Vertical farming is the production of produce in a vertical manner using smart technology systems, while indoors using an irrigation system. A wireless force measurement solution is needed to monitor the amount of water being used, to ensure the produce is being watered just the right amount.
Interface suggests installing four MBI Overload Protected Miniature Beam Load Cells under each corner of the trays of the produce. The produce is watered and the amount of water that is collected is weighed. A JB104SS 4-Channel Stainless Steel Junction Box is connected to each load cell, and to a WTS-AM-1E that wirelessly transmits the sum weight to the WTS-BS-1-HA Wireless Handheld Display for multiple transmitters, and the WTS-BS-6 Wireless Telemetry Dongle Base Station when connected to the customer’s PC. Results can be displayed, logged, and graphed seen in real time.
Interface’s Wireless Telemetry System was able to monitor and weigh the amount of water being used on the produce in this vertical farming system.