Marel's VOC Vent Cutter/Opening Machine combines two functions in a single machine, cutting loose the vent (so that it can be removed from the carcass) and opening the abdominal skin. The viscera pack can then be removed undamaged. Depending on type, the VOC is suitable for both smaller and larger birds and for lines with capacities of up to 10,500 bph/175 bpm.
With just one carrousel for two operations instead of separate carrousels for each operation, VOC means lower machine-related costs and less floor space taken up. Compared to manual venting and opening VOC also saves labor. Operations are carried out very hygienically, thereby preventing product contamination and maintaining product quality.