"Optimizing egg processing performance through automation."
ROTA Technologies is a vision engineering technology company that specializes in egg producing facilities, but not limited to. We have proven technologies that can increase your production flow rates and prevent you from losing money due to production downtime.
Have you ever had foreign material become lodged in your egg grading machines resulting in serious damage and down time?
Rota Technologies Egg Surveillance System will automatically detect foreign objects and debris on the egg conveyor belt in a poultry egg processing plant before it causes damage and added costs.
Humans do not make the most consistent inspectors. Although people are easily trained, they are also easily distracted. Computer vision is becoming increasingly important in the poultry industry due to increasing use and speed of automation in egg processing operations.
Egg Surveillance System
Egg divider designs have not changed much over the years and many designs are flimsy and not best for egg control. Egg guides need to be shifted manually and moved around by hand. Due to wide conveyor belts the middle dividers do not often get adjusted to provide the best egg flow. Hourly egg divider adjustments should be made due to the constant change of egg flow throughout the day. Some employees will neglect the egg dividers throughout the day as they do not have time to constantly adjust and monitor egg flow as other jobs during production are more demanding. Adjustment of egg guides are especially important and do have a big impact with production efficiency.
Rota Technologies has developed an egg guiding system that provides the operators simple and easy way to adjust egg dividers.
A video camera is installed above the egg conveyor belt and egg guiding divider system. A live aerial view of the belt is displayed to an HMI smart video screen so the operator can make appropriate adjustments to the dividers. The system will also allow remote access for operators or supervisors to log-in and adjust from an office PC or tablet. They can also watch live images and adjust dividers with push buttons from their PC or tablet.
A camera is installed above the egg conveyor belt monitoring a mechanical upgraded egg guiding divider system. The software processes images every second and through proprietary algorithms controls the dividers automatically. The dividers can be set on a reaction time for how often to update and when to move.
The system is programmed to detect empty areas on the conveyor belt and will automatically move the egg guide dividers, it will also prevent eggs from breaking when piling up during heavy egg flow scenarios. Constant monitoring of egg flow and instantaneous adjustment of the dividers will increase egg production and your bottom line.
The option in manual mode allows operators to stand next to the egg conveyor belts and adjust the egg guide dividers with a press of a button. Each divider will be controlled by a wash down motorized system that provides a forward and backwards motion to adjust the egg dividers when necessary.
We have learned that being able to manage the incoming egg flow is important and there is a balance of the right amount eggs an hour that need to be conveyed into the processing machines.
If the egg processing machine can process 600 cases per hour (CPH), the conveyors and egg management systems need to send the proper amount of eggs to fill the machine.
Egg flow, egg loss and dirt return lines will impact the overall efficiency of an egg processing machine.
However, due to continuous failure of multiple counters in the chicken houses, the egg management system that controls the egg flow is not always accurate. It frequently sends the incorrect amount of eggs to the egg processing machines. The incoming flow may vary throughout the day, leaving empty pockets on the egg processing machines and reducing running efficiency. On the other side, if too many eggs are coming into the processing machines, the eggs start breaking and piling up.
Implementing a vision technology-based egg counting system will count the amount of eggs coming into the accumulator, before the egg washing machine, after the egg washing machine and after the candler operators. By accurately counting the individual areas the system will keep track of egg loss in each section. The system will display the counts in a live feed for each section and give an average CPH for the operator’s review.
When it comes to robotic automation, seconds and details matter. For one example, an egg flat turned 90 degrees could lead to hours of downtime and many broken parts. Lost production time and replacement costs are the most important things to reduce. Our Vision Based Egg Carton Inspection System is proven to increase quality control for automated case packing.
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Deep cleaning automation equipment and Egg Grading equipment with Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning.
Rota Technologies deep cleaning offers a superior cleaning process that can reduce cleaning
time by up to 80%, eliminate secondary waste and result in a significant reduction in overall
cleaning costs. Since it uses no toxic or abrasive materials, dry ice cleaning is the perfect choice
for cleaning electrical, food preparation, and processing equipment.
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning effectively cleans your equipment to increase your equipment’s efficiency and reliability, both bringing you cost savings.
Dry Ice cleaning effectively and safely cleans:
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning does not require equipment to be uninstalled or
disassembled to clean it. Downtime can now be measured in minutes, not hours or days like
with other cleaning methods.
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning is soft enough not to pit the equipment but is strong
enough to clean it. The dry ice pellets evaporate into gas on impact so there is no residue or grit
that can cause future damage to the equipment.
Dry ice evaporates on impact leaving no mess to be cleaned up. Only the material being
removed must be disposed of.
The dry ice pellets evaporate as an environmentally friendly gas and leaves no harmful wastes.
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning is non-abrasive, nonflammable, and non conductive.
Our professionally trained technicians provide thorough cleaning for any sensitive equipment without risking surface damage and with peace-of-mind knowing that unseen and difficult-to-
access areas are not being missed. We use the most technologically advanced equipment and experienced technicians.
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning is the superior option for cleaning commercial farm
industrial machinery, as it is non-toxic, nonabrasive and leaves no moisture or residue! When it
is time to clean your electrical equipment and egg processing equipment, motors and more, make the safe choice by calling Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning crew.
Rota Technologies deep dry ice cleaning is committed to providing our clients with superior, dependable service at a reasonable price. We use the most technologically advanced equipment and experienced technicians. Our professionally trained technicians provide thorough cleaning for any sensitive equipment. We do this without risking surface damage and with you can have a peace-of-mind knowing that unseen and difficult-to-access areas are not being missed.
Consistent service is your key to a better running egg processing machine. We take great pride in everything from supplying the smallest spare part to being a lifetime performance partner.
The "know-how" and overall experience from the Rota Technologies Service department will help you achieve this goal.
Maximum up time–high yield–improved product quality–all day–every day is the key to optimizing your grading business.
Our service vision at Rota Technologies is to ultimately give you the tools you need to protect your investment. This will include training and providing education for your operators and maintenance personnel. We know that it is not possible to hand over years of trouble-shooting knowledge, so in cases of more complex problems, we will recommend a long-term and secure strategy that includes a customized and legal
Rota Technologies Service Contract.
The Rota Technologies Service & Consulting team consists of experienced and knowledgeable professionals who speak your language.
Whether you need your equipment to be installed, maintained or you need troubleshooting advice, be assured our team is ready to support you.
The Rota Technologies Service Team is set up to support you and your organization with technical answers for you to maximize performance and efficiency.
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