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Pick-up cart plant breeder  (Klik voor een grote weergave)

Since 2002, the plant-breeding company Gipmans in Venlo is the first company in the Netherlands to use the pick-up cart. An employee of Gipmans picks up a lot of vegetable plants (see picture) in order to deliver them to his colleagues who are ready to put the plants into crates. “The machine gives us almost uneasy satisfaction, so we are already wondering how we did things in the past”, smiles Thijs Gipmans. Very simple: on hand and feet, whilst seriously stressing the back and knees.
The pick-up cart, which picks up 350 to 400 plants at the time by locking the rock wool blocks with 24 chains in order to lift them up, has a number of advantages.
Not only has the cart advantage in the field of occupational health. With this cart, the delicate roots of the plant are not damaged, and its capacity of 9,000 to 10,000 plants per hour should be mentioned positively as well.

Self-driving pick-up belt (Klik voor een grote weergave)

Crouching in order to pick up trays day in and day out is not exactly the most pleasant job. For years, Jan Kersten, plant specialist from Panningen, was looking for a way to make this job more agreeable.
At a certain moment he was sick of it: all the toiling and moiling would not be that bad if it would only concern a couple of thousand of plants. But at Kersten, this concerns over 2 million cover plants that are shipped in large amounts at the same time. IDEAAL Machinebouw offered a solution with an automated pick-up system. The pick-up system consists of a three-wheel construction with a conveyor belt on it. Kersten will mainly implement the pick-up belt at the delivery and sorting of plants and in time expects to achieve labour savings of roughly one third on its sorting hours.

Rhubarb harvest cart speeds up harvesting process (Klik voor een grote weergave)

Somewhere by mid-2007, IDEAAL Machinebouw was approached by Mr. Martin Peeters of the Peeters-Bonten Partnership from Venray-Heide, who stated that for quite some time he was thinking of mechanising and/or automating the harvesting of rhubarb.
IDEAAL Machinebouw immediately regarded this as a challenge, and by the end of 2007, they met with an external engineering agency and Mr. Peeters for a first brainstorm session. Finally, in 2008, this resulted in the development and construction of a prototype with which the first tests could be held.
By 2010, a fully-fledged rhubarb-harvesting cart is on the land, with which the labour is considerably simplified and accelerated and with which the plant breeder is very satisfied!

Picking cart (Klik voor een grote weergave)

In order to simplify the labour in the strawberry branch, IDEAAL Machinebouw has developed a number of custom-tailored picking carts for MTS Cox Aardbeien. These carts run very smoothly on a concrete path, as well as on rail tubes, and the top table can also be shifted sideways, so that the rows, which are not directly under the rail profiles, can still be picked easily.
These picking carts were manufactured fully to the requirements of MTS Cox.

Pulling units are almost indispensible  (Klik voor een grote weergave)

IDEAAL Machinebouw has constructed a series of fully electronically operated pulling units for Geelen Beton in Wanssum. These units run along a rail and pull cast concrete plates in and out of the factory, so that they can dry quicker. Batteries see to the power supply of the units, because of which no cables can be left behind on the path.

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The breeding of young vegetable plants is a very labour-intensive activity. Therefore IDEAAL introduces a unique spacing machine to the market, in order to alleviate the work and to increase capacity. The spacing machine are especially suited for picking up, transporting and putting out rock wool bl…

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