Infarm is Europe’s leading indoor urban vertical farming technology company and the world’s most advanced provider of easily scalable and rapidly deployable modular farms. Our individual farming units are connected and remotely controlled from a central farming platform that gathers up-to-the minute information about the growth of each plant and allows our “farmer in the cloud” to react and learn.Today, our farms collect 50,000 data points over a plant's lifetime, monitoring size, temperature and CO2 level to optimise growing conditions and improving our yield. We are currently working with 30+ of the world’s biggest retailers including Edeka, Rewe, Aldi, Metro, Kaufland, Selgros and Amazon Fresh and are growing over 65+ different types of herbs, lettuces, and leafy greens.
Besides utilizing world class partners, we are leveraging our in-house expertise in the horticulture and crop science fields to develop our own novel solutions. After 7 years of operations, our Engineering & Science teams have developed unique solutions based on the latest research in the field. Among others:
- Perfect Lighting: Our custom light array provides the optimum color and intensity of light for plant growth.The design provides uniform light coverage across the bench. This combination of light color, intensity and distribution is designed to provide the perfect light for plant growth, without any energy wasted.
- Plant Modeling: Growth models help us estimate the influence of farm environmental parameters (e.g. light intensity, spectrum, photo period, temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, plant density) on the biomass production and allocation of plants.
- Crops Optimization: By utilizing sensor data we are optimizing the growing environment per single crop type to ensure high harvest performance and most cost-efficient operations.
The inmotec Automation GmbH employs both with standard and advanced technologies in the fields of motion control, controls and safety equipment. Inmotec implements small and large automation projects with complex hard and software, the complete range of HMI (PC, Linux, Windows, NET, WinCC), plc (S7, TwinCAT) and motion control (EtherCAT, CAM, motion technology, trajectory generation) is covered. Inmotec is distributor and supporter of ACS Motion Control (manufacturer of precise and dynamic motion control, including piezo actuators).
Instrument Systems GmbH - Optronik Division is one of the leading European manufacturers and suppliers of light measurement equipment.
Founded in 1968, the Optronik Division plays a leading role in the industry, furnishing entire light labs to the automotive and transportation, but also general lighting engineering sector. Its main products are large goniophotometer systems, retroreflectometers, and photometers. Optronik's clientele includes prestigious testing and certification institutes as well as nearly all major suppliers of automotive lighting and many automobile manufacturers.
Instrument Systems GmbH - Optronik Division can offer a unique product portfolio meeting our customers present and future requirements also for critical light sources such as LED.
Products an Services:
- Goniophotometer for automotive and vehicle lighting traffic Lights, taxiway & runway lighting, bicycle and motorcycle lights, LED's and LED lamps,
- Solutions for general lighting
- Special Goniophotometer solutions
- System luxmeters
- Luminance meters
- Measurement systems for quality control
- Measurement systems for laboratory application
- Integrating Spheres for the measurement of luminous flux and luminous color
- (color coordinates and temperature) of bulbs (and different accessories)
- Tristimulus Colorimeters
- Phototopic Detectors
- Calibration tools
- Luminous Intensity calibration bulbs
- Luminance standards (uniform light sources)
- Flux calibration bulbs
- Customized solutions depending on your specific application
- Light measurement Software
- Software for measuring automotive and vehicle Lighting (ECE, SAE, FMVSS108, DIN)
- Software for measuring runway lighting / taxiway lighting (FAA, ICAO)
- Bulb measurement with integrating sphere
- Software for special light measurement applications
iris-GmbH infrared & intelligent sensors is a developer and manufacturer of sensor components and products for Automatic People Counting. The main product IRMA (InfraRed Motion Analyzer) is a passenger counter for public transport. The sensors will be installed above the vehicle doors and will transmit the number of boarding and alighting passengers to the on-board computer. These solutions for Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) are in use at many transport operators all over the world. For this passenger counting application iris is using optoelectronic sensors working on various physical principles: Special know-how was accumulated in the areas of thermal infrared sensors (FIR, passive IR), sensors in the near infrared (NIR, active IR), three-dimensional distance measurement using Time-of-flight (TOF) and related signal processing. These various sensor technologies are leading to a portfolio with several product lines, from which – according to the technical and commercial requirements of the project – an appropriate solution for the customer will be chosen. With a strong technological base in micro system technology and an own clean room line iris is able to design and manufacture also the real core element – the infrared receiver – dedicated to the specific requirements of passenger counting in the vehicle. Thus iris is able to optimize the devices already from the receiver element on to the targeted application and has so a special degree of freedom for the design of the sensor solution. The special assembly and test fixtures, created by iris‘ own test engineering, enable a reliable test and calibration for all physical, electronic and optical parameters that are essential for the operation of the sensors. Furthermore enables this consistent computer-based 100% test and documentation of all devices with traceability down to the individual sensor. A special care is taken at the research for new sensor technologies for Automatic Passenger Counting. For this purpose iris is cooperating with various universities and research institutes. This is leading in mid-term to further new generations of APC sensors completing the portfolio offered to the market of public transportation. The company was founded in 1991 and is located in Berlin-Schöneweide.
JCMwave offers state-of-the-art software and support for fast and accurate optics simulations.
Key application areas of the advanced finite-element solver JCMsuite include computational lithography and metrology, light trapping in solar cells, silicon optics, VCSELs, photonic crystal fibers, plasmonics, metamaterials, resonators, and others.
In simulation benchmarks with competing methods JCMwave's software is superior in accuracy and speed by several orders of magnitude. JCMwave has been founded in 2001 as a spin-off company from the Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), a research institute for applied mathematics.
Knowledge-based production (PAT) A detailed understanding of production processes can directly increase product quantity and value using fewer resources. JP-ProteQ focuses on the measurement and analysis of manufacturing data so that the customer can improve his production control processes. At the same time we are not restricted to a particular technology or manufacturer. The task is always the center of our work. Whenever possible, this task is achieved through the modification of existing technology. This is the fastest and most economical method. For this reason we co-operate with proven partners, who bring their detailed know-how to each individual project.In some cases, however, we also develop our own technical solutions, especially when laser technology is required.
Located in the south-west of Berlin, KNAUER Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH has been developing and producing laboratory instruments for the chemical and life science sector for 55 years.
The main focus of the company activity is on liquid chromatography, but the HPLC components are also used in many other applications. KNAUER HPLC detectors for example, are applied in direct optical analysis. The spectrophotometers or refractive index detectors can be used in all flow applications requiring on-line detection of dissolved substances.
The range of photometric detection systems offered includes UV/VIS and diode array detectors (DAD). These detectors can be operated with a variety of flow cells ranging from analytical (high sensitivity) to preparative (lower sensitivity for the detection of main components) applications. The latest development is the integration of a so-called nano-flow cell with which very small liquid flows can be investigated spectrometrically.
A special feature of KNAUER photometric detectors is the possibility to connect fiber optic cables. The resulting spatial separation of the detector and the flow cell makes it possible, for example, to measure at high temperatures or in hazardous environments with an explosion risk. It is also possible to measure in tight spaces.
The main business of KNAUER is the development and production of system solutions for liquid chromatography. The product portfolio includes UHPLC systems, biochromatography systems and sample preparation systems. The offered HPLC solutions for sample purification range from preparative batch HPLC to continuous simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatography.
KNAUER is certified according to ISO 9001 and 14001 and is committed to environmentally-friendly solutions both in processes within the company as well as in the environmental impact of its products. Family friendliness for the 130 employees and corporate social responsibility play an important part in the company policy.
Laser Electronics also designs and manufactures high-power laser diode systems for pumping of solid state and fiber lasers which are used in material processing and general industrial and laboratory applications.
The laser-diode controller LDC1000 is a laser diode driver and TEC-driver in one device. The laser diode driver delivers both CW and pulse currents, and provides up to 150 amps to high-power laser diodes, laser arrays and laser stacks. The integrated TEC driver powers Peltier coolers with up to 600 watts.
Laser Electronics delivers the Peltier coolers COOL30, COOL50 and COOL100 which are suitable to cool laser diodes with 30 watts, 50 watts and 100 watts optical performance.
Laser Electronics provides both individual components and complete laser diode systems including lasers diodes, fiber and optics.
Laser Electronics provides both individual components and complete laser diode systems including lasers diodes, fiber and optics. Laser diode systems are available with up to 250 watts, 200 to 600 micrometers fiber diameter and wavelengths of 808, 880, 915, 938 and 976 nanometers .
The company Laser-Mikrotechnologie Dr. Kieburg GmbH produces equipment for use in laser technology. Besides the standard solutions, the company is primarily dedicated to the development and production of specialized equipment for innovative laser technology with the main emphasis being on minimized micrometres in laser processing.
- Due to the specific, unique and precise features, we offer, the equipment is not standard and, therefore, not readily available on the market.
- The Company’s Application Laboratory has highly diverse processors with varying lasers at it’s disposal for acquiring and meeting the specific custom solutions required by all our clients.
- The company employs Specialists with decades of extensive experience in the field of laser technology.