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Highly Configurable Live Bird Handling

UniLoad

Large Drawers, Big Advantages

UniLoad is a transport and reception system that balances animal welfare, costs and efficiency. The system offers unique configuration options to fit your specific farm, transportation and processing requirements. The large size transport drawers allow for more birds in each drawer to optimize the transport load and minimizing carbon footprint.

UniLoad

Benefits

  • Comfortable catching allows for fewer workers
  • Supports manual and automatic catching
  • Full transport utilization – both in height and width
  • Gentle bird handling protects product quality
  • Comfortable shackling from both sides of the full drawers
  • Large drawers allow for feeding and optimizing the utilisation of a fast slaughter line
  • Prepared for CAS
  • Configurable and effective washing solutions for both drawers and modules

The UniLoad Components

The drawer

The Drawer

The unique drawer design balances a light weight, strength and hygiene. A light weight maximizes the transport load. Strength minimizes expensive drawer damage. Hygiene reduces litter and facilitates cleaning.
The module

The Module

The drawers are stored and protected by a solid steel module during transport. The rails allow the drawers to move smoothly when being loaded at the farm or pushed out at the plant. The module is designed to minimize litter pickup at the farm and to ensure easy washdown.
The reception system

The Reception System

After arrival at the plant, the full modules are easily handled with a truck and placed on the reception system. Smooth, automatic module destacking and drawer conveying keep the birds calm. The modular system is adaptable to fit your current and future needs.
Forklift unloading UniLoad drawers from truck

All Things Considered

UniLoad takes a holistic approach to live bird handling. It takes animal welfare, transportation, labour costs, equipment maintenance and hygiene into account and offers a complete solution for the discerning poultry processor.

Protect Animal Welfare

UniLoad complies with strict animal welfare guidelines. Drawers and modules are designed to ensure good animal welfare from catching to shackling. In the reception area, the system is designed for slow conveying of live birds and there is no dumping or tipping out – shackling takes place directly from the drawer.

Chicken in blue light
UniLoad drawers on assembly line

Large, Larger, Largest

UniLoad uses large size drawers and offers unique configuration options. You can choose between three big drawer sizes to best fit the width of your lorry, and four- or five-tier modules for full height utilisation.

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 calm looking chicken

Learn more about CAS

Designed for CAS

The UniLoad system can be installed with Controlled Atmosphere Stunning (CAS) to ensure the best animal welfare. We offer you two different CAS systems so you are sure to find a solution that fits into your reception system.

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