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The Importance of Using
High Quality Rubber Fingers

Enhance Picking Efficiency and Hygiene

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.

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.

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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.

Stunned rooster in close-up
Forklift unloads UniLoad drawers from a truck

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.

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Picking machines equipped with rotating rubber fingers effectively remove feathers.
AirJet Scalder 1050

AirJet Scalder 1050

Air blowers inside this scalder agitate the hot water and cause the water to penetrate into the feathers.
Turbo Scalder 1070

Turbo Scalder 1070

This scalder uses an energetic, downward water flow to keep the product immersed and transfer the warm water deep into the feather package.
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