Machines

Long and heavy heating pipes require a ‘sturdy truck’

There is a growing demand for the exportation of heating pipes, as the people at Spraying company R. van der Horst noticed. To make all of that possible the pipes need to be loaded into containers. “That last part is something we do weekly now. And we want to do it in a safe way so we purchased a heavier…

Martin Stolze:

"Being independent improves service"

The name 'Martin Stolze' can be found on a number of buildings in the street on the industrial area Leehove in De Lier. Complete internal transport systems are being produced here in-house. From a laser cutter, lathes, milling machines to a press brake, everything is in house to anticipate the customer's…

The Lowpad enters the greenhouse

Juggling many types of plants and many different customers can be quite a challenge, but no longer, now that the Lowpad comes into play. That at least is the potential of this smart Automatic Guided Vehicle. “If you consider that with young plant growers each tray is now picked up twice and that this represents more than half…

Bercomex introduces three new flower processing solutions

This year, Bercomex Flower Processing Solutions is introducing three new solutions during the IFTF in The Netherlands. Last year was an eventful year for the Invaro Agri & Horti Technology Group, which also includes Schouten Agri Sorting Solutions and Invaro Services & Supplies. For example, Schouten…

British growers on tour in Dutch automation landscape

Following on from the Automation Tour on the 17th & 18th September, Vas Agache shares some of the automation the British grower has seen. At Baas, the growers saw a stand-alone packing robot. "It looked futuristic but was in commissioning phase so we did not get to see it run, unfortunately", Vas says.…

Lowpad wins Logistica Award

Eurotec has won the Logistica Award 2019 with the Lowpad. The jury was really excited about the Lowpad. "Eurotec has in a remarkably short time succeeded in developing a fleet of autonomous mobile robots that works seamlessly together and can be used for the autonomous movement of many types of load carriers. Eurotec has…

Mobile stick plug brings uniformity and relieves employees of strenuous and monotonous work

A mobile stick plug is the newest addition to the Flier Systems assortment. The machine, which is called MSM19, automatically places sticks in stone wool blocks.  Great tool“For us, the mobile stick plug has become a great tool to be able to transfer heavy and monotonous work to a machine. This is a relief…

After packaging robot, BOLD has more automation solutions in the pipeline

'Newbies' in horticulture industry take big steps in automation

With no background in the horticulture industry but being surrounded by many greenhouses in the Niagara region, Canada (ON), automation experts Willem Bijlsma and Bill VandenOever started Bold Robotic Solutions Inc. 2 years ago. "We noticed that greenhouses still make use of a lot of manual labor.…

Cutting-edge robot makes short work of gardening

A gardening robot has been developed that can self-navigate and automatically prune roses and trim bushes. The green-fingered device, known as Trimbot, uses cameras and 3D mapping technology to find its way around gardens and perform precise tasks with cutting tools. Prototype robots could be used to…

China: Grand opening factory D&D Production & Sourcing

The opening of the new factory of D&D Production & Sourcing is planned for October 31st by Wim van de Donk, His Majesty’s Governor of the province North Brabant in the Netherlands. D&D Production & Sourcing is a Dutch company that produces machines and equipment for customers with their own sales…

Enhanced Floral Power Cutter:

"More labor savings with inline labeler"

Posie Packer has enhanced the labor savings of its most popular machine – the Bouquet Organizer/Power Cutter – by adding an inline labeler. "This will be a big benefit to those who process farm-made bouquets", says John Vandergrift. Now, in one step, the bouquets will be cut to length and labeled. As a…

Smart counter increases control over input and output

To track the performance of a logistics system, to be able to control on input and output, but also to be able to determine per employee whether they process enough plants:…

Netherlands: Drying seeds will be a piece of cake with speed controlling ventilation

The drying cabinet of Van den Berg Climate Techniques can be found in the laboratories of the biggest vegetable- or flower seed producers, as well as at growers who dry their own seed for production or research. The design of the drying cabinets has remained the same for over 25 years. After all, why…

Oboya invests for environmentally friendly cultivation products

Oboya Horticulture Industries has during the year invested in new machines and tools for easier conversion to production of environmentally friendly cultivation products that are degradable and recyclable and manufactured from Swedish biomaterials. Sales of environmentally friendly cultivation products…

Apex Greenhouses receives new machines to Australian Standards

Apex Greenhouses recently took delivery of 2 new building platforms in Australia. These units were designed, built and supplied by the specialised aerial lift manufacturer Omega – based in the Netherlands. The delivery went in two phases, first the Omega 408TS and secondly the Omega 830TS. Both models are…

Mobile measuring installation water quality tested

After a long introduction, the validation process has started for a mobile measuring installation with which the growers can test the water quality in their company on the spot. Andre van der Wuff: "Laboratory analyses are valuable but there is also a need for continuous security. An affordable mobile…

Russian tulip grower automates with Dutch tech

Russian tulip cultivation has experienced major growth in recent years, both in terms of numbers and professionalism. At the FlowersExpo in Moscow, we spoke to three companies that can attest to that: Havatec, known for its cut flower bunching machines, Nova Agro, partner of Havatec and all-round supplier…

Tulips shipped out squeaky clean

The washing of the Tulip bulbs is in full swing in the tulip season. At VWS Flowerbulbs, they know all about it. After the bulbs have been dried and stored in the correct way, they are ready to be shipped worldwide. Check out the video to see how the bulbs are washed so they can reach their destination nice and clean. For more information:VWS…

End of season is coming: cleaning gutters and greenhouse roofs

We're not going to emphasize again the importance of hygiene in horticulture, not dwelling on virus pressure and not talking about the urge to organize your crop rotation. We're just showing various solutions to these issues. One of the newly realised products is the Hortiwash. This device can be used…

Gartenbau Klein chooses AquaHort against Phythium and Phythophthera

Gartenbau Klein is a potted plant grower in Appenfelden, Germany. In connection with the increasing pressure of Phythium and Phytophthora, VDH Watersystemen has placed an AquaHort in the ebb/flow installation. All the water flowing to the greenhouse, around 50 m3 per hour, passes the AquaHort. After the water…

Fertilizer dispenser on mobile robot saves time and labor

Springtime means busy times, leading to many growers being shorthanded. With the mobile robots from Harvest Automation many of the material handling challenges like spacing, consolidation, and collection are solved, and now a distributor of this product, Swiss fertilizing company Hauert, added an extra…


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