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Beta Seeding Line

The Beta Drum seeder is a versatile drum seeder in the Rotomation UK range of seeders. This seeder is ideal for nurseries looking to sow higher volumes then what can be achieved on the row seeders. With the Beta Drum Seeding Line, up to 800 trays can be sown per hour. The touch screen control unit makes this machine quick and easy to change over. 

The picture below shows the standard layout for this seeding line however items can be added or removed where required.

Drum Seeding Line

Main Features:

  • The Beta drum seeding line an reach a production up to 800 trays/hour.

  • The trays advance one next the other on the tray filler belt, ensuring the maximum filling uniformity in every cell, also in those along the edge of the tray.

  • The filling can be adjusted with one single handle and enables a variable filling with soft, medium or high density.

  • The brushing group perfectly cleans the trays from the exceeding soil, which is completely recycled without any wasting.

  • The driven dibbler ensures a centered positioning in the cell and a perfectly regular shape of the hole.

  • The engineering solutions of the seeding group produce a perfect singularisation with both small and big seeds. A second seeding drum can be added for multiseeding or chemical grains dispensing.

  • Changing the seeds or the trays is faster, thanks to the fast adjustments and the drums changing without any tool.

  • The drum coverer for vermiculite or other grains performs a great uniformity and enables to choose the working width and the quantity of product distributed, to reduce any wasting.

  • Each component of the machine is designed to improve the work of operators, thanks to fast adjustments, low noise, high quality and strong building to reduce maintenance.

Technical Information:

  • Production up to 800 trays per hour

  • Max tray dimensions on the standard Beta Seeding Line 600x400mm. Beta E machine can handle trays up to 700x500mm.

  • Weight 1550kg as standard, but will vary due to options required.

  • Vacuum pump - Mod. PVA 1300 supplied with seeding line

  • Air consumption max 190L/min.

  • Water consumption max 20L/min.

  • Installed power standard 9,5Kw 400V 3phase 50/60Hz

Beta Drum Seeding Line - Dimensions
Seeding Line
  1. Pneumatic de-nester with 2 movements for expanded polystyrene trays. 

  2. Soil hopper capacity 700 l with agitator.

  3. Soil elevator with a double chain.

  4. Trayfiller with linear rotor with 4 blades.

  5. Tray cleaning brush and double auger.

  6. System for recycling the exceeding soil.

  7. Driven dibbler with cleaning brush.

  8. Driven seeding drum diameter 169 mm with inserts, to make holes of minimum diameter 0,15 mm and a perfect cleaning. Air bars with double row of nozzles and oscillating seed holding plate. Hammers with adjustable speed to improve the seed positioning in the center of the hole.

  9. Electric panel and touch screen.

  10. Drum coverer for vermiculite, with dosage and speed adjusting, hopper capacity 170 l.

  11. Water unit with 3 drilled bars.

  12. Automatic balance stacker.

  13. Fast and self-centering system for width adjustment of the trays with handles.

Seeding Line - Accessories

In-feed belt and de-stacker for stacks of trays

Seeding Line

Stacking unit with outfeed belt/rollers.

Seeding Machine

Extra watering bars before covering unit.

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Special drum with raised nozzles for awkward seed such as Marigold seed.

Drum Seeder

Halogen lamp to warm the drum, which aids seed pick up.

Seeding Machine
Seeding Line

Soil or sand covering unit.

Air bars with labyrinths suitable for big seed.

Drum Seeder
Drum seeder

1 Automatic soil feeding covering unit, 2 soil recovery system and 3 double drum system