There is a machine capable of breaking 39,000 eggs an hour (and watching it is fascinating)

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No matter how good you are at cracking eggs, it’s practically impossible for you to get anywhere near the brand of ovo-tech, a European company founded in 2003 and which has specialized in its processing for the food sector for years. The king of his catalog is RX-6a huge 540-kilo machine capable of cracking and separating the yolks and whites of —look at the data— around 39,000 eggs per hourwhich is roughly equivalent to 650 per minute.

The data handled by the company show that the huge contraption, 3900x1530x1550mm, automates work to the point that it can replace 85 workers with the help of half a dozen and little more than a power outlet and water. “Breaks the shells of eggs thanks to the use of specially designed knives that imitate the work of the hands”, recounts the signature.

With the help of a roller system, the RX-6 device transports the eggs to a point where the machine breaks the shell using knives. The process continues with a quality control and the separation of the whites and yolks. To minimize waste, it also includes an eggshell crusher that limit their volume by 95%.

Break more and break faster

Another machine with a brand that is difficult to match is the RX-4 Egg breaker, similar to her older sister, albeit with a smaller capacity. According to the company, she is capable of breaking 26,000 eggs every hour, which leaves the average at 433 per minute. For its operation it needs about three or four people, with whom it is capable of carrying out the work of 56 operators.

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The RX-4 apparatus weighs in total at 1,000 poundsIt measures 3550x1250x1550 millimeters and its mechanics is very similar to that of the RX-6, with which it even shares the egg transport system, the knives that break them or the device that allows it to crush the shells.

Ovo Tech is not alone in making similar devices. There are other similar ones on the market. by Zenyer, Sanovo either Mobaamong other firms. The characteristics of the models and the speed at which they can break the shells change. Its catalog of devices is especially useful in bakeries, confectioneries and companies dedicated to the preparation of pasta, where they help operators to work faster and increase production end of chain.

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Regardless of the pace at which they work, the amount of merchandise they can handle in an hour or how much they help us increase the stock of cupcakes and buns in pastry shops, one thing is clear: see how they work and their almost choreographed rhythm to the millimeter it is hypnotic.

Images | ovo-tech

No matter how good you are at cracking eggs, it’s practically impossible for you to get anywhere near the brand…

No matter how good you are at cracking eggs, it’s practically impossible for you to get anywhere near the brand…

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