Description: When it comes to production and material handling automation, growers - both big and small - can reduce cost, lower labor requirements, and make wise investments that will pay off for decades. Join us for a panel discussion with three growers on how they have successfully integrated automation into their operations. This session will be facilitated by Mike Vallafsky and Rob Lando of AgriNomix.
Level: Progressive Type: Technology
Rob’s Oberlin, Ohio based AgriNomix is North America’s largest supplier of automation to nurseries and greenhouses. He and 3 grower partners formed AgriNomix (formerly Flier USA) in 1994 to provide local sales and service for high-tech Dutch made automation. While continuing to do so, the company has become a sizable domestic designer and manufacturer as well. He became sole owner of the business in 2002. In addition to his day job, Rob is an active board member for Neighborhood Alliance, a North East Ohio non-profit which provides essential services to Lorain County residents in all stages of life. He is a Vancouver native, and a US/Canadian dual citizen who moved to the US when he was 19. Prior to AgriNomix, Lando served as senior vice president responsible for sales and service at Bouldin & Lawson of McMinnville, TN, and he started his journey in the horticulture industry with Langley Peat Moss of Fort Langley, BC in 1980. Prior to being elected to the AmericanHort board of directors, Rob served as a member on the AmericanHort Finance Committee.
Providing Automation to North America’s Horticulture Industry As a leading supplier to the North American horticulture industry, AgriNomix excels at helping our valued clients understand the many benefits of process automation while providing high-impact solutions that address equipment needs, production layout and design, and custom engineering expertise. Since 1994, our expert sales and superior service have enabled us to play a key role in the “industrial revolution” of horticulture.
Address: 300 Creekside Dr. Oberlin, OH 44074 Email: email@example.com Contact: Phone: 440-774-2981 FAX: 440-775-2104
AgriNomix 3030 Potting Machine The 3030 Potting Machine is “the potting machine re-invented.” It’s robust construction, advanced drive system, PLC control and user-friendly color touch screen, enables smooth operation at highly productive speeds. The 3030 can accommodate pots from 3” up to 11.75” in diameter depending on which of the three different potting modes are used.
AgriNomix Pot Washer The Pot Washer ensures that your containers are neat and clean before you deliver them to your customer. The pots travel along the built-in conveyor belt with stainless steel frame. The pots rotate on the conveyor belt, allowing the rotating brush to effortlessly clean all sides of the pot with just water.
AgriNomix Labeling Machine Manually labeling your products can be a time-consuming task. The Labeling Machine sticks self-adhesive labels quickly and automatically. The machine is mounted on a mobile frame, which can easily position to work with an existing conveyor belt. The frame is height-adjustable, so you can decide where you want to paste the sticker.
AgriNomix Topping Machine The Topping Machine is suitable for processing soil and other topping materials. The machine accommodates both round and square pots and is available in both a left- and right-hand version.