High-Density Shelving & Racks for Vertical Farming
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Traditional industrial shelving can be used in vertical operations. These
systems are typically tended to from ground level and manually attended. They
reduce your nursery footprint by stacking multiple levels of plants in a compact
space. Typically lights are installed on or around the shelves. This method may
mean that you nurture smaller plants (in the cloning phase or vegetative cycle)
before they flower and grow too tall for tighter shelf spaces. For other
operations, taller vertical shelf spacing can be used to build a storage system that
allows all phases of growth. This choice depends on your facility and process.
Lighting strategies: Most any modern lighting technology interfaces easily with trough shelves, making it simple to light your plants from any point along any shelf in the system.
Integrated trough edge shelving helps direct runoff
Trough-style shelves provide efficient drainage. With an engineered slant and durable 2” trough front edge built into shelves, you can designate where drainage runs for better moisture control. Troughs have open ends so you can add PVC drains or tubes wherever needed.
This allows you to manage nutrient and water flow easier and more effectively than typical shelving.
Rivet style shelves with wire decking
Wire decks are frequently used in
vertical applications. They do not control drainage, but they don't retain
water, which passes through to lower levels. This is a viable moisture
control method for many facilities. Shelving sizes: Standard post heights: 6’, 8’, 10’ and
12’. High rise posts are available for larger systems that require access
from multilvel systems or order picker vehicles.
Mobile aisle, high-density farming
These systems eliminate aisles for very high-density operations, but still
allow easy access to your crop. They work by allowing you to move shelving
aisles around, so that an entire bank of shelving can be serviced by a single
aisle, using half (or less) of the space required by conventional shelving rows.
You can also build various types of shelves into the system, meaning you have
control of tilt, decks, drainage, etc.
- These shelves ride on a rail and carriage system. You open the system at
whatever point is needed to work, in the space.
- This lets you harvest, water, care for or maintain your crops in less
space without sacrificing quality.
- Profitable cultivation requires efficient operations that let you use
less space, less climate control, and grow more in limited space.
- You can also reduce labor needs by shrinking the growth footprint.
For more information on cultivation shelving systems, contact us today.