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Egg Handling

Efficient and gentle handling of table and hatching eggs. For the egg market a special range of machines has been designed with the keywords: simplicity, compactness and safety in mind. These machines combine careful handling with speed, making the collection of eggs quick and easy at any size farm.

Anitec offers a wide range of egg handling systems for the modern poultry industry. Egg handling systems are highly customized on a per customer basis please contact us for more information.



Eggs are gently transported from different nest rows or houses to a central on-farm location with the Vencobelt.


It is available in 40 and 55 cm widths and meets capacities up to 45,000 eggs per hour. The smart plastic design of the carriers and smooth connections of the belt allow a slope up to 35 degrees and small radius corners up to 180 degrees. Furthermore only one drive chain is integrated, making the belt flexible in its application, allowing an angle of 90° on a single square meter with the Vencobelt 40.



The Prinzen PSPC series take automation of hatching egg setting one step further, placing hatching eggs directly onto setter trays, with an unsurpassed points down setting.

Easy operation

Trays are automatically fed and brought into position. The Prinzen egg transfer system lifts and places eggs gently onto the trays. The PSPC machines have a capacity of up to 22,000 eggs per hour, depending on the type of setter tray. This allows you to reduce labor time, while still maintaining egg quality. The compact machine offers a good overview, allowing you to observe the eggs throughout the complete process. The machines are easy to operate. The stainless steel construction and service accessibility make cleaning quick and easy.

There are two types for setting eggs directly onto setter trays, the PSPC 5 and PSPC 7. The PSPC 5 sets onto trays with a rectangular matrix. The PSPC 7 gives you even more flexibility handling both rectangular and offset (hexagonal) matrix trays, which makes it unique in its kind. Both machine types also process 30 cell cardboard and plastic trays.



An electronic grader for hatching eggs has proven to be an asset at the hatchery. The system uses electronic weighing units, grading the eggs into four user defined sizes.

Increase hatchability

It opens the possibility to sort egg sizes to suit specific incubation processes to increase hatchability, but foremost increase uniformity in chick size.

The compact design of the Ovograder fits perfect in the system and offers the possibility to sort and direct eggs within the same weight range to one or multiple egg packers. Eggs with unsuitable weight for hatching are discharged to a packing shelf to gather manually. The grader produces statistical information such as the number of eggs and the percentage of eggs in various weight classes.

As rollers are used for moving the eggs through the egg handling system, it enables quality inspection such as candling and grading. Eggs are in horizontal position on the egg rollers, they can be visually inspected for misshapes, cracks or defects. The turning rollers ensure that each individual egg can be inspected from all sides and poor quality eggs can be manually removed.

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