The Weigh Transfer 520 automatically releases the bird from the inlet overhead line, weighs each bird individually and transfers the bird to the outlet overhead line. The machine is driven by the overhead lines, and line speed and shackle positions are synchronized by an electronic control system.When birds are transferred to the weighing wheel, they are spread out to ensure sufficient space and avoid interference between the birds during weighing.The machine operates with a ‘static weighing’ principle that allows for an accuracy better than ± 0.25%.
After the weighing process is completed, the birds are automatically transferred onto the next line. This allows the weighing wheel a “window” for zeroing and resetting in preparation for the next bird, which is crucial for accurate weighing throughout the production day. The system is capable of re-hangingthe birds from any pitch to any pitch – and from any leg spread to any leg spread – with a transfer efficiency of up to 99%.
The birds are weighed and distributed in standard two-leg shackles. This means that the Weigh Transfer 520 can be incorporated anywhere in the process: from slaughter to evisceration, from evisceration to air chilling and from air chilling to distribution. If you capture the weight early in the production, you will promtly know if the actual flock intake matches your production planning. In case of major deviations, a Weigh Transfer 520 installed before evisceration will provide valuableminutes of chilling time to make adjustments.
On the Weigh Transfer 520, each bird is weighed on its own load cell to reduce weighing interferences. The digital load cells on the machine offer a stable signal and they are robust and reliable:
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