The Drum-thigh separator, installed in a 180-degree corner wheel mounted to the overhead conveyor, makes a cut between the drum and thigh joint, producing a drumstick and an anatomical thigh, or a drumstick and a thigh quarter.
The skin and knee cap are then pre-cut by the first blade, giving complete skin coverage on the drumsticks. The thigh is bent open further, creating space for the final blade to separate the drum and the thigh. Drums remain in the shackle, while thighs are released and can be transferred directly to a weighing, grading/batching or packing system. The module is suited for the Physic and the Flex Plus line.