The Havatec Twister is said to be the first machine in the world that makes hand turned flower bouquets. But how does it work and what are the benefits? It is all explained and even showed in the article and video below.
"The Twister makes bouquets with 10 to 35 stems and is available in different versions. It has several tables that hold a variety of flowers. The tables are filled manually according to a chosen recipe. The software decides in which section the flowers are placed", says Mark Fikkers, Director and owner of Havatec.
"The tables are connected to a conveyor belt that moves in the direction of the carrousel. The bouquet is then made in the carrousel. As soon as the bouquet is finished it is moved onto the pocket belt with an integrated Wicl-b binder. This innovation ensures a tightly tied bouquet. Both the number of windings as well as the height are adjustable. The Twister can transform a large variety of flowers in a twisted bouquet automatically."
As we speak, there are 14 Twisters up and running now. The concept offers a substantial reduction in labor realizing a short ROI time.
In order to give a clear picture on how it works, how many people are needed, the output, and more, below an example.
- 2 Havatec Twisters with 3 turning tables each
- 1 bucket filler + waste disposal
- 1 Pre-work line for preparing the flowers
- 21 stems divided over 3 tables per Twister
Number of people:
- 1 person preparing the flowers
- 1 person table filler
- 6 persons placing the flowers
- 2 persons sleeving
- 1 person for Quality control and placing the bouquets in buckets
Number of stems per hour: 8.500 pieces processed in a bouquet
Average number of stems per person per hour: 773 All-In