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Method and apparatus for classifying livestock carcasses and in particular cattle carcasses using a data processing system to determine the properties of the carcass
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ApplicationNo. 10709582 filed on 05/14/2004
US Classes:452/134, DEFATTER452/150, Automatic control452/152, Of splitting452/157, By sensed dimensions of carcass452/156, Movement of cutter controlled452/171Loin remover
ExaminersPrimary: Poon, Peter M.
Assistant: Parsley, David
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
AbstractApparatus and method for a meat cut classification and fat trimming for sensing the thickness of a layer of fat of a cut of meat and the various contours thereof as it travels along a conveyance and providing the fat thickness or classification information to a downstream system for performing a fat trimming operation. The meat cut classification system comprises a split/multi-belt conveyor having split/multi-belts proximately spaced apart extending in the same direction and having a uniform equidistant gap there between and said conveyor having a drive for conveying the meat cut through the classification system and a multi-probe mechanism assembly.