Gainesville, Ga. (Vocus) February 8, 2008
The updated YieldPlus™ Debone/Trim Management System from Gainco helps poultry processors get “more out of their meat” and deliver additional profits to the bottom line. Poultry processors can significantly reduce their labor requirements in dark meat deboning and breast trimming operations, while also achieving measurable improvements in portion control consistency, product yields, throughput and quality.
For example, with the YieldPlus™ system, users typically can achieve up to 3% or more in improved boneless dark meat yields, giving processors a very rapid return on their investment.
YieldPlus™ brings together advanced product distribution and data collection systems from Gainco with the yield improving and labor-saving technologies of Bettcher Industries’ Whizard® Series II Trimmers and AirShirz® air-powered scissors. Incoming product is automatically weighed and distributed to each operator for further processing (dark meat deboning, fillets, tenders or nuggets) and tracked by individual operator station, thereby allowing poultry processors to hold their employees accountable for individual performance in the areas of yield, portion control consistency, quality and productivity. Robust and precision system controls mean that batch integrity and proper operator accountability is maintained throughout the entire process, with results posted for each workstation in real time.
The YieldPlus™ system allows for maximum flexibility as well as consistency in processing products to varying specs (e.g., size, shape and weight), while the user-friendly interface makes pre-programming of orders and QC activities easier than ever. With the YieldPlus™ system in place on the processing floor, meat quality is improved by eliminating the incidence of bone fragments or cartilage at the system’s built-in quality control stations.
For breast trimming and portioning applications, the YieldPlus™ system incorporates Gainco’s rugged DuraWeigh® bench scales featuring IP69K-rated Gainco Infiniti™ weight indicators for the ultimate in protection from harsh chemical washdowns, water ingress and condensation. The system’s ingenious open-frame construction eliminates water puddling and guards against corrosion and the buildup of bacteria, thereby enhancing food product safety.
In addition to its precision-weighing capabilities, the YieldPlus™ system delivers information reports and summaries instantly, including highly valuable comparative reporting per operator station – perfect for operator supervision, training and incentive pay programs. Data generation has never been faster or easier, and all data can be archived for historical tracking and analysis. The system is also network-interface capable for remote access and monitoring. RF transmission of data eliminates hard-wiring requirements, thereby allowing for flexible set-up and preservation of the integrity of the system’s “smart” operating elements.
The modular design of the YieldPlus™ Debone/Trim Management System allows Gainco to meet the individual needs of different processors. For example, the system can be constructed with single or dual-sided operator stations – all the way up to 28 operator stations per system.
For more information on the YieldPlus™ Debone/Trim Management System, including viewing short video clips of key system operations, visit http://www.GaincoYieldPlus.com. You may also contact Russ Williams at (770) 534-0703.
YieldPlus™ systems are engineered and manufactured by Gainco, Inc., a leading supplier of weighing, sizing, sorting and distribution systems for the meat, poultry and seafood processing industries. Gainco offers design engineering, equipment manufacturing and systems delivery/installation for poultry processing facilities nationwide and outside the U.S. It also offers comprehensive service contracts through its Blue Ribbon Service unit.
Gainco is a subsidiary of Bettcher Industries, Inc.
russwilliams @ gainco.com