EGG FLOW CONTROL AND COUNTING

RESPONSIVE EGG FLOW (R.E.F.)

Responsive Egg Flow (REF) is a unique, money saving system that electronically counts and controls the flow of eggs from the hen house to the processing equipment. A farm-tested, user-friendly system, REF helps to reduce shell damage by gathering all houses simultaneously or in batches, REF automatically regulates belt speeds to provide smooth egg flow to the plant.

PMSI’S EGG FLOW SYSTEM OFFERS UNIQUE MANAGEMENT OPTIONS

  • Support for enhanced speed reduction via row, tier, or house switching
  • Egg timeout alerts on-screen
  • Available local (in-house) control of rate of eggs even if server connection fails
  • Tracking of egg densities along cross belts
  • Encoders on egg belts and cross belts
  • Improved tracking accuracy
  • House completion criteria based on belt travel
  • Batching for selective blending of houses
  • Control of daily schedule for product sequencing
  • Sequenced filling and emptying of conveyor
  • Ability to select daily case target for each house
  • Variable speed control of egg belts
  • Cage row switching capability
  • Verification of cross-conveyor operations

REF SAFEGUARDS OPERATION DURING DAILY RUNS

  • Low egg count alerts
  • Jammed egg belt alerts
  • Optional immediate shutdown in the case of cross-conveyor problems
  • Graphical overview of houses and cage rows
  • Graphical overview of conveyor layout and batch locations

REF GENERATES REPORTS ON

  • Count information (house, tier and row totals)
  • Run statistics (stops, rates, and efficiency)
  • Cross-belt inventories and batch locations
  • Historical egg flow data