New OPTI Thigh Deboning System
Optimal yields delivered.
Foodmate developed the Kneecap Remover (KCR) feature for the OPTI Thigh Deboner, as a solution to address staffing issues with the trimming of cartilage that stays on the meat after deboning.
Foodmate Dark Meat Deboning Systems
OPTI Thigh Deboner
With kneecap remover (KCR)
Foodmate developed the Kneecap Remover (KCR) feature for the OPTI Thigh Deboner, as a solution to address staffing issues with the trimming of cartilage that stays on the meat after deboning. Due to an increasingly tight labor market, it is becoming more and more difficult to staff the trim tables and control trimmers’ performance; which can ultimately, in turn, represent a loss in product quality and yield.
The OPTI Thigh Deboner
6.000 thighs per hour!
See OPTI Thigh Deboner in action
Capable of deboning 6.000 skinless or skin-on anatomical thighs per hour.
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OPTI THIGH DEBONER WITH Kneecap Remover (KCR)
Kneecap? What kneecap?
The OPTI Thigh Deboner has been a very successful machine, with over 200 satisfied customers reporting significant yield improvement. The OPTI TD’s innovative scraper design and tendon cutting system give the meat a hand-cut appearance without shattering the bones. Adding the automated KCR does not impact meat quality and yields are very similar or sometimes even better then operations that manually trim.
The KCR can be installed on existing machines, or it can be integrated into a new thigh deboner. It is located underneath the meat scrapers and is cam and gear operated. Each meat scraper has a circular blade that comes from underneath the thigh bone to cut the tendons around the knee joint. After the tendons are cut, the meat scraper pulls the meat off the bone while leaving the kneecap attached to the bone.
Capacity: 6000 thighs per hour
Construction: Stainless steel 304 and FDA approved synthetics
Power consumption: 3 kW (Incl. skinner: 3,5 kW)
One main connection to control panel
Cleaning: Designed for optimal cleaning to meet hygienic standards.
Length: 5825 mm
Width: 1800 mm
Height: 2145 mm
Weight: approx. 2400 kg
Optimal yields delivered worldwide
OPTI Thigh Deboners sold worldwide
Since the official introduction of the OPTI Thigh Deboner in 2011, Foodmate has successfully installed over 270 machines worldwide. Customers in the US, Canada, Korea, Australia, France, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and several other countries are profiting from significant yield improvements and labor savings as well as seeing improved thigh meat quality and increased shelf life.