Worker safety is always a concern in modern poultry processing plants, and one area where JBT-Prime Equipment Group offers a significant upgrade to worker safety is in gizzard processing. JBT’s Prime Equipment Group is now offering a system that takes care of splitting, cleaning and reprocessing chicken and turkey gizzards, without allowing access to blades or peeler-rollers, marking a significant safety upgrade for the industry.
This is just one of many new developments by Prime Equipment Group – one of the most recent additions to the JBT family – which specializes in first and second processing, covering everything from feather removal to cut-up and deboning, including skinning, wing segmenting and its industry-leading water re-use installations.
Here’s a quick look at a few of the company’s solutions:
The latest version of Prime’s patented poultry skinner, the CSK-3, announced earlier this year, is the narrowest skinner on the market, and continues to use Prime’s patented skinning technology. Effective at removing skin from cut-up chicken including breast and thighs, the CSK-Series platform is the industry standard for skinning, now in a compact format to fit the tightest layout.
Water conservation and re-use is increasingly important for poultry processors, and Prime continues to lead the field since it assisted the USDA in writing the regulations allowing re-use in poultry plants more than two decades ago. Prime’s re-use technology can save many thousands of gallons per day, helping companies to meet sustainability goals.
Also new in the Prime portfolio is a laser and vision scanner aimed at quality control efforts that works well on the incoming loading dock, as well as verifying compliance with specifications of final product after packout. Able to scan and record dimensions, color, weight, as well as scan for product deformities, the QCC Quality Check Console eliminates data collection and logging errors and speeds up QC processes – and can even be integrated into existing QC systems.
Prime is also a leader in turkey production, designing, manufacturing and delivering complete lines for turkey processing. Its all-new OSC-1 Overhead Cut-up Line for Turkey completely automates several processes, including, turkey halving, turkey leg removal and splitting drum from thigh, all without requiring labor. Further, the turkey front half can be completely de-boned on the ILBD-3T Turkey Inline Breast Deboner with minimal labor, for a complete solution.
For more information about JBT-Prime Equipment group solutions, visit the company’s website, or call directly at 614-253-8590.