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Controlled Atmosphere Stunning with Small Footprint

CAS Pit System

CO2 Stunning Below Ground

In our CAS Pit System the full drawers are gradually lowered into the pit and for each step down, the CO2 concentration progressively increases, creating a gentle and controlled stunning process. This CAS system has the lowest CO2 consumption on the market and a very small footprint in your reception area.

CAS Pit System

Benefits

  • Gentle stunning process – fewer bird injuries
  • Consistent meat colour and quality
  • Small footprint
  • Very low CO2 consumption
  • Unique camera monitoring of bird behaviour
  • Improved workers’ welfare during shackling
  • Easy control and monitoring from a touchscreen
  • Suitable for high-speed processing
  • Conforms to strict animal welfare regulations

The drawer

The Drawer

The module

The Module

The reception system

The Reception System

Chicken in a box behind bars

Perfect Timing

Due to a unique conveyor design, the CAS Pit System can be easily adjusted to meet the required throughput of birds per hour. The conveyor system adjusts the number of steps in the pit and the time each drawer remains on each step. The result is a fully optimized CAS stunning process at all times.

Monitoring Animal Welfare

The CAS Pit System is equipped with a patented camera monitoring solution. One camera and four gas sensors capture a real-time overview of the stunning process, the gas gradient inside the pit and bird behaviour.

Stunned chicken
A person with clipboard controlling process with a screen

Easy Production Control

The stunning process is easily controlled from a touchscreen that offers information about system settings, status and alarm history.

Download our Guide to Best Catching Practices

It offers tips on how to avoid bird injuries during catching and loading.

Guide to Best Catching Practices

The Reception System

Configurable to Suit Your Processing

UniLoad is a modular and scalable reception system suitable for all capacities. The size of the UniLoad drawer allows for more birds in each drawer while still protecting animal welfare. Fewer drawers are necessary and conveyors can run at low speed while still feeding a high-speed slaughtering line. Low speed reduces both bird and equipment stress.

  • Maximized plant throughput
  • Modular to fit capacity and washing requirements
  • Automatic, gentle transport
  • Less wear and tear on the conveyor system
A Railway for UniLoad drawers

Strict Biosecure Measures

UniLoad takes hygiene seriously by focusing on biosecurity in drawer and module design and by providing highly efficient cleaning equipment for the reception system. To avoid cross-contamination between flocks, the bacterial load on the transport equipment is minimized by thorough wash-down after each live bird load.

  • Separate drawer and module washing for best cleaning result
  • Configurable washing and disinfection units
  • Soaking of drawer before washing to loosen debris
  • Less wear and tear on the conveyor system
A railway for drawers with shackles above

Soaking the drawers before washing helps the debris to come loose and be removed more easily in the drawer washer

UniLoad drawer

Separate drawer washing for the best cleaning results

Module coming out of washing system

Effective module washing before introducing the clean drawers into the modules and picking up a new bird load

A railway for drawers with shackles above

Soaking the drawers before washing helps the debris to come lose and be removed more easily in the Drawer Washer

UniLoad drawer

Separate drawer washing for best cleaning result

Module coming out of washing system

Effective module washing before introducing the clean drawers into the modules and picking up a new bird load

Several drawers in a pit

Drawers are gradually lowered into the pit. For each step down, the CO2 concentration progressively increases.

Chicken in a box behind bars

All birds are processed using the first-in, first-out principle. This minimizes the handling time of each bird and the time from exiting CAS stunning to reaching the killing machine. The direct result is improved bleed-out and picking performance.

Cas Pit System loaded with UniLoads

The CAS Pit System is designed to run the UniLoad small, medium and large drawers.

See how the CAS Pit Works

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