Fast and reliable automated transport vehicles for rolling bench systems

Throughout its history, Logiqs has developed various solutions for automatic transport of containers via Automatic Transport Carts (ATC), even suited for multiple containers at once.

Reliable automation with unmatched levels of flexibility and use of ease

Logiqs strives to always deliver automation solutions that fully match the needs of each customer and each project.
We’ve designed and build countless variants of automated transport vehicles, with hundreds of vehicles in use world-wide.

All our automated vehicles are controlled using a vehicle-specific programmable logic controllers that are fully integrated with the Dat-A-Control software.

All complex tasks are handled by the Dat-A-Control software which also controls and synchronises any other vehicles or other transport automation equipment in the greenhouse.

Our automated transport vehicles are separated into 2 main categories:
Automated Wall-mounted Carts (AWC)

The AWC is a fast and reliable transport vehicle that’s directly mounted on one or both sides of the greenhouse.

AWC’s can be configured with one, two or three lifting platforms, according to project requirements and crop height.

The run length of a AWC can be as long as 500 meters, making it possible to connect multiple greenhouses if they are directly adjacent and build to level.

The hourly transport capacity of the AWC’s is dependent on the run length and number of platforms.

(Please get in touch with our sales departments for precise capacity calculations for your project.)

Automated central-path transport vehicles (ATC)

The ATC is a LOGIQS transport vehicle that’s generally used when the greenhouse has a central path between the rows of plant benches.

The ATC’s can pick-up and drop benches on both sides of the path while still allowing enough space for a small foot path between the benches and the machine.

The automated central-path transport vehicles can also be fitted with a deployable shuttle in case the individual rows have no automation for pulling the benches out of the individual rows.

The run length of a ATC can be as long as 200 meters (because it has to serve two sides) making it a highly flexible and efficient logistics solution.

The hourly transport capacity of the central-path transport vehicle is entirely dependent on the run length.
(Please get in touch with our sales departments for precise capacity calculations for your project.)

Automated rolling bench systems using one several automated transport carts have multiple advantages compared to growing on the ground or on manual benching systems.

  • 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.
What sets our Automatic Transport Vehicles apart from our competition is the high capacity that can be handled, the flexibility of the system and the unmatched reliability of the equipment.

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!