ApplicationNo. 05/763669 filed on 01/28/1977
US Classes:452/120Venting or opening preparatory to eviscerating
ExaminersPrimary: Mancene, Louis G.
Assistant: Hirsch, Paul J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA22C 21/06 (20060101)
A22C 21/00 (20060101)
AbstractA poultry cutting machine for opening poultry suspended from shackles being conveyed along a process line for evisceration at a predetermined velocity. The machine comprises a pair of advancing rollers disposed adjacent one another; a cutting blade mounted adjacent the pair of advancing rollers; shackle positioners mounted for movement above the pair of advancing rollers in contact with the shackles for guiding poultry into engagement with the advancing rollers; and a drive for driving the advancing rollers in mutually opposite rotational directions and the shackle positioners above the counter rotating advancing rollers.