Every greenhouse owner knows they need proper irrigation, ventilation, and heating and cooling equipment. But what about greenhouse equipment that can improve the way you do business? Once your greenhouse has the bare essentials, it’s time to start looking into greenhouse equipment that can boost productivity, reduce operating costs, and help you work towards a more efficient greenhouse. Let’s take a look at three pieces of greenhouse equipment you could use to improve your facility’s efficiency today:
Portable Conveyor Belts
Conveyor belts are a great example of greenhouse equipment that can improve your productivity. A conveyor belt significantly minimizes the time it takes to move plants and products across any area, and they can be used with just one or two employees to get the job done. But why a portable conveyor belt?
Most greenhouses perform a variety of different tasks, every day. In that sense, permanent conveyor belts aren’t always the best option, because they can’t be moved to suit whatever project is happening today, whether that’s loading a truck or moving plants from one house to the next.
Portable conveyor belts solve this problem by offering you a totally customizable, versatile alternative that can be adjusted to suit any operation happening at your greenhouse. Portable conveyor belts can be configured to fit any distance, and are easily converted to run right off the ground, or at comfortable standing height.
Another key piece of greenhouse equipment is a drop-in-drive to power your conveyor belt. As their name suggests, drop-in-drives easily drop into any section of a compatible portable conveyor belt, turning it into a drive. They’re small and light, making them the perfect for nearly any task at your greenhouse.
Drop-in-drives are manufactured to either sit on top of the conveyor bed or hang below the conveyor bed, depending on your application. If you are moving a product that hangs over the top of the conveyor, you’ll want to choose a hanging drop-in-drive, whereas a drive that sits on top of the conveyor is perfect when you’d like the belt to sit directly on the ground. The average drop-in-drive can power up to 50′ of portable conveyor belt, offering you a great deal of functionality for just one investment.
A generator is an essential piece of greenhouse equipment for a variety of reasons. First, if you have a climate-controlled facility, a generator is a must. A backup generator can save your plants from emergencies and power outages in extreme weather conditions, helping you protect your product.
Small, portable generators are also good for a variety of tasks around the greenhouse. If you do have a portable conveyor belt, a small generator helps you easily power that belt even if you’re hauling plants and products in from the field. That can save you quite a lot of time and labor in the long run. Not sure what generator is right for your portable conveyor belt? Check out our generator recommendations here.
If you’re looking for greenhouse equipment to make your operation more productive, you can’t do better than the Rapid Veyor portable modular conveyor belt. Totally customizable to your greenhouse and a variety of key applications, our conveyors and drop-in-drives are easy to assemble and simple to move. Get in touch with the Rapid-Veyor team at 616-662-0954, or contact us online for a quote.