Pig Head Deboner

Main benefits

  • Up to 600 heads per hr.
  • High and constant throughput
  • Highly flexible capacity
  • Requires significantly less skill in manual deboning
  • Improves manual labor efficiency up to 100%
  • Improved labor conditions
  • Optimal hygiene
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Overview

The Pig Head Deboner, in short PHD, is Marel’s innovative solution for the semi-automatic deboning of whole pig heads. Deboning pig heads has finally become profitable.

On the PHD line, deboning tasks are divided into well-defined and simple part actions. On a number of key points manual labor is replaced by fully automated mechanical actions.

As a result the need for skilled manual labor decreases considerably. This leads to a significant drop in labor costs and an increase in efficiency, throughput and yield. In most cases this results in a payback period of less than 1 year.

The PHD turns a former by-product from slaughtering into a prime source of meat and profit!

 

Pig Head Deboner overview

How does it work?

The Marel PHD line is a very flexible and versatile system that can be fully adapted to and the skill level of workers and the customer’s needs. Below is a possible configuration for a line processing approx. 250 heads per hour, requiring a minimum of 6 people.

A standard PHD set-up always includes a stand-alone PHPC pig head pre-cutter.

  1. Semi-automatic preparation on pig head pre-cutter (PHPC)
    • pig head is placed inside PHPC
    • head skin is cut in half
    • prenasal bone and nose are cut in two
    • prenasal bone is separated from skull
  2. Manual preparation on PHD line
    • head is firmly affixed to line
    • lower jaw halves are being precut
  3. Automatic mask pulling & jaw splitting
    • jaw is opened
    • mask gets pulled from skull
    • lower jaw is split in half for easy removal
  4. Efficient deboning on PHD line
    • mask completely removed for further skinning and trimming
    • jaw halves are cut away and cheek meat is collected
    • meat from jaw cavity and palate is collected
  5. Automatic unloading onto table
    • temple & occipital meat and other trimmings are recovered
    • deboned skull is disposed of

 

Pig Head Deboner - detailed view

Specifications

Technical data

 

 

 

 

Length

9742 – 12142

mm

384 – 478

inch

Height

1854

mm

73

inch

Width

924

mm

36.4

inch

Weight

900

kg

1984.2

lbs

Total power

4

kW

5.4

hp

Airborne noise

< 80

dB(A)

 

 

Features

Capacities & required manual labor*

Capacity heads/hour 250 450 600
Automatic - Pre-cut on PHPC 1 pre-cutter/loader 1
pre-cutter
2
pre-cutters
Manual - Loading 1 pre-cutter/loader 1
loader
1
loader
Manual - Pre-cut on PHD 1
pre-cutter
2
pre-cutters
3
pre-cutters
 

Automatic - Mask pulling & Jaw splitting

Capacity heads/hour 250 450 600
Manual - Harvesting masks, jaws & meat (number of deboners) 3 4 5

Automatic - Discharge

Capacity heads/hour 250 450 600
Manual - Harvesting temple & back of head (number of deboners) 2 3 4
Efficiency* - Heads/man/hour 36 41 40

* The PHD system is very flexible with regard to capacity and yield. Above is a list of possible set-ups and performance estimates.

 

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