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