Airmix and control system: a golden combination for an optimum climate
To achieve optimum performance of the Airmix ventilation/circulation system, good control is essential. A variety of climate computers and control systems are available on the market. Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Priva and Ridder are all manufacturers with experience of controlling the Airmix, and they know exactly what is needed to maximise the system’s benefits. Their products all work in a unique way, but their goal is the same: to achieve optimum performance of the Airmix so that it satisfies the grower’s requirements.
Moisture problems at chrysanthemum growers R. & A. van Kester solved by Airmix
It can sometimes be a challenge to achieve a uniform climate with an acceptable humidity level. Even with two or perhaps three screens, a grower may encounter situations that can’t be resolved with the available instruments. In 2015 Van der Ende Group developed the Airmix, a smart solution that draws a controlled amount of dry, cold air from above the screen into the greenhouse. While many growers use the Airmix to provide cooling under a closed screen in the summer, René van Kester also uses the system in winter. ‘I know for sure that it gives you great peace of mind.’
Greenhouse climate solution from Maasdijk for Canadian grower JEM Farms: ‘The Airmix has three big advantages’
It’s not only the Netherlands that has strict rules on light pollution caused by greenhouse horticulture. Growers in Canada – where the distance between greenhouses and people is decreasing and regulation of light emission has been introduced – are also required to reduce the nuisance due to grow lights. JEM Farms is one of these growers, located in Kingsville, Ontario. Having to keep the screens closed was mainly creating problems in the winter months, with accumulation of temperature and moisture. The solution came from some 6,000 kilometres away: installing the Airmix of Van der Ende Group.
Inspiring co-created (Airmix) X-AIR by Dalsem & Van der Ende Groep as a semi-closed greenhouse solution
The (Airmix) X-AIR is the latest development for the Semi-Closed Greenhouse, which will outperform all competitors. The (Airmix) X-AIR ensures all the benefits of outside air ventilation, a more homogeneous climate with minimal energy consumption, resulting in the highest yield and quality of crop in the shortest time possible in any climate worldwide.
Seminar on ‘Better Climate with Closed Screens’ attracts great interest
The ‘Better Climate with Closed Screens’ seminar attracted great interest: around 150 people in total listened to Peter van Weel (independent researcher), Rob van Hulzen and Ferry van der Ende (Van der Ende Groep), Kevin Kuivenhoven (A1 Tuinbouwtechniek) and Tom Markus (Stolze). The main focus was on the Airmix controlled ventilation and circulation system. The first evening was for flower growers and the second for vegetable growers.