Individual crates are transferred to a conveyor either manually or semi-automatic. Crates can be weighed full and empty, before and after removal of the broilers, which are hung to the shackles of the overhead conveyor. After the second weighing, crates are conveyed into a crate washer to be pre-washed (depending on the type of crate), cleaned and disinfected.
The crate process ends at the loading platform, which can serve as a buffer before crates are reloaded onto the truck.
The exact system layout depends on capacity, available space, type of crate washer and supply method.