Main technical characteristics
With the Vari plus system, a balance farrowing pen, the lift floors can be set to manual, automatic control, or completely turned off by a central operating unit on the corridor. With automatic control, a sow activates the lift floor herself by pushing the lightweight and flexible operating spring at her back.
The horizontal placement of the 4 air cylinders ensures equal and smooth raising of the floor and reduces the space necessary for the mechanism under the floor. As soon as the floor moves down, the cylinders release their air which can be re-used by a repressor to save energy.
FLOORING AND CRATE
The flooring consists of the same elements as a (non-movable) Pro Step floor; with fully plastic slats to offer optimal grip and comfort for the piglets and cool cast iron underneath the sow which can be 600 mm or 650 mm wide. The lifting part of the Vari Plus System floor is available in galvanised steel or stainless steel.
Efficiency of this livestock equipment : quick ROI through an increase of 8 piglets per farrowing pen per year.