HEKA - Model 1 - Incubator for ca. 70 Hen-Eggs or ca. 110 Bantam-Eggs
The HEKA 1 is the right choice for all breeders, who just want to brood a small quantity of eggs; both technically and in successful brooding on the same high level as the bigger incubators of the series 'Standard' - but in its dimensions as compactly as it is possible for a proper incubator. You can arrange this incubator in different variations, which you please choose above and which are explained below for making your decision for your right equipment as easy as possible.
The continuously and reliably turning of the eggs is necessary for successful brooding - at least 2-3 times per day in the 1st phase of breeding (hen eggs: 18 days --> then 3 days hatching). If you choose your HEKA-Incubator with half-auto- matic egg-turning, you don't have to turn every single egg, but you just have to push and pull the trays. Inside the tray, the eggs lay on fluted wooden bars, which theirselves lay on the left and on the right on rubber-strap. By pushing or pulling the trays, the bars of the tray turn and so will also turn the eggs.
If you choose your HEKA-Incubator with full-
automatic egg-turning, you don't have to do the
work described above. Behind the incubator,
there is installed a turning-motor (exterior, cov-
ered), which is connected with the trays by a
push-rod and the white connectors (powder-
coated aluminium) - the motor pushes and
pulls the trays automatically forward and back-
ward. For best success in brooding, all our in-
cubators do 12 turnings per day. Of course,
this turning can be deactivated by a switch
With electronic regulation temperature is set by the silver adjusting knob and it's shown on the angle-thermometer on the right side of the incubator. Highly suitable for export-markets, because these electronics make it impassible for oscillations in power-supply, and all electronic components can be exchanged easily in case of damage.
The processor-control-system provides a pleasant 'Plus' of comfort in handling. The brooding-temperature can be adjusted in one- tenths of a degree - both set-temperature actual temperature are shown simultaneously. Further, an alarm is included. You set the alarm- temperature digitally - if this temperature is reached, the alarm-control-light flashes up (acoustical alarm on enquiry).
A double thermostat brings an even higher level of safety to your incubator. If the main thermostate should allow the temperature in your incubator to rise too high because of technical failure, the double thermostat switches off the heating and prohibits damage to the eggs. This is not really necessary with a high-class HEKA-incubator - but it is a pleasant addition. In all incubators with electronic regulation there is installed a membrane-regulation as double thermostat, in all incubators with processor- control-system the double thermostat is integrated in this control-system. The value for the double thermostat is preset by us - you don't have to reprogram any values, but you can just start brooding, when you get your HEKA-incubator.
If you brood waterfowl, it is absolutely necessary to cool-down the eggs once a day up from the ~11th day (up to the hatching- phase). With incubators without cooling timer you have to do this by opening the door for 20-30 minutes. If you choose your HEKA- incubator equipped with a cooling timer, you don't have to operate this cooling by yourself (with the risk to forget closing the door), but the incubator itself deactivates the heating for your desired/set time, so that the temperature inside the incubator decreases. It is essential, that all other functions of the incubator remain enabled - only the heating is disabled.
The lower insulation value of the single glazing is advanta- geous in export-markets with hot surrounding temperatures, because the incubator can lose temperature through the door. But the disadvantage of steaming windows at higher values of humidity, persist.
In middle- and north-european countries, the insulated glazing is definitely the right choice. The insulation value is much better, whereby the power-consumption decreases. Further, insulated glazing begins to steam up just up from ~80% humidity - beyond those values, which are needed normally.
The incubator is completely equipped with all the accessories, which are needed. Included is the interior lighting of the incubator, two trays/hatching-trays of your choice, an hygrometer, a tripartite water basin, a detailed manual and further the accessories, which belong to your chosen equipment; i.e. different connectors for turning any quantity of trays, if you choose the full-automatic egg-turning; i.e. an angle-thermometer, if you choose the electronic regulation.
Further, reasonable accessories, which are not included, could be a candling lamp for checking eggs on fecundity; more trays/hatching-trays (if needed) and the right disinfectant for cleaning/disinfecting the incubator after hatching (we recommend: Amo-Des).
- 2 years warranty.
- Dimensions: Width 48 cm, Depth 50 cm, Height 59 cm,
- Weight ca. 35 kg, Power consumption in 24h., ca. 0,6 kW