One of the main applications when it comes to rolling benches are production greenhouses for tulips al other bulb plants.
Rolling benches can improve space efficiency by as much as 30 percent compared to stationary benches and/or growing directly on the ground.
Specific Advantages for growing tulips on rolling benches:
- Reduces labor costs and improves working environment for greenhouse workers because the crop is at a correct working height and not on the ground
- Rolling Benches generally allow growers to utilize up to 90% of the space in the greenhouse, while non-rolling bench arrangements often use only 60% of the space
- Savings on chemical usage
- Savings on space as a result of the “first in first out principle” on the piperun’s
- Irrigation, nutrients, disease fighting, growth regulator can all be applied in a precise manner with various automation possibilities
- When using a rolling container system less space is needed for the internal transport of the plants
- Central work area is possible allowing for more efficient working conditions
- A much improved airflow within the greenhouse, underneath the benches, especially compared to crops grown at ground level. This reduces the risk of humidity induced diseases for the crop
- Because of the improved air-flow under the benches, it becomes more energy efficient to create the appropriate climate conditions for growth in the greenhouse, leading in turn to lower energy costs
- Opens up the possibility of having a multi-layer growing system as well as multi-layer cooling cells
- High efficiency in harvesting the crop
- Streamlines all phases of production
Our automated internal logistics systems for rolling bench production greenhouses then take daily operations to a whole new level of efficiency and flexibility.
All systems are designed to offer maximum flexibility for both short and long-term needs. So even if a manual systems can be later fitted with automation solutions without requiring large scale modifications.
What are the benefits of working with HOVE International?
- Maximize labor, growing and operational efficiencies
- Scalable designs to protect your investment
- Efficient chemical usage
- Automation to reduce inefficiencies
- Optimal space utilization
- Years of expertise, with excellent reputation and references
- QUALITY: represent the highest quality of products in the industry
If you would like to learn more about how your greenhouse would benefit by using a Rolling Bench system, please get in touch with us!