FM SOLUTION AND END RESULTS
In order to ensure MAX6000 was the right fit for Allen Harim, Foodmate agreed to conduct an in-plant testing at their Millsboro facility. Testing lasted two weeks and was done in approx. 100 bird batches. Yield data was collected and measured – breast, tender, frames and bone were measured – and our number exceeded their cone line numbers. Foodmate achieved 100bpm, bone content was manageable and tender quality was 97% A grade. Allen Harim’s labor dropped by half in comparison with their cone lines. The writing was on the wall, MAX6000 was the answer, and the machine never left the plant!
When asked how production at the plant has changed and if they would recommend the MAX6000 and Foodmate, Tracy Allen, Director of Operations stated the company is very satisfied with the machine’s performance as well as with Foodmate as a company. “The installation process was very smooth, the Foodmate team worked with our maintenance team to schedule the install and ensure utility requirements were in place. Technicians stayed on site to train our maintenance staff on preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. Since the machine has been running, we have been able to reduce costs significantly due to staffing reductions and overtime reduction. Breast meat quality is good and tender quality is fantastic. As Foodmate had stated it would happen, we are better than 97% A-grade tenders coming off the equipment. Foodmate’s products have met or exceeded my expectations for the lines I have used. They are low maintenance, deliver consistent yields, and high uptime percentage, and these are the main drivers in our industry, as we all know. Foodmate machines have consistently delivered in each of these area.”, added Mr. Allen.