The UK leader in complete control systems for commercial greenhouses, Tomtech, recently had their T100 control system installed in greenhouses in both Sussex University and University College London.
Located on the south coast in Brighton, Sussex University’s greenhouse is being used by students to conduct controlled plant growth experiments.
University College London’s greenhouse is located on the rooftop of their Darwin building in central London and is also being used to study plant growth in a highly precise and controlled environment.
Both university greenhouses are growing a variety of plants and University College London is also experimenting with algae in their custom-made algae growth rack.
Due to their diverse horticultural needs, the universities required a control system which measured factors including light, humidity and temperature.
Luke Smith, from Bridge Greenhouses, oversaw the installation process for both universities. University College London also needed some adaption due to its bespoke grow-dome glasshouse structure.
“The curved domed roof of University College London’s greenhouse made their control system installation a little more unique than our usual.”
“Tomtech’s T100 Control System was more than capable of the challenge though, with the only adjustment being a cooling system within the glasshouse because its bespoke construction made its roof ventilation less efficient.”
Tomtech was established in 1986 when greenhouse control systems were in their infancy. Since then, they have become the leader in their sector thanks to their innovative and effective products. They provide everything greenhouses need to create, monitor and maintain a perfect environment.
Their highly adaptive systems are used throughout the UK, Europe and further afield to optimise growing conditions for every type of crop grown within greenhouses.
Krzysztof Hernik, Managing Director at Tomtech UK states,
“We’re thrilled that our T100 Control System is being used to help students grow their horticultural knowledge in some of the UK’s top universities. Our T100 controls and monitors a range of measurements including temperatures, humidity, light, CO2 and more. It can also be highly localised to provide the perfect growing conditions for differing crops – so it’s an ideal tool to use in the education system.”