Design & Engineering

FTEK’s design and engineering department is dedicated to supplying innovative quality solutions. Alongside the manufacture of our core products we also offer custom design & engineering services.

Our skilled team utilise:

  • Solidworks (3D CAD)
  • 3D Printing
  • In-house modern machine shop
  • Laser cutting
  • CNC production Equipment

Talk to us about any problems you need solved or solutions you may require to help improve you business.

We will work with you to provide an end-to-end solution from design conception to final production.


Explore examples of some of our completed projects

Internal transport Conveyor system

Brief: Our customer wanted a way of transporting harvested capsicums quickly and conveniently without congesting the main glasshouse pathways.

Outcome: After researching various methods for internal transport, we came up with a solution to eliminate ground transport and provide a fast, gentle and efficient transfer of produce using an overhead conveyor system which improved the customers production capacity immediately.


  • Eliminates high ground traffic (less congestion improving health and safety and reducing possible disease transfer between glasshouse sections)
  • Eliminates mass transport/storage bins commonly utilized with other automated systems
  • Much more efficient, cost effective than AGV systems
  • Very low maintenance requirements
  • Bin weights and staff picking performance/quality evaluated real time in the glasshouse when loaded onto transfer elevator

Cucumber Bagging system

Brief: Our customer wanted a better automated system for bagging their cucumbers than their current machine.

Outcome: After researching and collaborating ideas with the customer FTEK came up with a custom automated cucumber bagging system with improved reliability, efficiency, food hygiene and safety.


  • Efficient in-feed/loading system with automated count and pack
  • Stainless steel and food grade plastic construction
  • Automatic bag opening with integrated mechanical loading of produce
  • User friendly control interface
  • All moving parts guarded
  • Ergonomic out-feed conveyor for sealing bags & packing

Crop maintenance - Harvesting - Internal transport - Automation & Robotics