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1. (WO2018160062) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MECHANIZED PEELING OF SHRIMP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/160062    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2018/050123
Publication Date: Sat Sep 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A22C 29/02
Applicants: KANT IE B.V.
Inventors: KANT, Klaas Berend
KANT, Alfred
KANT, Richard
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MECHANIZED PEELING OF SHRIMP
Abstract:
In the mechanized peeling of shrimp according to the invention each shrimp is transported in a transport direction (22) in-between a first shrimp contacting side (41) of a first endless conveyor belt (11) and a second shrimp contacting side (42) of a second endless conveyor belt (12), while on the shrimp there is exerted a pressing force which moves in a squeezing direction (21) which crosses the transport direction (22). At least one of the endless conveyor belts is, at least at its shrimp contacting side, made of a flexible synthetic material (81, 82), and comprises a pin bed of pins (51, 52), which with their free pin ends (61, 62) protrude at the shrimp contacting side of the endless conveyor belt for gripping at the shrimp. The invention enables optimal peeling results with excellent food hygiene.