Method and apparatus for trimming product from can flange area Patent #: 4642971
AbstractApparatus to trim the contents of a container projecting from the container top. The apparatus has a central, fixed shaft. A table is rotatably mounted on the shaft. Container receiving platforms can rotate on the table. The platforms can be raised and lowered. Rotatable cutters are located above the table, axially aligned with the platforms. A container on the table can be rotated as the table rotates and the platform can be raised towards the cutters to allow the cutters to contact the container top to trim the projecting contents.