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TSS QCD systems

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

Starter system
For the measurement of albumen
height.






- QCD digital display and power supply.
- QCH albumen height gauge.
- QCAP portable egg breakout table.

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.


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








- QCD digital display and power supply.
- QCH albumen height gauge.
- QCAP portable egg breakout table.
- QCBi digital balance with interface.

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.
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Super system

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

- QCD digital display and power supply.
- QCH albumen height gauge.
- QCAP portable egg breakout table.
- QCBi digital balance with interface.
- DTL data transfer lead
- EWARE Eggware Windows 98/NT/ME/XP egg quality
software
.

With this system, the QCBi 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 much better option for use 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.
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