"We will be presenting our new system at Fruit Logistica. It is designed for facilities that are controlled by a web browser and app, where both customers and our service department can monitor and save all the temperature values of a cell on a cloud server. Our PLC is made according to customer specifications and meets all the requirements for Industry 4.0," said Federico Papini, sales representative at Monti & C., who announced their presence at the Berlin fair (hall 4.1 stand B04).
Federico Papini and Christian Niccolai
"Founded in 1947, our company focuses on the design, supply, construction and installation of cold storage rooms and isothermal units, including commercial, industrial and experimental refrigeration and air conditioning systems. We work in many different sectors, including the fruit and vegetable and horticultural sectors, as well as vertical farms, trade, logistics and retail."
"At the moment we operate mostly in Italy, while abroad we work either directly or with our partners."
"Energy consumption and its exponential increases have been, and will continue to be, a major problem for industrial production sectors. We have been studying new systems for the control and management of facilities for some years now."
"In the last three years we have made huge steps, using more and more electronic devices to manage the plant, removing the use of electricity whenever possible, reusing wasted energy from the plant, and systems to control and monitor climate values inside the isothermal rooms."
Papini agrees that the Vertical Farming industry is a fascinating one, and in some locations, it will become critical in the future. "Companies are always looking for new technologies with a lot of automation, which is definitely positive. The only downside is, again, the cost for managing and controlling all these new technological devices."
"I firmly believe that, even though we are operating at an industrial scale, we are still in the farming sector and that, by carefully designing indoor lighting, air conditioning, ventilation, fertirrigation and monitoring all parameters, we can achieve excellent product quality results, optimizing electrical consumption, costs and keeping maintenance effortless. And most importantly, by reducing the initial costs".
"Fruit Logistica is always an excellent opportunity to meet both new and old customers. We will be in Hall 4.1 stand B04".