The CombiFix I is a one-frame machine which selects the incoming trays on the optical appearance of each individual plant with our in-house developed imaging system. Empty plugs, or bad and too small plants are removed at the blow-out section. Empty plugs are collected and discarted from the CombiFix I through a waste conveyor belt. The CombiFix I will allocate one tray as a donor tray which provides the plants. Other trays will receive plants, thus being corrected to 100% full trays with qualified plants.
With use of the TTA pusherpin system, even fragile plants with an incomplete rooting system can be handled with almost no damage to the rootplug. The advantage of repairing trays is an optimum use of available space, uniformity in plant material and plant development and process optimization during automatic transplanting.
The CombiFix I is designed as a moveable small single frame (3,8 x 2,2 meter) in which all processes occur. Destacking units and discard rollers are available.