Patent Number: 8,574,041

Title: Shrimp deheading station

Abstract: Method and apparatus for deheading shrimp wherein are oriented head first in an entrance groove abutting a stop bar so that a head clamping bar can capture the shrimp between the head clamping bar and the bottom of the entrance groove near the sixth thoracic section so that cutting blades can sever the head from the shrimp. The heads of the shrimp are then deposited onto the head exit plate and the tails of the shrimp are then flushed from the entrance groove into an underlying tail exit trough by a stream of water. Thereafter a succeeding shrimp disposed in the entrance groove is then positioned in the entrance groove and the process repeated so that shrimp can be deheaded in an efficient manner.

Inventors: Allain; Reid P. (Gulfport, MS)


International Classification: A22C 29/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017