Kwekerij De Lindenborg
Holland: Taks delivers revolutionary cucumber harvesting system
Taks Tuinbouwtechniek from Breda has developed a new revolutionary cucumber harvesting system in collaboration with Twan Prinse from Kwekerij De Lindenborg.
The cucumbers are harvested into a container with a moveable bottom and back plate. In this way the cucumbers can be laid into it easily and the volume can be increased by moving the bottom plate automatically.
The containers are transported towards the grading area where they are emptied using a portal robot.
The container will be emptied from the front. This way the cucumbers roll onto the supply belt towards the grader neatly and without damage!
250 – 275 cucumbers can be put in one container. Two containers are placed on a cart.
During harvesting a saving of 10-15% can be achieved.
The total investment can be earned back in 3 years.
This system can handle 100 containers per hour and can be extended with a buffer easily. With a buffer no capacity problems can occur by containers only being filled halfway.
It’s been tested and running for a few months now with full satisfaction of Twan Prinse.
4839 AN Breda (NL)
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Publication date: 9/14/2011
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