Paws or ‘feet without shanks’ are an attractive product in China. It is therefore lucrative to produce ‘A’ grade paws, which is exactly what Marel's Paw Cutter does. In a processing plant, the Paw Cutter is installed at the end of the feet processing line after the Selective Foot Unloader.
The Paw Cutter receives feet, from which it cuts off the shanks. It handles all kind of feet, regardless of cut, resulting in a higher yield. This means that even broken feet can become ‘A’ grade paws. The machine cuts the foot just below the shackle, using a very reliable technique.
Marel’s Paw Cutter is a robust, reliable carousel machine in the renowned RS frame and has 16 units. As it is the last machine before the Feet Processing System, it releases all paws from the line, using the integrated unloader. Now, the Feet Processing System will only scald, peel and chill A-grade paws.