Screw-feeding multihead weighing for poultry processing
Cabinplant has developed the first screw-feeding multihead weigher as a
solution to for manufacturers of fresh and sticky products.
Cabinplant introduced the first screw-feeding multihead weigher to a
Spanish manufacturer of seafood products where the sticky products could not be
conveyed by use of vibration, and innovative and untraditional thinking was
required. The result was a new and unique feeding system, allowing fresh and
sticky products to be conveyed to the weighing pans by means of a screw inserted
in the chutes.
Cabinplant provides screw-feeding multihead weighers, which are adapted to
the product and the capacity needs of the customers. Portions range from 1 to 5
litres, and capacities can reach 120 weighings per minute with single dumps.
With multiple dumps the capacity can be increased.
The company reports that Emsland FrischgeflÃ¼gel doubled their capacity and
now processes 1.7 mln chickens per week in a state-of-the-art plant. Richard
Wenneker, plant manager at Emsland FrischgeflÃ¼gel GmbH, Germany: â€œWe already had
several multihead weighers with vibration, but could not use these to achieve
the desired results for some specific products. After internal tests with the
Cabinplant screw-feeding multihead weigher at our plant, we were very satisfied
with the results and decided to install the first weigher. We have been very
pleased with the outcome, and we have already installed screw-feeding multihead
weigher number two.â€
Rose Poultry (Denmark) processes 300,000 chickens every day. â€œWith this
solution we can achieve an accuracy which far exceeds that of traditional grade
systems. It easily reduces giveaway to below 0.5%, and compared to a line
grading solution, we have now reduced the need for labour by up to 80%,â€ says
Thomas Loeth, co-owner of Rose Poultry.
The screw-feeding multihead weigher is patented in the US, and there are
pending applications in the EU and a number of other countries around the
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