Together with our customer we also installed our sensors on eggs that will be transported over a long range to see if during transport also all conditions are correct. We connected the Mach-Sens gateway to the standard connection in the truck and placed our sensors on the eggs on the trays.
During transport we got real-time feedback about the conditions and the customer can check if they can improve conditions during transport. With this extra step we can get insights during the full process for our customers.
If you like to hear what the results are, then feel free to keep in contact with us.
First of all our goal as Mach-Sens is just to get data as reliable as possible, so our customers can learn from it and change processes if needed based on these information. We have tested our sensors at a Dutch hatchery to see how the Egg Shell Temperature changed during the outcome of the chicken.
Below you see an example of the setup of our sensor with our Egg Shell Temperature probe on a setter tray.
Below you see a chart with feedback from our customer (In Dutch) what he saw and why there is a change in temperature of the egg shell.
He explained this chart as follow. You can see that on “1” the new born chicken will open the air chamber and this will drop the temperature after it is opened. After the period of rest shown at “2”, the chicken will try to get out and that creates heat created by the chicken and after that when the chicken is out of the egg, the empty shell will dry out and that creates the temperature drop. When the Egg shell is dry, it will go back to the temperature of the environment.
Our customer will use this for measuring outcome of eggs in different hatchery scenarios to see the result in the future and he likes to compare this how healthy chickens are in a couple of weeks.
If you like to know more detailed info about measuring Egg Shell Temperature, please keep in contact with the Mach-Sens Team!