Supplier News

Foodmate OPTI-LTD Dark Meat Deboning System debones whole legs, thighs and drumsticks

Foodmate Dark Meat DebonerIn order to meet the needs of the fast-growing dark meat market here in the United States as well as in foreign markets, Foodmate has developed the OPTI-LTD Dark Meat Deboning System to supply various segments of the market with different boneless dark meat products. This flexible system can be used to debone all variations of dark meat such as whole leg, thigh and drumstick meat.

The OPTI-LTD Whole Leg Deboning System can debone whole legs, thighs or drumsticks all on the same machine, allowing processors the flexibility to supply boneless dark meat product to different markets.

“Over the years, deboning dark meat has been labor intensive and costly,” Foodmate USA President Scott Hazenbroek said. “The OPTI-LTD enables our customers to produce higher quality yields at a faster rate and in a cost-effective way.”

The OPTI-LTD Whole Leg Deboning System can handle any size chicken and is capable of deboning 100 skinless or skin-on whole leg, thighs and drumsticks per minute. It can process both left and right legs at the same time, with no need to separate the legs.

Foodmate’s Dark Meat Deboner is capable of meeting all boneless leg meat specifications while providing increased yield and a higher quality of meat. The flexible system does not require additional parts or change to the setup when switching between products.

“Our innovative scrapper design gives the meat a hand-cut appearance,” Hazenbroek said. “This deboning system removes the meat with low bone content left in the meat and leaves the pin bone on the leg which cuts down on manual trimming.”

The all-mechanical design reduces maintenance cost and the openness of the design makes the OPTI-LTD easy to clean. 

Foodmate is a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer based in the Netherlands. Founded by industry experts in early 2006, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010. Foodmate has since become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. For Foodmate U.S. visit www.foodmateusa.com or call 678-819-5270. For Foodmate B.V. visit www.foodmate.nl or call +31-186630240.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to National Provisioner.

Recent Articles by Industry News

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Podcasts

Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

More Podcasts

National Provisioner

.

2015 April

The April issue of NP offers cover story: Monogram Foods: Intrinsic growth.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Independent Processor

.

April 2015

IP's April issue freatures cover story: An open book, Kiolbassa Provision’s management style stresses a values-based corporate culture and total transparency for its employees.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Provisioner Store

NP-SB-2014Cover.jpg
The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

More Products

Sourcebook

A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook icon Twitter icon  YouTube iconLinkedIn icon google +

eNewsletters

Provisioner Prime is a twice weekly electronic newsletter created by the editors of The National Provisioner. Provisioner Prime appears in your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday with a recap of the week's top news and trends. Provisioner Prime also offers you exclusive access to industry analysis, blogs, events, podcasts, videos, webinars and The National Provisioner feature articles. 

Sign up for Provisioner Prime HERE.