PENS

SLAUGHTER HOUSES

  

Inspection box for live animals

Inspection box for animals

This should be set up before the animals enter the pens, to inspect them before they are slaughtered. Made up of:

  • 2 kick boards.
  • 1 double one-way door.
  • 1 door with 2 swinging doors that block any possible exit.
  • system to hold the head in place to carry out the inspection.
  • lateral walkway to allow the operator to carry out the inspection easily from above.

Walkway made of galvanised steel.

 

Entrance hallway for cattle

Entrance hallway for cattle

Door situated in the entrance hall that leads cattle to their individual stalls. Used to close off the hallway and ensure the animals go into the right box.

Made of a sliding door suspended from two upper sections. With nylon wheels that move the sliding door along a rail for the stalls.

Made of hot-dip galvanised steel.

  

Individual cattle stall

Individual cattle stall 

Used to shut cattle into individual stalls in the slaughterhouse.

Made up of:

  • Parallel fences, with columns and plates that can be bolted onto the floor, and with horizontal metal bars.
  • 2 entrance doors for the animals, which fold on either side creating a one-way door that does not allow the animals to go back.
  • 1 door on the opposite side that allows the animals to pass through into the stunning area, which works by pushing the animal forward when the door is opened.
  •  The doors open with hinges, and are closed with a latch.

Made of hot-dip galvanised steel.

Measurements:

  • Width: 800 mm
  • Height: 1500 mm

OPTIONAL: There is the option of including a drinking area between the fences.

   

Pen Doors

Pen doors 

Used for the animal pens in the slaughterhouse.

They are supported by the columns that make up the pen, with a swinging door that is attached to the column with hinges and a latch that closes on the opposite pillar.

The exact measurements and shape of the pen will depend on the type of animal being held.

  • For pigs, fences are made of metal sheets.
  • For sheep, metal sheets are used for smaller animals, while vertical bars are used for larger animals.
  • For calves, horizontal bars are used.
  • For fences used to create pens for several different animals (pigs, sheep and cows), vertical bars or metal sheets are used up to a certain height, then horizontal bars are used up to 1500 mm high.

The bars are made of galvanised steel or AISI-304 stainless steel.

TYPE OF PEN

HEIGHT

MATERIAL

Pig

1200 mm

Galvanised

Cow

1500 mm

Galvanised

Mixed

1500 mm

Galvanised

Sheep

1200 mm

Galvanised

Pig

1200 mm

Stainless

Cow

1500 mm

Stainless

Mixed

1500 mm

Stainless

Sheep

1200 mm

Stainless

  

Pen fences

Pen fences

Used to close the animal pens in the slaughterhouse.

Made of:

  • Structural columns that are bolted to the floor, spaced 2000 mm apart from each other.
  • Space between the fences to screw or bolt between the columns. Can be made of either metal sheets or bars. Made up of different units, allowing a unit to be easily replaced if necessary. The pens are very versatile, as spaces can be made larger or smaller by adding or removing different units.
  • The exact measurements and shape of the pen will depend on the type of animal being held.
  • For pigs, fences are made of metal sheets.
  • For sheep, metal sheets are used for smaller animals, while vertical bars are used for larger animals.
  • For calves, horizontal bars are used.
  • For fences used to create pens for several different animals (pigs, sheep and cows), vertical bars or metal sheets are used up to a certain height, then horizontal bars are used up to 1500 mm high.

The bars are made of galvanised steel or AISI-304 stainless steel. 

TYPE OF PEN

HEIGHT

MATERIAL

Pig

1200 mm

Galvanised

Cow

1500 mm

Galvanised

Mixed

1500 mm

Galvanised

Sheep

1200 mm

Galvanised

Pig

1200 mm

Stainless

Cow

1500 mm

Stainless

Mixed

1500 mm

Stainless

Sheep

1200 mm

Stainless

       

 

  

Pushing panel for sheep pens

Pushing panel for sheeps

This machine is used to push sheep along the corral from the feeding area to the restrainer.

Made of:

  • 1400mm high panel with supporting frame, which moves horizontally and vertically.
  • Passageway with two side latches 1500 mm high, sheet metal panel.
  • Sheet metal entry doors, which open on either side, so that the animals to fill the passageway where pushing panel is (number of doors depends on the facility).
  • Doors for staff to enter the restrainer area (number of doors depends on the facility).
  • Two IPN rails in the passageway, placed at 2100 mm from the floor, with a toothed rack for the panel to move along.
  • Carts that drag the panel and run along the rack, driven by a gear motor (power depending on the facility).
  • Pneumatic system to raise up the panel as it moves back.
  • Upper rail for electrical and pneumatic cables.
  • Control panel that controls any variations in speed.
  • 2 panels of buttons with manual switches to raise, lower and stop the barrier, as well as to move it forwards and backwards.
  • 2 limit switches to stop the panel along its horizontal axis.
  • 2 limit switches to stop the panel along its vertical axis.
  • 2 limit switches to balance the panel along its vertical axis.

Total measurements and length: depends on the facilities.

  

Walkway above the pens

Walkway above the pens

Walkway situated above the pens, normally used for cattle, in order to have access to the animals and move them through different passageways and pens until they reach the stunning area.

  • These passageways allow the operator to move the animals as safely as possible.
  • When working with an upper walkway, all the doors will have an opening/closing system that can be controlled from the walkway.
  • Made of a UPN profile chassis, with a metal grating floor, a guard rail with a baseboard and an access staircase.
  • Made of hot-dip galvanised steel.

Measurements:

  • Walkway width: 800 mm
  • Length and shape: according to the facilities available.
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