Foodmate Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner

Exceptional yields.
No bones about it.

The Foodmate ULTIMATE Whole Leg Deboner marks the introduction of a new generation of poultry deboning equipment, bringing a combination of durable mechanics and cutting-edge technology in automation ensuring the highest possible yields.

The Intelligent Whole Leg Deboner

The ULTIMATE offers the flexibility of configuration in a left, right or a combination of left and right execution, bringing intelligence, precision and efficiency to whole leg deboning. ULTIMATE Whole Leg Deboner uses an X-ray measuring system to precisely measure each leg, using this data the machine automatically adjusts for each leg in real-time at a speed of 6,000 legs per hour. The X-ray allows the machine to cut at surgical precision around the knee joint, leaving the kneecap attached to the bone ensuring very high yields and minimum labor during trimming.

J-Cut Station
To ensure optimal deboning, the leg must be cut along the drum and thigh bone. A specially designed unit makes a precise cut along the bone without damaging the meat or the bone.

X-Ray Measurement System
This patented X-ray measurement system accurately measures the position of the kneecap and the length of the drum and thigh bone. Information gathered by the X-ray is then transferred to the automatic adjusting system, ensuring a precise cut along the kneecap.

Hanging Area
Space for three operators to hand whole legs. Specially developed shackle ensures easy loading. Accommodates a capacity of 6000 legs per hour. Depending on the configuration, the system is suitable for only left legs, only right legs, or a combination of both.

Bone Unloading Station
The bone is unloaded from the shackle and returns to the hanging area to be reloaded.

Final Product
The ULTIMATE delivers exceptional yields; appearance of the end product is equal or superior to manual operation, meeting the highest quality requirements for diverse food applications.

Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner

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Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner

Process & Steps

1

Hanging area

At the hanging area, there is sufficient space for three operators to hang whole legs. The specially developed shackle ensures easy loading to accommodate a capacity of 6,000 legs per hour. Depending on the configuration, the system is suitable for only left legs, only right legs or a combination of both.

2

Leg Positioning System

Three-point detection area, checking for product, shackle height shackle position.

3

X-Ray Measurement System

This patented X-ray measurement system accurately measures the position of the kneecap and the length of the drum and thigh bone. The information gathered by the X-ray is then transferred to the automatic adjusting system, ensuring a precise cut along the kneecap.
4

J-Cut Station

To ensure optimal deboning, the leg must be cut along the drum and thigh bone. A specially designed unit makes a precise cut along the bone without damaging the meat or the bone.
5

Drum Tendon Cutting Station

A horizontal moving device will cut the drum tendons leaving the pin bone attached to the drum bone.
6

Height Adjustment Station

Based on the X-ray data, this station will automatically adjust the height of the shackle to ensure a proper kneecap cut.
7

Drum Scraping Unit

The first deboning step is the deboning of the drumstick part of the leg. The deboning takes place using the specially designed scraping unit, which ensures optimal yield without damage to the meat or the bone.
8

Knee-joint Cutting Station

The combination of X-ray data and height adjustment allows this station to cut the tendons precisely around the kneecap, ensuring high yield and keeping the kneecap attached to the leg bone.
9

Thigh Scraping

By using the same scraper mechanism as used for the drum bone, this unit provides high yield with no damages to the thigh bone.
10

Meat Cutting Station

The meat cutting station cuts the meat just underneath the thigh bone to ensure the least possible meat remains on the bone.
11

Bone Unloading Station

The bone is unloaded from the shackle and returns to the hanging area to be reloaded.
12

Final Product

Exceptional yields; appearance of the end-product is equal or superior to manual operation, meeting the highest quality requirements for diverse food applications.
Precision and efficiency at its best

Size no longer matters

The guessing game is over.

The new ULTIMATE Whole Leg Deboner uses an X-ray measuring system to precisely measure each leg, using this data the machine automatically adjusts for each leg in real-time at a speed of 6,000 legs per hour. The X-ray allows the machine to cut at surgical precision around the knee joint, leaving the kneecap attached to the bone ensuring very high yields and minimum labor during trimming.That’s right, the guessing game is OVER!
Quality, Speed and Excellence

The Intelligent Whole Leg Deboner

The Foodmate ULTIMATE Whole Leg Deboner marks the introduction of a new generation of poultry deboning equipment, bringing a combination of durable mechanics and cutting-edge technology in automation ensuring the highest possible yields. You can now measure your success with ULTIMATE, The Intelligent Whole Leg Deboner.

Advantages

  • Unmatched yields
  • Automatic J-cut station
  • User-friendly Control Panels
  • Provides significant labor savings
  • Output speed of 6,000 legs per hour
  • Hanging options for left, right or a combination of left and right execution
X-ray measurement system provides:
  • Precise cutting
  • Kneecap detector
  • Individual sizing for each leg
  • Automatic shackle adjustment

Technical Specifications

ULTIMATE Whole Leg Deboner
Frame and Motor Stainless steel
Motor (IP66) 9.25 kW
Length 11520 mm / 37’79”
Width 1884 mm / 6’18”
Height 2730 mm / 8’95”
Weight Approx. 7200 kg / 15,873 lbs
Air supply Dry compressed air, min. 6 Bar
Air Consumption 30 Nm3/ hr