. Martin has extensive experience in plastics processing and his depth of experience will strengthen the Mundon manufacturing operation.Martin is seen alongside the company's new Thermoforming line which was installed.....