Falcon Bulb Planting Robot

Falcon Bulb Planting Robot

The Falcon bulb planter owes its name to the Falcon, an extremely fast and one of the most accurate bird species. Bulbs can be planted automatically with the Falcon. The Falcon is suitable for potting soil and/or water forcing cultivation. Bulbs are supplied from a turner. From there they are automatically guided to the Falcon(s). The bulbs are singulated in the machine and placed on a so-called cup. This cup is passed through a vision box with a sphere of 360 degrees. Based on the coordinations generated by the vision system, the sphere is positioned correctly, with the shoot pointing upwards. The now well placed bulb is picked up by the beak of the Falcon and placed in the bin.

The Falcon application contains a design function in which you can specify the length of the rows, the distance between them and the number of rows. A camera is used to check whether the position is available for planting or whether it should be skipped.

The Falcon has a capacity of 3600 cups per hour. Several machines can work together and the entire crate logistics are also taken care of. The largest installation currently operational runs with 20 Falcons and therefore has a capacity of more than 70,000 planted bulbs per hour. The smallest installation runs at a hatchery of 3 million tulips.

To increase the efficiency of the Falcon, a Bulbstar can be placed in front of this machine. The Bulbstar sorts out the fusarium bulbs, so that only healthy bulbs are planted.

The crate logistics are fully taken care of at a Falcon. Crates enter the machine at the bottom. After filling, the crates come out of the Falcons on the top track and then continue on their way in a customer-specific manner.

Benefits of the Falcon

  • Fully automatic planting in puncture trays or potting soil
  • No sprout damage
  • Cost-effective for hatcheries from 3 million stems
  • Inspection, planting and transit in 1 machine
  • Buffer systems available for unattended plants

Parts of the Falcon

  • 1 bulbs singulator
  • 1 inspection cabinet
  • 1 orientation trajectory
  • 1 failure discharge belt
  • 1 plant unit
  • 1 crate transit
  • 1 control console

Falcon for Water Forced

Falcon for Soil

All you need to know about the Havatec Falcon

Our specialists are looking forward to answering any questions you might have about the automatic bulb planting robit, called the Havatec Falcon. They enjoy personal contact. They provide you with good advice by telephone or via video calling. On weekdays they are available from 7 am to 4:30 pm at +31 (0)252 241490.

About Havatec

It was in the year 2000 that Havatec started with the development of machines for the mushroom sector. Not long after that Havatec developed an advanced machine for the grading and bunching of flower bulbs using X-ray techniques. As from 2003, Havatec has an extensive range of machines for automated grading and bunching of flowers, for packaging flowers in boxes.

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