May 2, 2014
Ukraine's TEXHA introduces new poultry unloading system
TEXHA has introduced its latest robotised poultry unloading system, which combines the best features of cage and floor poultry equipment.
Compared to robotised bird unloading, manual bird unloading often results in bird stress and bird injuries.
The precision and accuracy provided by TEXHA's robotised unloading system allows for a reduction of wing and leg injuries by 1.5 to 2 times. This provision for bird welfare meets European standards.
Bird unloading starts from a top tier of the cage and continues tier by tier. Cage floors automatically move towards a tension station, and the bird gets on a moving belt of manure removal. The bird on the belt is transported towards the driving station of a battery. It then arrives at the elevator with the raddle chain. The elevator moves the bird to reception live rolls. Because everything is taking place in complete darkness and in total absence of human contact from service personnel, bird stress is therefore reduced.
The robotised unloading system also offers economical features, such as requiring a minimal number of operating staff.
Operating with a control panel, the technician needs only to program parameters for bird unloading (the technician sets the number of birds per hour depending on the logistical requirement and slaughterhouse capacity and a computer calculates the unloading speed). Workers then only need to load the bird into a box and on to the vehicle.
The distance between the batteries in TEXHA's robotised unloading system is also minimised, increasing the number of batteries in the system. As a result, the capacity of the poultry house can be increased by 15%.
Initial feedback from poultry farms from different countries using TEXHA's new system has been positive.
At Agroworld Ukbekistan 2014, the new system had been awarded "The Best Product Presentation".
Oleg Omelchenko, head of TEXHA's export department, has confirmed that the new system has also been ISO-certified.