A-Track transport lines are one of the fundamental building blocks of a state of the art Logiqs rolling bench system.
The transport lines can be formed from as many A-Track transport bridges as needed in order to cover the required travel distance.
A-Track transport lines can be used both in the main grow area of the greenhouse as well as in the grow area of the greenhouse.
Modular, flexible and reliable
The A-track transport bridges are build using only high quality subcomponents and is designed to be a low-maintenance piece of equipment.
The A-Track transport bridges are constructed out of hardened marine grade aluminium alloy and hot dipped galvanized steel.
All our lines are completely adjustable so they will always be level. This is important when concrete floors are not completely laser level.
All nuts, washers, and bolts are stainless steel.
Our transport line wheels have a running surface of 30mm for the benches (1.2”), while most of our competitors use 25 mm (1”).
This prevents benches from slipping between the wheels which can result in plant material falling off the bench.
A rolling bench system used in combination with A-Track Automatic transport Lines bring the following advantages compared to traditional cultivation system:
- easy management of highly diverse crops with high numbers of lots;
- increases production capacity;
- lowers labour costs;
- optimal space usage in the greenhouse
- multiple complex logistics flows are possible;
- modular system design that allows phased deployments.
Our automated transport lines are suitable for handling the most challenging container transport assignments for:
- plants that need to go through different climate areas of the greenhouse during production;
- plants that need to be spaced out on the bench once or multiple times during growth;
- greenhouses with multiple crops and diverse growing schedules;
- greenhouses with multiple grow layers.
The use of transport Lines offers a fixed automation system, with a high container capacity as well as maximum flexibility during season peaks.
In multi-level greenhouses Automated Transport Lines are used in combination with Elevators and/or Overhead Cranes making each level of the greenhouse easily accessible.
Automated Transport Lines can also be adapted to suit the customer’s needs, for example when a container also needs to be rotated, stacked, un-stacked, etc.
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!