TulipStar: automated sorting and bunching of tulips

The TulipStar concept has more than proven itself as a machine by means of which the production of tulips is neatly sorted and bunched every day. This is done by means of advanced X-ray technology. At full capacity, the machine processes 16,000 to 18,000 tulips per hour. The speed is adapted to the required labour, making it highly profitable for tulip growing companies producing more than 4 million tulips. The TulipStar provides the lowest cost price per tulip and the least damage to leaf and stem.

Many tulip growing companies choose TulipStar

The popularity of the TulipStar is growing in great leaps. Prominent tulip growing companies have acquired one or less units, such as Germaco, Wesselman Flowers, M.T. Burger Bloembollen, Maliepaard Bloembollen bv, Boot Flora and Breg Tulpen. Interesting to know: for Germaco this is TulipStar number nine and for Wesselman Flowers numbers five and seven. The TulipStar for automated sorting and bunching of tulips is also very popular outside the Netherlands.

The strength of the machine

The strength of the machine is that high quality technologies are being used. This, in combination with its simplicity, allows the machine to do its work for 16 hours per day without any failures or interruptions. The simplicity of the TulipStar also leads to a competitive price. Maintenance costs are low and predictable. The required X-ray technology for recognising the tulip heads between the leaves requires a few complex parts. The probability that these parts fail, however, is very low, because of the X-ray camera that we developed ourselves.

The tulip takes centre stage

The bunch is assembled directly on the bunching belt. Then, the leaves are stretched continuously by means of an air stream while the stems are brought together in the bunch. In addition to its role as a bunching machine, the TulipStar has also proven itself as a sorting machine. The tulips are sorted on the basis of length and/or weight. It is also possible to remove the tulips that are too ripe. The TulipStar can be made with up to 3 sorting actions, of which 2 are bunched automatically.

Benefits of the TulipStar:

  • Processes 16,000 - 18,000 tulips per hour
  • Lowest cost price per tulip
  • Least damage to leaf and stem
  • Profitable for tulip growers producing more than 4 million tulips
  • Sorting and bunching in one machine



  • T-Star synchro unit between debulber and TulipStar
  • Main frame with central chain transport
  • X-ray inspection station
  • Alignment system for aligning the tulips on the basis of length
  • Cutting unit
  • Bunching module
  • Computer system with touch screen
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All you need to know about the TulipStar

Our specialists are looking forward to answering any questions you might have about our TulipStar. 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.



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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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