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For poultry LAPS provides the lowest hazard ranking of any stunning system (EFSA)

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Benefits to the Birds

During the application of LAPS

  • Lowest hazard ranking of any stunning system (EFSA)
  • Loss of consciousness occurred within average 50-70 seconds
  • Corticosterone levels are significantly lower than birds that are shackled and then stunned
  • No instances of increased heart rate, when birds potentially conscious

Benefits to the Processing Companies

  • No annual gas cost
  • No exposure to gasses by employees
  • No / Low impact on the environment
  • Reduced manual handling
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduction in feed withdrawal

Some current methods of stunning chickens using electric waterbath or gas cause HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS and some using carbon dioxide (CO2) could lead to compromises in the sustainability of our ENVIRONMENT

EFSA:

  • Some current methods of stunning chickens using electric waterbath or gas cause HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS and some using carbon dioxide (CO2) could lead to compromises in the sustainability of our ENVIRONMENT.
  • Some of the current methods of stunning also claim to be humane WITHOUT sound scientific evidence to prove this and also claim current EFSA approval implies higher welfare even though these systems were grandfathered into law prior to the EFSA Guidance on assessment of stunning methods.
  • For almost 15 years, EFSA has recommended research to verify these claims as HIGH PRIORITY and NECESSARY to perform a proper assessment.  As far back as 2004, EFSA determined that stunning by HYPOXIA might be the best option from an animal welfare point of view and now the scientific evidence behind LAPS supports that.

MAIN OUTCOMES OF THE EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY’S (2017) OPINION ON LAPS

  • LAPS should be approved for use in the EU and that current legislation should be amended
  • EFSA (2017) ranked LAPS as having the lowest welfare hazards for stunning systems
  • Comparing LAPS to either Waterbath or Gas stunning using objectively measurable criteria is not possible as little research using the same scientific methods has been conducted on the other stunning systems
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Consent

Summary of LAPS / ProLoad Benefits

  • No gas required
  • Save approx 15% on energy and water
  • Minimise damage to modules and drawers
  • Minimise downtime
  • Easier maintenance
  • Higher safety levels
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The following brochures and data sheets are available as PDF downloads. If you would like a printed version please contact us and request

Food Equipment Maintenance

Wrightfield offer a professional and responsive after sales service. Including both spares & various service options we can help keep your business up and running.

As partners of both Intralox (for the full range of belts) and SEW for motors, along with our ability to source from a range of manufacturers, as well as being able to manufacture or fabricate a variety of bespoke parts we are confident we can meet your needs, so why not give us a try when you next need replacement parts

We can provide planned maintenance on a scheduled basis, and well a providing skilled engineers for shift cover in the event of busy periods or holidays.

Our fully equipped vans are on call in the event of a breakdown.

Our After Sales service offerings can be bespoked to your particular requirements including:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical (17th edition qualified)
  • Control systems
  • Belts, Motors & wide range of other purchased parts
  • Manufacturing, Welding & Fabrication available in-house
  • Breakdown Support
  • Service Contracts
  • Shift Cover
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance
  • Audits & Assessments
  • Remote Diagnostics
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Food Equipment Spare Parts

Belt Conveyor Components

We supply Conveyor Belting of all types including Food Grade Conveyor Belting, Grip-top Belting, PVC Conveyor Belting, Smooth. Belt Conveyor Components are available for all types of Belt Conveyors and include Drive Drums, Idler Rollers, Crowned Rollers and Motors.

  • Conveyor Belting – Smooth and Grip-face belts are available to suit a variety of applications. These are available in a variety of different colours.
  • Roller Drums – Drums are available to suit Wrightfield conveyors and other suppliers of belt conveyors
  • Bearings – We have a range of replacement belt conveyor bearings available from stock.
  • Sprockets and Drive chain – we have a range of replacement sprockets and drive chains available from stock. Non stock items can be obtained
  • Knock our Rollers – We have a variety of replacement knock out rollers available. Over the years we have manufactured rollers to suit conveyors that have been manufactured but the original manufacturer is no longer able to support / supply
  • Adjustable feet – We have a range of steel, plastic, steel, light and heavy duty adjustable feet available. We also manufacture bespoke feet that allow the height of a conveyor system to be raised ( which can provide a very cost effective way of adapting an existing conveyor system
  • Stainless Steel Ball Units – We are able to offer stainless steel ball units.
  • Geared Motor Units – We stock SEW geared motor drives for all of our conveyors, including lineshaft conveyors, belt conveyors,pallet conveyors,belt under roller conveyors and our flexible conveyors.
  • Intralox – we stock a range of Intralox components

In the fast paced world of food processing, unplanned downtime owing to broken machinery can have serious consequences. We understand this and provide conveyor belt parts to help companies get back up and running as soon as possible. Because of the complete set of services we offer we are also able to provide custom built components. We discuss these topics in greater detail below.

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Conveyor Belt Parts – Custom Made Components

The fact that we own our own factory is an important factor in facilitating us to provide the efficient service we do. With no middle man to deal we are able to work directly with clients enabling us to save both time and effort. Moreover, we are in a position to fully understand the requirements of a client. Finally, with our own manufacturing facility, we are able to realise a client’s objectives and to provide them with custom made conveyor belt parts if required.

Conveyor Belt Parts – Aftercare Service

We provide a comprehensive aftercare service, as part of which we supply spare conveyor belt parts and components. Additionally, the service also includes planned maintenance so as to proactively avoid any potential issues that may occur to machines, as well as offering emergency breakdown repair.

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Conveyor Systems are mechanical devices or assemblies that transport materials, components, products or food with minimal effort.

Whilst there are a numerous different kinds of conveyor systems, they usually follow a standard configuration.

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Plastic modular belts are perfectly suited to going round bends and curves

They can be easily repaired ( in the event of a breakage) and extended should the need occur. This has the advantage that the plastic belts can be changed quickly.

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