Witlof robot automatisering

Onderstaande uitleg is in het Engels. Voor de functie is Nederlandse vaardigheid vereist en basis EN is handig om te bezitten.

Context of the assignment

Chicory is a cool-season plant and it requires careful handling and processing to maintain its quality and freshness.  One of the challenges of chicory farming is the shift form  efficiently and accurately without damaging them. This is where automation can play a key role in improving productivity, reducing waste, and saving labor costs. Chicory is often described as an two-stage rocket: first, the root is grown in the field and harvested. Then it’s frozen untill the growing season. The growing season happens in the dark. For that, the root is unfrozen and planted in a growing box. This part is what the customer wants automated. The growing box is a grid and a robot will pick the roots from a conveyor to an empty spot in the grid for growing.

The assignment

You will research the possibilities of automating the placement of chicory roots using a delta robot.  You will work with a team of specialists from both the customer and Batenburg Beenen. This system uses a robotized gripping mechanism to move the chicory roots from the infeed belt to the growing box. Speed, accuracy and robustness is of utmost importance here. The farming industry is pretty tight and the success of a project is often based on actual savings.

Research questions that come to mind are:

·         Which robotic motors can achieve the speed and accuracy required.

·         Is there a business case? Does automation actually save costs in the long run?

Taken en verantwoordelijkheden

What are you going to do?

You will go through the usual steps of a research or design project. To answer all the research questions that come to mind there is too little time. That is why it is important to define a clear scope at the start of the project. We have all the test facilities in-house to conduct extensive experiments, digital twin software, hardware if needed. At the end of the project, a description of the developed solution and must be described in a transfer document.

You will need to communicate a lot with the project team, clients and communicate with the growers.

Wie we zoeken

·         Interest in industrial automation

·         Passion for innovation

·         Affinity with robotics and/or artificial intelligence

·         Out-of-the-box thinking

·         Willingness to learn and apply new technology

·         Not afraid to pull out all the stops!

Wat we bieden

·         Competitive financial compensation

·         Lots of room for you own initiative

·         Challenging assignment

·         Help from our experienced employees

·         A workplace in our R&D rooms

·         The possibility to deploy your talents in a professional setting

·         The chance to transform you assignment into a job offer

·         Participation in our R&D talent center


Interesse of vragen? Neem dan contact op met Claudia Westerveld via onderstaand formulier of mail naar claudia.westerveld@batenburg.nl of bel naar +31 6 25757116.


Reageren voor 1 september 2023

  • Bedrijf
  • Locatie Heerenveen, Zwolle
  • Type Afstuderen
  • FunctieWitlof robot automatisering
  • OpleidingHBO/WO
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