The drum/thigh separator is installed in a 180 degrees angle of the overhead conveyor. The module cuts through the joint, producing either a drumstick and an anatomical thigh or a drumstick and a thigh quarter. Both drums and thighs are fixed during cutting. The drums continue in the shackle, the thighs are released in a controlled manner and can be transferred directly to a synchronised weighing, grading/batching or packing system.
Product spacing and indexing is realised without the involvement of labour or any additional mechanical support. This direct transfer permits tracking, leading to full traceability.
In case whole legs (anatomical or quarters) are required, the drum/thigh separator will be by-passed.
|Product in||Product dropped||Product out|
|Leg quarters||Thigh without back bone,
chops (2 pieces)
|Drumsticks (2 parts)|
|Anatomical legs||Anatomical thighs (2 pieces)||Drumsticks (2 parts)|