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Animal cleaning system (патент US № 8012002)

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патента US № 8012002

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Классы МПК:A22C25/02 .мойка рыбы или очистка ее от чешуи 
Автор(ы):Brown, Timothy D. (Friona, TX, US)
Патентообладатель(и):Cargill, Incorporated (Wayzata, MN, US)
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подача заявки
21.05.2010
публикация патента
06.09.2011

РЕФЕРАТ (Abstract)

Systems and methods for cleaning animals are disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus for cleaning a plurality of carcasses of harvested animals includes a track system configured to convey the carcasses through a plurality of carcass disassembly stations. The apparatus also includes a spray system for directing a fluid at a portion of at least one of the carcasses. The spray includes a plurality of nozzles configured to rotate relative to the track system. The spray system directs the fluid onto each of the carcasses in a tracking manner as the carcass moves from a first carcass location to a second carcass location. In another embodiment, a method for cleaning a plurality of carcasses of harvested animals includes providing an assembly line for conveying the carcasses through a plurality of carcass processing stations. At least one of the stations comprises a spray nozzle assembly for directing a fluid in a rotating path at a portion of each of the carcasses. The method also includes directing the fluid onto each of the carcasses in a tracking manner as the carcass moves from a first location to a second location on the assembly line.

ФОРМУЛА ИЗОБРЕТЕНИЯ (CLAIMS)

I claim

1. An apparatus for cleaning a plurality of carcasses of harvested animals, comprising: a track system configured to convey the carcasses through a plurality of carcass disassembly stations; a spray system for directing a fluid at a portion of at least one of the carcasses, the spray system comprising a plurality of nozzles configured to rotate; wherein the spray system directs the fluid onto each of the carcasses in a tracking manner as the carcass moves from a first carcass location to a second carcass location.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the nozzles rotate 360 degrees relative to the track system.

3. The method of claim 1 wherein the nozzles spin in a circular path.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the nozzles rotate in a clockwise direction.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the location of each of the carcasses is monitored by an optical sensor, and the direction of the spray system is controlled by a processor using information from the optical sensor.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein the location of each of the carcasses is monitored by a mechanical location measurement sensor, and the direction of the spray system is controlled by a processor using information from the mechanical location measurement sensor.

7. A method for cleaning a plurality of carcasses of harvested animals, comprising: providing an assembly line for conveying the carcasses through a plurality of carcass processing stations, wherein at least one of the stations comprises a spray nozzle assembly for directing a fluid in a rotating path at a portion of each of the carcasses; directing the fluid onto each of the carcasses in a tracking manner as the carcass moves from a first location to a second location on the assembly line.

8. The system of claim 7 wherein the fluid is directed onto a neck or forequarter portion of the carcass.


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