Foodmate’s OPTiX Thigh Deboner Available with Cut-up Line Integration and Auto Transfer-Loader (ATL)

Ball Ground, Ga.  (March 23, 2020)  – Foodmate’s OPTiX Thigh Deboner, which uses X-ray technology to detect the kneecap by measuring the thigh bone length to ensure the highest possible yield and cartilage-free meat, is now available with easier cut-up line integration with the Auto Transfer-Loader module (ATL).

The integration with the cut-up system enables more efficient thigh deboning. The Auto Transfer-Loader module (ATL) is available with new and existing machines. It offers labor savings and is equipped to accommodate a variety of bird sizes.

The machine makes a perfect anatomical drum and thigh cut because the leg is always set to the correct height when it is presented to the blade. The OPTiX Thigh Deboner accommodates all bird sizes and adjusts in real-time for each leg on the line.

The OPTiX Thigh Deboner can operate at speeds of up to 12,000 thighs per hour depending on the line confi­guration and bird size. The machine produces cartilage-free meat with minimal bone content which results in minimal trimming while maintaining a hand-cut appearance.

You can see the OPTiX in action here: https://vimeo.com/389276014


Foodmate is a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer based in the Netherlands. Founded by industry experts in early 2006, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010, and Foodmate Brasil in 2015. Foodmate has become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. Inc. magazine has recently ranked Foodmate No. 885 on its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. For Foodmate U.S. visit www.foodmateus.com or call 678-819-5270. For Foodmate B.V. visit www.foodmate.nl or call +31-186630240.

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