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In todayís red meat industry, itís increasingly important to increase yields, reduce product contamination and reduce heavy labour. MPS has found solutions for all three challenges through the F-line, a new generation of modular robots for slaughtering pigs.
MPS designed and build F-line for killfloor use so it is NOT a modifed industrial robot.
The MPS F-line: automate pre cutting, belly opening, rectum drilling, neck cutting, leaflard removal, splitting and marking. These robots take over the hard tasks in the evisceration line. Those are employable from 200 to 1,250 pigs per hour. At this moment more than 200 F-line machines are installed world-wide, including Europe, North America, China and Japan.
Research has shown a consisted contamination reduction (improving shelf life), yield improvements (more saleable meat) and labour reduction (lower costs meat) which would under normal commercial circumstances result in a short payback period (< 2 years).
F-line Pre Cutter: Cutting pelvic boneThe MPS FPC operates with a special designed static knife which makes the .rst cut in the still closed carcass. The MPS FPC makes a ideal pre-cut for the MPS FBO Belly Breast Opener.
- The FSC performs its task by chopping with a double knife;
- The FSS uses a circular saw.
For more information: MPS Meat Processing Systems