The Super Coated slatted floor system with moveable sow slat


With the Balance Frame, Nooyen offers a sophisticated system centring on the reduction of piglet mortality caused by sows lying on piglets and the flexible positioning of the sow. As soon as the sow lies down, she activates a switch that lowers the sow slat to the same level as the piglet slat. When the sow gets up again, the sow slat will rise to a safe height.

The moveable part for the sow is available in different versions. In addition to placing the farrowing crates in a straight position, they can also be placed in a diagonal position. The sow can also be placed out of the centre. In addition, the Super Coated Balance Frame offers extra flexibility in its dimensions.

The Balance Frame is operated using a flexible side-mounted switch. As an alternative to a side-mounted switch, an electronic switch is also an option.

The Balance is laboursaving as the farrowing pens require less extensive monitoring. The Balance Frame is quick and easy to install.


Efficiency: quick ROI through an increase of 6.5 piglets per farrowing pen per year

Balance Frame features
Raised edge

A raised edge prevents injury to the piglets.

Electronic switch ELS

Electronic switch (ELS): a sensor in a stainless steel housing detects whether the sow is standing or lying down.

Balance control system BCS

Balance Control System (BCS): standard movement control using electronic operation.

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The calculation example below shows how the Nooyen Balance can help you to wean more piglets per farrowing pen per year based on international common principles.

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Conclusion: 7 piglets extra / balance / year

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Nooyen Balance

  • 80% less crushed piglets
  • Fast payback time
  • Straight and angled positioning possible
  • Sow can be placed off centre
  • Flexibility in dimensions
  • Operation with flexible side switch
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Works 24/7, year-round Labor saving due to less intensive control of the maternity departments

Nooyen has already delivered more than 100,000 Balance floors worldwide. In a special video you can see how the Balance floor prevents the sow from crushing her own piglets.


Nooyen Balance: short earn-back time due to an increase by 6.5 piglets per farrowing pen per year. 


Nooyen Balance realisations