Loading, Filling and Sorting
Handling plants during cultivation, harvesting or packaging is heavy and monotonous work, and above all labour intensive. We have developed machinery such as loading gantries, pick and place robots and (de)stacking robots. And solutions for putting pots into trays or trays onto conveyor belts, containers, or carts. We can integrate this equipment into complete internal transport installations, helping you automate the production process from young plant or seedling, through cultivation, to packing.
As every situation is unique, we tailor our equipment to specific customer needs and plant requirements. Our machinery is engineered, built, programmed, and tested in-house. Whether it is for young plants, ornamental plants, herbs, or plants with active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry, or destined for use in an existing logistical line or as part of a new complete solution. As our equipment is tailor-made, it can be constructed to be as large, heavy and silent as required and to handle delicate crops with the utmost care.
Labour is becoming incresingly scarce and costly, and is a limiting production factor. Intelligent machinery such as robots for harvesting and crop maintenance provide excellent alternatives to physical labour. We have developed harvest lines for herbs and leafy greens in pots or trays. Chopping and cutting equipment can be integrated if required.
As we are experienced in handling plants for very different purposes, our machinery and lines are suitable for vertical farming and can also be designed and manufactured as food-grade or pharma-grade.
Growth Support Machinery
We developed special growth support equipment for plants that have specific needs during the growth phase. For example, a unit that blows off loose leaves and dirt. The growth support tools can by supplied either as a standard solution, or tailor-made for a specific situation.
To automatically place plants wider apart to give them more space to grow, we have developed several types of spacing equipment. For example, for the spacing of plants in rockwool, we developed a robot that can place plants in different patterns on a container. This spacer can reach a production speed of up to 1800 rows per hour and receives the orders from our management software ISAL. For the spacing of plants in trays, we offer an in-house developed extendable tray (patent pending).
Packing activities can take up a lot of labour and space in the processing hall. We excel in developing complete packing lines and engineer, build and test our machinery for every specific situation. We also can integrate third party systems in our lines.
From sleeving and labelling, to mixing, box filling and palletising. Everything is possible. Our pot plant sleever can sleeve up to 2,000 plants per hour. We are also highly-experienced in developing solutions for delicate plants or products that require food-grade or pharma-grade standards.See a complete line in action!
From Vision to Solution
Based on intensive customer contact, we work on integrated solutions. Solutions that utilise labour, time, raw materials, and space as efficiently as possible. At Bosman Van Zaal, product development and realisation are performed in-house by our own multi-disciplinary teams. Our step-by-step approach starts with your vision and ends with our technical solution with lifelong service.
What are your wishes and challenges, and what do you define as optimal cultivation and maximum yields? Our multidisciplinary solution team starts by listening and will propose technical installations.
The final proposal is then translated into smart, inventive, and practical designs by our own team of engineers. We base this on our many years of experience and use the latest technology and insights.
The technical solutions are manufactured in our automated machine park by our qualified production team. We ship worldwide and work with our own staff or in collaboration with (local) partners.
After delivery, we stay in contact with your company. We provide employee training, and we offer 24/7 service online and on location, guaranteeing a long and efficient service life of the technical installations.
Our team consists of experienced engineers, technicians, and programmers in areas of expertise such as data, cultivation, vertical farming, and internal logistics. We design and manufacture everything in-house at our head office and modern factory.
This ensures a high level of flexibility and accessibility. Characteristics of which we are very proud!Read more