Automation of repetitive operations
Automation of certain activities can reduce on the cost price of a product, because it improves both the efficiency of the business process and the quality of the product. The initial investment costs of automation are often higher, but in the long term you can save greatly on labor costs. You don't have to deal with unnecessary work, working conditions, environmental factors, etc. This way your employees can focus on activities that need a human touch. But on what operations can you save labor?
Crop rotation can be a hectic period with many since there is a lot of work that needs to be done, such as harvesting and transporting the crop, trimming the flowers and cleaning / disinfecting the Greenhouse. Various machines allow you to automate these operations, making you less dependent on human labor, improving efficiency and saving money in the end.
Today many modern Cannabis facilities utilize multiple zones for propagation, Vegetive, flowering and processing. Safe and efficient transport of products between these zones is very important for the flow of a business. Where possible cultivators should use purpose fit equipment to minimise physical stress on employees and speed up turnaround times.
Modern Cannabis trimming machines have improved significantly over their predecessors which were seen to deliver an inferior trim and damage the flowers. These days commercial machine trimmers deliver a consistent cut, improved reliability and regulatory compliance. Manufacturers of trimming equipment are also beginning to focus on how equipment like trimmers, buckers, conveyors and kief collectors can all link to provide a silky smooth process.
Cleaning and disinfection
A clean and sanitized facility is imperative for both regulatory compliance and crop success. Thorough cleaning and disinfection can be time consuming and plants don’t understand when you ask them to take a break while we get the flower zone ready. Automating cleaning and disinfection can save critical time and money in the long run. Automated roof washers can clean both the inside and outside of a glasshouse (they can even apply chalk based shading paint). Automated spray robots can effortlessly disinfect the greenhouse via a pipe rail system only requiring attention when the tank runs dry.