METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUSLY HARVESTING SURROUNDING MEAT FROM A SUCCESSIVE PLURALITY ANIMAL LEGS

Fecha de publicación: 28/06/2021
Fuente: WIPO Meat
A method of, and an apparatus (1) for, continuously harvesting surrounding meat from a successive plurality animal legs having articulated first and second animal bones and an intermediate joint. The method continuously conveys the animal legs through a path of conveyance, and determines a location of the intermediate joint. Based on the determined location of the intermediate joint, adjusting a position of the intermediate joint and a cutting implement relative to one another, and performing cutting of tissue at a location commensurate with the location of the intermediate joint. The step of determining the location of the intermediate joint is performed contactless, and without interrupting continuous conveyance of the animal legs.