Presentation of new TraySpacer during Fruit Logistica

March 31, 2022

Our new TraySpacer is a patented reusable tray that can be extended in a chessboard pattern, allowing plant material to be widened automatically and without damage. The system was first applied on a large scale last year at Soli Organic, a company specialised in advanced herb cultivation in Anderson S.C. We will officially present it to the industry for the first time during Fruit Logistica 2022 at stand number B-03 in hall 8.1!

TraySpacer: Reusable tray and spacer station

The new spacing system was developed in-house by Bosman Van Zaal. The TraySpacer makes optimal use of the cultivation surface. It has a ratio of 1:2 to double the cultivation surface. In addition, the system delivers enormous labour savings.

The system consists of a patented extendable tray and a robot that extends and retracts the trays. The extendable tray is designed to widen plants without damaging them, thus minimising wastage. Pots or soil with seeds can be placed in the flexible tray. The TraySpacer can be linked in an integrated way to systems for automation, tray handling and harvesting.

Efficient reuse and processing

After a crop, the tray of the TraySpacer is removed from the crop by a cutting machine. The soil is then pressed out of the tray by a tilting mechanism, after which the tray is cleaned and disinfected by a washer. Ready for a new crop.

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