Cooling cells play a very important role in large scale cultivation of certain crops such as: bulb plants, cress, micro vegetables, etc.
For these sort of crops, we’ve produced countless automated multi layer cooling cell logistics systems, that allow the maximum usage of space possible in the cooling cell.
The highly efficient use of space has the advantage of minimising the environmental footprint of the crop as a result of the lower energy usage needed to maintain the desired temperature in the cooling cell.
The automated cooling cells from Logiqs use highly reliable automated transport lines and overhead cranes and the equipment is controlled automatically using our user industry leading software package.
Here are some of the main advantages when using a Logiqs automated cooling cell:
- mature equipment with a high level of reliability;
- no unnecessary equipment and sensor arrays needed;
- hand-offs from the automatic transport lines to the overhead cranes happen directly and efficiently;
- automation equipment is controlled automatically by our software allowing the grower to focus on the crop.
- our software allows for automated re-stacking of benches during night time, according to production date or other parameters.
While different crops require a cooling cell for different reasons and at different spages in the production processes, the need for efficient space usage and for a reliable inbound/outbound logistics flow remains universal.
For each project and each crop, we work together with our customers so we can advise, design and build the best possible solution for the project.
The 2D-Shuttle is a unique greenhouse automation solution, which is designed and built by Logiqs. This system is unmatched in its modular design, that allows for a flexible and scalable system.
The 2D-Shuttle is the semi-autonomous vehicle that rides underneath the rolling benches, using the heating pipes as rails, and in doing so, can automate large greenhouse surfaces.
The A-Track transport lines ensure bench movements between rows and connect the growing area to the work area.
Each individual A-Track Transport Line section is powered by just one drive unit, using two speeds: a fast one for normal bench movements and a slow one for precise positioning of the bench on the lifting frame.
When an A-Track transport line is connected with an isle of rolling benches, it’s also fitted with a pneumatic lifting frame for the bench handoff between transport line and 2D-Shuttle.
Throughout its history, Logiqs has developed various solutions for automatic transport of containers using Automatic Transport Carts, for the transport of one or multiple rolling benches simultaneously.
These automated carts can be mounted either on the central concrete path in the middle of your greenhouse or on the side-wall of the greenhouse.
The Overhead and 3D (X/Y) Cranes produced by Logiqs streamline the transport of both empty and full plant containers and have been successfully implemented in countless greenhouses and plant nurseries throughout the world.
Our Overhead Cranes have lightweight designs that don’t create high forces on the greenhouse structure while at the same time being highly durable and reliable.
Our lifts are custom made for the specific size of benches used by the vertical farm as well as if regards to the building height.
The lifts are produced using only the highest grade components, they use four independent electromechanical actuators for maximum stability and in order the evenly distribute forces.
Automated irrigation, on individual bench level, finally made possible by our Automatic Irrigation Booms and Dat-A-Control.
The Automatic Irrigation Booms/gantries from Logiqs are the most versatile all in one irrigation solution available today.
Available with a full software integration using Dat-A-Control, our Automatic Irrigation Booms allow growers to considerably reduce labor costs, improve product quality and conserve both water and feeds.
Why a LOGIQS rolling bench system?
Our long-term relationships with growers help us to fully understand their needs and ambitions and reach the desired automation results at the best possible price point.
We believe in sustainable automation and we don’t automate just for the sake of doing so. Because we only succeed when our customers are also successful in their production activities.
When necessary, long term phased plans can be made where the grower can fully understand how the greenhouse’s logistical system can be upgraded in time, even going from manual systems to a full automation level.
We’ve delivered hundreds of fully automated rolling bench systems worldwide and worked with some of the worlds most successful growers of potted plants, orchids, young plants, bulb flowers, small trees, cut flowers, cress/microgreens and vegetables.
Well maintained systems installed by us more than 30 years ago are still in operation today!