New record-breaking transplanter for Visser Horti Systems at Kwekerij Wouters

1 October 2020 | Int. Greenhouse Guide |

Visser Horti Systems takes the next technological step in transplanting; 48 wireless grippers which provide unprecedented speed and a user friendly design on all levels. The high flexibility provides growers with a machine which can produce almost any kind of concept required by retailers.

Kwekerij Wouters, a well-known grower in the Netherlands with over 40 hectares of greenhouses, recently installed the newest Visser transplanting system.

By combining technological innovations with incorporated ideas from kwekerij Wouters about easy change overs, Visser is able to take the next step in the world of transplanting. The new transplanter has unprecedented speed because of the wireless+ grippers, high versatility with up to 6 color combinations in a pot and great flexibility by enabling to change parts without the need for any tools. This makes it the most user friendly high capacity transplanting line in the world. Watch what Frido Wouters has to say about their newest high tech upgrade!

In a matter of seconds
By using new technologies the Visser gripper has been improved with greater precision, higher speed, better gripping force and more durability. This new gripper will set a new industry standard. By using Wireless+ technology Wouters will not be restricted by cables or tubes and can replace the plant grippers in a matter of seconds. The servo controlled Wireless+ grippers can move independently up and down, which provides ultimate flexibility for transplanting different combinations and achieving high capacities. Because of the Wireless+ technology, maintenance costs are reduced due to the lower number of moving parts.

The Pic-O-Mat GR-2700 has impressive speed, flexibility and ease of use. 48 individually controlled grippers move with high speed and accuracy, up to 41.000 plants per hour. With the increased accuracy the plants shows zero signs of contact after transplanting. This precision is one of the reasons why nursery Wouters chose for Visser Horti Systems.

Up to 6 different plants in a pot
The newest transplanter uses an innovative multi-color system to place up to 6 different plants in a pot at high speed. It’s possible to store up to 100 plant color combinations by using the Siemens touch screen. This enables you to switch products with just one touch. With the new multi-color system different colors light indicate where to put which plant, so the employees know exactly where to put the right trays. This assures the different plants are always placed at a fixed position in the pot.

Easy conversion to different pots sizes
Visser and Wouters co-created a highly efficient carrier for the pots. Because Wouters runs pot sizes ranging from 12 cm to 27 cm, special pot carriers and de-stackers were developed to make a smooth and easy conversion to different pot sizes and plant types. Many modern machines still need micro adjustments while changing pot sizes but that is no longer required. Because the different pot carriers all have the same width, the machines itself stays the same. The preinstalled settings makes finetuning redundant and the machine is ready to go at high speed after just changing the de-stacker and pot carriers

About plant nursery Wouters
Wouters has been using Visser equipment with great success since the previous generation of the Wouters family has founded the nursery.  Again it is proved, that sharing knowledge creates the best ideas. With good communication and collaboration between the two companies Wouters can look back at a successful project, with one of the most impressive transplanting lines in the history of Visser Horti systems.

The complete line consists of a pot de-stacker, Versa Filler, drilling unit, Pic-O-Mat GR2700 Transplanter and an automated trolley loader. Watch the video below to hear everything about the transplanting line from Frido Wouters himself.

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