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Cage equipment

Egg business is one of the leading development vectors in the modern poultry farming industry. The key characteristic feature of laying hen is its egg-laying capacity, which determines the productivity of the bird. In order to achieve maximum economic effect of the egg business, the bird should be housed in the comfortable rearing conditions. Such essential conditions include both feed quality, water quality, appropriate microclimate and quality of the equipment.

TEXHA’s Design Engineering Department has developed a range of projects implementing the state-of-art engineering solutions for laying hen housing in the cage batteries.

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Choice of specific equipment type depends of the several factors:

  • Cross-breed of birds;
  • Housing technology;
  • Climatic zone, where the poultry farm is located

We offer a family of cage equipment for laying hen farming of three different types: Standard, Universal, Optima. The equipment models have varying cell parameters, which are directly related to the housing condition and the size of flock to be housed. Each specific model may be tailored depending on the cross-breed and / or finished poultry farm house characteristics.

Our major experience and specific features of TEXHA’s design solutions allow installation of the laying hen equipment at the height up to 12 levels using the interim floor. Such solution is especially advantageous for poultry farms with limited production areas.

Equipment offered by ТЕХНА provides all the necessary conditions to achieve high productivity of the flock.


ADVANTAGES

  • In-house manufacturing site and design engineering team
  • Flexible technical and technological solutions;
  • Hundreds of successfully implemented projects all over the world;
  • Equipment quality and poultry housing conditions supported by scientific research evidence’
  • Automation of all technological processes
  • Minimizing the human factor influence
  • Minimum service personnel requirement

WE ENSURE

  • High quality of the equipment
  • Full or supervised on-site equipment installation
  • Poultry farm personnel training
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Warranty and post-warranty service
  • Technological and veterinary support
  • Development of customized design and process solution based on the customer’s request

OUT EXPERT TEAM MEMBERS will calculate:

  • Scope of equipment to meet your needs and requirements, depending on the production technology, farm building characteristics or area of construction site allocated for poultry house project, climatic conditions and production capacities.
  • Amount of investments required for the project.

Specifications

Models
Specifications Standard Universal Optima
Number of levels 3-12 3-12 3-12
Number of birds per cage* 11 10 11
Cage width, mm 770 735 770
Cage depth, mm 575 625 625
Distance between levels, mm 518 518 568
Façade height, mm 400 400 450
Feeding frontline, mm/bird 70 73,5 70
Cage area, sq.m 0,443 0,459 0,482
Area per bird, sq. cm 403 459 438
Floor mesh wire diameter, mm 2 2 2
Floor mesh slope

*May be adjusted depending on the cross-breed of birds.

Litter Removal System

This cage-free broiler management solution concept is based on the floor poultry management approach, which implies manual litter removal. However, TEXHA has managed to offer automation facilities even for such litter removal process by substituting the regular floors with mesh floors in the poultry containment area.

Our solution utilizes the belt-based litter removal system, which ensures high-quality litter removal and maintenance of the equipment in clean condition, thus contributing to the microclimate conditions improvement in the poultry house. This system offers quick and reliable litter removal across all levels of the facility. The litter removal system design and operation principle are identical for each level.

Efficient litter removal technology, minimizing the bird’s exposure to litter, helps to prevent many issues related to poultry health.

The litter removal system consists of:

  • Drive and tension station.
  • Polypropylene belt.
  • Transverse and inclined conveyor.

The litter is collected and removed from the poultry house using the polypropylene belt located under every floor section. When the litter is gradually accumulated, it is carried by the belt towards the drive station, where the dedicated scrappers move it to the transverse litter unloading conveyor.

The belt is operated by the drive station, which is also used to adjust its position. The tension station serves to maintain the required belt tensioning level. The tension station design uses the auger-type cleaning shaft, which ensures cleansing of the litter removal belt on the inside.

In the drive station area, the belt surface is cleaned by the dedicated scrapers made of the wear-resistant material. Special mechanism presses the scrappers against the work surface of the belt, which allows efficient cleansing of the belt from litter.

The transverse conveyor is equipped with the rubber-textile belt for removal of litter from the poultry house directly to the inclined conveyor, which, in turn, is used for discharge of litter into a vehicle for further disposal. The inclined conveyor also features a dedicated cover made of galvanized steel.

Optimal litter removal process organization helps to reduce ammonia content level and control the litter moisture.

System advantages:

  • Includes hard surface for scooping and dust bathing
  • Polypropylene litter removal belt
  • No scrappers or concrete trenches
  • Regular and complete litter cleaning
  • Flexible litter removal arrangement
  • Improved poultry house hygiene
  • Floor made of plastic or galvanized steel mesh helps to reduce poultry exposure to litter
  • Litter removal belt running under the floor
  • Daily litter discharge on the transverse conveyor
  • Single inclined conveyor used to load semi-dry litter into the disposal vehicle
  • Ability to remove litter several times during the day

Polypropylene belts are manufactured at TEXHA’s own factory from high-quality raw material using the German technologies.

Litter removal belt characteristics:

  • Resistant to aggressive environment
  • Thickness 1-1,2 mm
  • High tensile strength
  • May be used in conveyors operated in the temperature range between 100 to 600С
  • May be used for handling aggressive materials
  • Low surface adhesion
  • Easy cleaning

Advantages of litter-removal belt by TEXHA:

  • In-house production
  • Top-tier raw materials
  • German technologies
  • Unique preparation
  • High quality
  • Testing at own laboratory
  • Quality control
Feeding System

Our broiler mesh floor management solution utilizes the auger-based feed distribution process.

This auger-type system consists of the following elements:

  • Feed storage bin
  • Rolled feeding line pipes made of galvanized steel
  • Auger made of high-quality spring steel
  • Plate-type feeders
  • Automated feed supply system

KoChiBo FEEDER FOR BROILER CHICKENS

In cooperation with our Japanese partners, TEXHA has designed multi-purpose feeder intended for use as part of the broiler chicken feeding system regardless of the utilized rearing technology.

Unique design:

  • Low feeder edge allows the chicks to access the feed from the very first day of life.
  • 5-level adjustment of feed supply, feed volume and quantity.
  • Folded flanges and beams of the feeder limit the chicks’ ability to enter inside the feedbox, thus preventing scattering and loss of the feed.
  • Wide diameter of distribution mechanism ensures unhindered spilling and homogenous distribution of feeds.
  • Movable W-shaped plate is mounted deep in the litter and ensures 3600 even feed distribution in the feedbox.

Key outstanding feature of KoChiBo feeder is preservation of feed and reduction of irrecoverable feed loss!

Operation:

  • Easy installation.
  • Easy and convenient adjustment system.
  • Easy dismantling and washing.
  • Comfortable handling and storage thanks to ability to pile the feeders in stacks on top of each other.

Perfect quality:

  • Use of high-strength elastic material helps to prevent mechanical damage.
  • Robustness against the aggressive environment.
  • Resistance to deformation.
  • Robustness against high-pressure hot washing.
  • Made of food-grade plastic material.

Cost effectiveness and versatility:

  • Compatibility with any feeds.
  • Compatibility with any broiler chicken rearing system.
  • Availability of 8-beam and 16-beam models depending on final broiler weight.
  • Optimal size and shape of the feeder reduce material consumption and cost while maintaining full compliance with feeding standards.

Advantages:

  • Proprietary designed molding plastic formulation offers optimal balance of plastic component flexibility and rigidity.
  • Use of primary raw materials of flawless quality completely eliminates unpleasant artificial odor.
  • High-quality assembly and sealing of connections.
  • Detachable connections for quick assembly and disassembly.
  • Use of environmentally friendly and reliable materials.

Adjustment System

KoChiBo feeder features moveable bottom that enables adjustment of the feeder depth. This features is especially important for chicks during the first days of their life, since it significantly facilitates a search for feedstuff and ensures easy access to feed, thus contributing to the fast growth of the birds.

With the growth of a chick, the feeding lines may be gradually raised to increase the feeder depth. Therefore, the volume of the feed spilled into the feedbox is also increased thanks to the movement of feeder frame upwards relatively to its bottom. This allows supplying the birds with the higher quantities of feed, while preventing loss of the feed from scattering.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Transverse feed supply (from feed bin):

  • 7 feed bin options available in single or tandem configuration (from 0,54 t/0,9 m3 – to 18,0 t/26,8 m3 per one feed bin)
  • Auger feed supply through pipe 90 mm.
  • Conveyor drive (380V; 50Hz; 0.75kW; capacity 2 600 kg/hour).
  • Feed bin weighting system.
  • Feed reclaim unit.
  • Separator

Longitudinal feed distribution:

  • Loading into small 100 kg feed bin on each line.
  • Feeding line drive (380V; 50Hz; 0,37kW; capacity 500 kg/hour).
  • Raising and height adjustment of feeding lines using hand-operated winch with load capacity of 900 kg.
  • 2 sensors on each line (one at the outermost feedbox and one and the feeding line drive).
Drinking System

TEXHA company offers reliable, efficient and easy-to-use drinking system. The purpose of this system is quite simple – to supply the birds with water of proper quality and in sufficient quantity. Furthermore, this system also serves for delivery of necessary medications to the birds.

The system consists of the following:

  • Water treatment unit
  • Water distribution system for cage batteries
  • Drinking lines at every level

The water treatment unit comprises of filters, water flow meter, medicator, pressure gauges, water pressure regulator, valves and fittings. The water treatment unit is designed for nominal water flow rate of 2,5 m/hour.

The filter ensures purification of water from mechanical impurities. Use of 2 filters of various purification efficiency  connected in-parallel allows supply of high-quality drinking water to the drinking system.

Pressure gauges in water supply system control the system pressure and record precise values of filter performance rating.

The medicator serves for administration of medications with highly precise dosage.

Water flow meter allows operational control of the water consumption, which in turn assists in analyzing the flock condition.

Water supply system is made of plastic pipes manufactured from food-grade material.

The pipe walls feature special bulges in the nipple screwing-in points in order to ensure reliable nipple attachment.

The drinking line height may be easily adjusted depending on the height of a chick.

Advantages:

  • Drinking line pipes manufactured from top-of-class raw materials at the in-house production facility.
  • Nipples may move up/down and rotate by 3600.
  • Easy access to water even for a day-old chick.
  • Proprietary designed molding plastic formulation offers optimal balance of plastic component flexibility and rigidity.
  • Use of primary raw materials of flawless quality completely eliminates unpleasant artificial odor.
  • High-quality assembly and sealing of connections.
  • Detachable connections for quick assembly and disassembly.
  • Use on environmentally friendly and reliable materials.

The system consists of the following:

  • Water treatment unit;
  • Water distribution system for cage batteries
  • Drinking lines at every level

The water treatment units comprises of filters, water flow meter, medicator, pressure gauges, valves and fittings. Depending on the technical specifications, water pressure regulators also may be incorporated.

The filter ensures purification of water from mechanical impurities. Use of 2 filters connected in-parallel through valves and fittings allows uninterrupted water supply to the drinking system without a need for shut-off during maintenance of one of filters.

Pressure gauges in water supply system control the system pressure and record precise values of filter performance rating.

Water flow meter allows operational control of the water consumption, which in turn assists in analyzing the flock condition.

In order to maintain optimal water pressure, the membrane-type pressure regulators are used.

Water distribution system for cage batteries is made of pipes manufactured from food-grade plastic.

The nipple drinkers are attached to the plastic square section pipe with the length of 5,98 m. Such design not only reduces the number of connections, but also ensure high-quality assembly and leak-proof connection sealing. .

The pipe walls feature special bulges in the nipple screwing-in points in order to ensure reliable nipple attachment.

The drinking line height may be easily adjusted depending on the height of a chick.

Advantages:

  • Drinking line pipes:
    • Made of top-of-class raw materials;
    • In-house manufacturing
    • High-quality assembly
    • Minimum number of connection points
  • Nipples may move up/down and rotate by 3600
  • Easy access to water even for a day-old chick.
Microclimate System

Microclimate in the poultry management is no less important than the quality of poultry housing equipment, and its role can be hardly overestimated.

Regardless of the cross breed or genetic inheritance of the flock, without proper microclimate conditions the birds cannot maintain good health and yield high-quality product.

Microclimate inside the poultry house is the combination of such factors as temperature, humidity, air flow rate, atmospheric pressure, noise level, air composition, microbiological contamination level, et cetera.

The microclimate system represents the production process, the purpose of which is to create and balance the necessary microclimate parameters using the dedicated technical facilities and instruments.

The poultry farming researchers suggest that the flock productivity depends on microclimate condition by approximately 10-30%. Unfavorable microclimatic conditions result in the reduced disease resistance of the birds. Moreover, the microclimate directly affects the service life of the equipment and even the poultry farm buildings.

The resulting efficient operation of the microclimate system depends on the correct choice of equipment, its correct installation and proper calculation of the system parameters in general.

TEXHA excels in design of automated microclimate systems. When choosing the system, a number of specific conditions should be taken into account, including, but not limited to the cross breed and size of flock, geographic location of the poultry far, i.e. climatic zone, et cetera.

The microclimate system may comprise of the one to four sub-systems in various combinations:

  • Ventilation
  • Heating
  • Humidification / cooling
  • Automation

HUMIDIFICATION / COOLING

For hot climatic zones, TEXHA offers cooling units with cellular design (evaporation panels). The cooling panels are designed based on the best and the most innovative developments in the industry, which results in the optimal cooling effect regardless of climatic and operational conditions.

The evaporation panels are made of dedicated cellulose paper with cellular structure, which contributes to the optimal water-to-air contact conditions. Such cellulose paper is carefully processed with odor-free resin, thanks to which the panels have high water-adsorption coefficient and stable structural shape. The special cellular form of the paper bands crossing angle-wise to the symmetrical air flow allows achievement of high cooling performance, while maintaining minimum pressure drop.

  • Absolute performance
  • Air freshness
  • Long service life
  • Easy maintenance

HEATING

Proper temperature regime is essential for productivity of the flock, especially in the early period of life. TEXHA offers highly efficient poultry house heating system with minimum costs. The system uses direct and indirect heating units operated on natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas or diesel fuel, as well as the water-based fan heaters.

Specific features of direct heating units:

  • Reliability and durability
  • Low noise level
  • High output temperature
  • Quick air heating
  • Performance factor close to 100%

The company offers to options of heat generators installation in the poultry unit: internal or external.

The heat generators are equipped with fuses to prevent overheating and the sealed switches for safe and reliable operation. High-quality corrosion-proof components and durable frame ensure long uninterrupted service life even under the most extreme climatic conditions.

Properties:

  • Minimum carbon oxide, nitrogen and ethylene oxide emissions
  • Frame made of high-quality stainless steel
  • Automated ignition
  • Integration with the automated microclimate control system.
  • Winter / summer switch that allows to use the heaters as air-circulating fans during summer season.
  • Compliance with international standards and quality regulations.

VENTILATION

Ventilation system plays an essential role in creation and maintenance of optimum microclimate conditions in the poultry farm unit. Proper air quality has a favorable effect on the health of the birds and significantly improves the flock productivity.  The ventilation system is selected and customized for each specific poultry farm depending on the climatic condition in the region, where it is located.

Ventilation systems allow maintenance of required temperature, fresh air inflow and air exchange during any season. Such systems use the state-of-art exhaust fans, fresh air valves, temperature control facilities, et cetera.

TEXHA’s ventilation systems offer:

  • High performance
  • Evergy efficiency
  • Low noise level
  • Durability of equipment
  • Reliability and cost effectiveness
Lighting System

Well-managed lighting system in the poultry house affects general condition of the birds, their food craving and physiological development, which is directly related to the flock productive performance. Lighting is an essential way to influence state of heath, behavior and productivity of the birds.

Our equipment uses the state-of-art energy efficient technologies that not only create the favorable lighting conditions, but also reduce the electricity costs.

TEXHA company offers a wide range of lighting systems for poultry farms regardless of the utilized poultry housing and rearing methods.

Advantages:

  • Use of LED lamps with energy consumption
    • 10 times lower as compared to the filament lamps
    • 2,5 times lower as compared to the luminescent lamps
  • Lighting intensity adjustment in 0-100% range for sunrise / sunset functions
  • Compliance with the international environmental requirements;
  • High level of protection against external impacts;
  • Supervised installation is included into the lighting system price;
  • Warranty and post-warranty service

LED Lighting System for Cage Interior of Broiler Chicken Rearing Equipment

The systems consists of controller, power supply unit and lamp.

Advantages of P-RLС-1LV-V2  0-10V 230B lighting controller:

  • 99 empty programs available for setting
  • Each program allows setting of the following:
    • Day
    • Time
    • % lighting intensity
    • Switching period in minute until light intensity reaches the set value
  • Lighting intensity may be manually adjusted
  • Ability to switch the lights on / off independently for each individual level

Power supply unit is included into the scope of LED lighting system and is intended for transformation of input power from 220V / 50 Hz grid into 24V power for LED lights supply, which is safe for both a human and a bird.

Main features:

  • In-built active function of power factor compensation required in order to ensure even distribution of line power and prevent network overload.
  • Protection from short circuit, overload, high voltage and temperature.
  • Multi-purpose AC input / full range (~88–264 V).

Characteristics of the LED lamp are as follows:

  • Lamp body made of high-quality polycarbonate
  • High level of protection against external impacts
  • Waterproof (IP67 protection rating)
  • Even light distribution inside every cage as part of cage equipment;
  • Lighting intensity range 0-100%
  • Service life above 50 000 hours (almost 6 years)
  • Sage voltage of 24V
  • Maximum lighting level of 60 LX
  • Color temperature 2 700 – 3 300К
Automation System

Modern poultry farm businesses usually seek to implement automation of complete range of involved production processes and works. State-of-art technologies support continuous accumulation and processing of data related to all technological and business processes, careful supervision, immediate response and management of production process for entire poultry farm facility regardless of how large-scale it is.

TEXHA offers wide range of equipment and varying degree of automation for all essential systems used to support the vital needs of birds. Vast experience and professional expertise of our expert team help to select the most appropriate solution both in terms of its functionality and its cost.

Our services:

  • Design and development of control system based on input data
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Service support
  • Poultry farm personnel training
  • Warranty and post-warranty service

TEXHA’s system automation solutions:

  • Microclimate
  • Litter removal
  • Poultry harvesting
  • Egg collection
  • Feed distribution
  • Auxiliary features:
    • Feed weighting at external feed bins
    • Emergency opening of positive pressure ventilation
    • Emergency detection of water level
    • Drinking line flushing

What does our automation solution do?

  • Eliminates human factor influence
  • Enhances equipment performance
  • Improves finished product quality
  • Saves resources
  • Creates favorable conditions for poultry rearing and management
  • Ensures uninterrupted operational process
  • Provides opportunities for extension of production

TEXHA also offers remote access system that offers remote data monitoring feature, remote control opportunities, tracking and alarm features for production processes analysis and optimization, as well as the safety unit with critical emergency alert.

Integrated solutions offered by TEXHA provide an easy way to achieve the following production objectives:

  • Integration of novel technological solutions;
  • Computerization and modernization of poultry farm facility
  • Implementation of data monitoring system

System features:

  • Remote access with different degree of authorization and access privilege from any place in the work via Web interface using PC, smartphone or tablet.
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