Foodmate, an international poultry processing systems supplier, has developed the OPTiX Thigh Deboner which uses X-ray technology to detect the kneecap by measuring the thigh bone length to ensure the highest possible yield and cartilage-free meat.

In addition the machine makes a perfect anatomical drum and thigh cut because the leg is always set to the correct height when it is presented to the blade. 

The OPTiX Thigh Deboner accommodates all bird sizes and adjusts in real time for each leg on the line.

OPTiX can be integrated with the OPTI Flow Cut-up System or operate as a standalone machine. The OPTiX offers the flexibility to manually hang saddles in combination with a leg processor.

The OPTiX Thigh Deboner can operate at speeds of up to 14,400 thighs per hour depending on the line confi¬guration and bird size. The machine produces cartilage-free meat with minimal bone content which results in minimal trimming while maintaining a hand cut appearance. 

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, and Foodmate Brasil in 2015. Foodmate has become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. 

Inc. magazine has recently ranked Foodmate US, Inc. No. 885 on its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. For Foodmate U.S. visit