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9011213 Fish transporting device for automatically feeding fish to a fish processing machine and device for aligning fish in a head/tail orientation having such a fish transporting device  
The invention concerns a fish transporting apparatus for automatically feeding fish to a fish processing machine. The fish transporting apparatus can include a transport device with a bottom...
8540556 Device and method for bringing into position and arranging a carcass or carcass part of slaughtered poultry on or in a product carrier  
The invention relates to a device for bringing into position and arranging a carcass or carcass part (1) of slaughtered poultry on or in a product carrier (50); which device comprises; —at least...
8517806 Apparatus and method for processing of pork bellies  
A device (30) is provided for the inversion of bodies of meat (e.g., pork bellies 162, 164) during processing thereof in order to eliminate the manual labor involved in conventional packing house...
8500524 Method and apparatus for suspending poultry to be slaughtered  
A method and apparatus for suspending living or stunned poultry to be slaughtered in conveyor brackets of an overhead conveyor. A belt conveyor delivers the poultry to a distribution surface,...
8373310 Inductive power supply  
In one aspect, the present invention provides a wireless power supply having a plunger for mechanically interconnecting a remote device with the power supply. The plunger may be...
7637805 Apparatus for reorienting fish fillets during processing  
An apparatus for reorienting fish fillets includes a pair of oppositely rotating turntables positioned at the end of a conveyor belt and tilted in the longitudinal direction of travel of the...
7506748 Apparatus for separating and conveying articles  
Apparatus for transferring pliant articles, such as poultry carcasses or parts thereof, includes a first separator stage comprising a slide plate with spaced apart sets of guides for receiving...
7134956 Automated feet-gripping system  
A system and method for transferring live objects, such as chickens, to a shackle line are presented. The system and method include introducing a plurality of live objects to a singulator. The...
7018283 Apparatus for transferring poultry carcasses  
Apparatus for transferring poultry carcasses from a first overhead conveyor to a second overhead conveyor, including a transfer wheel rotatable about a shaft and disposed between the first and the...
6997797 Device for processing slaughtered animals or parts thereof  
A device for processing slaughtered animals or parts thereof, having a first station and a second station, comprises a conveyor which extends between the first station and the second station. The...
6837782 Device for processing a slaughter product  
A device for processing a slaughter product comprises a conveyor which can move along a path and to which a first body, which can rotate about a first axis, is connected. A second body, which can...
6830508 Rotary shackle with lock collar  
The shackle assembly (10) has a lock gear (22) non-rotatably mounted to the shackle (11). Lock collar (45) has inwardly projecting lock collar teeth (51) that engage with the lock gear teeth...
6811480 Telescopic poultry shackle  
A shackle assembly for transporting a poultry carcass suspended by its legs along a processing path and over a weighing scale for weighing the carcass. The shackle assembly includes a trolley...
6623346 Automated transfer of live objects to shackle line method and apparatus  
A system and method for transferring live objects, such as chickens, to a shackle line are presented. The system and method include introducing a plurality of live objects to a singulator. The...
6523462 Aligned food processing system  
A food processing system for an elongated strand of food product, such as hot dogs or sausage links, provides aligned orientation of conveyor hooks and identical arrival time spacing between...
6478668 Apparatus for conveying slaughtered animals  
The invention relates to an apparatus for conveying slaughtered animals, in particular birds or parts of birds, which apparatus includes a plurality of carriers for the animals, each of which...
6234891 Collating conveyor for sausage links  
A collating conveyor is provided for sausage links. The conveyor includes a frame with opposite ends and chains trained about the opposite ends of the frame. A motor drives the chains in a...
6231436 Method and apparatus for uniformly positioning legs of slaughtered poultry  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for uniformly positioning legs of slaughtered poultry. Initially the legs are rotated in such a way that their knees end up pointing sideways in...
6193596 Positioning bivalve shellfish for processing  
Apparatus for determining the position of a bivalve shellfish (10), particularly a scallop, which is to be processed to recover an edible portion. A shell shape complement (30) has at least a...
6190250 Method and apparatus for performing processing operations on a slaughtered animal or part thereof  
Apparatus and methods for performing multiple automated poultry processing operations upon a slaughtered animal or a part thereof via a single machine is described. The machine contains at least...
6179702 Rotary shackle with position lock  
The rotary bird hanger 30 includes a turning gear 38 having on its upper surface a lock collar 42, with lock notches 50 formed at intervals about the lock collar 42. The non-rotatable hanger...
6179701 Overhead conveyor system for slaughtered chickens or other poultry  
An overhead conveyor system for slaughtered chickens or other poultry comprises a track (2) supported above the floor, a number of suspension hooks (4) which are movable along the track and are...
6168512 Apparatus for conveying and positioning shrimp  
A shrimp conveying and positioning apparatus (10) includes a track (13) oriented along an inclined path in one direction. The track is reciprocated along an inclined path in a direction opposite...
6010398 Shackle device for holding poultry carcasses  
In a poultry-processing machine a suspension conveyor is provided, with the aid of which poultry carcasses are guided individually through processing stations. The poultry carcasses are held for...
5924918 Device for processing poultry bodies  
Poultry bodies are processed by cutting them up into consumable products. A conveyor (1) having an endless flat link chain (4) has shackles for receiving and advancing the poultry bodies in a...
5762547 Apparatus for processing shrimp  
A shrimp orienting and deheading apparatus (10) includes a top track (11), a middle track (12), a bottom track (13) and a deheading station (14). The top track has a V-shaped channel (16) with a...
5672100 Method for suspending live poultry by the legs and an apparatus, catching means and slaughter shackle for carrying out the method  
Live poultry is caused to face in a desired direction prior to engagement of the poultry legs by a leg catching device by dropping the poultry one-by-one off the terminal end of a moving conveyor...
5588906 Offset, poultry deboning system  
A variable-offset, poultry deboning system having a conveyor fitted with variable-offset, poultry support arms that bend toward the sides of the conveyor and create a two-sided, poultry...
5505657 Device for conveying slaughtered animals, in particular birds  
Device for conveying slaughtered animals or a part thereof, having a number of leg carriers, each of which is connected by way of a rotatable connecting element to a trolley of a conveyor, and...
5492503 Variable-offset, poultry deboning system  
A variable-offset, poultry deboning system having a conveyor fitted with variable-offset, poultry support arms that bend toward the sides of the conveyor and create a two-sided, poultry...
5474493 Apparatus for placing randomly deposited items in a single file  
An apparatus for placing items such as poultry carcasses in a single file is disclosed which includes a rotatable cone having an outer periphery, a conveyor belt dispersed about the outer...
5370574 Method and apparatus for suspending poultry with its legs from a suspension conveyor  
In the invention poultry to be suspended with its legs from a suspension conveyor is first oriented in parallel with a certain direction, such as the conveying direction of the suspension...
5366406 Apparatus and method for conveying a bird along a poultry processing line  
A grading shackle (10) for suspending birds from the overhead conveyor system of an automated poultry processing plant. The grading shackle (10) has a tiltable support frame (15) and a bird...
5358441 Device for holding flat fish during processing  
The present invention allows fish processing machinery designed to process pollock or salmon, such as the Baader 182, to be adapted to process flat fish, such as sole. One embodiment of the...
5354232 Fish processing machine  
There is described a fish processing apparatus, which comprises a first processing section, inside which the fish are conveyed in a direction transverse to their longitudinal axes and a second...
5340355 Apparatus for orienting birds, which are supplied by a belt conveyor, with their heads in the direction of conveyance  
Apparatus is provided for orienting birds, which are applied by a belt conveyor, with their heads in the direction of conveyance. The apparatus comprises two positioning means located alongside...
5330383 Fish transfer mechanism  
The fish transfer mechanism in which a fish slides down a smooth inclined plate and engages an upright protruding rotation pin. The head end of a fish rides up on a head guide. The rotation pin...
5312293 Head washing apparatus  
A head washing apparatus has a head support (20) which supports the animal head (15) so that the muzzle is directed upwardly. A plurality of nozzles (16, 17) direct water under pressure in a...
5290187 Apparatus for suspending poultry from its legs  
Apparatus for suspending poultry from its legs, said poultry being supplied by a conveyor, comprising lifting bars extending transversely to the conveyor and applicable against the ankle joint of...
5273485 Apparatus for mechanically processing poultry bodies  
In an apparatus for the mechanical skinning and filleting of poultry bodies these are saddled on carriers and guided to pass corresponding processing tools. To achieve the objects of skinning in...
5259810 Installation for processing flatfish  
An installation for processing flatfish, in particular for severing the head, and, if necessary, the tail thereof, comprises a feeding device (1), means for aligning the fish and means for...
5197916 Fish skinner  
A process and apparatus for skinning fish, particularly tuna fish, which comprises passing a precooked and cooled fish along conveyor belt means and the like while a series of rotating brushes...
5151062 Apparatus for turning over fish fillets  
An automatically functioning turn-over apparatus for fish fillets, which may be arranged subsequent to a fish filleting machine, has a guiding channel for the fillets arranged at an inclination to...
5129857 Method and apparatus for orienting live poultry  
When birds are placed upright on the interior surface of an open-ended, non-vertical rotating drum, the birds turn, regardless of their initial orientation, so as to face "uphill" in the drum. The...
5125868 Apparatus for orientation of fish with respect to the position of abdomen & dorsum  
The present invention relates to an apparatus for the orientation of fish with respect to the position of abdomen and dorsum. The fishes (6, 7) are thrown head first against an oblique, preferably...
5115903 Method and apparatus for orientation of fish upon a conveyor  
A method and apparatus for orienting fish upon a conveyor wherein fish are transported lying in single file past a detection device for determining the orientation of the back, belly or sides of...
5092815 Method and apparatus for cutting poultry hind quarters  
The present invention is directed to an automated poultry processing system having a novel chicken hind quarter cutting stage that does not require the individual chicken hind quarters to be...
5037351 Process for weighing poultry, and conveyor hook for carrying out this process  
A method of weighing poultry includes: conveying a plurality of birds which are closely adjacent to each other toward a weighing station; disentangling the wings of the birds from each other and...
5026317 Viscera excision for poultry and the like  
An assembly for excising viscera hanging from a poultry suspended vertically consists in a structure which tilts the poultry from a vertical position to a horizontal position, pulls, in a...
4979267 Method and apparatus for arranging sausages in groups suitable for packing  
Sausages leaving a sausage-making machine as a string are arranged into groups suitable for packing by transferring them onto a conveyor belt, subsequently orienting them with their respective...

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