Foodmate Develops Automated J-Cutter Unit for OPTI-LTD Dark Meat Deboning System

By February 27, 2015News

BALL GROUND, Ga. (Feb. 2015) – To further improve yields and reduce labor costs, Foodmate has developed an Automated J-Cutter Unit for its OPTI-LTD Whole Leg, Thigh & Drumstick Deboning System.

The Foodmate Automated J-Cutter Unit makes an extremely accurate pre-cut along the drum and thigh bone which greatly improves the yields of the boneless leg meat.

“One of the most important but also labor intensive processes to debone whole leg is to make the proper J-cut along the drum and thigh bone,” said Foodmate US President Scott Hazenbroek. “With our new Automated J-Cutter Unit, all the issues associated with making a proper J-cut are addressed.”

The automated J-Cutter Unit not only eliminates the risk of injury by performing this cut mechanically, but also greatly reduces the number of employees needed per shift.

The Foodmate Automated J-Cutter Unit provides a flexible solution, as it can be used as an integrated part to the OPTI LTD Dark Meat Deboning System; or as a stand alone machine that can be integrated into a Foodmate Flex Cut-up System.

The unit offers simple design and construction, the all-mechanical design reduces maintenance cost and the openness of the design makes the OPTI-LTD easy to clean.

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. Foodmate has since become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. For Foodmate U.S. visit or call 678-819-5270. For Foodmate B.V. visit or call +31-186630240.