'The MultiMa is the best computer for climate control'

The JHL Group in Pijnacker, the Netherlands, specializes in the breeding and production of cut flower gerberas. Their production area totals nearly 10 acres, divided into three locations, each equipped with its own MultiMa process computer. ‘The MultiMa is able to display data in graphs and tables, so you can see exactly what you are doing. This allows me to better manage and control the climate and makes it easier to take any corrective action that may be necessary’, said Hans Lekkerkerk. According to the grower,  the irrigation software for the sprinkler and roller ebb-and-flood bench system works perfectly. Another benefit is the ability to adjust the strength of the fertiliser solutions in the A and B tanks should the concentration of either solution be too low. This allows him to correct the EC level of the irrigation water before it is applied.’   

Lekkerkerk also praised the screen energy management software: 'I can program the screens in countless different ways, from setting a straightforward humidity gap to letting several screens overlap each other to shade specific areas. After you enter the correct settings in the energy control module, it will prevent your CHP and boiler units from exceeding your gas consumption limits.’ Four years on he is still discovering new ways of using the software to benefit his operation. Upon request, HortiMaX modifies any part of the operating software, so it continues to meet the customer’s changing needs. Lekkerkerk, for instance, decided to have his ebb-and-flood software upgraded. 

Hans Lekkerkerk over de Multima

Hans Lekkerkerk

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