Feature: High Speed Eco-Strip Door
Size: 4820mm wide x 2250mm high
Time to Market: 4 weeks
Operation: Electrical - Fully Automatic
An Exciting Speed Door Project
We are very proud to be part of a new machine project devised by Intelligent Growth Solutions. The Worlds most technically advanced Indoor Vertical Farm.
Small prototype doors were manufactured and sent to Scotland to test run on the machine.
As a result, IGS commissioned full size versions of the High Speed Door Project which were installed on the final version of the machine pod.
The newly patented machines were ready to go to full production. For that reason, we made a trip to Scotland to visit the Vertical Farm Facility.
The Vertical Farm Growing Pod
"When designing our vertical farm, we had to design with unheard of flexibility because it was certain that we wouldn’t get it right on day one. Everything we put in had to look absolutely pristine, so it could be shown off to the world but be adaptable for any modifications we needed to do (quickly and without costing huge amounts of money for each iteration). The doors from Lotinga matched this unique spec! We were able to change the colour of the doors and the custom frame sizes (we changed this a few times!) and have controls integration with the existing automation. The finish is first class and people love when the doors fly open to display the bright vertical farm, from the dark outline visible moments before. Dealing with a family business was great… we were terrible customers who changed our minds many times, but we heard no complaints. Once installed, the Lotinga team has kept in touch and even visited the farm! Many thanks." Dave Scott - Co-Founder/CTO
The growing pod was very impressive. The high technical specification of the Eco-Strip Speed Doors worked perfectly alongside the pods high spec technology.
Bright UV lights are used in the growing process, so the curtain was designed using a protective PVC strip, the same used for welding screens; for the purpose of blocking the UV from personnel when the doors were closed.
The Eco-Strips doors use the highest quality control equipment; as a result, Intelligent Growth were able to combine their own technology with that of the doors; for the purpose of gaining the desired type of automatic operation they needed.
We cannot thank Dave Scott of Intelligent Growth Solutions enough for this opportunity. Not only has it been exciting to be part of something so innovative; more importantly, it has shown just how versatile the Eco-Strip Doors are and how easily they can be adapted to suit the most challenging of applications.
World Wide Attention
There has been allot of world wide attention for this project; consequently, bringing with it much media coverage over the past few months. Click on these links from the BBC and Aljazeera to view just two video pieces broadcast recently. They explain how the new technology works and even more importantly, what it can mean for the worlds food production.
In addition, our Eco-Strip door can be seen briefly in action; alternatively, for videos fully showing the Eco-Strips in operation, visit our Video page.
The Vertical Farm has so much potential; indeed, it promises exciting new advancements in food production and we couldn't be more pleased to be part of it.