Marel’s in-line technology, involving the automatic transfer of the drawn viscera pack to a separate pack processing line, has in the meantime become the industry standard. Marel offers market-leading flexibility in both how the pack is processed and the degree to which the process is automated. All will depend on demands from the local market and the cost and availability of labor. If cost-effective labor is abundantly available, all giblets can be harvested manually.
Automated giblet harvesting
Marel’s pack process starts with the PGI system, to remove intestines, which hang down and away from the rest of the viscera pack, and gall bladder. It is important to know that lungs and heart are situated above the pack clamp, with the liver and gizzard below the clamp. Now the PLH machine harvests the liver that, until then, partly covered the gizzard. Next, the HLH system can harvest the ‘disclosed’ gizzard below the camp and simultaneously unloads the lungs and heart. These proceed to the HLS where they are separated, while the gizzards enter the MG-150 for processing.