Patent Number: 6,306,026

Title: Apparatus and method for parallel processing of a plurality of cattle carcasses suspended from a conveyor

Abstract: The invention disclosed in this document relates to an apparatus and method for parallel processing of a plurality of cattle carcasses suspended from a conveyor. At least two processing stations are provided that displace, or move, in a direction parallel to the conveyor. Each of the two stations performs generally the same processing operation on a carcass and each station has an individual coupling means for releasably engaging on the conveyor, wherein the processing stations are displaceable along a common guide. The processing stations are preferably connected flexibly to each other such that the interval between the processing stations in a position coupled to the conveyor is greater than in a position disconnected from the conveyor.

Inventors: Post; Gerard Jan (Hengelo, NL)

Assignee: Stork MPS B.V.

International Classification: A22B 5/00 (20060101); A22B 005/00 (); A22B 005/18 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018