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Sigma Seeding Line

The Sigma Drum Seeding Line is a high speed line, capable of producing up to 1800 sown trays per hour. This seeding line is fully automated, equipped as standard with in-feed belt for stacks of trays to be de-nested, de-nester, tray filler, drum seeder, covering unit, watering bars and a stacking unit. Below is an image of the standard line. Components can be added or removed as necessary for the customer.

Seeding Line

Technical Information:

  • The Sigma drum seeding line can reach a production up to 1800 trays/hour.

  • The de-nester is fed by an in-feed belt where stacks of trays can be placed.

  • 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 excess soil, which is completely recycled without any wastage.

  • The driven dibbler ensures a centered position 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 quick and easy thanks to the stored programs on the touch screen display and the no tools adjustments for changing trays, seed drums and dibble drums.

  • 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 wastage.

  • 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.

  • Max tray dimensions 600x400mm.

  • Air usage up to 300L/min max

  • Water usage up to 25L/min max

  • Power 12Kw 400V 3 phase 50/60Hz

Seeding Line
  1. Pneumatic single tray denester with 2 movements with empty tray stacks feeding belt length mm 3300.

  2. Soil hopper capacity 1500 l with agitator.

  3. Soil elevator with cups-system width 690 mm with double chain.

  4. Trayfiller with longitudinal 4 blades-rotor with rotation reversing gear.

  5. Tray cleaning brush and double auger.

  6. Recycling system for 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. First watering unit with 3 drilled bars.

  11. Drum coverer for vermiculite, with adjustable speed and dosage, capacity 430 l.

  12. Second watering unit with 3 drilled bars.

  13. Electromechanical balance stacker with automatic tray advancement.

  14. Rapid adjustment of tray width with self-centering handles.

Seeding Line

Ink-jet printer to label the long side of the tray

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

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

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Stacking unit with outfeed belt/rollers.

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Soil or sand covering unit.

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Air bars with labyrinths suitable for big seed.

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Extra watering bars before covering unit.

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

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