The most advanced greenhouse logistics solution to date

The 2D-Shuttle is an original greenhouse automation solution that LOGIQS introduced to the horticulture automation industry in 2013.

This automated rolling bench system system is unmatched in terms of scalability and flexibility.

Scalable in size and capacity

The LOGIQS 2D-Shuttle system is highly suited for phased build, in regards to both equipment and software.

Adding extra growing surface and connecting it to the existing system is done at a fraction of the cost, compared to conventional automation solutions.

If capacity requirements grow, extra 2D-Shuttles can be added to the system without requiring any major modifications.

The core pieces: The 2D-Shuttle and A-Track transport lines

The 2D-Shuttle is a semi-autonomous vehicle that rides underneath the rolling benches, using the heating pipes as its rails.

Using its grabbing mechanisms and sensors the 2D-Shuttle can move the individual rolling benches conforming to the transport tasks assigned by the grower using the Dat-A-Control Software.

The 2D-Shuttle can also move between the rolling bench rows independent of other machines.

The A-Track Transport Lines ensure bench movements between rows and connects 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.

The A-Track Transport Line has been used by growers worldwide for the last 20 years. Its design has evolved and matured, becoming the industry standard, due to its durability and high capacity.

Unmatched flexibility:

Transport task using a single 2D-Shuttle

When the system uses one 2D-Shuttle, the 2D-Shuttle first pulls the bench from the row and passes it on to the Transport line.

Once the bench is on the transport line, the 2D-Shuttle switches to the X-Rail, and follows the table to the destination row.

The 2D-Shuttle then pulls the bench from the transport line into the destination row. The 2D-Shuttle can now move on to other tasks.

Transport task using a couple of 2D-Shuttles

When using a couple of 2D-Shuttles, the task is divided with one 2D-Shuttle pushing benches onto the transport line.

The other 2D-Shuttle then pulls the benches into the destination row. This allows the first shuttle to continue pushing benches from the first row.

Our software controls the system and makes sure the tasks get completed in the most efficient way and without the 2D-Shuttles getting in each other’s way.

Modularity:

Step by step

Whether it be hardware or software modularity, there is no other system on the market today that can match the 2D-Shuttle system.

This modularity makes the 2D-Shuttle system ideal for phased builds.

Growers can start off with a manual rolling bench system and manual transport lines.

Then automate it in the following phases. This keeps initial costs to a minimum, while at the same time giving the grower instant access to all the benefits of a rolling bench system.

Then in following phases the 2D-Shuttles and X-Rails can be added, while the transport lines can be fitted with ADU – Drive units.

Which crops are grows are rolling bench systems?
Our automated rolling bench systems are being used worldwide for crops such as:
  • potted plants;
  • potted  herbs;
  • tulips and other bulb flowers grown on water;
  • young plants;
  • Cut flowers;
  • Cresses and microgreens
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Mushrooms

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.

Get in touch with us!
Our team of enthusiastic professionals is looking forward to assist you with your logistics challenges.

Logiqs automation equipment stands the test of time!

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!