Screw-feeding multihead weighing for poultry processing

03-10-2008 | |
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.
Emsland Frischgeflügel
The company reports that Emsland Frischgeflügel 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 Frischgeflügel GmbH, Germany: “We 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.”
Rose Poultry
Rose Poultry (Denmark) processes 300,000 chickens every day. “With 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%,” 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 world.
Related link:
Emsland Frischgeflügel (German)
Rose Poultry (Danish)

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