Rolling Benches with a plastic Ebb and Flood or an aluminium inlay have to be washed under high pressure between crops.
This ensures the cleanliness of the bench surfaces and overall hygiene of the grow area.
For this task, Logiqs developed two different rolling bench cleaner solutions, that are implemented according to the capacity requirements of the greenhouse and to the layout of the greenhouse.
Because of the sheer scale of production some greenhouses have, the bench cleaning process is extremely important.
Growers rely heavily on the bench cleaners and on the logistics system that delivers dirty benches and retrieves the clean benches. The supply of clean benches to the potting area often depends on it!
It’s extremely important that the bench flow is efficient and that the equipment is reliable and dependable.
The name comes from the 100° angle at which the containers are flipped during the cleaning process. In this way, both the dirt and water easily fall out of the container.
The bottoms are cleaned, with the use of high-pressure nozzles, which move along the length of each container. The cleaner can also equipped with a dispenser for mixing in disinfecting agents.
The import and export of containers is usually done by an OHK (overhead crane), but can also be combined with an input via a pipe track or A-track.
The 180° Container Cleaner gives the user a higher capacity than before possible.
This cleaner has a tiltable platform on which dirty containers are positioned upright.
The platform then rotates and the dirty container is washed by severe high-pressure water nozzles. On the side that has come up is a clean container ready to be buffered.
The 180° Container Cleaner is designed to work together with an OHK (overhead crane) transport system.
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!