Accurate Operation

Control Systems & Software

It is important that you can rely on the accurate operation of your systems, with constant quality, ease of use and low costs. We are an approved dealer and certified installer of one of the most widely used automated climate and irrigation computers: PRIVA. We develop management software, ISAL, for the control, visualisation and communication of our container and benching systems. Finally, in cooperation with companies from the Bosman Van Zaal group, we realise complete phenotyping facilities, including hyperspectral cameras, advanced data collection and data analyses.

Environmental control has become the key element in modern greenhouse production, with implications for crop yield, quality, disease pressure, energy use, water conservation, and sustainability. In this section of our website, you will find products and technologies that provide all the tools you’ll need to ensure that you have the maximum ability to fine-tune the greenhouse environment to meet all the demands of economics and consumer expectations.

Some of the products we supply:

  • Irrigation Control Systems
  • Apps For Smartphones
  • Climate Computers
  • ERP Information And Management Systems
  • Control & Registration
  • System, Performance & Production Display Dashboards
  • ISAL/ERP Connectors
  • Logistical, Sorting Buffer And Robotic Control Systems
  • Crop & Labour Management And Registration
  • Automated Camera Systems
CMW has a long association with Priva, manufacturer of the market-leading Connext environmental computer. CMW has installed and serviced Priva control systems for more than 25 years, varying in size and complexity from single zones to more than fifty separately controlled environmental compartments.

Due to continuous development, and because Priva has been a leader in the design of horticultural control systems for more than 25 years, CMW can supply software modules to suit every conceivable horticultural situation, and with an ethos centered in sustainability, you can be sure that as a Priva user you will benefit from the very latest energy-saving technologies.

The Priva Connext is modular for both hardware and software, so not only is it easy for CMW to design a control system to suit individual requirements and scale, but also existing systems can be readily extended by the addition of extra hardware or software or both. In combination with CMW’s thermal and shade screens, Connext can reduce your energy use by 35-40%.

Determining when to apply water and in what volume is one of the most critical aspects of modern irrigation. Water and fertiliser are too expensive to waste, and it is also known that when the application of water and nutrients to substrates such as rockwool and coir is not properly managed, the generative balance of the crop can be adversely affected and production will suffer.

When it comes to the environment, it’s just as important to conserve water as it is to use energy efficiently. CMW can supply a range of software options and sensors that will help to ensure that your irrigation will be applied at the right time and in the correct nutrient balance and volume. CMW supply and install automatic irrigation controllers for a range of applications and budgets.

Heron irrigation controllers have a large display and menu-driven operation, making them intuitive and easy to use. They are ideal for a wide range of applications in horticulture, landscaping, agriculture, and sport. Heron irrigation controllers have a proven track record in reliability.

Priva is a leader in the control of irrigation systems, either as standalone controllers, or integrated into the environmental control system along with heating and ventilation, etc. For advanced irrigation control, Priva computerised irrigation systems can fulfill even the most demanding requirements. Priva hardware & software is modular so that every Priva system is scalable to suit the application. There is almost no practical limit to the number of water systems, valves, pumps, and dosing rigs that a Priva irrigation controller can handle and it is also common practice to install controls for heating, ventilation, screens, etc. together with the irrigation controls so that all the nursery controls are fully integrated.

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