HatchTech is a Dutch company providing professional solutions for hatcheries. Its guiding principle is to provide increasingly superior chick quality which forms the foundation of the company’s culture and practices – from research and development, product and project engineering to customer service.
In the late 1990s, HatchTech recognized an extremely important relation between embryo temperature and the optimal incubation conditions that can lead to higher standards of the chick quality. Working from this insight, HatchTech developed a completely new incubation method that gives maximum control over the incubation conditions. The result is the revolutionary MicroClimer Setters and Hatchers which make use of patented laminar airflow technology. Within just a decade, these innovative products have made HatchTech a market leader for incubation equipment worldwide.
Source: Hatch Tech official website.
HatchTech provides installation of its own complete solution. From MicroClimer Setters through Hatchers and Travellers to HVAC systems. Their solution ensures ideal environmental conditions during the incubation and hatching processes for every hatchery. In addition to the hatchery equipment, a control system is installed. To control the incubation and hatching processes, programmable logic controllers (PLC) are used.
Another part of the HatchTech's solution for hatcheries is installation of the SCADA-based control system. The Reliance SCADA/HMI system was chosen for HatchTech's state-of-the-art features, reliability, and outstanding technical support. The Reliance system is installed on the control computer to provide the visualization and control of the hatchery processes.
The Reliance system allows the operating personnel to visualize and control:
The Reliance system is also used to export selected process data to a file in the XLS format (Microsoft Excel). This file is used as the source for creating reports in an external application.
HatchTech has already installed its solution in many hatcheries in about 20 countries worldwide. For example, their system was installed in:
Visualization and control of incubation processes in hatcheries
Reliance 4 Control with unlimited data points
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