Merging Manual and Automated Egg Candling: A Safety and Social Solution

  • Ramiro Sebastián Vargas Cruz Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi
  • Lourdes Cecilia Ruiz Salvador Obuda University
  • María Cristina Navas Lema Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE
Keywords: Egg candling; mechatronic design; quality control.


Eggs should comply with strict quality control processes. The first step of the quality process is egg candling analysis. Egg candling is a non-destructive procedure that consists on applying light against an egg to detect abnormalities. This process is usually done manually at small and medium poultry factories. Manual egg candling is prone to human mistakes and can cause health problems to the workers. It is necessary to implement an automated process. The following study briefly describes a device that merges automated and manual egg candling analysis. Furthermore, it goes beyond the design and describes valid solutions regarding occupational safety and malnutrition that can emerge due to the implementation of this innovative design.


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How to Cite
Vargas Cruz, R., Ruiz Salvador, L., & Navas Lema, M. (2018). Merging Manual and Automated Egg Candling: A Safety and Social Solution. Enfoque UTE, 9(2), pp. 70 - 76.
Food-Industry, Agro-Industry