Logiqs and HOVE International have been working together with growers for more than 40 years to continuously make strides forward in the field of greenhouse automation and greenhouse internal logistics.
For the last three year Logiqs has also been involved in the creation of the iCube intelligent pallet storage system, and that has lead to us gaining even more experience in logistical systems using semi-autonomous shuttles/carriers.
Logiqs had already designed and implemented countless multi-level rolling bench systems for greenhouses around the world, but now we’ve set out to put all our experience and logistical know-how to work towards creating the best automated vertical farming solution in the world.
What we’ve come up with is: The Greencube
The foundation of our design was the desire to actually make a sustainable vertical farming system, and this both from an environmental point of view as well as from a financial point of view.
To do this we designed the Greencube steel structure with standardized components used for pallet storage systems and iCube systems.
Next, when it came time to design the automation equipment we continued focusing on standardization.
By using only 3D-Carrier's that can move throughout the entire Greencube and Vertical Transporters (VT) for movement between layers we managed to keep the logistical design of the Greencube brilliantly simple.
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