Baltika-2

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Baltika-2

TEXHA’s business concept is supported by the leading trends in poultry farming industry.

Nowadays, the quality of food products is a widely discussed matter of particular interest. The high-quality products become more and more desirable, and this is especially true, when it comes down to the eggs produced by laying hens grown using the alternative (cage-free) poultry management systems.

Baltika-2 cage-free poultry management solution has been designed in compliance with applicable EU and US requirements towards laying hen management in poultry industry.

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The key advantage of Baltika-2 solution is that it offers an opportunity to recreate the poultry living environment close to natural. Baltika-2 supports implementation of free-range farming method, but inside the indoor facility. The chickens contained in the poultry house retain the ability to satisfy their natural needs and instinct drives, as if they had free access to the outdoors.

The darkened nests available in sufficient number and with sufficient area create comfortable conditions for egg laying, which positively affects the hen performance.


Advantages:

  • Facility automation: litter removal, egg-collection, feeding, drinking, lighting and microclimate systems.
  • Minimizing the human factor influence on production.
  • Equipment made from high-quality galvanized steel.
  • Prolonged service life of the equipment.
  • Individual approach to each project and each customer.

WE ENSURE:

  • High quality of the equipment
  • Full or supervised on-site equipment installation
  • Equipment commissioning
  • Warranty and post-warranty service
  • Veterinary and technological support
  • Service maintenance
  • Equipment troubleshooting
  • Poultry farm personnel training
  • 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

2-level section 3-level section
Section width 2 500 mm 2 500 мм
Section depth 1 830 mm 1 830 мм
Section height 1 925 mm 2 635 мм
Feeding front 100 mm/bird 100 mm/bird
Nest area 1,15 sq.m. 1,46 sq.m.
Useful area* 15,3 sq.m. 19,5 sq.m
Floor mesh slope
Number of birds per section 138 birds 176 birds
Space under battery 460 mm 460 mm
Level height 471 mm 471 mm
Feeding System

Feeding system designed by TEXHA combines state-of-art solutions and technologies in order to successfully ensure one key and indisputable principle – preservation of the feed quality and timely distribution of the required feed portions for every bird.

Use of our feeding systems helps to ensure the following:

  • Highly precise and efficient feed distribution
  • Feed uniformity for each bird
  • Feed loss prevention
  • Reduced labor efforts
  • Reduced energy consumption

As part of the Baltika-2 equipment model, TEXHA offers the chain-based feed distribution system.

Chain- based feed distribution system consists of the following:

  • External storage feed bin
  • Transverse feed loading conveyor
  • Following equipment installed at every level:
    • Agitator hoppers
    • Closed feed distribution circuits
    • Feed conveyor chain drive mechanisms
    • Swivel blocks
    • Feed tray

Transverse feed loading conveyor supplies the feed from the external bin to the agitator hopper. The feed agitator constantly shakes the feed mass in order to prevent sticking and lump formation. The purpose of this process is to ensure even feed distribution throughout the feed gutter of entire cage battery.

System advantages:

  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Easy operation and maintenance
  • Reduced feed loss
  • High feed distribution unit performance
Microclimate System

Microclimate in 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 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 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 the 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 the flock, geographic location of the poultry farm, 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 treated and coated 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 two 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 supports use of 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
  • Energy efficiency
  • Low noise level
  • Durability of equipment
  • Reliability and cost effectiveness
Lighting System

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

Our equipment uses state-of-art energy efficient technologies that not only create 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

Inter-Row LED Lighting System for Poultry House

The system consists of a controller, a dimmer and the lamps.

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

The system is equipped with the digital light regulator – EPU-1500 dimmer. Every experienced poultry farmer is well aware how important role is played by the light flickering prevention and correct lighting intensity setting. EPU-1500 dimmer is specifically designed to control the lighting intensity and allows easy adjustment using either any 0-10V analogue input or communication line.

EPU-1500 is specifically designed for easy, safe installation and convenient maintenance of the equipment. The dimmer may operate both in automatic mode and manual mode, which allows smooth sunrise / sunset switching and offers opportunity for adjustment of poultry house lighting range, as well as lighting intensity lower and upper limits.

Basic characteristics:

  • Dimmer 230В AC with phase cut-off;
  • Stable operation in low lighting intensity conditions;
  • Brightness control through 0-10V signal or RS 485 (MODBUS-RTU) interface;
  • Flexible MIN / MAX settings;
  • Digital control of RGB (W) color lamp dimming;
  • Automated learning of set values;
  • Ability to restore the set values after power outage;
  • Alarm reports of LEDs: overheating, overloading, short circuit, low voltage;
  • Easy mounting;
  • Water-proof sealing for cables.

TEXHA offers 4W and 6W LED lamps for lighting of inter-battery space in the poultry house. These lamps are compatible with various manual, automated and remote-control systems, as well as brightness dimming devices. These models are specifically designed to replace conventional filament and luminescent lamps. The new model offers glow performance of 135 lm/W, which is achieved thanks to the combination of high-quality LEDs and pure aluminum elements. Furthermore, dedicated design allows reliable prevention of lamp overheating.

Drinking Systems

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 consists 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 the 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 ensures reliable nipple attachment.

Advantages:

  • Drinking line pipes:
    • Made of top-of-class raw materials;
    • In-house manufacturing
    • High-quality assembly
    • Minimum number of connection points
  • Nipples moveable up and down
Litter Removal System

Baltika-2 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, except for the first level, under which the dedicated floor litter removal scrapers are running.

Dedicated system design allows timely and easy removal of litter, which helps to avoid accumulation of ammonia vapors and has a favorable effect on the poultry unit microclimate.

The litter removal system consists of:

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

Polypropylene belts are manufactured at TEXHA’s own factory from high-quality raw materials.

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

The polypropylene belt is located below every level of cells along the battery. When the litter is gradually accumulated, it is carried by the belt along the battery 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, where necessary. 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 scrappers made of the wear-resistant material. Special mechanism presses the scrapers against the work surface of the belt, which allows efficient cleansing of the belt from litter.

A curtain made from dense wear-resistant material at the end of the battery prevents the litter from scattering during discharge to the transverse conveyor. The curtain is easily removable during maintenance of drive shafts and cleaning of scrappers.

The transverse conveyor is equipped with the rubber-textile belt for removal of litter from the poultry unit 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.

Advantages:

  • Metal materials with high corrosion resistance
  • Hot dip galvanization of conveyor surface
  • Polypropylene belt
    • In-house production
    • Top-tier raw materials
    • High quality
    • Testing at internal laboratory
    • Quality control
Egg Collection System

Baltika-2 solution is equipped with the elevator-based egg collection system. This system ensures highly reliable, accurate and precise egg collection process

Egg collection process automation offers the following benefits:

  • High process performance;
  • Reduced stress for birds;
  • Low egg damage rate;
  • Compliance with biological safety requirements;
  • Decreased labor intensity.

Elevator-based egg collection system is a high-performance full-fledged equipment, which allows simultaneous egg collection from all battery levels. Each battery requires installation of two elevator units. The elevator-based egg collection system may be integrated into the general egg-handling system of the poultry farm.

Use of the elevator-based system allows:

  • Simultaneous collection of eggs accumulated at any crosswise egg collection conveyor height level.
  • Transfer of eggs to any handling systems, receiving trays of grading and packing machines.

System advantages:

  • Simple and space-effective solution
  • Reduced labor intensity of the process
  • Economic benefits

Elevator-based systems are recommended for use at the poultry farms with larger flocks, where the egg collection rate is a key contributing factor for overall performance, as well as at the facilities, which have implemented or intend to implement the integral egg handling system for the entire poultry farm.

Rod Conveyors for Transportation of Eggs from Several Poultry Houses to Warehouse Facility (General Egg Collection System)

Use of rod conveyors with varying capacity rate allows creation of the integral egg collection system, where the eggs are carried from all available poultry units to the warehouse facility for further grading and packing.

The rod conveyor system not only eliminates the need for use of motor vehicles in order to deliver the eggs to the warehouse, but also increases the egg preservation rate, since the rod mechanisms stack the eggs in the strictly predetermined order. This solution also helps to avoid additional activities, such as packing of eggs into trays, boxes and containers, loading and unloading operations, as well as stacking of eggs on the supplementary tables for feeding into grading machines. Elimination of such activities from the process results in decrease of the egg collection time and reduction of the product damage rate during production.

Application of the rotary systems and use of the hinged members in the rod conveyor designs make the egg handling system highly versatile and compatible with all known poultry farm arrangement configurations.

Availability of the interim drive units provides the means for egg collection system extension to cover the larger distances.

Extra options for egg collection system:

  • Installation of stacking table for receipt of the eggs from any handling systems and supply to the grading machine.
  • Installation of egg counters.
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