Egg Handling Solutions

One of the most vulnerable products to regularly pass along the packaging line is the egg.  An automated egg handling system must gather the eggs from the coop and transport them to checking, sorting and packing points at capacities of up to 150,000 eggs per hour, and this volume of output must be achieved with careful handling of the eggs at all stages.

The egg handling system must satisfy a number of requirements:

  • Safe automatic transportation of the egg from the coop to the egg handling system via dedicated conveyors
  • Capacity to check the eggs for damage, dirt and blood, and to sort  according to dimension and colour
  • Facility to stack the eggs on trays, which are then piled up in containers

For the automation of this process, ERIKS can supply motors, (servo) controllers and amplifiers for all the required motions. This includes stepper motors or servo motors for positioning, squirrel cage motors and frequency converters for the main power drives, and gearboxes, encoders and brakes.  

ERIKS can also customise the automation system with brackets and wiring, supply cartridge technology or deliver mounting-ready packages.