If You Build It, They Will Come
We were thrilled by the response in Las Vegas to our precision aeroponic AEtrium Systems, especially the impressive Double Deck AEtrium-4. Loading up our platforms, driving them down, and assembling them in two days was a major proof of the modular approach of AEssenseGrows.
It was a great show. Enjoy the picture archive.
By show time on the third day, we pulled the live plants out of our bags from Sunnyvale, turned on the water and the power, and the plants were growing again.
AEtrium Systems shrink wrapped from the factory and ready to ship to Las Vegas.
Alex positions the Double Deck AEtrium-4 for loading.
Chris forklifts the Double Deck into the truck.
In the MJBizCon Las Vegas booth, we had to wait for the crane and electrical team. The first step was to hang the drop sign. It looked great when the lights turned on.
We started the assembly process with the AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarm for cloning connected up first followed by the AEtrium-4 bloomer.
Next, we started to unbox the Double Deck AEtrium assembly components and sort things out while waiting for the forklift operator.
Forklifting the individual tubs onto the carrier, one by one.
And, in video.
Tubs in place with brackets and the structure is very solid. Now, connecting the lights together.
Jason connecting the network and starting up the Guardian Grow Manager controls on irrigation and the grow recipes.
The AEtrium-4 tubs for blooming and mothers are ready to go.
The electrical forklift team is ready to place the internally backlit signs in place on top of the fully assembled Double Deck.
Just a little bit higher!
And in place it goes in video.
Now everything is zip tied in place and the signs are plugged in.
Now we unbag and drop in the chrysanthemums. They have been without water or light for 36 hours at this point so they look a little wimpy.
Just a little more trimming.
Tighten the last fittings, turn on the water, look for leaks!
The roots are wet and the grow recipe is in operation.
Last checks, lights on. Everything is working, whew!
The backlit lights look good from below, plant bud canopy images.
The Double Deck AEtrium reservoir and nutrient dosing system: NPK, CALiMAGic, and H2O2 for cleaning. Start with our grow recipe and adjust from there.
Chris Wrenn, Jason Wood, and Karl Kulik, ready to talk deals.
Lights off on the AEtrium Double Deck and the rest of the Systems and we are ready for Day 1 of the show tomorrow.
The AEssenseGrows Team ready for the show!
Let's get this party started. Karl leads with our one layer AEtrium-4 bloom system. Offering yields range from 2.25-3.5 LBs/tray per harvest or ~1LB/ft2 per year for bloom canopy.
The AEtrium Systems with a great booth draws a lot of visitors.
"We're AEssenseGrows. How can we help you succeed?"
No room left in the booth on Day 1. The guy with the camera is not with us but we are happy to share.
Queued up at the entrance. It was exciting to meet with and talk to all of the visitors about their projects.
The team was engaged at every corner for the first 2 days of the event. Amazing interest in the AEtrium System and the Guardian Grow Manager software.
"This is the facility where I can place your equipment."
As the day winds down, it's easy to have some fun!
The AEtrium-2.1 SmartFarm comes in 24, 48, or 72 tray sizes. Those deliver 1512, 3024, or 4536 clones from cuttings in 10-12 days. Pinch off those tops and they will branch into multiple bud tops as they veg. Two more weeks and bushy fully vegged plants are ready for transfer into any available bloom room.
Yes, the Double Deck delivers 2 LBs/ft2 per year of dry trim bud for canopy space. Two layers, 1 LB/ft2 per layer, fully automated.
We are shipping our first deliveries and accepting orders for the AEtrium Double Deck now.
Every conversation was a new discovery of how we can work together to accelerate yields and production output.
"4500 clones in 10 days fully automated? Lights, nutrients, irrigation too?" Yes, plug in water and power and you're up.
"I can get 3 LBs/tub per harvest 6 times per year?" Yes!
"There is nothing else like this at the show."
Karl explaining the AEtrium Double Deck has 2 water pumps working in tandem for the complete irrigation process. This makes filter cleaning and emergency failover support a non-event.
It's been a long week and a heck of a show. Three days of very productive discussions.
OK, exhaustion kicking in. See you next year. Time to tear everything down!
One busy night and everything is torn down and shrink wrapped to ship back to Sunnyvale! Except for the drop sign of course. It has to wait for Saturday and the crane operators. See you again at MJBizCon 2020.