Let’s face it we are not getting any younger and nor are the many thousands of multi-stage incubators that were installed over the last 30+ years.
Many hatcheries worldwide still rely on very old incubation systems to work 24/7/365. Indeed, it is not unusual for incubators to last 50 years or more, especially in flooded markets or where investment in brand new equipment is difficult to justify.
In recent years new technology has improved all aspects of incubator design making it difficult to expect older systems to perform as well. With the realisation that even a 1% increase in productivity in an average sized hatchery will result in 500,000 extra chicks per annum EmTech has designed a series of upgrades that can revamp older incubators and bring productivity back up to today’s standards.
One such upgrade is our Fan-Board Assembly that is available as a retrofit for many types of multistage fixed-rack and trolley-based setters, including Buckeye and Chick Master models. This upgrade utilises Vortex Ventilation (a narrow and powerful flow of air from our fans) that significantly enhances the setter airflow, pressure differential and temperature bandwidth – the key to more, and better quality, chicks that hatch within the shortest possible hatch window. What we call The EmTech Effect.
Thermal imaging has shown very conclusively that temperature uniformity is considerably better than that created by the original equipment. Recently we have received results from many hatcheries with upgraded Chick Master fixed-rack setters who report up to 2% improvement, depending on flocks, and all agree that the chicks are ‘single-stage quality’. With Buckeye upgrades, hatcheries are seeing up to a 1.5% improvement in productivity and improved chick quality and those that have also simultaneously invested in other associated upgrades, such as cooling, humidification, and turning are seeing improvements of up to 4%.
With a return on investment of around one year this upgrade is a great solution for a significantly improved performance without having to go to the expense of purchasing new systems.
For more information please contact EmTech Hatchery Systems, Tel: +44 (0)1460 240255, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.emtech-system.