Complete integration of potting processes with the benching system
Dat-A-Potting makes it easy to monitor and manage the potting process, even in large greenhouses growing diverse plants.
Integrating automatic potting machines with the rolling bench system makes Dat-A-Potting unmissable in a large scale rolling bench greenhouse.
All the relevant information from the potting process are visible in Dat-A-Potting, giving the grower a clear overview on how many potting tasks have been given out, how many are still pending, in what pattern are the potted plants going to be arranged, etc.
A potting task consists in the following:
- which batches are to be placed on the benches
- destination of the containers in the nursery
- number of containers
- the number of plants and pattern in which the pots will be arranged on the benches
- the life cycle phase of the plants after the completion of the potting process
- start time
- possible options such as the spray time for irrigation after potting In conjunction with Dat-A-Pick&Place, Dat-A-Potting can also automatically control the pick and place robots
The standard for customisation
Because of the modular structure of Dat-A-Control, growers can implement a software package that’s specifically configured for their need without having to pay for unneeded features.
In addition to a basic Dat-A-Control version, we have developed various optional modules that serve specific production processes in the greenhouse.
The optional Dat-A-Control software modules are:
Before a system is installed in your greenhouse, extensive customer level testing is performed by our software engineering team so that any possible problems are detected in advance. This shortens the set-up duration of projects in the field considerably.
We’ve designed our software so that it easy to interface with other software solutions the company might use
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!