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Automation in Live Bird Reception

Crate Handling System

Reduce Labour When Handling and Cleaning Crates

Our Crate Handling System offers automation in the reception area. The stacked crates are manually loaded onto the conveyor system, after which they are conveyed to automatic destacking, crate washing and crate stacking. The automation enables crates to be constantly fed to the shackling area and optimize the slaughter line utilization

Crate Handling System

Benefits

  • Automation to keep up with higher processing speeds
  • Highly reliable reception system
  • Designed to handle several stacks of crates
  • Controlled and smooth flow of crates to shacklers
  • Shackling directly from crates
  • Fast and effective crate washing
  • Hard-wearing conveyor system
  • Flexible to operate with different crate types

The drawer

The Drawer

The module

The Module

The reception system

The Reception System

Crates moving on rails

Ensure Daily Efficiency

We offer complete crate handling systems in a variety of layouts that are easily integrated into your existing production lines. The system is designed to handle a variety of crate sizes, and two or three stacks of crates with four to 10 crates in each stack.

Fit for Different Automation Levels

In the reception area, roller conveyors transport the full crates to automatic destacking saving workers for the manual work. The smooth movements during destacking and conveying reduce bird stress and ensures constant feeding of birds to the shackling area – a necessity to optimize slaughter line utilization.

Roller conveyors transporting crates
A part of the crate handling system

Reliability to Optimise Uptime

The Crate Handling System is a wear-resistant system designed for daily use and washdown. The robust constructions of the belt and chain conveyors ensure reliable daily production and low cost of ownership.

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

A blue belt conveyor

A robust belt conveyor is used to transport full, stacked crates

A chain conveyors

The destacked crates are transported on reliable chain conveyors

A device is lifting LINCOLoad drawers

Automatic crate destacking and stacking is performed using hydraulic lifting devices

A crate washing machine

Fast and Effective Crate Washing

Crate washing is performed in three steps:

  • Soaking to remove solids and soften debris
  • Washing using water nozzles
  • Rinsing with clean water to remove any remaining debris (optionally equipped with disinfection pump)


High-pressure water pumps ensure optimal water
pressure during washing and the separator drums separate the offal from the water before the water runs down into the reservoir. The washer is available in different lengths to best fit your line speed.

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