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QCD Range

The QCD systems offer competitively-priced options for the measurement of egg quality - the starter system, the medium system and the super system.


Starter system
For the measurement of albumen height.

Components:

QCD Digital display and power supply, No Interface.
QCH Albumen height gauge, with QCH-CB 11mm stainless steel calibration block.
QCA-P Portable Stainless steel egg breakout table, breakout area approx 15 x 15cm.

Using graded eggs of known weight, Haugh unit values can be determined by referencing egg weights and albumen height measurements, taken by the QCH and displayed on the QCD, to the tables supplied in the system manual.

Medium System
For the measurement of albumen height and egg weight.

Components:

QCD Digital display and power supply, No Interface.
QCH Albumen height gauge, with QCH-CB 11mm stainless steel calibration block.
QCA-P Portable Stainless egg breakout table, breakout area approx 15 x 15cm.
QCB-CS  Small digital scale, no interface with power supply, no calibration mass.

This option works in the same way as the starter system. The addition of the digital balance allows the precise measurement of each egg to be taken and recorded so that egg-by-egg Haugh unit levels can be determined. These can be recorded on the test form, a copy of which is contained in the manual.

Super system
For the measurement of albumen height, egg weight and
the automatic calculation of Haugh unit values.

Components:

QCD Digital display and power supply, Includes Interface.
QCH Albumen height gauge, with QCH-CB 11mm stainless steel calibration block.
QCA-L Laboratory Stainless egg breakout table, breakout area approx 30 x 30cm.
QCBi-XT Digital balance, with RS232 interface, power supply and optional calibration mass.
DTL Data transfer lead.
EWARE V4.X Eggware egg quality software CD, with USB Eggware license dongle for use with Windows 7/10.


With this system, the QCBi-S and QCD/QCH are connected to a computer using the DTL. This enables egg weights and albumen heights to be measured automatically and then sent to the computer where the Haugh Unit values are calculated by Eggware software.

Amongst Eggware's many features is the ability to compare actual results with forecasts, thereby alerting management to any possible quality problems, and to produce a wide range of detailed reports. It is also possible to transfer data to other computer applications, such as databases, for further processing.

If required, the QCAP, the portable breakout unit can be replaced with a QCAL - a laboratory breakout unit. The QCAL is a preferred option for use when used in a laboratory environment.

Upgrades

All systems can be easily upgraded and individual components can be purchased as required.

Testing eggs and choosing the most appropriate QCD system

To obtain a representative overview of egg quality, a random sample of eggs for breakout tests is required. These should be taken at random from each incoming and outgoing batch and should cover differences in farm of origin, flock, age, house, breed, feed and other variables such as production systems.

The number of eggs taken at random for a QA test from the incoming batch largely depends on the size of the batch, the frequency of the eggs from this source and any previously known quality information. To obtain a meaningful statistical result on quality, samples should be taken on a weekly basis for the best information or on a fortnightly basis as the second option. For the most meaningful results a test at least 30 eggs is required.

Determining which QCD system is most suitable for your particular situation will depend on the number of incoming supplies of eggs, the number of eggs to be tested, the amount of time available for testing and the amount and form of data required.





QCD Range Physical Specifications
 
Product code
Product Description
Weight (g)
Size (mm)
QCD Digital Display Unit, with optional RS232 Serial interface, and Power Supply
1,117
155 × 153 × 37
QCH Albumen Height Gauge, with QCH-CB 11mm Stainless steel calibration block
307
158 ×100 × 100
DTL QCD and QCBi to PC - data transfer lead
256
1.8 metres
QCA-P Portable Stainless steel breakout unit - Breakout area approx 15 x 15cm       OR
1,152
165 × 215 × 52
QCA-L Laboratory Stainless steel breakout unit - Breakout area approx 30 x 30cm
4,800
474 × 305 × 135
QCBi-XT 1600g × 0.1 gram balance, with RS232 Interface, Power Supply Unit, and plastic egg holder  1,033 270 × 184 × 57
EWARE4 Eggware Software CD V4.X with USB dongle license key for use with Windows 7/10  85 124 × 141 × 10
QCC-D Equipment carrying case, Optional
2,290
460 × 165 × 340
QCH-CB 11.0 mm calibration block for Albumen height gauge
399
11.0 × 24 (dia)