Logiqs General Brochure
Logiqs multilevel Rolling Bench Systems
Multi-level growing is one of the most important advances made in greenhouse automation during the last decades.
Not only does a multi-level rolling bench system offers the best possible space usage, but it also contributes to the overall sustainability of a production greenhouse.
While vertical farming is becoming increasingly popular in food production, vertical cultivation techniques have been used in the horticultural sector for more than 30 years.
Logiqs was one of the first companies to widely design and build multi level automated rolling bench systems for potted plant nurseries.
Efficient space usage also in turn leads to a smaller carbon footprint for the crop because of the inherent energy savings related to the heating and cooling of the greenhouse.
Our main focus points when developing new multi-level growing systems have been:
- Achieving an industry leading reliability rate for all automation elements such as lifts, transport vehicles, automatic transport lines, cranes;
- Higher transport capacities without increasing automation costs;
- Anticipating possible logistical bottlenecks and then intelligently designing multi-level growing systems for the specific needs of the crop;
- Efficient integration of irrigation and drainage systems;
We’ve delivered multi-level benching solutions for a variety of crops such as:
- Potted plants
- young plants
- Cut flowers
- Cresses and microgreens
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!