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The GroSens Sensor The GroSens Sensor from Grodan is an ideal measuring tool for growers to measure activity in substrate mats. The system provides 24/7 real-time insight into the water content (WC), EC and temperature in the stone wool substrate through accurate measurements and detailed display. To display these data directly and continuously in graphic […]
The GroSens Sensor
The GroSens Sensor from Grodan is an ideal measuring tool for growers to measure activity in substrate mats. The system provides 24/7 real-time insight into the water content (WC), EC and temperature in the stone wool substrate through accurate measurements and detailed display. To display these data directly and continuously in graphic form, the system can be connected to most climate computers. In addition, it is also possible to display these data on an external computer. This provides valuable, timely information and guidance for optimizing the irrigation strategy, allowing growers to improve the yield and quality of their crops. In this way, you avoid downtime and measurement errors. The GroSense sensors complement your general Grodan growing stone wool mats and enable ‘precision growing’.
This basic set includes the following parts:
- 3 GroSens Sensors
- 1 GroSens Receiver
- 1 GroSens Smartbox
- 1 GroSens Reader
- 1 GroSens Amplifier
- 1 GroSens Converter
- 1 GroSens Power over Ethernet (PoE)
In the unfortunate case that the sensor malfunctions, refer to our article on ways to solve a malfunctioning sensor.
At Hortispares you will find different types of sensors to measure the water content (WC) in Rockwool substrate mats. The Grodan moisture meters have a more accurate measurement than existing water content meters and have a lot of benefits:
- Highly accurate measurement of water content:
With the GroSens sensor you have 24/7 insight on water content. Grodan improved their Grosens system and now they measure more accurately than existing water content meters (WCM) based on statistically reliable studies. This makes the system an indispensable tool for growers who want to apply precision irrigation in a professional manner to achieve optimum yield and quality. The measurements in the stone wool substrate, which are provided throughout the day and night, enable growers to optimally control their crops. When the GroSens system is connected to an external computer or to the grower’s network, the detailed values for each sensor can be read out.
- Highly accurate measurement of the EC:
The EC is also measured day and night by the Grosens system. This allows, for growers who want it, precision control of the EC and opens the way to further yield optimization and better quality.
- Highly representative WC and EC figures:
More measurement points lead to more representative WG and EC figures. The GroSens system starts with 3 sensors. But the more sensors you install, the more accurate your understanding of the WG and EC situation in the greenhouse will be. Accurate figures are crucial in determining the right precision irrigation strategy. The optimal irrigation strategies for each tap section will lead to optimal results.
- Flexibility in measurement:
The sensors are wireless, allowing you to place them anywhere. In the process, they are also easy to install and replace. The position of the sensors can be changed in a few seconds during the growing season. This allows WK and EC data to be read at any time from any predefined location in the greenhouse. Measuring representative mats leads to better WK and EC management. Moreover, this flexibility in sensor placement does not lead to additional installation costs. The wireless systems eliminate the risk of accidentally cutting the power lines.
- Customer specific configurations possible:
Grosens’ system is modular. This means that many components are interchangeable with various models. This allows the GroSens to be scaled up to multiple configurations. The Grosens basic kit is designed to ensure reliable, representative WK and EC figures for a tap compartment. Depending on the size of the greenhouse and whether the grower wants to take the next step in precision irrigation, all components in the GroSens basic set are available separately. This allows the GroSens system to be perfectly individually configured for each grower.