FRAISI-BASCULE: HIGH DENSITY PACE TROUGH SYSTEM FOR ELEVATED SOIL-LESS CULTIVATION OF STRAWBERRIES AND OTHER CROPS

Les Serres BARRE

Up to 43% more crops for the same surface area! BARRE have improved their PACE greenhouse troughs, used for elevated, soil-less cultivation, introducing a system that allows for a greater number of rows within each greenhouse. Traditionally, an 8 m wide construction, can accommodate 7 or 8 rows of troughs. With the Fraisi-Bascule PACE trough system, this number can increase to 10 (or 12 for a 9.6 m greenhouse). This means that it's possible to grow up to 43% more produce for the same surface area, using the same amount of heating. Money invested in greenhouses and troughs will be recouped more quickly.

The system works by tilting the troughs: The crops are grown in troughs, arranged side by side, all on the same level, occupying the entire footprint of the greenhouse. When work needs to be done (maintenance, treatments, harvesting) half the troughs are raised and the other half are lowered. Workers can then gain access to the lowered troughs. Once the work has finished, the process is reversed: the troughs swing around again, with the half previously in the air, lowered and made accessible to the workers.

The Fraisi-Bascule systems offer more comfortable working conditions, something that has been impossible up until now. In classic designs, there is very little space between troughs which are positioned at a very high level. The workers' faces are directly exposed to the products and pesticides on the plant leaves. They also suffer from muscle and joint problems as a result of constantly raising their arms. As the harvest progresses, productivity decreases and health problems arise. The Fraisi-Bascule increases the working space between troughs: 1.1 m compared to approximately 0.4 m for traditional systems. The height of the troughs can be adjusted depending on the work being done. The troughs are positioned at an ideal height, and the workers are less exposed and have more space. Improvement in greenhouse working conditions.

The Fraisi-Bascule system addresses modern day problems. It helps increase the yield per square metre of greenhouse. For any given volume, it reduces the amount of built floor space needed. It improves the working conditions of farm workers, improving operating profits. Finally, it allows growers to get a faster return on their greenhouse project investments.

Up to 43% more crops for the same surface area! BARRE have improved their PACE greenhouse troughs, used for elevated, soil-less cultivation, introducing a system that allows for a greater number of rows within each greenhouse. Traditionally, an 8 m wide construction, can accommodate 7 or 8 rows of troughs. With the Fraisi-Bascule PACE trough system, this number can increase to 10 (or 12 for a 9.6 m greenhouse). This means that it’s possible to grow up to 43% more produce for the same surface area, using the same amount of heating. Money invested in greenhouses and troughs will be recouped more quickly.

The system works by tilting the troughs: The crops are grown in troughs, arranged side by side, all on the same level, occupying the entire footprint of the greenhouse. When work needs to be done (maintenance, treatments, harvesting) half the troughs are raised and the other half are lowered. Workers can then gain access to the lowered troughs. Once the work has finished, the process is reversed: the troughs swing around again, with the half previously in the air, lowered and made accessible to the workers.

The Fraisi-Bascule systems offer more comfortable working conditions, something that has been impossible up until now. In classic designs, there is very little space between troughs which are positioned at a very high level. The workers’ faces are directly exposed to the products and pesticides on the plant leaves. They also suffer from muscle and joint problems as a result of constantly raising their arms. As the harvest progresses, productivity decreases and health problems arise. The Fraisi-Bascule increases the working space between troughs: 1.1 m compared to approximately 0.4 m for traditional systems. The height of the troughs can be adjusted depending on the work being done. The troughs are positioned at an ideal height, and the workers are less exposed and have more space. Improvement in greenhouse working conditions.

The Fraisi-Bascule system addresses modern day problems. It helps increase the yield per square metre of greenhouse. For any given volume, it reduces the amount of built floor space needed. It improves the working conditions of farm workers, improving operating profits. Finally, it allows growers to get a faster return on their greenhouse project investments.

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Company details

Company name: Les Serres BARRE

Address: Gaillardy
47320 Clairac

Tel : 0553882223

Website : http://www.ets-barre.com