The FTIM RotoVac combines the functionalities of a Final Inspection Machine and a Neck Skin Trimmer. The integrated machine has a smaller footprint and a lower investment level. This 20-unit carousel removes any debris such as hearts, lungs, or other viscera remnants remaining in the product after evisceration. At the same time, it cuts neck skins (flaps) straight to a uniform length for optimum presentation.
Internal organs or bits of them left in the product after evisceration are the number one enemy of shelf life. Equipment to remove them shouldn’t, however, damage ribs. The FTIM RotoVac cleans the abdominal cavity perfectly without damaging the rib cage.
How it works
To avoid rib damage, products are positioned precisely by a leg loop and a shoulder lifter, so that the specially shaped suction nozzles always enter them correctly. Vacuum is only applied once the unit is stationary at the bottom of the cavity. The twin nozzles rotate outwards from the breastbone towards the ribs on either side of the product. They move along the line of the ribs and therefore prevent them from damage.
Vacuum is provided by blowers rather than by a vacuum unit. Not only are these better at providing the vacuum needed for top performance, they’re also easier to maintain and cheaper to run.
Neck skin trim
All options of the RNT are integrated in the FTIM Rotovac. The length of neck flaps is adjustable, according to product specification. Neck skins can be taken away from the machine by the shared vacuum transport system.