Vertical Growing Systems for Marijuana by Metro
Metro created an effective and natural solution by reducing storage space by three times using Vertical Growing Systems for Marijuana. Commercial and medical solutions such as wire shelving, mobile shelving, dry racks and more. Each shelving unit can be as long as it needs to but are all able to move efficiently.
Since the Vertical Growing System unit is so secure, it can support several levels of plants, any lights needed, and fans ensuring the facility reaches its full potential. Since Labs USA has been around for decades the Vertical Growing Systems has already proven to stand the test of time. Because large-scale marijuana growing operations is still a relatively new concept, many communities are still developing local building regulations, but Labs USA’s team has decades of experience in working with local officials and contractors to ensure that growing systems comply with all applicable codes.
Planning for Expensive Space
Keeping each leaf indirect light, as well as having enough space to create constant airflow calls for struggle. Crowded plants inhibit air movement, which can result in the growth of mold, mildew, and other pests. Plants need extra care and attention; they need to be accessible from a full 360 degrees around the plant. Aisles need to be wide enough to allow multiple employees to work from all angles. Proper spacing to plants to ensure they are getting the most exposure to light, which produces bud formation Indoor cannabis grow facilities must be in an enclosed and secured facility with functional windows, doors, rigid or semi-rigid walls, and a roof. Running successful commercial cannabis grow operation is an expensive challenge. While growers can maintain a higher level of control over humidity, available light, and pests in an indoor environment, maintaining proper light levels and staying as energy-efficient as possible are top priorities for commercial cannabis production operations.
The Vertical Growing System for Marijuana
The propagation of new plants in your operation are done in a cloning room. Clippings, or cultures of plant matter are placed under lighting systems on sterile shelves to begin the rooting process. Once plants have rooted and begin to grow they will be moved to a Vegetative room to grow to their full potential.
Metro brings solutions that are easily cleanable and provide high density products that help grow more healthy clones in a smaller footprint without sacrificing accessibility of clones.
- Adjustable shelving helps meet ideal light spacing
- Highly customizable to meet your rooms dimensions
- High density track shelving helps find more space for clones
- Cleanable shelving protects against mold, fungus, and Bacteria
Plants are grown to full potential then moved into a flowering room to begin the transition into the flowering stage. This is achieved by simulating fall which helps the plants begin budding. High density of plants along with the need for healthy airflow is crucial for a successful grow.
Transport of high value product is something that metro has done time and again. Sturdy and cleanable dollies, carts and mobile units will help transport your plants along your process safely.
- Easy transport of plants from room to room
- Quality sturdy products that protect high quality products and harvest
- Easy to clean & resistant to corrosion (Microban) that stops the growth of organic
In a temperature controlled room plants are either hung by their stems or trimmed and placed to dry on trays. Humidity, temperature, and cleanliness are essential to creating a quality product. Here is where there can be a high risk of contamination due to improper cleaning of handling materials, and high levels of moisture.
Metro’s drying solutions have been designed in partnership with some of the largest cannabis growers in the world. Our solution creates maximum airflow for hung plants and allows for maximum efficient density.
- Mobile Drying racks allow easy access and transport of product to final processing areas
- Corrosion resistant solutions protect from oxidization of racking and other surfaces
- Convertible solutions allow for tray drying or hang drying processes and help meet internal process.
Workers skillfully trim dried buds to have an aesthetically pleasing look while also creating a more potent & easy smoking product, ultimately increasing the value of the cannabis.
Trimming is one of the most demanding jobs in the cannabis industry and creating an ergonomic solution for trimmers is what we set out to do. Effective and efficient, Metro’s trimming solutions help increase the productivity of your trimmers while increasing your production.
- Higher efficiency in the trimming process
- Ergonomic workstations help to keep employees comfortable and productive
- Cleanable surfaces gives you a contamination free environment.
- Increased productivity of processes and workers leads to higher quality and production
Securing final product during the curing process or securely storing cannabis that is ready to be sold is important in any operation. High value products are often the target of pilferage, and protecting your crop is important.
Protecting high value product is what our security cages were designed to do. Not are they protected, but you can SEE they are protected.
- Heavy duty security that helps protect valuable items
- Easy to wash & resistant to corrosion solutions protects the cannabis from contamination
- Visibly see that valuables are protected in either our SES or MAX security cagesthe
The Vertical Marijuana Growing Advantage
• High quality products that help create and protect a sterile environment.
• Cleanable, corrosion resistant solutions protects facilities from contamination.
• Made of 304 Stainless Steel for easy cleanability, and a product that will last
• Adjustable shelving helps meet ideal light spacing.
• Highly customizable to meet your room’s dimensions.
• High density track shelving helps find more space for clones
• Cleanable shelving protects against mold, fungus, and Bacteria.
• Mobile drying racks allow easy access and transport of product to final processing areas
• Anti-corrosion solutions protect from oxidization of racking and other surfaces
• Convertible solutions allow for tray drying or hang drying processes and help match
• Higher efficiency in the trimming process
• Ergonomic workstations help to keep employees comfortable and productive
• Increased productivity of processes and workers leads to higher quality and production
Mobile Shelving Vertical Growing Systems for Marijuana
Features and Advantages
Many choose mobile shelving vertical growing systems for marijuana mainly because of it being able to move on tracks to open and close. They can be functioned through an automatic keypad or a hand crank for opening and closing the rack. Although, if there was a power outage or if you needed to get into the rack for some reason, there is a manual overdrive to move it with minimal effort.
We can move the rack at any time and move it wherever needed to get to the desired growing space. You can roll as big or small loads as needed anytime. It’s got the hand crank, which is extremely easy to turn. Also, It’s not much harder to roll a couple of rows at one time and moves just as smooth as rolling one.
Maximize Production in the Same Space
Many cultivation centers use their current square feet but are doubling the amount of marijuana they can grow. The vertical growing system removes aisles and adds levels to allows them to get double the number of plants that can go in each room.
Indoor Growing Only & Regulations
For cannabis cultivation centers, mobile shelving systems are great for indoor growing. It just seems to make sense for many marijuana growers. Some states only allow you to grow indoors. Vertical growing systems provide growers more plants in the state-mandated area and using the best equipment available. We can even help with the in-house quality testing lab to make sure that everything’s perfect all the time
How some state regulations work is you are given a certain amount of square feet, for example, 25,000 of growing room. The goal is to maximize actual footprint of the room. A vertical growing system for marijuana is the answer. The first step is getting rid of as much aisle space as possible. Mobile racking allows us to get rid of all but one aisle to maximize the growing area. Having the second layer doubles the footprint within that 25,000 square feet space to bring the cultivation center to its full potential.
Avoid Mold and Bacteria
We recommend metal for antimicrobial reasons. So you have to worry about mold, spores, and bacteria growing on it. Of course, you should continuously be cleaning it, but it’s not going to be a porous surface, like wood, for things to grow on.
Return on Investment of Vertical Growing Systems for Cannabis
In the cannabis market, the main thing is your footprint, and you have only so much square footage to grow as much product as you can. So, by doubling it up, we can effectively use twice the amount of space than typically used before. Thus, we can grow more plants and maximize space. The vertical racking system will allow us to grow vertically, and it will enable you to optimize your space.
With the industry changing as it has, it really comes down to your grams per watt. The minimal amount of space and wattage of power used is going to be which growers thrive and those who don’t.
You can eliminate alias but still do most tasks on both sides. You can kind of park it right in the middle and hit both sides. As a result, you get increased productivity.
Stationary Over Mobile
There are a handful of options to choose from to grow marijuana. The product most people imagine first is “stationary” type shelving. When we recommend mobile and vertical solutions, our customers realized that you were going to make the most out of cubic square footage with a mobile track system. That was why we developed a solution to make the most out of the space and the ability to get more marijuana growing square footage out of every room. It is usually a very natural progression for most customers.
Expanding to New Levels- Double the Space
Many facilities need to grow with the market and want to be able to grow within their facility. As customers become more comfortable with the nuances of growing marijuana and with everything in place, many start thinking about phase 2 and adding a second level.
Since many already have started growing, they already have wiring running, all the plumbing is done, so basically all you need to do is slap on another level, put on more lights, and move the lights up to the ceiling. Then you can basically double the production in the same footprint.
Opioid Vs. Medical Marijuana
A lot of scientific data argue cannabis is a safe alternative to opioids. A recent study showed a large percentage of heavy opioid users were cured of their addiction through medical cannabis use.
Due to the growing need for medical marijuana, many facilities will need to be able to produce as much as possible with space they are currently using to meet the demand. Vertical growing systems made specifically for marijuana make expanding easy.
Depending on the size of the facility, the installation may only take a few days. Our team is very organized and has been doing it for over 20 years. We can handle most of the project management and work directly with your cultivation technology director or whoever is managing all the equipment in the center. We have a lot of experience building vertical growing systems, so we require little supervision.
We can send our experienced sales reps to meet you at your greenhouse to discuss various options. We come and make sure everything gets done right, but make it easy for you. We prepare drawings of everything and are designed to fit together perfectly. Contact Labs USA
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Drying Trays for Marijuana
We’re just touching the surface on a better way to dry.
Dry your cannibis products on a superior design for efficiency, ergonomics, and cleanability.
Metro’s thoughtfully designed WavDri™ drying tray maximizes efficiency with superior airflow and a thorough rotation process. The patent-pending clamshell rotation process allows you to rotate the buds quickly. Features such as Microban antimicrobial protection make this lightweight polymer drying tray ideal for agribusiness processing.
Increased Air Flow. Reduced Contact.
The undulated surface of a WavDri™ tray helps increase airflow, reduce surface contact with the product, and improves efficiency. Inclusion of Microban® antimicrobial in the WavDri™ tray helps mitigate the proliferation of bacteria and mold.
Cannabis drying trays provide a faster and more thorough rotation process.
Quickly and consistently rotate & document the rotation process vs. manual rotation.
Metro’s clamshell rotation process for efficiency allows for the protection of the delicate product, as well as a complete rotation for superior drying.
Quickly indicator plagues identify which trays were rotated, which alternates from red to white for a consistent documented rotation process.
Clean & Safe
Quickly rotate and identify.
WavDri™ trays are designed to be machine washable in temperatures up to 212˚F.
Trays are manufactured from food-safe polypropylene and are resistant to most cleaning agents, including isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and bleach solutions.