March 12, 2009


Gainco introduces new LFT product bulking system


Gainco Inc, in Georgia, US, has introduced a new AccuFillâ„¢ legal-for-trade (LFT) product bulking system for meat and poultry applications.


In addition to automating the collection of bulk-pack products, the LFT bulker combines packing and labelling functions all in one station, thereby reducing the equipment footprint and plant labour requirements.


This results in labour savings and improved process efficiencies over standard bulking equipment.


Fresh or frozen legs, thighs, wings, breast portions and virtually all other poultry products are suitable for processing using AccuFillâ„¢ LFT bulkers, along with a wide variety of further-processed items.


The equipment also handles pork products such as picnic trim, picnic cushions, feet, neck bones and offals, as well as beef trim and offals.


The AccuFillâ„¢ LFT bulkers system works in a way that the product is fed to the bulking system via a conveyor or other material handling device and then collected in a container that rests on the NTEP-certified scale unit.


Once a pre-programmed target weight is achieved, a gate on the buffer hopper closes and the operator adds or removes product to reach the target container weight. Following this, the operator applies the lid and label and slides the container on to the exit conveyor.


The AccuFillâ„¢ LFT bulking system continues cycling in this manner until all product has been collected, batched and labelled, or until the end of the shift.


The unit also has a ''sanitary'' open-frame design which allows effective washdown mode feature, simplifying access for maintenance activities.

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