In hatcheries, the setter tray is a piece of equipment that is constantly used by people and/or machines every day. The HatchTech Setter Trays make it possible to maximise performance all around: they have a very high egg/m2 capacity, handle very easily and are perfectly suited for high-speed automation. Most important of all, they are specially designed to deliver ideal airflow to every single egg.
High egg/m2 capacity, very easy to handle and perfectly suited for high-speed automation.
In order to achieve superior chick quality, it is necessary that the embryo temperature is kept at an optimum level. To achieve this, the flow and velocity of air round the eggs needs to be fully controlled. The HatchTech Setter Trays are specially designed to maximise the surface area of the egg that is exposed to the airflow.
Unlike other setter trays, the HatchTech Setter Trays have six support points instead of four. This gives better, more secure support to small eggs and helps prevent cracks in eggs of all sizes, especially when transporting eggs from the breeder farm to the hatchery.
The HatchTech Setter Trays house more eggs per m2 than any other. The trays are very durable and easy to handle. This is particularly beneficial to personnel in hatcheries that are manually or semi-automatically operated. Since the physical burden of handling the trays is lower, employees can work more quickly and logistics are improved.
Other user-friendly design elements include the lack of sharp edges which can hurt hands or damage eggs, and stacking ridges that make it easy to securely stack and store trays.