baader logo blue

The Importance of Using High Quality Rubber Fingers

In the poultry processing industry, quality rubber fingers play a crucial role in the picking process. As the carcasses move along the line, the rotating movement of the rubber fingers effectively removes the feathers. However, it is essential to recognize the significance of maintaining and using high-quality rubber fingers to ensure optimal performance and hygiene standards.

Enhance Picking Efficiency and Hygiene

Balance New and Old Fingers

Regular inspection and replacement of rubber fingers are key factors in achieving efficient and effective feather removal. It is recommended to check and replace the rubber fingers on a daily basis to avoid any compromises in the picking process. An important aspect to consider is maintaining a good balance between old and new fingers. Having too many new fingers can result in overly aggressive picking, potentially damaging the carcasses.

On the other hand, using too many old fingers can lead to inadequate feather removal, negatively impacting the final product quality.

Minimize Bacterial Growth

Furthermore, broken or worn-out rubber fingers pose a significant concern. Not only do they impair the effectiveness of the picking process, but they also create an environment conducive to bacterial growth. Bacteria can hide in cracks and crevices of the damaged rubber fingers, posing a threat to food safety. Therefore, it is essential to promptly replace any broken or worn-out fingers to prevent bacterial contamination and maintain high hygiene standards.

Effective Picking and Long Durability

By prioritizing the use of quality rubber fingers, poultry processing facilities can ensure a more efficient and hygienic
picking process. The wavy ridges on the Rubber Finger WAVE ensure multi-directional feather contact during
picking and effectively remove feathers. The special rubber formula is developed for long durability.

Easy Replacement of Fingers

The Picking Finger Puller 945 is a pneumatic hand tool designed specifically for the efficient removal and mounting of rubber fingers in finger discs. With its user-friendly design, this tool makes it faster and easier to replace worn-out fingers.

© Picture Credits:

The Importance of Using High Quality Rubber Fingers