machine grades on height and stem diameter

Van Geest Young Plants uses Techmek I Grade for consitent automated grafting

If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you must comply to your customers needs, As these needs change every year you should be as an organisation very innovative. "Innovation and optimising is an ongoing process, that often requires investing in automation and mechanisation, but this brings the wanted efficiency and quality goals", said Ron Petterson, operational manager at Van Geest Young Plants.

Van Geest is a progressive organization in he field of innovation and process optimisation, in recent years a lot of time and money is spent in a wide range of innovated projects in IT, automation and mechanisation. For the 2013 vegetable young plant season they want, in order to meet their customer demands, improvement in uniformity and quality for the tomato and pepper young plants. To get this, a better grading machine was needed. " In Techmek we found the right partner", said Peterson.

Techmek is a north Italian high-tech machine builder specialised in the use of industrial robots in their machines and installations.

In the latest developed machine for horticulture, the I grade, a new technology is being used. According to Hans Preesman, export manager of Techmek, these robots give an unprecedented speed, accuracy, flexibility and reliability. "The I grade makes it for van Geest, not only possible to grade on height but also on stem diameter, this gives much better uniformity and connection from the rootstock and top with grafting. Other advantages are better grading, labour saving, low maintenance cost and almost no downtime."

For more information:
Hans Preesman - Techmek
T: +31628458828

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