Horticultural machines - Engineering & automation

In 1999 the sons of a Belgian azalea grower set out to make robotic equipment to sell to other growers. They began with the “Degraplace”.  A mobile pot robot, self-propelled through the cropping area, for setting plants down on beds.  The same robot can pick up the plants for moving elsewhere (trimming / spacing).  More than 75 robots with a width of 1.5m up to 12m are successfully installed.

The “Ter-a-spacer” is another exclusive DEGRAMEC solution for spacing plants perfectly.  It is a combination of a self-propelled bufferbelt with the pot-gripper from the Degraplace.   A forklift brings the plants to the robot.  Degramec delivers a complete range of bufferbelts with push-over and take-off robots, forklifts and forks.

One of Degramec’s biggest single projects was installing thirteen stationary pot robots “Speed-e-flex” for the Dutch company Ter Laak, one of the largest and most highly automated producers of orchids in the world.

Other customer-specific equipment (like trimming- and transplanting-machines, conveyors, grading, …) are also in the Degramec product range.

More information: www.degramec.be