What happens when you want to grow a Calibrachoa, Petunia and Begonia in a single pot? That’s right, the petunia will grow so fast that it takes over the entire pot. At Visser, we’ve come up with a solution that enables growers to meet the retailers’ requests for multi-color pots; The Visser Multi Planter. In this article, we’ll tell you 3 reasons why every greenhouse should have a VMP.
1. Trios in a pot
Consumers and retailers demand growers to deliver trios in a pot. But as plants have different growth rates, it can be a challenge to grow them together. At Visser, we have listened to our customers, and we have developed the new Visser Multi Planter in collaboration. This new transplanter can plant up to 4 plants in a single pot. This allows growers to select uniform pre-rooted plants and transplant them at the right time.
The transplanter has been developed to plant directly on the carousel of a Mayer TM 2400DR, utilizing the maximum capacity of the filler. Due to the precise positioning of the grippers, the plants are always placed at the exact location and with the same distance from each other, making it easy to spot a missing plant. With independently moving grippers and two input conveyors, the maximum capacity of +/- 7.250 plant per hour can be achieved.
2. Powerful gripper
The new Visser gripper can grab every single plug, without exceptions. Because of the powerful gripper, there is no more need for a push-up unit to push the plugs out of the trays. A new gripper technique with a powerful cylinder allows the Visser equipment to easily pick up every plant, even if they are hard rooted. Buying an expensive push-up unit everytime a new tray is developed by the tray supplier has become a thing of the past. Furthermore, the lack of a push-up unit simplifies and streamlines the handling process, speeding up the conversion times. This gives you the time for a well-deserved extra cup of coffee.
3. Ease of mind
Mayer and Visser are both well known for their easy-to-use and robust automation solutions. Aside from the latest in high-tech innovations, the Visser-Mayer combination also incorporates smart low-tech solutions. For example, changing pot sizes without the need for any tools. This speeds up the changing process between different trays and pot sizes. Because the VMP plants directly onto the carousel of the Mayer, the machines constantly run at full capacity while maintaining an unparalleled smoothness. This means that there is barely any need for human intervention. Robustness is key, and nothing less than what you can expect from both these established companies. That’s why every greenhouse needs the new Visser Multi Planter.
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Are you interested in the finer details of the new Visser Multi Planter? Do you want to know what the new technology can do for your greenhouse? We would love to get in touch! Reach out to our expert, and together we will explore the possibilities to upgrade your greenhouse, your output, and your profitability.