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Title:
DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SHELLING CRABS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/026930
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a crab shelling machine which removes the carapace, the mandibles and the tail of a crab by temporally controlling the actuation of tools as a function of the measured dimensions of the carapace. A measuring tool determines the location of the front and rear part of the carapace relative to the saddle in order to secure the crab and move it through the machine. The position of the ends of the tools, which act upon the crab, are known. After measuring, the crab is advanced into a calculated position relative to a first tool so that an arm moves upwards and separates the carapace from the crab. The crab is then moved past a second tool which lifts the carapace off the crab carcass so that a third tool can move upwards to separate carapace and tail from the carcass, when the saddle is in a second calculated position. The remaining leg clusters are cut off and released by the saddle for further processing.

Inventors:
COURAGE, Robert D. (41 Lodge Road, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador A1X 2G7, A1X 2G7, CA)
EINARSSON, Thorir (6633 Francis Ave SE, Auburn, Washington, 98092, US)
SMITH, Clinton R. (525 Lake Blue Dr, Lake Placid, Florida, 33852, US)
Application Number:
EP2015/069142
Publication Date:
February 25, 2016
Filing Date:
August 20, 2015
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NORDISCHER MASCHINENBAU RUD. BAADER GMBH + CO. KG (Geniner Str. 249, Lübeck, 23560, DE)
International Classes:
A22C29/02
Foreign References:
US5401207A1995-03-28
US2771631A1956-11-27
US3495294A1970-02-17
US2502091A1950-03-28
US4715093A1987-12-29
US3596310A1971-08-03
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
STORK BAMBERGER PATENTANWÄLTE (Postfach 73 04 66, Hamburg, 22124, DE)
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