Pligt Professionals – 2D-Shuttle rolling bench system

Location

‘s-Gravenzande,
The Nederlands

Crop

Various potted plants

System

Multi-level rolling bench system with 2D-Shuttles

Greenhouse

2,8 hectares

Business history

Pligt Professionals is an innovative potted plant grower based in the Netherlands, operating two modern greenhouse facilities, in Heinenoord and in ‘s-Gravenzande.

Some of the colourful plants of the impressive range Pligt Professionals grows, are : Volcano, Aurora, Encanto Waterfall, Princettia, Sunny Side Up, Cyclone, Premium Begonia and Poinsettia.

In order to keep up with increasing demand for their potted plants, Pligt Professionals decided to build another 28.000 m2 state of the art greenhouse facility, that will mainly grow potted roses, next to their existing facility in ‘s-Gravenzande.

Already a long-time customer of Logiqs B.V., Pligt Professionals once again entrusted us to design and build an automated container system for this new greenhouse build.

The new greenhouse facility will house both a working area (potting/spacing/trimming/ harvesting) as well as a fully automated grow area.
To make the most of the available space, the work area will also feature an integrated 2nd layer of around 9.000m2. This way no grow space will be wasted.

All in all, the system will make use of approximately 2.500 containers (6.160 mm x 1.720 mm) with plastic ebb- and flood inner linings.

Because of the multiple production processes (potting/spacing/trimming/harvesting) that require the plants to pass by the working area several times, the greenhouse needed a high capacity and high reliability logistics system in order to prevent bottlenecks.

Considering this, the choice was made to fully automate the container system using seven of our innovative 2D-Shuttle’s together with high capacity automatic transport lines.
Two of the shuttles will serve the second layer above the work area, while the other five will serve the rest of the grow area.

The second level of the greenhouse is connected to the rest of the greenhouse using two high capacity Logiqs lifts.

By using the 2D-Shuttle system, the facility gains an unmatched flexibility and the allocation of the grow area can be easily changed by the grower according to season peaks.

Furthermore the grow area will also be fitted with 21 fully automatic Logiqs Irrigation Booms with both ebb and flood and spraying capabilities.

Empty rolling bench management will be done using two Logiqs Overhead Cranes, and the benches will be cleaned using the Logiqs 180° Cleaner.

Software

The entire rolling bench system is controlled using our industry leading control and registration software Dat-A-Control.

Besides the control of benches and machines, Dat-A-Control also gives the grower full access to the registration database for plant movements and undergone production processes, making the management of the nursery more efficient.

After Sales Services

Logiqs has its own experienced installation and service team based in the Netherlands, but also collaborates with reliable service engineer teams in several countries so as to prevent unnecessary installation or maintenance costs.

Our customers can always rely on prompt and efficient attention for routine maintenance, breakdown or emergency situations.

Routine preventative maintenance can be tailored to the customer’s choice, with service intervals to suit the specific needs of the logistical system.