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OPTI LTD Whole Leg Deboning System

Exceptional yields.
No bones about it.

The Foodmate OPTI LTD Dark Meat Deboning System is a flexible, total dark meat deboning solution that produces high-yield, superior quality meat efficiently and cost effectively.

Foodmate Dark Meat Deboning Systems

OPTI LTD Whole Leg Deboner

Whole Leg, Thigh and Drumstick Deboning System

The OPTI LTD Whole Leg Deboner is comprised of two separate machines, maximizing system flexibility. One machine removes the drumstick bone from either a whole leg or just a drumstick. While the other machine removes the thigh bone from either the whole leg or just an individual thigh. If orders call for just deboned drumstick or thigh meat then one of the two machines can be bypassed and turned off ​depending on which product is needed. This significantly saves on wear and tear and reduces maintenance cost.

OPTI LTD Whole Leg Deboner

OPTI LTD in action

High quality yields, efficiently and cost effectively.

Capable of deboning 100 skinless or skin-on anatomical whole legs, thighs and drumsticks per minute, this system is so flexible that no additional parts or changes are required when switching between the various dark meat deboned products.

OPTI LTD Whole Leg deboning System

Exclusive concept & design

The machine’s exclusive concept and design produces high quality deboned dark meat with minimum trim and inspection required. It removes the meat with low bone content left in the meat, and leaves the pin bone on the drumstick. The innovative scraper design gives the meat a hand-cut appearance and produces extremely high yields.

Finished product


Technical Specifications

OPTI Drum Deboner
5,723 mm x 1,796 mm x 2,116 mm | 207” x 70.70” x 83.30”
2,100 kg / 4,630 lb (approx.)

OPTI Thigh Deboner
5,723 mm x 1,666 mm x 2,116 mm | 207” x 65.60” x 83.30”
1,700 kg / 3,748 lb (approx.)

Capacity: 80-100 Whole Legs or Thighs or Drums per minute

Construction: Stainless steel 304 and FDA approved synthetics

Power connection: 1 main connection to control panel

Power supply: 380/480V – 50-60 Hz3Ph +0+ Earth (each machine)

Cleaning: Designed for optimal cleaning to meet hygienic standards

Precision and efficiency at its best

Automated J-Cutter

Makes leg deboning even more profitable!

One of the most important but also labor intensive processes to debone whole legs is to make the pre-cut (J-cut) along the drum and thigh bone. Making a proper J-cut is a critical step to ensure good yields and high quality boneless leg meat that meets all boneless dark meat requirements. With the Automated J-Cutting Unit, all the issues with manual J-cutting are addressed making the investment in leg deboning automation even more justifiable and giving it an even faster return on investment.

Total Flexibility

Because every application, situation and plant layout is different, Foodmate has developed both an integrated J-Cutting station that is part of the OPTI LTD Whole Leg Deboner and a stand-alone machine that can be integrated into a Flex Cut-up System.

Significant reduction in labor cost

Not only can the new J-Cutting station save up to 4-6 people per shift but it also addresses potentially costly health issues related to manual J-cutting. It also eliminates ongoing and expensive training cost, particularly in plants that have high employee turn-over.

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