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Aiming to be handsfree

Enjoy Handsfree Plant Production

"Aiming to be handsfree", our article in Greenhouse Management Magazine

WPS’ Edwin Dijkshoorn explains how the company helps growers automate their operations.

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Boyce Thompson Institute chooses WPS for an Automated Phenotyping Platform

The Boyce Thompson Institute, located on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca New York, recently purchased an Automated Phenotyping Platform from WPS. The platform will be used to control a wide range of plant experiments, completely automatic. By expanding its facilities with this system, BTI takes another step in pursuing its goals of “increasing food security, improving environmental sustainability in agriculture and making basic discoveries that will enhance human health.”

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Business Unit Plant Phenotyping, for handsfree and data-driven plant research, bolsters growth for WPS.

Business Unit Plant Phenotyping

Business Unit Plant Phenotyping, for handsfree and data-driven plant research, bolsters growth for WPS.

Michael Meijler started working as a Business Manager of Plant Phenotyping on July 1, 2022. The market share of WPS in robotics, logistic automation and camera solutions for plant research companies has grown enormously. Meanwhile, WPS is delivering to all leading agriscience companies. A separate business unit was established to realize further growth.

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“The smartflo conveyors cut our truck loading time by 50%”

“Using SmartFlo conveyors reduced our order picking time by 50%.”

Rainbow Greenhouses is located in Chilliwack, Canada. They have three locations in Western Canada and a new build has started. At the main location the current WPS system is installed in three phases:

  • First phase 2015 – 2016: 7.176 m2 / 1.75 acres
  • Second phase 2019 – 2020: 16.070 m2 / 4 acres
  • Third phase 2022: 10.985 m2 / 2.75 acres
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Garden State

Garden State Growers has chosen for Handsfree Plant Production.

Garden State Growers goes for hands-free plant production.

Garden State Growers has chosen to partner with WPS to equip their greenhouse with a SmartFlo system. Edwin Dijkshoorn, Director of Business Development North America, and Roy Den Hollander, CEO of Garden State Growers, made a plan for how the greenhouse can be arranged more efficiently with a SmartFlo system to reduce labor costs.

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