"Vier gewinnt"(X-Technik automation.at)
28. styczeń 2016
Turning an egg into a healthy, high-performance broiler chicken requires a complex poultry production chain. Based in the Dutch city of Groenlo, Probroed & Sloot has specialised in the hatching process: the independent company has five of its own hatcheries in the Netherlands and Germany, where it produces top-quality day-old chicks. Achieving this goal takes years of experience and a great deal of innovation, also evidenced by the company’s in-house research and development department. For example, a special track-and-trace system allows monitoring of every single chick.
Probroed & Sloot’s objectives for sustainability are just as ambitious. Saving energy is a particular point of focus. Reusing heat from exhaust air is just one of the measures the company takes. Probroed & Sloot’s latest optimisation has been retrofitting the circulation fans in the hatching chambers. There are around 200 of these chambers just at the Groenlo location, and they operate around the clock, seven days a week. With a continuous load like this, measures to boost energy efficiency are particularly important.