The Innovatec automatic backfilling unit ensures an even heat-load of the hatcher basket. This is realized by replacing the eggs, removed during candling, with new candled eggs to the desired degree. Therefore, the unit is positioned between the candling and transfer unit.
The compact size and the high process speed of the backfilling unit enables a smooth integration in new or existing projects. The main goal of backfilling is an uniform temperature in the hatchers which reduces the hatch-window.
Other advantages are improved day old chick quality, reduced first week mortality, increased hatchery capacity or savings in building cost, optimum utilization of tranfer unit, separator, washing units etc. resulting in considerable labor, energy and water savings.