Tube rail system
Metazet offers a bay wide support system with long, rollformed profiles along the full width of the bay to ensure optimum stability, safety and durability. When you clip our KLEM tube rail brackets between the bay wide supports, this will give you a perfectly spaced tube rail system which guarantees optimum stability. Because of the great variety in crop systems, Metazet/FormFlex supplies its bay wide supports with brackets for all standard crop gutters.
Tube rail support
Because the heating tube is fitted deeply in the bracket, it is given optimum lateral support. It is not fixed with a tube rail strip, which means that expansion and shrinking due to heating of the tube is not curtailed. As a result, the tube rail lies in a straight line, which increases the safety of the tube rail system at your company. Another advantage of not using tube rail strips is the even transport along the tube. This will improve the life span of your transport system.
We manufacture tube rail supports for greenhouse tubes with a diameter of 33, 38, 42, 45, 48, 51, 57 and 60 mm. You can decide which centre-to-centre distances, bottom profile length and tube height you require. If you prefer, you can also choose fully closed tubes. In addition, we can supply versions with strips, parker fittings or welding. For the bay wide supports, you can choose from different profiles, which are rollformed in our factory.
The M-Track system of Metazet/FormFlex is an internal transport system based on an induction-driven truck. Harvesting trolleys are coupled to the truck, so that they can be transported within the company. The sensor follows the predetermined route by means of an induction wire. This route can be set with virtually no limitations, and it can be entered optionally by means of a touchscreen on the control panel.
Our modern design technology enables us to create a M-Track simulation in a drawing of your greenhouse or processing area. Any desired or present processing line can be included. This enables us to create the perfect layout for your business together with you.
Technology and safety
The M-Track is a strong, powerful truck with robust, solid tires. It can be operated either automatically or manually. Its speed has been limited for safety reasons. The safety bumper in combination with the laser scanners ensure that it stops as soon as there is an obstacle in front of the trolley.
Since there are almost no limits on possible routings, the M-Track system is very suitable for combining with other logistic systems. Examples of these include unloading units and tipping units. Buffer controls and the control of automatic doors also belong to the possibilities. Metazet/FormFlex offers for any crop and any system a suitable harvesting trolley.
Chain Track system
The Chain Track system is an internal transport system which is ideally suited for glasshouse horticulture. It is a fully automated system for transporting full and empty harvesting trolleys to the locations determined by you. This primarily mechanical system, which is very user-friendly and lowmaintenance, produces immediate, considerable savings in labour costs. The Chain Track also eliminates a large part of your physical efforts and those of your employees. The Chain Track system is designed, installed and commissioned in-house by Metazet/FormFlex. Chain Tracks can be installed in existing greenhouses as well as in new ones.
Our modern design technology enables us to create a chain track simulation in a drawing of your greenhouse or processing area. Any desired or present processing line can be included. This enables us to create the perfect layout for your business together with you.
Routing and options
The Chain Track system can be fitted with turn wheels, which means that it can also be installed in greenhouses with a T junction or in nurseries with several greenhouses and a processing area in the centre. The Chain Track can of course be integrated seamlessly into your current processing unit. We can also fit the trolleys with a trolley recognition system. A wide range of applications are possible, which we will be pleased to discuss with you.
Suspended Chain Track
Especially for hanging crops suspended above another crop as a second culti-vation layer or hanging from the ceiling of the processing area, the Suspended Chain track of Metazet/FormFlex is an excellent choice. The Suspended Chain track can be fitted in nearly any existing or new greenhouse. The Suspended Chain track can be custom-made to suit your specific needs and preferences. This includes, for instance, the distance between plants, the number of loops in a greenhouse section, the track length and the working height of the harvesting track. Metazet/FormFlex will design the Suspended Chain Track entirely based on your ideas and conditions.
Benefits and possibilities
Depending on the number of turns, only a single motor unit is needed to control more than 300 meter track. The track can be built in many different ways, while still needing only a small number of engine units. The wear-resistant, durable track guides enclosing the chain make this a very safe and reliable system. Because it is possible to lower the Track when it is working, all the work on this second cultivation layer can be done in one place. This leads to increased safety for people and crop as well as a considerable reduction in labour. Nearly all pot sizes can be hung in the Suspended Chain Track, so that plants can be in different stages of development. It is of course possible to suspend the plants at several heights in the track using extension hooks. Our extensive control unit is easy to install and makes it possible to water the plants automatically.
To save costs, this system has been designed in such a way that you can install it yourself. Of course you can also choose to leave installation to us.
Metazet/FormFlex and Horti-Innovations have been working in partnership for many years. Horti-Innovations concentrates primarily on the development of variants of and accessories for Danish trolleys and CC containers. Danish trolleys have been indispensable in the horticulture sector for decades. But more and more sectors are now beginning to appreciate the usefulness of the Danish trolley: pop-up stores or shops that use the trolleys to fit out their shops, distribution centres for internal transport or as a trolley for order pickers and markets for presenting their goods. Some examples of our range:
Mechanical wrapping machine for wrapping Danish trolleys or CC containers.
Various solutions for connecting Danish trolleys or CC trolleys together or to a Trike.
Transport CC trolleys
A Wipponcar makes it possible for you to easily equip Danish trolleys or CC containers with large air tires to transport them over unpaved areas or root cloth.
Accessories for fitting out a shop, including complete displays with a roof or customer-specific solutions.
Destacking CC trolleys
The shelf destacker turns destacking shelves into the simplest of tasks!
Metazet/FormFlex has also gained years of experience with hoisting systems. Metazet/FormFlex has precisely the right product for everything that needs hoisting in the greenhouse. Not only for the traditional growing tube hoisting systems but also for the hoisting of lamps, tube rail systems, bay wide supports, gutters and crop wires. Virtually any greenhouse, old or new, is suitable for fitting a hoist. Metazet/FormFlex provides detailed drawings for correct installation, which means that you can install the system yourself if required.
Hoisting system for cut flowers/ornamental plants
The Metazet/FormFlex hoisting systems for cut flowers/ornamental plants combines two functions in one. The plants are optimally supported and the heating tubes ‘grow’ together with the plants. Hoisting systems are used mainly for the cultivation of chrysanthemums, freesias and lisianthus.
To position the heating system for your crop at the right place and close to the plant or crop Metazet/FormFlex supplies the hoistable crop heating system. The height of the growth tube can be varied using a driven hoisting shaft, either separately or in an A or J hook, or mounted on a girder. This serves to ensure that the heating system ‘grows’ together with your crop so that you can make optimum use of the heating and stimulate the growth of your crop.
Metazet/FormFlex has, together with the specialized company Micothon, developed a large program of greenhouse sprayers. A good sprayresult is determined by many technical and pest related factors. During many years we gathered a lot of practical experience that you can benefit from. We kindly invite you to pose all questions regarding spray technology to us. Your questions will be discussed with our specialists. They interview you and discuss with you about your specific possibilities and wishes. We provide a total solution with a trouble free integration in your company. Our experience is a guarantee for your customised solution to assure your company’s specific needs are met.
Spray less and better
In modern IPM all components have to be perfect to be able to meet the required target. Each crop and every greenhouse company have their own specific demands regarding spray technology to make sure the very best result is achieved. Micothon uses patented, air-assisted spraying technology that gives you 79% better spraying results compared to a standard spraying machine!
Spraying with insufficient result gives unnecessary costs on chemicals and biological products. Besides that, there also will be significant grow delay of your crop resulting in less production! This means even double costs for you! So, working with the best possible sprayer will earn money for you. The Return on Investment can be even only 1 till 2 years!
Ultra violet technology: combating mould without chemicals!
Micothon has developed the flora UVc concept especially for combating mildew in rose cultivation. You can use this simple, state-of-the-art technology to inexpensively and safely combat mildew.
As well as automatic transport systems such as the chain track or the induction-driven M-Track, Metazet/FormFlex also supplies a comprehensive range of manually-operated electric carts for transporting Danish trolleys and/or people.
The trike series is a series of electric three-wheelers in various strengths and construction sizes. The power of the engine is respectively 400, 1200 or 3000 Watt. There is a trike for you in the strength category you require whether you want to transport many or few trolleys or weights. Especially for Danish trolleys and CC containers is an extensive range of connectors available (see next page). The many available options make it possible to build the trike according to requirements.
The H-series is a series of tugs in various strengths and construction sizes. The compact building method makes the H-series tugs ideally suitable for small areas.
The smallest model of both the Trike and the H-series is suitable for transporting Danish trolleys in a concrete U-path.
Metazet/FormFlex is also the place to be for tailor-made turntable trailers.
Especially for forcing bulbs in heavy crates, Metazet/FormFlex has developed the clapper track. This system provides a labour-friendly environment for processing heavy crates, reducing the physical effort required from employees and enabling them to process your products faster and more easily. The clappers will do the heavy work for you.
Accumulating roller tracks
Growers of pot plants are continuously expanding their product range. Not only are they growing many different colours, but different varieties of plants are often grown at the same company. Processing and sorting the different plants takes large amounts of time and is often physically tiring. Metazet/FormFlex has developed the accumulating roller tracks for this purpose: a system for light and easy plant sorting. A minimum of force will put the rollers into motion. They will then move along the load smoothly and powerfully, without crushing the trays.
The Multi Variable Gutter System (MVDS) of Metazet/FormFlex is an automated system, suitable for crop gutters sideways. Depending on your crop and cultivation method, both the gutter type and the distance between gutters can vary. Since aisles between the gutters are no longer needed, the MVDS makes optimum use of the available space.
And much more...
We trust that this brochure has given a clear impression of what we have to offer. But Metazet/FormFlex delivers much more!
Customized cultivation gutter system
Metazet/FormFlex supplies a complete range of gutters for the cultivation of flowers and plants. In close cooperation, we can supply the perfect gutter for your growing conditions. Each gutter is available in different sizes, which means that we can fully adapt them to your requirements.
Advantages of cultivation gutter systems:
• Makes cultivation possible on infertile land
• Saves water by reusing drain water
• Reduces the use of manure and fertilizers by reusing drain water
• The water cycle is the same for all plants
• Optimum air circulation through the crop
• Better control of plant growth
• Less opportunities for diseases and pests to develop
• Increased labour productivity
• Improved working conditions by working at the correct height
These benefits ultimately result in increased productivity and better quality.
Suspension and support
Metazet/FormFlex offers you a comprehensive and extensive range of suspension and support materials. Whether you choose supported or suspended gutters, all the support and suspension materials we offer are designed in our own factory on the basis of the required strength, after which they are manufactured. This means we can supply any models and dimensions you need.
Metazet and FormFlex are both familiar and authoritative names in the glasshouse horticulture sector. Metazet and FormFlex are also the specialists for your customer-specific systems in the fruit and vegetable cultivation sector.
For almost 40 years Metazet has been producing a comprehensive range of metal products for the horticulture sector, such as support and mounting materials. Metazet also develops, produces and installs high quality, reliable systems such as hoisting systems, internal transport, cultivation and harvesting systems.
FormFlex is the global specialist in the horticulture sector for the development and production of cultivation gutter systems. FormFlex is able to deliver a suitable gutter system for any crop, under any circumstances, and to profile it at the location. We operate at sites all over the world with our mobile profiling machines!
Years of experience, comprehensive knowledge of the market and the combining of forces between Metazet and FormFlex form your guarantee of quality and success!