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"Maximum production and minimum energy usage thanks to data-driven crop control"
Regardless of whether your greenhouse is large or small, hi-tech or low-tech, maximizing your crop yields ultimately depends on creating the perfect growing conditions. On the one hand, the increasing scale of greenhouse operations demands control systems and sensors that can handle the complexities of sustainable energy use, irrigation and climate control. On the other hand, the growing global demand for locally produced food is leading to higher demand for hardware and software that matches local requirements, expertise and opportunities.
Our smart, user-friendly automatic control systems feature a complete range of environmental control functions. These systems allow greenhouse operations to continue growing in both scale and complexity, while operators will have no problem mastering new aspects of the system as it is upgraded. Our climate computers are specifically designed to help you manage scarce resources such as energy, water and other resources, so you can produce crops with maximum efficiency.
Maximize your yields. Collect and analyse crop-related information, and optimize your crop's productivity and quality while minimizing the use of resources.
Geothermal heat, Pad&Fan, LEDs or CHP? With our systems, you can control virtually any piece of greenhouse technology.
Complete control over both irrigation and climate with our all-in-one computers
The modular design of our controllers enables us to provide the ideal solution for any situation.
Our intuitive user interfaces means that even our most complex systems are exceptionally easy to operate
When Ridder launched the HortiMaX CX500, they put adaptive horticultural technology well and truly on the map. The idea is simple: one standard control computer, but with an unlimited amount of functionality that can be added and customized to your specific needs and to the local conditions.
From large greenhouse nurseries with complex energy-management requirements to plant-breeding operations with complex lighting or irrigation strategies - the HortiMaX MultiMa is an unparalleled all-rounder when it comes to process automation in worldwide horticulture. It is our most extensive and powerful control computer, which is known for its unparalleled versatility.
The Synopta user interface makes operating advanced Ridder climate computers simple and intuitive. The clear graphical representations and personalized summaries mean that growers can see what is happening in every part of the greenhouse at a glance. Synopta offers unparalleled capabilities, enhancing your control over the greenhouse and your crop. It is an essential dashboard tool for growers who want to get the most out of their cultivation and energy management strategies.
The outdoor climate has a major effect on your growing conditions and cultivation strategy inside the greenhouse. That's why a weather station is such an important piece of equipment. It also plays a vital role in anticipating and responding to extreme weather conditions. That way, you can ensure that the greenhouse structure doesn't suffer damage during heavy winds or other severe weather. Ridder offers robust weather stations for fast and accurate measurements of key influences, such as rainfall, wind speeds, wind direction, outside temperature, humidity, PAR and solar radiation. Our weather stations are available in various configurations, and each one can be adapted to suit any situation, location, greenhouse or crop. Measurements are relayed rapidly and accurately to the climate computer, so that it can automatically anticipate the changing weather conditions and make pinpoint adjustments to your cultivation strategy.
Sensor units are the essential 'antennae' of a climate computer. They provide the climate computer with detailed information on the temperature, humidity and CO2 levels in the greenhouse. Accurate and reliable measurement data enable the computer to closely monitor the growing environment and make pinpoint adjustments. This allows your cultivation strategy to be regulated down to the last detail and makes it easy to maintain the ideal growing conditions inside your greenhouse at all times. From fully electronic sensor units to tried-and-tested dry/wet bulb devices - Ridder offers a range of sensor units, each one specially designed for specific purposes, needs and conditions. The smart design and use of high-grade sensors enable all our sensor units to provide accurate measurements with minimal maintenance in even the most demanding of environments.
PT sensors: Measuring plant temperature is essential in order to optimize climate control according to the needs of the plants. This is because plant temperature is an important indicator in determining the amount of water lost by the crop through transpiration and the growth rate of the crop. Insight into plant temperature and plant activity enables growers to fine-tune the climate control system to the needs of the crop and maximize yields and crop quality. This prevents plant stress and lowers the risk of diseases and crop damage. The insight gained by monitoring plant temperature also allows you to reduce energy consumption in the greenhouse. Ridder's stable, maintenance-free PT sensors have a well-earned reputation for highly accurate and dependable plant temperature measurements. These robust sensors have been specially designed to measure the temperature of a representative area of crop at the exactly right angle. The sensors are suitable for use with any type of crop or greenhouse. Combined with the comprehensive settings and control options in the Ridder HortiMaX climate computers, Ridder's PT sensors enable the climate in the greenhouse to be optimized and controlled in a balanced manner.
Ridder is a family-owned international company which has been transforming Dutch agri-food expertise into adaptive technology solutions for over 65 years. Ridder solutions are easy to adapt to your exact local requirements and conditions. Ridder’s effective knowledge-sharing processes and practical solutions play an essential role in helping growers and farmers all over the world to manage their crops, climate and productivity.
Visit the interactive Ridder Inspirience Center to discover how our climate computers, sensors and other solutions can help you improve your bottom line.
“I see myself as a horticultural evangelist with an unrelenting drive to help customers and colleagues to get the most out of our climate computers, sensors and software. My support and knowledge enable growers both to improve their bottom line and manage increasingly scarce resources such energy, land and water more responsibly. I feel very fortunate that as a product manager for a Dutch company such as Ridder, I can contribute indirectly to a better world."
-Joost Veenman, Product Manager Process Automation.