Unlike all other major incubator manufacturers EmTech use individual trolley mounted 24Vdc actuators capable of 1,000N of operating force to turn the eggs. This, and other features listed below, has many advantages over the more usual array of communal trolley turning systems on the market today.
- If an actuator fails it can be easily and cheaply replaced without incurring costly machine down time
- The correct turning angle is always delivered unlike older communal systems
- Trolleys are very easy to keep clean and being IP66 rated they are easily capable of withstanding pressure washing and trolley washers
- In the case of a failure Trolley ID exactly identifies which trolley has failed to turn, so no need for incubator viewing windows to check if something is wrong
- All EmTech trolleys are shipped fully welded, assembled and tested by experts in a clean factory environment. Flat packed trolleys may save on container space but are often built by hired labour on site in less than ideal conditions, often leading to reliability issues.
- EmTech trolleys will perform well even on uneven floors
- All trolleys have a lightweight aluminium frame and turning mechanism
- EmTech trolleys do not require routine PAT testing
- Trolleys are available for almost all tray types and sizes and often available with stack heights of 16, 17 or 18 trays
- Individual trolley actuators make it simple to install Egg Store Egg Turning Stations, an important advantage especially when eggs are stored for long periods
Another major advantage of individual trolley mounted turning actuators is that the incubator cabinet does not require wall and ceiling supports to cope with the immense pressure exerted throughout the incubator cabinet in communal systems to turn the eggs.
Wall and ceiling supports are usually extruded steel or aluminium section inserted between every wall and ceiling panel. After exhaustive research, using infrared imaging, we have proved that these supports act as a conduit for ‘thermal leakage’ causing unwanted localised condensation, hot and cold spots and energy losses. Often this is the reason for poor and prolonged hatches.
Imagine the scenario of two adjacent machines, one just loaded with cool endothermic eggs and the other full of exothermic eggs close to transfer. The leakage of heat through the metal supports will disrupt the controlled environment within each setter causing the incubator to call for heating or cooling when it should not be required and ultimately resulting in a prolonged hatch window and poorly conditioned chicks.
We firmly believe that the consistently stable internal environment always achieved in EmTech systems is due in no small part to the lack of metal support conduits in our systems. That is why we can guarantee a temperature bandwidth of just 0.6 ֯C within our incubators and why ‘zero-point-six’ has gained so many supporters in hatcheries around the world.