Poultry plucker machines, as the name suggests, are machines used to remove plumage from poultry or in an animal processing industry.
There are several models and they can vary both in size and use. In our category we include two of the major models on the market, the basket and roller models, both with the same function of removing excess plumage but with different speeds and capacities.
Before the actual plucking stage is carried out, there are preparatory procedures to be performed in order to achieve an excellent result at the end of the process:
For a correct and effective plucking procedure, the animal positioning inside the machine is also important. It should be positioned with its back to the bottom and its legs slightly bent upwards to facilitate the work of the machine.
The working mechanism consists of the central body, which tends to rotate, and its wall, provided with evenly distributed picker sticks, small hard rubber fingers that, by repeatedly coming into contact with the animal, allow the almost complete removal of plumage.
It can be possible that a few plumes will remain stuck at the end of the procedure; in this case, simply finish the process by removing them directly by hand.
Cleaning and maintenance of these machinery is quite simple.
For cleaning, just use water to remove processing residues from each component.
Maintenance is pretty limited, considering the machine's few components; the main focus is on the picker sticks and the mid-engine.
These two plucker machine models perform the same function with different processes and outputs.
Basket plucking machines are characterised by a large basket where the animals are placed; the baskets can vary in size to allow several animals to be processed together and it can also be removable for easy cleaning. The work is carried out by a motor that generates the rotary motion and enables it to perform the process.
Roller plucking machines, by contrast, are generally used for shorter hourly outputs, due to their smaller size and method of operation. In these models, the rotary motion of the roller with the picker sticks is given by a drill, which is connected to the end of the machine. When the drill is engaged, the roller will turn as a result and allow plucking.