Patent Number: 6,251,004

Title: Automatic poultry cutting apparatus

Abstract: A device under the control of a programmable logic controller, cuts poultry carcasses into a predetermined amount of pieces that remain together and are deposited into a compartmentalized conveyor for continued separation until the cut up carcass or carcasses are deposited into the final packaging configuration. The device, can cut the tail, breast tip, drumsticks, split the breast into two halves in the front, remove internal organs not removed in the evisceration process, cut wings, split the back from the top of the breast to the bottom of the thigh, cut the breast portion from the thigh portion, and remove the leaf fat from the bottom of the thigh. The disclosed device can also skip some of the above cuts to generate different end products.

Inventors: Nemeth; Dennis J. (Clearwater, MN)


International Classification: A22C 21/00 (20060101); A22C 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018