In the plucking line, the birds pass through a series of plucking machines that are equipped with motor driven rotating discs, each operating a number of plucking fingers. The discs closely follow the contours of the bird and water spray removes the plucked feathers. Easy and simple adjustment in height and width, even during production, provide excellent plucking results. Efficiency and ease of use are key features of Meyn's plucking equipment and their precision in operation provides optimum plucking results with an absolute minimum of incidental damage to the skin of the bird.
The Meyn plucking machines can be supplied with a fixed cabinet with either two or three rows of plucking discs on each side or with separate plucking banks which can be individually adjusted. Both series are available in various lengths.
JM plucker series
JM 32: 2 x 8 discs per cabinet in total 384 plucking fingers
JM 40: 2 x 10 discs per cabinet in total 480 plucking fingers
JM 64: 2 x 16 discs per cabinet in total 768 plucking fingers
JMKD plucker series
JMKD 48: 3 x 8 discs per cabinet in total 576 plucking fingers
JMKD 60: 3 x 10 discs per cabinet in total 720 plucking fingers
JMKD 96: 3 x 16 discs per cabinet in total 1152 plucking fingers
KM72: 3 x 16 discs per cabinet in total 432 plucking fingers
JMD2: 1 x 16 discs per bank, 4 separate banks in total 640 plucking fingers