- Business Development Manager
- Breeding Trial Specialist
- Farm Manager Abu ADhabi
- Key Account Manager Canada and USA
- Export Sales Manager Europe Division
- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
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Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
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SmartScan 3D installed at Piet Vijverberg Nursery
Netherlands: Sorting phalaenopsis flawlessly
Nursery Piet Vijverberg aims for high reliability toward clients, for which tight sorting is essential. In 2013, the company already took a big step in camera sorting. Through remote plant evaluation, 'illegible' photos were manually evaluated through video footage in the Philippines. While this was a very innovative system at the time, better techniques are available today. Nursery Piet Vijverberg is the first in the world to implement the SmartScan 3D, greatly improving service and reliability.
Following a careful and rigorous trial period at Nursery Piet Vijverberg, where at least 98% reliability has been demonstrated, they decided to purchase the system. It is capable of processing 2400 plants per hour. Unripe plants are singled out by the camera and sent back to the greenhouse. This system also eases and lowers the workload during packaging, realizing better and higher packing performance, and greatly improving working conditions.
Partnership with TNO
Because market demands surpassed the techniques in use so far, WPS started looking for new techniques. In conjunction with TNO, they opted for 3D modeling of plants. In this case, the technique is applied to orchids, but WPS sees a lot of potential for other plant varieties to map more features.
The SmartScan series starts with a simple 1D altimeter, and goes up to very accurately mapping all possible plant features using 3D techniques. Every week, WPS maps out 10 million plants at clients.
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