SmartSense™ Hatcher

Adaptive embryonic incubation

SmartSense™ Hatcher


SmartSense™ uses a next generation series of intelligent, high-accuracy sensors for both adaptive incubator control and predictive process information. This results in ongoing optimisation of the incubation process, for the highest number of best-quality chicks.

How it works

Fully sealed cabinet
SmartSense™ has a fully sealed cabinet for optimum control of the incubation climate. This ensures uniform temperature, humidity and CO2 build up in the initial stages of incubation for a uniform start of the incubation process. The doors are fitted with both automatic magnetic closures and drop-down seals, guaranteeing a secure, airtight and energy efficient seal. When shut, the doors create a strong, reliable barrier against air infiltration and leakage, enabling the egg pack to heat up quickly and uniformly during initial incubation and preventing the loss of valuable climatized air.

The SmartSense™ hatcher is equipped with Pas Reform’s exclusive SurroundCooling™ system: 12 parallel water-cooling circuits incorporated in the hatcher’s aluminium cabinet walls, for maximum, future-proof cooling capacity.Optimum hygiene
SmartSense™ was specifically designed to meet the stringent hygienic requirements of the modern hatchery. Being resistant to strong disinfectants and corrosion, the robust cabinets are extremely durable. With compartmentalized sensors, modular hatchers to prevent cross contamination, the incorporation of Microban® antibacterial protection into hatcher baskets and integrated cooling pipes in ‘food safe’ anodized aluminium hatcher walls, SmartSense™ sets the industry standard for incubator hygiene.

SmartWatch™ monitors and adjusts the hatching process automatically, eliminating any need for human intervention. The module finely controls ventilation in the hatcher, based on a programmable CO2 concentration, from the moment of transfer through to the hatching of the last chicks.

Ergonomic design
SmartSense’s™ advanced ergonomic design benefits from decades of practical hatchery experience. Each detail has been thoughtfully engineered to deliver safe and efficient operation, whilst minimizing maintenance and reducing the risk of mistakes and labour costs.

SmartSense™ user interfaceThe SmartSense™ user interface provides total control over every function and setting in each individual incubator. With a large, vertical, high-resolution 15.4-inch colour touchscreen and multi-language intuitive design, it is simple to operate and easily accessible to operators of all skill levels. The SmartSense™ interface also includes an extensive incubation library for customer-specific incubation programs, with ongoing support from Pas Reform Academy.

Integrated webcam
SmartSense™ features a fully integrated webcam, which allows visual inspections without disrupting the incubator climate – not just in front of the machine, but also remotely from anywhere in the world.

Fully Connected
SmartSense™ products are fully connected for remote support and updates, giving the hatchery greater control over the incubation process. Data is exchanged with SmartCenterPro™ to deliver detailed hatchery monitoring, analysis and reporting, allowing full track & trace functionality at every level of hatchery operation.

Flexible post-hatch feeding
The SmartStart™ version of SmartSense™ promotes the development of robust day-old chicks and helps to reduce the need for antibiotics. The hatcher comprises two key elements, that can be applied individually or together: precision feeding and intelligent lighting.

Technical specifications

Number of dolleys5
Capacity hen eggs (based on 150 egg tray)19,200 or 20,400
Capacity hen eggs (based on 162 egg tray)20,736 or 22,032
Capacity duck eggs (based on 126 egg tray)14,112
Capacity turkey eggs (based on 126 egg tray)14,112
Modular designUp to three modules with a maximum of 66,096 hen eggs (based on 162 egg tray)
HeatingElectrical heating
CoolingSurroundCooling™: 12 parallel water-cooling circuits, incorporated in aluminium cabinet walls
HumidificationNozzle (humidity roller upon request
Incubator controlSmartSense™ user interface, including multiple machine control
DisplayHigh-contrast, 15.4-inch colour LCD screen with Projective Capacitive Touch screen technology (PCT)
Embryonic referenceDetailed Academy info on the current status of embryonic development
Microban® Antibacterial protection in hatcher basket
Performance testing moduleTo run a performance check on incubators before starting a new incubation cycle
SmartWatch™ (optional)Hatch window module including fully integrated sensor box, with high precision electronic humidity and CO2 control
SmartCenterPro™ (Optional)Hatchery Management System


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Need help?

Bouke Hamminga, Director International Sales & Business Development