Whizard® Series II Trimmers Are Ideal For Maximizing Lean Meat Yields From Beef & Pork Neck Bones

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The new trimming head design of Whizard® Series II Trimmers delivers an innovative, highly productive angle on trimming.

Whizard® Series II Trimmers from Bettcher Industries represent the safest, most effective way to increase lean meat yields from beef and pork neck bones. The Whizard® Model 620 Trimmer is specially designed to harvest meat from neck bones - while also eliminating the risk of bone fragments, spinal cord or spinal fluid contamination.

And now, Bettcher introduces yet another degree of worker speed and comfort with an angled trimming head specially engineered for the neck bone trimming operation. The unique, new housing features a 15 degree angle so the wrist and forearm operate in a more natural position. The result: increased throughput and reduced stress on the hand and the forearm.

The value of neck bone trimming using the Whizard® Series II Trimmer is very compelling - significantly improving the recovery of high-value lean meat compared to using a straight knife. For example, when trimming pork neck bones, approximately 2.5 oz. of meat per hog is typically harvested when using a straight knife. In contrast, using the Whizard® Model 620 trimmer increases the yield to approximately 7.5 oz. per hog. Significant yield improvements are also experienced when trimming beef neck bones when using the Whizard® trimmer.

The Whizard® Model 620 trimmer used in neck bone applications features a two-inch diameter blade, and sized to trim narrow areas easily while optimizing quality meat yields. The small blade size as well as the trimmer's angled housing position enables processors to conform to the restrictive cutting blade standards as set by large quick-serve restaurant chain operations.

In addition to their yield-enhancing capabilities, the trimmers also deliver distinct benefits over the risk of contamination associated with product gathered by automated meat recovery (AMR) systems.

Whizard® Series II trimmers incorporate a number of patented design elements to enhance operator productivity, safety and comfort. For example, each handpiece features a contoured handle to reduce grip force and torque momentum. Operators can choose from five interchangeable handle sizes as well as left- and/or right-handed operation. The handles are color-coded by size for identification, and are very comfortable - even during periods of extended use. A hand-strap provides operators with added control, while the flex-shaft/casing attaches to the handpiece with a simple two-action motion.

For more details on Whizard® Series II Trimmers for beef and pork neck bone trimming and other revenue-enhancing applications, contact Scott Gregory at 1-440-965-4422 or visit http://www.bettcher.com.

Established in 1944, Bettcher Industries brings more than five decades of successful innovation to the meat processing industry. The company is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of innovative precision cutting tools for food processing applications. Based in the United States, Bettcher Industries is an ISO 9001: 2008-certified company with direct distribution and service in more than 50 countries around the world.

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