MotorLeaf services hobbyists, and commercial grow spaces.
For grow operations in the commercial sector - we hand assemble and test the hardware for you prior to shipping; and for this reason we can slightly customize each order based upon your requirements.
For example - some green houses will not be using artificial lighting, but will need more sensors speaking wirelessly to the HEART unit, and report back.
Commercial greenhouses typically have their electronics go through breakers and fuse boxes; which means motorleaf will need to offer slightly modified hardware to accommodate accordingly.
Some customers will want additional staff to access the motorleaf OS (operating system) - but with a 'read only' security level.
Simply request more information using the form below, and one of our customer care specialists will reach out and speak with you, answering your questions and providing a custom quote within 48 hrs.
motorleaf software is designed to be accessed while you are connected to the internet AND when you are not.
Simply use any mobile enabled device - and you and your team can access your current sensor based graphs and charts, as well as historical data.
You can even set unique alerts, that are triggered by the sensors reaching certain set points that you and your team decide.
Spotlight on SuperMarkets
PriceChopper's 'store of the decade' in Latham NY has an amazing hydroponic display in the fresh produce area; growing cherry tomatoes for customers to see and taste. motorleaf is hidden within the display to monitor and automate its operation.
Working with Vermont Hydroponic, motorleaf is proud to be inside the price chopper 'store of the decade'. Monitoring the grow environment and water reservoir every 4 seconds, we are helping to maximize yields, make sure everything is working automatically, and provide a detailed grow history of the grow.
Most commonly asked questions
DOES MOTORLEAF HARDWARE ONLY WORK FOR HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWERS?
No. motorleaf has been designed to be very customized to an individual grow space. Our clients use MotorLeaf to monitor and automate different types of grow medium. For example - you may have a feeder line going to plants within soil based pots.
At the same time you may wish to control your A/C and automatic blinds based upon air temp and humidity; so need the motorleaf system to turn these things ON/OFF based upon your set points, as well as control your nutrient delivery.
DO I NEED TO HAVE INTERNET AT MY LOCATION?
No. Our hardware actually contains a little computer inside, that is storing all the data on its own server. You can access this data via smartphone/tablet/PC that is within range of your local router. Having a router installed, does not mean you're using the internet; it's simply a way for your wireless device to connect and access your motorleaf Operating System (MLOS)
WILL YOU COME AND INSTALL MY HARDWARE FOR ME?
Maybe. We have designed motorleaf to be very easy to set up, however if you want one of our team to be on site with your electrician, we can let you know if that's possible / what kind of cost will be involved. If you feed us and are friendly - we'll likely give you a discount :)
HOW DO I KNOW YOU WON'T LOSE MY DATA?
The mini computer inside the hardware keeps your data, so as long as you don't destroy your hardware - your data will be fine. If you have internet access we can keep a log of your data on our private and secure servers that comply with the strictest security standards. You can access your data from anywhere in the world via smartphone/tablet/PC twenty four hours a day.
I READ SOMEWHERE THAT MACHINE TO MACHINE TECHNOLOGY WILL TAKE JOBS AWAY - IS THAT WHAT THIS IS?
Yes. You're fired. Bob the robot farmer starts tomorrow. Actually motorleaf is like a very well behaved assistant that is watching what's going on 24/7; and is going to help your team do a better job. If anything - using this kind of technology should help you focus more on the running of the business, preventing problems (keeping your eyes on making money - not putting out fires) and helping you deliver a better yield / product after each crop rotation.
HOW TECHNICAL DO I NEED TO BE TO USE YOUR SYSTEM?
Not at all. We designed the software to be intuitive and easy to use. We actually test it using people who have never even operated a greenhouse; so if they can understand what the screen is telling them - you'll be fine.
WHY IS YOUR SYSTEM LESS EXPENSIVE THAN OTHERS I'VE SEEN ON THE MARKET?
It's true that there are other control systems on the market for greenhouses, which cost a lot more than motorleaf's. We don't use middle men (wholesale companies) that typically make a 100% markup, nor do we typically work with retailers that like to make a 100% mark up - which saves you thousands of dollars. To keep costs down, we also move fairly slowly - we don't advertise much, we take our time building the hardware in N America, and keep a lean team on payroll. We are not greedy, and don't overcharge customers. The founders of motorleaf simply want to make a living doing something they view as interesting and rewarding, while helping growers reduce global food costs / the environmental impact by encouraging locally grown produce.
DO YOU (OR ANYONE ELSE) KNOW WHAT WE'RE GROWING AND WHERE IT'S BEING GROWN?
No. Personally identifiable information is not within our capacity to track, nor do we want to. We deliberately don't store your IP address and we don't ask anything more than a name & email address to open a customer log in account with us.
HOW LARGE A GROW SPACE CAN YOU MONITOR?
Our technology has been design to 'daisy chain' - creating a wireless mesh network. That's a fancy-pants way of saying the network/system grows with every piece of hardware you add. For example - each PowerLeaf (that you can connect two different pieces of grow equipment to) can be 90 meters apart on an open line of sight. If you have a whopping huge grow space - we recommend reaching out to us, we'll need to quote based upon your individual needs anyhow.
MOTORLEAF IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE - WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?
Well - thanks for the compliment! We are looking at what our customers needs are, and feel we could all benefit from access to better deals on other non competing products. motorleaf customers have access to pre-negotiated discounts + savings via our 'deals' section of the platform.