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Pig: Full line solutions from 40 - 1,600 per hour

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 1 Delivery program pig
 2 Pre-slaughter handling
 3 Stunning
 MIDAS® electronic stunner
 CO2 stunning redefined
 4 Bleeding & hollow knife systems
 5 Scalding
 Condensation scalding Q-line
 Immersion scalding tank
 6 Dehairing
 Continuous dehairing:
 Discontinues dehairing systems:
 7 Gambrelling
 8 Carcass finishing
 9 Evisceration
 Automated Evisceration
 Manual Evisceration
 10 Chilling & Cooling
 11 Dispatch
  • Full line solutions from stable to chilling room
  • Electronic & CO2 stunning systems
  • F-line slaughter automation from 250 – 1,250 pig per hour
F-line slaughter automation Innovation

Hygienic machine line Animal friendly stunning

1 Delivery program pig

MPS Red Meat Slaughtering supplies worldwide industrial pig slaughter lines with capacities from 40 pigs per hour up to today’s fastest line in the world: 1,650 pigs per hour!
MPS Red Meat Slaughtering focuses on quality, reliability, efficiency and hygiene. Nowadays the challenge for the meat industry is to apply production techniques that meet the increasing demands of the customers. And above all, comply with the rules regarding hygiene and food safety.
MPS Red Meat Slaughtering has the knowledge and the experience to deliver advanced processing systems for the transfer of animals into fully fledged food products for our customers.

2 Pre-slaughter handling

Handling of animals pre-slaughter in the meat processing facility is crucial for meat quality. MPS Red Meat Slaughtering is able to training your staff and design stables and runways. Many sources state that not the stunning method as such but the animal handling and the quality of the stunning method is determining meat quality.

3 Stunning

How to select a stunning system?

What is better: electronic or gas stunning? Not an easy question to answer, but since we build and supply both systems we are the only company in the world who can give the answer based on:
  • Animal type
  • Criteria for livestock handling (line-up/groups)
  • Animal welfare expectations
  • Availability/price of CO2 gas
  • Buildings structure
  • Requirements for blood collection
  • Running costs
  • Investment level
  • Personal taste
  • Ensuring that our customer gets the best system to add value to their process!!

MIDAS® electronic stunner

  • Equipped with world-wide patented INARCO® technology
  • Capacity up to 1.400 pigs per hour
  • Best meat quality
  • Ensuring animal welfare
  • Lowest operational costs

CO2 stunning redefined


  • Direct immersion system
  • Improved welfare
  • Improved meat quality
  • Groupstunning: 300 - 750 pigs per hour / per unit


  • Paternoster system
  • Competitive price level
  • Groupstunning: 200 - 800 heads per hour / per unit

4 Bleeding & hollow knife systems

Depending on capacity and requirement of customer MPS Red Meat Slaughtering supplies both vertical and horizontal bleeding systems. From ergonomic manual work stations to advanced Q-line hollow knife blood collection systems.

5 Scalding

The method of scalding becomes more and more important in today's pig slaughterhouses, because of the operating costs and the development of cross contamination by the recycling of scalding water. All scalding systems will be delivered with required temperature control systems (steam or hot water) and circulation pumps. Heat exchangers can be offered as an option.

Condensation scalding Q-line

MPS Condensation scalding tunnel (vertical scalding) is based on a modular design for different circumstances and type of pigs. Optional a free standing / hanging construction can be offered.

Immersion scalding tank

(horizontal scalding)

MPS offers different immersion scalding solutions
  • Pull through immersion scalding. Stainless steel covering for the scalding tank can be offered as an option.
  • Turn-O-Matic®

6 Dehairing

Achieving maximum dehairing results can only expected when the dehairing equipment is optimized for the scalding system. Besides the MPS equipment issues like scalding time, scalding temperature, breed of pig, seasonal influences etcetera will influence the dehairing result. Therefore MPS offers different types of dehairing machines to suite specific dehairing conditions.

Continuous dehairing:

Tarzan dehairing – Q-line
  • 240-1400 pigs per hour.
  • Optimal adjustment facilities
  • Hygienic construction
  • Efficient hair discharge system

Discontinues dehairing systems:

Hercules (120-250 p/h) double scraper drum, left/right rotation
Goliath (40 -120 p/h) single scraper drum

7 Gambrelling

After dehairing, pigs will be gambrelled or hooked on and elevated up to the buffer rail in front of the machine / dressing line conveyor. Several gambrelling tables are available in a fixed or with moving top execution. The Q-line gambrelling tables with conveyor can be combined with automatic gambrel return systems in order to create a more ergonomic working position for the gambrelling operator(s).

8 Carcass finishing

(dry, singe, wash & polish)

The MPS machine line can be supplied with all types of pre-dryers, flaming furnaces and washing and polishing machines in order to achieve the most effective skin cleaning and decontamination. These machines will minimise the bacterial growth and will positively influence the plant hygiene.

  • Removal of loose hair
  • Drying prior to singing
  • Self cleaning design

Singing (flaming)
  • Removal of last hair and bristles
  • Disinfecting of the surface

  • Carcass polishing and washing machines.
  • Special version with adjustable rollers for sow slaughtering
  • Brushing machines with special nylon brushes for intensive cleaning of heads and hind feet are also available.
  • Disinfecting of the surface
  • Extending shelf-life of the product (Total Bacteria Count 10x lower)

9 Evisceration

Adding value to the carcass drives the evisceration process. MPS designed both manual and automated evisceration systems based on:
  • Optimize labour use
  • Maximize slaughter efficiency
  • Minimize contamination

Automated Evisceration

F-line will increase shelf life & reduce your kill floor costs: guaranteed!

F-line will improve your hygienic performance and yield through:
  • Reduction of contamination
  • Improved slaughter yields
  • Reduce labour costs & labour dependence
MPS designed and build F-line for kill floor use so it is NOT a modified industrial robot

Manual Evisceration

The MPS manual evisceration system is based around equipment that create ergonomic working positions. Each concept complies with all requirements for the use of 100% synchronous conveyors for carcasses and organs.

White organ conveyors

Conveyors for red organs and heads

Splitting and sawing
  • Manually operated splitting saws including sterilisation unit
  • Automatic splitting machines

  • Stainless steel lift platforms for an optimal ergonomic working position
  • Fixed stainless steel platforms

Veterinary inspection
  • Conveyor synchronisation
  • Optimal inspection

  • Accumulation conveyors equipped with accumulation stations
  • Vacuum remover for residual fat, brains, spinal cord

Transport of residual products
  • Stainless steel discharge pipes to collect waste and trimmings
  • Compressed air and vacuum conveyor systems for blood, hair, fat, condemned organs, manure, leaf lard and bones

10 Chilling & Cooling

Most of today’s modern meat plants are provided with a quick chill tunnel to reduce the carcass temperature as soon as possible and avoid unnecessary weight losses.

Cooling or Equalisation rooms
For the installation of the cooling rooms MPS supplies both automatic and manual transport systems.

11 Dispatch

For an efficient dispatch of the carcasses or meat racks, MPS provides several solutions for loading the trucks from the internal rail system.

For more information: MPS Meat Processing Systems
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