New screening software allows full control over humidity transfer, light transmission and energy savings. The ‘Connected Screening’ module introduced by Hoogendoorn and Svensson connects the advanced software of the Hoogendoorn iSii process computer with a wide range of Svensson climate screens to allow full control over humidity transfer, light transmission and energy savings.
Knowledge exchange and innovation are the results of this unique cooperation that provides growers with all the benefits of the Next Generation Growing (NGG). The result has been healthier crops with higher yields needing less energy input.
The Connected Screening software is a technology and knowledge cross-over between Svensson, the market leader in climate screens, and Hoogendoorn, innovator in horticultural automation. The software calculates the effect on ventilation, humidity transfer, energy savings and transmission of light and outgoing long wave radiation based on the Svensson screen characteristics and position.
With this accurate data growers can achieve more screening hours without risking high humidity levels below fully closed screens. This allows growers to achieve a homogeneous climate, higher crop yields and up to 20% extra energy savings. Data is presented at a glance via a custom-made visualisation.
Field research within the NGG shows that the highest crop yields are achieved under double layer energy screens and completely closed screens (without gaps). However, in practice this is often hard to realise due to a mismatch of screen characteristics or inefficient use of climate control. This leads to an unstable greenhouse climate. The consequence is an increase in pests and diseases that negatively affects crop quality and yields. Hoogendoorn Growth Management and Svensson have responded to these needs with the new screening software, specifically developed for the iSii process computer.
Svensson (booth 08.430) and Hoogendoorn (booth 11.710), both pioneers in the area of The Next Generation Growing, will launch Connected Screening during GreenTech, to be held from 14-16 June at Amsterdam RAI. Connected Screening has been nominated for the GreenTech Innovation Award in the category Automation Solutions. You can cast your vote here.
For further information please contact: Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Annemieke van Balen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Ph:. +31 (0)10 460 80 80, website: www.hoogendoorn.nl; or Ludvig Svensson, Clarinda Gros; email: email@example.com or + 31 (0)181 392 663, website: www.ludvigsvensson.com Ω
Posted 3 June 2016