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Meat skinning machine

Imported: 25 Feb '17 | Published: 19 Mar '02

Ray T. Townsend

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A meat skinning machine has a frame with an elongated skinning blade mounted thereon. The skinning blade has an elongated cutting edge. An elongated gripper roll is rotatably mounted on the frame adjacent the blade for pulling the meat product to be skinning into operational contact with the cutting edge of the blade. A plurality of rows of teeth extend longitudinally on the outer surface of the roll with each row of teeth terminating in a cutting edge. The foregoing structure is conventional. A plurality of secondary teeth are formed on the cutting edges of the rows of teeth to facilitate the gripping of a meat product. The secondary teeth are smaller than the teeth in the rows of teeth. The cutting edge of the blade is comprised of a plurality of serrated teeth.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a skinning machine using a gripper roll, a shoe, a clamp, a skinning blade, and skin removing elements acting in conjunction with the gripper roll;

FIG. 1A is an exploded perspective view of the components of FIG. 1;

FIG. 2 is an elevational view of the gripper roll of this invention;

FIG. 3 is an enlarged scale elevational view of a portion of the gripper roll of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is an enlarged scale perspective view of the cutting teeth on the roll of FIG. 3; and

FIG. 5 is an enlarged scale plan view of a portion of the skinning blade.

Claims

1. A meat skinning machine, comprising

2. The machine of claim 1 wherein the secondary teeth are smaller than the teeth in the rows of teeth.

3. The machine of claim 1 wherein the cutting edge of the blade is comprised of a plurality of serrated teeth.

4. The machine of claim 1 wherein a plurality of spaced parallel annular grooves are cut in the gripper roll across the parallel rolls of teeth to receive a stripper element to assist the removal from the gripper roll layers of skin removed from a meat product by the skinning blade.

5. A gripper roll for a meat skinning machine, comprising,

6. The roll of claim 5 wherein secondary teeth are smaller than the teeth in the rows of teeth.

7. The roll of claim 5 wherein a plurality of spaced parallel annular grooves are cut in the gripper roll across the parallel rolls of teeth.