Poultry and Eggs

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The poultry industry is quite experienced in the utilization of automated equipment for processing. Some examples of typical advanced automation equipment in use in poultry plants are shown in Figure 1. This equipment has been successful in improving productivity for many labor intensive operations, such as the deboning line shown in Figure 2.


Poultry Industry Inspection Process Line Speed Cutting Operation Poultry Processing 
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