Resources Contact Us Home
Apparatus and method for loading live fowl onto a conveyor

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5108345.

Apparatus and method for mechanizing the loading of live fowl onto shackles of an overhead conveyor used in poultry processing. Live fowl are placed on a moving conveyor belt moving alongside the shackles. A succession of bird loading stations move with the bird conveyor belt and position the feet of each bird in predetermined relation with corresponding shackles. A foot folder engages the feet of the bird, confining the digits of the feet for unimpeded entry into the shackle. The shackles then are moved toward the bird conveyor to position the feet in the loops of the shackle, after which the shackles are elevated with respect to the bird conveyor to engage the feet within the shackles.

  Recently Added Patents
Audit planning
Maize hybrid X95C382
Display screen or portion thereof with graphical user interface
Load control device
Control apparatus for autonomous operating vehicle
Multilayer films having reduced curling
Image sensor and method for fabricating the same
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method and apparatus for optimum black component determination for gray component replacement
Liquid jet recording head and liquid supply method
Capacitor with electrode containing nickel
System and method for interfacing a web browser widget with social indexing
Compositions for cleaning contained bodies of water with metal hydrates
Coloring agent comprising transition metals
Thermal pack
Apparatus for processing quality control data
Method and apparatus for stressing the data window in magnetic storage devices
Integrated and storable luggage scale with removable gripping member that allows two pieces of luggage to be weighed together simultaneously and to be secured together for transport