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In 1999 Johan Pleysier (B.Sc. Zoology and Genetics) saw the need for an affordable Incubation Manufacturer and Supplier. The cost of imported machines, lack of back up and the cost of parts drove his inventive spirit. After months of experimenting, testing and building, the first setter was produced. He chose to use timber for the cabinets for the excellent thermal qualities (some of the best machines are still made from timber). The first electronics were designed and built by Johan. Even though the incubators produced were great, Johan continued to improve on the design & electronics (now made by an electronics company for him).

By 2000 a storeroom was built to keep the growing number of setters, hatchers and brooders manufactured by Pleysier Incubators. A friend saw the machines and asked if Johan would convert his imported machine to run on Johan's electronics. Johan obliged and soon he was inundated with similar requests for conversions. Then the request for setters, hatchers and brooders followed. The demand was astronomical! The farm's workshop proved to be too small for the business and when the opportunity arose to procure a larger farm, PLEYSIER INCUBATORS decided to grow.

In 2004 Fridays Farm (Lanseria) became the new home and a larger workshop was built in early 2005. This soon proved to be too small and a third workshop was built! The success of the machines has led to export to Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, DRC and Greece. The United Nations have also purchased machines for rural up-liftment programs in Swaziland & Mozambique. What started off as a hobby now employs 10 staff and has given rise to umpteen little chicks and even happier breeders!

What Makes PLEYSIER Different

You cannot compare a box with a fan, heater and thermostat with PLEYSIER's products. PLEYSIER produces quality products. We use 18mm, 7ply plywood resin coated for the box, this means it is water-proofed and sealed (not a lick of polyurethane and novadye outside).

We have a unique domed or inverted channelled air flow, the air flow is directed up or down and is evenly dispersed, heating all eggs evenly throughout the incubator thus no hot or cold spots; all eggs will hatch at the right time.

We use black heat elements, this means they do not glow red hot to burn your machine supplies with a slow correct heat when needed, thus no overshoot. Digital thermal controllers control accurate heat to 0.1 degrees, sampling every 6 seconds, as opposed to an old radio volume type controller that overshoots and is undercompensated; we have an almost constant temperature variation line.

Solid state switching: This means there are no moving parts, like relays switching heat on & off, no radio / TV interference, only TOTAL RELIABILITY with millions of guaranteed switchings. Humidity can be controled with altered air intake or digitally controlled evaporation. Both ways work perfectly - tried & tested.

Turning: Either tilting or rolling powered by overdesigned geared down synchronous Italian motors. The tilting delay is now fixed at 30 minutes & programmable prior to dispatch for ostrich egg rolling, etc. Turning on our unique creepcrawl method with 6 seconds ON & 45 minutes OFF, alows you to incubate large & small eggs simultaneously.

All electronic circuits are boxed separately, away from high humidity during hatching with no moisture contamination. All circuits are designed for Africa's rough conditions and long distances. Our incubators are made to last (not just lifetime engineering for 2 years), we will repair PLEYSIER incubators even after 10 years (you will not be told to buy a new machine).

Used PLEYSIER incubators for sale are very rare, infact unobtainable.


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