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Young plant automation

Turnkey automation solutions

Viscon Plant Technology provides turnkey solutions for automating any horticultural production process. Since 1967, we help growers worldwide to get the most out of their young plant production. We design and manufacture our machines from stand-alone units to complete production lines so that you can automate all labor-intensive processes. 

We offer complete production lines with filling, seeding, transplanting, and vision grading to create great efficiency in your production process. Our logistic handling systems for trays and potted plants create the optimal flow in your nursery. Our irrigation systems and track & trace delivery systems make sure you can fully control your cultivation process to help you thrive.

Expertise

Filling

To achieve a successful root growth, filling should be conducted with the correct density level. Visser supplies several potting machines and tray filling machines for filling pots, plug trays, and other sorts of carriers such as packs or hanging baskets.

Our potting machines are available as stand-alone units as well as integrated filling machines in a complete production line. In the latter case, the potting machines are part of a seeding and cutting transplanting line.

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Seeding

Accurate and reliable seeding results are the base for excellent horticultural production. Visser provides innovative and smart seeding solutions with a high capacity, precise results, and maintenance-friendly seeding machines.

We provide seeding machines from stand-alone units to integrated seeding lines with tray filling and covering units. Multiple seeding heads can be used on the same seeding line to reach bigger capacities.

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Transplanting

We have more than 25 years of experience in automatic planting operations and have developed a wide range of transplanters that guarantee a perfect planting result. The renowned Visser Gripper stands for strength, precision, and durability.

We build our transplanters modularly so they can be utilized as stand-alone units or fitted into your existing machine line. Changeover times are reduced to a minimum with wireless+ controls and programmable settings.

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AutoStix

AutoStix® is a revolutionary system to automate the process of sticking cuttings. Together with one of the biggest cutting producers in the world, we developed AutoStix® to create great efficiency in your nursery.

This turnkey concept consists of a unique transplanter-strip-tray combination to help you get through peak season. AutoStix® is available with various strips and machine configurations and can achieve capacities of up to 12,000 cuttings per hour.

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Vision grading

Viscon is specialized in the production of plugs to deliver added value from the young plant stage. Gain data insights and predict parameters using vision technology and artificial intelligence to improve your efficiency significantly.

We offer the most versatile line of image recognition systems, from inspecting trays and making them uniform to grading and replugging young plants. Grading can be based on many criteria such as volume, height, color, and the number of flowers.

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Pot handling

Logistics carried out as efficiently as possible in order to optimally utilize your nursery’s available space. The renowned Visser Space-O-Mat system has become a common concept in potplant nurseries.

The Space-O-Mat system consists of a fork-lift truck with transport forks and spacing legs. The system can be complemented by set-down and transfer robots, collecting stations, grading and buffer systems, trailer and table loading systems, conveyor belts, trailers, and aluminum cultivation table systems.

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Internal transport

Viscon provides various logistic solutions for handling trays, pots, racks, boxes, soil supply systems, and buffering and shipping. We design our transport solutions so they are always applicable to your specific operation.

We provide efficient solutions for every logistic challenge; wide belt conveyors, overhead cranes, YX transport systems, monorail internal transport systems, mobile box systems, tray delivery systems, soil storage, and supply systems.

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Soil handling

The storage and preparation of soil substrates form the basis of plant cultivation. The most suitable system can be chosen according to volume, the number of used substrates, and the application required.

We offer various soil handling systems such as soil digging systems, conveyor-equipped substrate bunkers, and big bale breakers. For substrate preparation, we provide a range of automatic soil mixing, watering, and glue systems that have already been in practice for many years.

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Irrigation

Viscon offers a wide range of watering booms for plant nurseries. From semi-automatic to fully automatic watering and spraying systems. All required operational commands can be programmed using innovative, intelligent software.

The use of plant protection products through watering and spraying equipment must be carried out efficiently and, above all, safely. We are certified by SKL for the legally required inspection of spraying- and watering booms used in horticulture in The Netherlands.

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Multi-layer growing

Multi-layer growing solutions help you utilize space more efficiently. You can optimize control in the young plant phase to ensure a strong start for your plants.

Aqua D-light can be used as an R&D trolley that helps you gain control of your light and watering strategy. Multiple trolleys can also be used in a large scale multi-layer propagation setup.

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Turnkey production solutions

Viscon Plant Technology offers young plant production lines for flowers, plants, trees, fruit, and vegetables. By maintaining a continuous dialogue with growers, we are able to supply a range of nursery automation systems for both large and small nurseries and horticultural greenhouses.

Starting material

We offer turn-key solutions whether you grow from seed, cuttings or tissue culture. Our extensive experience in young plant production enables us to fit our automation solutions to the requirements of your plant material.

Cultivation technique

Our expertise in industrial product design allows us to create any product carrier to automate your production process. Whether you grow in plugs, cups, pots, trays, floats, rockwool or any other substrate/carrier.

Seamless integration

By partnering with other key horticultural suppliers we offer a turnkey solution, always aiming for the highest quality. Maintaining a continuous dialogue with growers, we provide custom solutions that seamlessly fit your operation.

Floris Berghout
Floris Berghout | Global Sales Manager

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