CP Hengshui Food Processing is the core project of the 100 million broiler integrated industry chain program of the provincial government. Once the project has been completed, it will be able to produce 200,000 tons of high quality and safe chicken food every year.
The right appearance
CP Hengshui decided to automate their evisceration department with very sophisticated Nuova machinery. Nuova equipment will perform its tasks reliably and flawlessly at the high line speed of 13,500 bph [225bpm], preparing product for chilling and for further operations giving optimum yields. While removing all internal organs precisely, the Nuova eviscerator separates viscera pack and carcass in one quick operation, ensuring maximum hygiene and food safety.
Important food source
Edible poultry viscera are a valuable source of food in China. Gizzards, hearts and livers are important products in the Chinese retail market and are the major ingredients in many delicious chicken-based dishes. CP Hengshui therefore benefits hugely from Marel’s automated transfer of the viscera pack. Hanging in their own shackles, giblets can be harvested accurately now using machines such as the PGI (intestine/ gall-bladder), PLH (liver), HLS and HLH (heart/lung). These save a lot of manpower.
Similar to traditional cuts
After leaving the chilling process, products are graded by weight in the SmartWeigher. Here, the process determines whether product will be sold as whole grillers or will be cut up. A Marel distribution line puts each and every product into its most profitable form. Product is distributed by reliable automated transfer units. CP Hengshui cuts up most of its incoming whole products. Two ACM-NT systems take care of this, taking into consideration specific Chinese demands regarding leg and wing cutting. Thanks to the system’s modular set-up and flexible adjustment options, accurate cuts can be made, which are similar to traditional cuts made manually by skilled staff. That’s why the ACM-NT lines feature modules such as the JL processor for leg cutting and the Second Joint Wing Cutter for typical wing cutting.