Development of a poultry evisceration machine using computer aided design technologies

Zsolt Domokos, Jonathan Chaplin

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The purpose of this work is to develop a post slaughter evisceration mechanism that uses a novel method to open poultry carcasses. The novel method uses a technique whereby a cut is made through both scapulae and an opening force is applied to the breast of the bird to separate it from the back. The anticipated advantages of the new procedure are to reduce bacterial contamination of the poultry carcass, enhance effectiveness of the inspection of the United States Department of Agriculture and increase poultry processing efficiency. This will improve food safety and reduce processing costs. The design used CAD software to assist in the design of the complex mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997


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