At the coming World Trade Fair for Horticulture at IPM in Essen, scheduled for 23 up to and including 26 January 2018, the ISO Group will unveil a new machine. This machine is a combination of the already well-known ISO Cutting Planter 2500 (automatic cutting planter machine) and the ISO Vision Planter (transplanter).

The Cutting Planter 2500 is now a well-known name in worldwide horticulture. Globally, more than 80 of these ISO Cutting Planter 2500 machines are in the field. Considering the fact that many nurseries have a limited season for sticking cuttings, ISO Group has developed a machine that, in addition to the cutting planting, also has the ability to transplant rooted plants.

Interchangeable head

Through the easily interchangeable head it is possible to use the machine as a transplanting machine after the cutting planting season. Because the gripper head is interchangeable, it is also possible to process different sized plants and different tray and pot sizes. For instance, in consultation with the ISO Group, it is possible to design one or more heads with 1, 2 or multiple grippers, which, depending on plant and pot size, can ensure the right plant handling and speed.

More flexibility

In this way, the machine can be used for a longer period of time, in multiple seasons and for multiple plant varieties. Besides the ISO Cutting and TransPlanter, the ISO Cutting Planter 2500 will also be at the show at IPM in Essen. The ISO Cutting Planter 2500 makes it possible to carry out cutting planting automatically. The ISO Cutting Planter 2500 is operational at multiple reputable grower locations worldwide and is capable of planting many types of cuttings automatically.

Photo: ISO Group.