Heliospectra AB (publ) expands product portfolio, and MITRA platform with MITRA Flex, the market’s first obtainable wi-fi managed versatile far-red mild. The brand new options supply prospects three spectra in a single with out dropping energy, making it excellent for customizable and application-based rising, reminiscent of end-of-day or end-of-production mild remedies with far-red, or to make sure a wholesome crop year-round additionally in low mild seasons.
MITRA Flex permits growers to make use of focused crop methods with its versatile far-red by combining three spectra in a single – PAR, PAR plus Far-Purple, and Far-Purple Solely – with out dropping energy. As well as, the versatile far-red choice permits growers to have the far-red on or off relying on crop selection, manufacturing stage, or at a selected a part of the day.
As well as, to additional adapt to every crop and plant development stage, MITRA Flex comes with wi-fi dimming and may be related to Heliospectra’s mild management system helioCORE™ for dynamic DLI management, dimming and to create grow-zone methods for various varieties or areas.
“MITRA Flex application-driven strategy helps our mission to Redefine Natures Potential and optimize crop efficiency and manufacturing for growers. Combining that with our SMART software program and a strong wi-fi communication protocol, growers can acquire not solely quicker manufacturing and extra wholesome crops utilizing the far-red, however acquire substantial vitality financial savings by not utilizing the lights when not wanted,” says Bonny Heeren, CEO, Heliospectra.
Advantages of far-red mild and application-based rising
Far-red mild has confirmed to be helpful for a big number of crops. It helps prolong the expansion of vegetation’ stems, permitting vegetation to succeed in “harvest-ready” peak quicker. Together with far-red within the mild spectrum may also enhance leaf dimension, enabling vegetation to seize extra mild, which might not directly enhance their development over time. Moreover, far-red mild performs a job within the flowering of some vegetation, growing the variety of flowers or dashing up the flowering course of. Final, far-red helps guarantee high-quality and constant crop manufacturing in low-light seasons reminiscent of winter or shoulder months.
“How a lot far-red mild and when that mild ought to be added to the spectrum is crop and selection dependent. A versatile far-red resolution is useful because it provides growers flexibility and management to optimize their particular atmosphere to a number of totally different crop varieties and development levels,” says Rebecca Nordin, Chief Industrial Officer, Heliospectra.
Delivering an entire wi-fi resolution for industrial growers
By combining the corporate’s mild management system helioCORE™ with sensors, wi-fi dimming, and sturdy and focused LED lights, Heliospectra’s new sensible wi-fi resolution gives growers with a high-quality mild atmosphere, management, and automation leading to not solely wholesome vegetation but in addition important vitality financial savings.
“Whereas the excessive efficacy of Heliospectra LED lights saves as much as 40% in contrast with the usual HPS options presently used, our energy-saving system can save an extra 30% of the vitality prices by limiting pointless use of supplemental mild in the course of the day, or in particular rising zones. That sort of financial savings makes an enormous distinction within the backside line for growers,” says Rebecca Nordin.
helioCORE™ permits growers to set Day by day Mild Integral (DLI) targets of their greenhouses to help a constant optimum plant development year-round and prioritize lamp use at instances of day when mild is low. The methods vitality saving algorithms mix climate forecasts, pure mild ranges, and vitality costs to optimize the sunshine atmosphere for particular crops, all whereas minimizing vitality consumption and value through the use of the lights when the vitality and utility prices are lowest.
Custom-made Lighting Methods for Develop Zones
helioCORE™ and sensor suggestions algorithms allow growers to interrupt down their develop atmosphere into a number of controllable “develop zones” with personalized lighting methods to optimize vitality use and enhance management. Thereby enhancing development consistency all through the greenhouse and because the season modifications. Enabling growers to make use of the correct amount of sunshine when wanted in a set space or flip off lights in sections that aren’t in use results in further vitality financial savings on high of the DLI controller. All by way of a straightforward to work with user-interface.
Sturdy and constructed to final
The MITRA platform and MITRA Flex are designed and engineered in Sweden. Its modern design minimizes shadow on the crop, the wi-fi dimming hurries up set up and minimizes wires, and an IP66 ensures it lasts in harsh industrial greenhouse environments. By utilizing solely top-tier elements, together with A-brand diodes and energy provides, the brand new MITRA platform has a life expectancy of 54 000 hours and is constructed to final for a few years to return.
The brand new MITRA Flex resolution and the wi-fi system shall be showcased inside Heliospectra’s sales space (no. 01.422) at GreenTech in Amsterdam, June 13 to fifteen, 2023. Do not miss the chance to satisfy Heliospectra’s gross sales crew and obtain an illustration of the improvements.