Sensors are an essential component of every process control system. Without measurements, controls cannot be managed efficiently. Hoogendoorn offers a broad range of sensors to measure both inside and outside conditions. From basic sensors to measure for example the temperature of water and air, to advanced sensors to, among others, determine the microclimate and activity of your crop.
Plants grow best when the supply of PAR light, relative humidity (RH), temperature and CO2 are in balance. An imbalance can result in plant stress and cause stomata to remain closed. As a result CO2 absorption for photosynthesis and for cooling the plant is limited. This is detrimental to the quality of fruits and flowers. Therefore it is important to understand your plants’ living environment, like the inside and outside climate, but also the condition of the plant itself. Sensors give you a complete insight into all growth factors in your greenhouse. For example, based on measured values you know what the best time is to adjust the vents or to open or close the screens and when lighting must be turned on or off.
In addition to the sensors supplied by Hoogendoorn, virtually all conceivable sensors can be fully integrated in the iSii process computer. Thanks to the advanced iSii software the measurements of these sensors can be recorded and analyzed to provide more insight in the greenhouse processes and can be integrated into the process controls of the iSii software.
All sensor generated data can be made available in the data analysis platform, providing insight into real-time growth data to learn from the past and take well-considered decisions to boost growth. Valuable data about e.g. greenhouse climate, energy consumption and production can be compared over multiple periods and of multiple locations.
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