Food Engineering

Oil sac cutter

May 1, 2011




Removing the oil gland from the tail of chickens as they move along the processing line, the Cantrell OSC-1300 oil sac cutter controls the birds with an in-feed chain and guides the tail into a pinch point where the oil gland is forced into the opening of a V-shaped blade. As the tail is forced across the V-notch, the oil gland is pinched and cut away from the tail. The main chain has replacement components to allow purchasing parts instead of a complete chain assembly. The cutter processes up to 9,000 birds/hr. on 6-, 8- and 9-in. centers.

Cantrell; 800-922-1232; www.cantrell.com