In the late 1990s, HatchTech recognised an extremely important relation between embryo temperature and the optimal incubation conditions that lead to higher standards of chick quality. Working from this insight, we developed a completely new incubation method that gives maximum control over the incubation conditions – and therefore over embryo development. The result was our revolutionary MicroClimer Setters and Hatchers which make use of patented laminar airflow technology. Within just a decade, these innovative products have made HatchTech a technical market leader for incubation equipment worldwide.
HatchTech’s guiding principle is to provide increasingly superior chick quality. This is the foundation of our business culture and practices – from research and development, product and project engineering, to customer service. Our research-based knowledge of incubation, chick transportation and brooding enables us to develop outstanding, yet user-friendly products for the global poultry industry.
The importance of ideal environmental conditions during incubation to produce high-quality chicks is by now generally accepted. But what about the four days that follow after hatch, days which are so crucial to optimal growth and development? HatchTech’s revolutionary MicroClimer and Laminar Airflow technology has also been used to create ideal conditions for the transport and brooding stages to further improve field performance – and profit.
HatchTech Incubation Technology
Creating chick quality in the eggshell
During incubation, HatchTech’s patented technology leads to more uniform and superior chick quality, resulting in a decisive difference in chick length. Research proves that 1 cm more chick length at hatch, directly correlates to field performance potential, with an increase of 12% in terms of body weight and breast meat yield (for male broilers), and better feed conversion rates.
HatchBrood Brooding Control
Maximizing quality during brooding
A chick’s immune, digestive and thermoregulatory systems can only finish developing correctly when its body is kept at an optimal temperature during brooding. HatchBrood technology does this and more. It provides a healthy supply of fresh water, air, feed and light. This way, the chicks have an optimal start, which results in increased field performance.
HatchTraveller Chick Transport
Maintaining quality on the road
Transporting newly hatched chicks just got safer. The HatchTraveller gives every single chick perfect, uniform conditions in terms of temperature, air velocity and flow, and relative humidity. What’s more, HatchTraveller transports up to 30% more chicks per truckload than same-sized traditional systems.
for Healthy Chick Production
In order to meet the standards of the global food industry, hatcheries must meet the highest possible bio-security standards. HatchTech products are designed with special attention to bio-security, and include several features that enhance high-level bio-security programs. In addition to food safety, excellent bio-security control results in high hatchability, protects vulnerable chicks from being exposed to bacteria and viruses, and improves the field performance of the chicks.
Fresh, Filtered Air Supply
The fresh, conditioned and fully filtered air is ducted directly from the air handling unit into the setter and hatcher. Direct and filtered air supply prevents cross-contamination in the hatchery.
This is an extremely effective way of safeguarding the climate within the incubator. Air cannot leak into the common hall, nor can untreated air from the hall enter the setter or hatcher. This prevents cross-contamination in the hatchery.
Ultimate Machine Sanitation™
Ultimate Machine Sanitation™ uses heat disinfection in combination with a chemical disinfectant to ensure all micro-organisms are killed during sanitation. The result is a clean and dry incubator, ready for the next set.
The CyClean™ makes use of a proven cyclone concept to trap more than 95% of fluff from the air before it leaves the hatcher. It eliminates the need for a fluff room (plenum) altogether. This reduces the square meters of space that you need in the hatcher area by approximately 20%.
for Operational Sustainability
With an eye on the environment we want to reduce waste of energy and with energy prices still on the rise, energy efficiency is an important factor to consider when making decisions about a new hatchery. Lower energy consumption leads to significantly reduced operational costs.
HatchTech offers a variety of features and components that not only substantially reduce your total business energy needs, but also make a positive contribution to sustainable poultry farming by reducing your CO2 emissions.
High Insulation panels
- 60mm and 100m-thick sandwich panels
- Up to 70% higher insulation value than traditional Styrofoam
- Minimized energy loss during operation
- Lower energy costs
- Minimum vibration
- Almost zero friction
- Lower energy consumption
Eco Energy Drive™
- Monitors environmental conditions
- Adapts the fan speed to the real-time needs of the developing embryos
- Minimized maintenance
- Lower energy costs
PID Control and Modulating Valves
- Accurately predict heating and cooling per section
- Prevent expensive cooling or heating overshoots
Efficient Cooling and Heating
- Accomplished by radiators made out of strong anodized aluminum
- The generous radiator surface is by far the largest in the industry
- Reduces heat-up time
- Ensures effective heat transfer to the air
HatchTech Project Process