Features

Rejection of leakers
Leak Detection

The leak detector can be installed to reject eggs before the egg washer, reducing water contamination and antifoaming chemicals. It can be installed after the washer to reject leakers before travelling under the high velocity air dryer, reducing the risk of contaminating clean, first quality eggs, or after the drier in tandem with the dirt detector. Rejected leakers will be dropped into a bin.

The system is making use of laser light technology placed underneath and away from the egg flow. False rejects are minimised, and shiny wet surfaces do not influence the detection rate.

Identifies dirts down to 1mm2
Dirt detection

The high performance dirt detector with adjustable sensitivity makes use of an advanced full colour camera vision system that identifies dirt down to 1.0 mm2. Detected dirty eggs can be sent back to the egg washer or sent to a packing lane.

Beside a fully automated system, the machine can offer a candling booth with or without the IRUS system. This system allows the candling operator to classify the egg into four categories. By adding the dirt detection system, you will be able to colour grade.

Washdown egg scales and infeed
Egg Weighing

A digital, dynamic, stable egg scale weighs each egg with a readout of 0.1 gram and tests itself for recalibrations between each egg.

Our egg scale and its entire infeed and transfer insert is washdown with an open sanitary design.

The scale is mounted under the egg for maximum stability, observation and ease of cleaning. Calibrating the six weighing scales can be done within minutes. Fragile moving plastic parts are not part of the design.

Washable crack detector
Crack Detection

Our advanced washdown crack detector has no moving mechanical or electrical parts. It is not necessary to constantly sense and adjust for the continual variation of egg weights.

This robust system converts the digital signals into multiple crack categories. The operator can determine what level of crack should go to various undergrade categories. There are no delicate parts or complicated time-consuming cleaning requirements.

Color detection
Grading eggs according to color

With color grading, batches can contain both brown and white eggs. The grader will recognize these eggs and will send them separately to a packing lane, so only a specific color is put into a pack. By color detection, a batch of mixed eggs are available on the infeed and only specific colors are on the lanes.

This optional functionality is possible with the dirt detector and assist to get homogenous color output on your final product. Fully automatic the grader will isolate unwanted egg shell colors or even go further create classes with a unified shade of brown eggs into a pack.

See video explaining color sorting

Very accessible and easy to clean
Blood Detection

The system identifies small to large spots of blood. Detected blood eggs can be programmed to be ejected out of the egg carrier chain at the end of the grader, or sent to any lane. The whole system is placed at the egg carrier chain in order to make it very accessible and easy cleanable.

Intelligent software recognises the difference between brown or white eggs and adjusts the parameters automatically.

Based on a modular principle in order to meet your future requirements.
Roller entry conveyor

The roller entry conveyor, which moves eggs to the weighing and inserting section, is made of materials specially chosen to withstand the assault of even the harshest cleaners used in the industry. To reduce cleaning time and improve sanitation, the access to the entire roller entry conveyor and weighing section has been changed. This allows for easy washdown. The shape of the rollers themselves ensure minimum contact surface with the eggs, minimising the risk of cross contamination.

Creates an extra packing location without adding to the footprint

Undergrade Conveyor

Our exclusive egg conveyor can send any egg weight or second quality egg out of the grader before the transfer to the chain conveyor.

It allows the off-grades and overweight and underweight eggs to be packed without being transferred into the chain conveyor. From this conveyor the off-grades can also be send directly to a Breaker or Farmpacker.

Reduce contamination and bacteria
UV

Our UV system uses ultraviolet technology to reduce contamination and bacteria on the shell surface of the eggs before weighing and packing.

Entry guards ensure that the UV-C light stays within the system. Being detachable, it makes cleaning very easy. If the system is tilted, the safety switches automatically shut down the UV lights to ensure a safe environment for the operator.

The system is detachable for high pressure cleaning.
Roller Cleaning System

The roller cleaning system operates in accordance with the infeed rollers and is located under the roller conveyor. Three brushes run and sweep the rollers during operation.

Meet individual egg packaging requirements

Carton Conveyors

A variety of takeaway conveyors lengths are available to meet individual egg packaging requirements. Egg printing, carton labelling, dating and 30-egg tray stacking is all available. Takeaway conveyors are designed to meet the needs by further automation with SANOVO end-of-line automation.

Keep track of every egg that enters the grader and packer
Touch Screen

Our OptiGrader touch screen controls the system and the whole process with large overhead displays for all grading room operators to observe.

The touch screen is ICON-based and a Windows operating system. Accessibility of data and user friendliness go hand in hand.

The menu structure can be determined and altered by each operator creating the perfect user program for the packing station. Only four inkjet printing heads are required at 600 cases per hour / 216,000 eggs per hour. Traceability software to keep track of every egg that enters the grader and packer is available.

Automatic closing of cartons
Carton closer

The closer handles 10-, 12- and 18-egg packs, closing the most commonly used types automatically. Add a label in the lid, apply a printed label on top of the lid or add inkjet printing or stamping on the side of the pack - flexibility is built in.

SANOVO End-of-Line Automation and Robotics can be designed to meet individual customer demands and grading facility needs. From receiving to expediting and everything in between, let us show you what is possible.

Maximizing your productivity with real-time information

Information screens

Every six packing lanes are equipped with large screens on the back and front as standard.

The information screens provide real-time information of the grader speed, printer texts and current grader status, in order to minimise response time and maximising your productivity.