Conveyors can be part of the solution as indoor and urban farmers look to achieve higher yields
"How to Optimize Vertical Farming," a new infographic created by Ultimation Industries LLC, highlights the benefits of vertical farming and ways to maximize the production of an indoor farming system. Ultimation has designed, manufactured and installed conveyor systems for over 30 years and is a leader in vertical farming material handling.
Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce "food miles," the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.
As sustainable agricultural operations such as vertical and indoor farms become more prevalent, conveyor technology systems can be part of the solution. "Conveyors are essential to vertical farming because they can make use of all the available vertical space of a facility and can move plants through automated systems as they grow," said Richard Canny, president, Ultimation Industries LLC. "How to optimize vertical farming is the challenge that the industry faces as it scales up."
In addition to creating customized products for assembly operations, Ultimation offers food safe grade systems and material handling solutions for the vertical farming industry. The company has recently expanded into smaller, ‘quick ship' products and systems that are sold through their website and in Amazon's stores. For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com.
Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs, manufactures and installs machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines and conveyor systems for customers throughout the Americas. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also a leading integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems. Ultimation's e-commerce channel sells Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. In 2020, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies in America. The company was a finalist for Amazon's 2019 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and earned honors as one of "2019 Metro Detroit's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®." Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.