Pork Belly Processing Conveyor
Hold those pork bellies down!
Our pork belly hold-down conveyor ensures the pork bellies stay flat and in one place for rib removal by personnel.
Features and Benefits
- Bellies are automatically pressed against a belt and held tightly so personnel can efficiently remove the ribs
- Stationary bellies permit more accurate rib removal with adequate amount of meat
- Cutout rib sections are more consistent since trimmers don’t have to worry about a sliding belly
- Easy-to-Clean conveyor minimizes washdown time and ensures a thoroughly clean conveyor
How it works:
The hold-down conveyor consists of a conveyor and roller chain assembly with hold-down dogs. The conveyor and roller chain assembly run as the same speeds. The pork belly is laid on the conveyor with the ham side near the hold-down dogs. The hold-down dogs pinch the belly on one end which permits very little belly movement. The workers can now easily remove the ribs from the belly with a boning knife. As the belly advances towards the end of the conveyor, the dogs lift up permitting the belly to be transferred to the next processing station.