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08 Jun 2016
Besides being the very first of its kind, the modern, oval carrousel machine with 40 or 48 units was quite ahead of its time. It took hygiene very seriously, preserving the connections between esophagus, crop, gizzard and intestines during the withdrawal, which considerably reduced the risk of infections by intestine bacteria. Furthermore, each drawing unit was cleaned after every operation cycle. The fully automated evisceration operation could handle 5000 broilers of various dimensions per hour.
The P40 was the first and last oval carrousel, as its successor, the P24-II, was a round carrousel as we still know it.
The introduction of the P40 automatic eviscerator revolutionized the poultry processing industry worldwide. It proved another innovation milestone in the rich history of the Stork company.