In line with the shift to higher processing speeds as fast as 15,000 bph [250 bpm], Marel developed its new EComp evisceration shackle. The higher the speed, the more noise a running processing line will produce. The replacement of metal shackles with models made out of special composite material means significant noise reduction, making the evisceration department a more pleasant environment to work in.
Forces on the shackle, particularly in corner bends, can be enormous at those speeds. The material from which the EComp shackle is made, is highly resistant to harsh circumstances such as intense use, heavy pressure, humidity and temperature changes.
EComp shackles also make life easier for the overhead conveyor chain when guiding product past processes throughout the plant. Should an error occur and a shackle become trapped, it is better for the shackle to break in a controlled way –without splintering!– than bending and causing a jam. Using the EComp shackle will reduce downtime, as this shackle is quick and easy to replace.
Cleaning the shackles is not a problem either. The shackle washer can handle them perfectly, as there are no difficult edges or hidden corners.
If necessary, the EComp shackle can be supplied in a number of colors. Standard color is blue.