Maricann Group (CSE:MARI; OTCQB:MRRCF) announced its working alongside Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) to develop a connected, scalable plant-wide platform to connect the key functions of their cultivation facility to produce a consistent, high-yield crop.
As quoted in the press release:
Maricann will utilize Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk software, Logix hardware and Ethernet/IP network connectivity to streamline communication between process control functions, building automation, and material handling. This connected and scalable system offers a single, integrated plant-wide platform for process automation, environmental monitoring and building management.
“The Rockwell Automation system that we are adopting will enable us to monitor and control the variables required for growing medicinal cannabis, capture the ideal nutrient mix, temperature, humidity, light cycle and repeat to produce a consistent, high-yield crop, regardless of changing weather conditions,” said Jeff Ayotte, Maricann’s Director of Infrastructure. “Our system’s unified platform will ease compliance, reduce costs and enhance productivity. It’s also highly expandable, putting the blocks in place to facilitate rapid growth,” said Ben Ward, CEO.
“This is our first large scale integration in the medical cannabis industry,” said Tessa Myers, Rockwell Automation’s vice president of North American sales, services and solutions. “It’s significant because it demonstrates our ability to successfully transfer parallel expertise from life sciences to the medical cannabis industry. We’re helping Maricann improve their asset utilization, shorten time to market, and lower costs,” said Myers.