The fact that only a small amount of land area is required for growing fruits and vegetables is only one of the advantages of vertical farming. Conventional farmland is hereby relieved, closed systems save water, year-round cultivation and harvesting are possible. Clever aloft cultivation offers many possibilities for automation. We have the right and affordable components to equip small projects or big farms. Our energy chains and cables guide data and media safely upwards even in the smallest installation spaces, weigh little and are easy to install. Plain and linear bearings made of high-performance plastic are FDA-compliant, the modular gearbox systems are fully compatible with the linear modules and our five-axis robolink robot arm can withstand a lot of work and splash water.
All products are tested for wear and load capacity under real-life conditions in the igus test laboratory, the largest in the industry. The results are incorporated into our service life calculation tools and allow exact durability predictions.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely customised conditions.
The fully automated indoor farming systems from the Scottish company Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) have to be highly precise and at the same time operate with low friction and be easy to maintain. The drylin linear robot system used in the IGS towers meets all requirements and keeps maintenance and hardware costs low. An inspection after one year of operation did not reveal any significant wear on the bearing shell.
The Langhoff family breeds giant red worms that are used by anglers, for example, as feed worms for animals, for hunting or as a natural fertiliser producer for gardens and greenhouses. For around ten years, father Martin Langhoff, has been developing his own systems to facilitate everyday work for the family business in order to improve the breeding process and make it more effective. Used in water, soil, and dirt, the robust igus components have become a reliable partner in vertical farming. ...
A special crossbeam system from the American manufacturer Living Green Farms, provides irrigation for many plants in an empty warehouse on 4,000 m². The igus e-chains provide a secure energy supply without maintenance for the aeroponic work, where nutrient-enriched water is transported directly to the plant roots.
Flexible low-cost robots for automated sowing, weeding, harvesting, etc.