Stunning

Animal welfare in a harvest facility begins with a professional stunning system. BANSS stunning technology has been developed with the highest consideration of animal welfare.

BANSS BRT High frequency constant current stunning technology

Highlights

  • Animal welfare accuracy and efficiency
  • Exceptional animal welfare conditions due to a longer calmingdown period
  • Accurate synchronization between conveyor and stunning equipment through servo drives and linear guiding on BRT-2 and BRT-3 systems
  • Drive unit at the end of the conveying system - thus avoiding injuries and reduced wear on the conveyor components.
  • Infinite variable speed controller
  • Design for minimal "db" levels
  • Stunning current is recorded with a digital data system
  • Light grids and ultrasonic sensors are used for optimal animal identification
  • Equipment constructed with stainless steel

* T = Tact

BANSS stunning box with semiautomatic feeding system BSF-II-P

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Stunning box with a small footprint and average harvesting capacity of up to 200 animals per hour

Stunning

BANSS is introducing its first in-house developed CO2 stunning plant that goes by the series name SOMNIA. In cooperation with the research & development unit BANSS Animal Welfare, located in Holbaek/Denmark, a system has been designed by recognized CO2 stunning specialists, which by means of design improvements combines essential benefits regarding animal welfare, operation reliability and economic efficiency in comparison with other existing systems. Due to a flexible system configuration in modular design the SOMNIA series covers a stunning capacity up to 1200 pigs per hour.

In accordance with our understanding and conviction the SOMNIA, irrespective of its stunning capacity, complies with all current EC regulations regarding animal welfare on the one hand, and with all industrial requirements for stunning and meat quality on the other hand. Considering the natural behaviour of the animals, the pig handling system enables the effective and efficient CO2 stunning of varying group sizes. The SOMNIA series stands out due to highest user friendliness and ease of maintenance, which finally is reflected in economic efficiency.

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  Highest user friendliness and ease of maintenance

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Scalding processes

BANSS scalding process achieves the highest scalding quality with the use of efficient technology.

Vertical condensation scalding process

Scalding is carried out with 60°C (140°F) warm humid air instead of water. The scalding equipment is constructed in a sandwichconstruction style and insulated. There is a fully accessible stainless steel tank located at the bottom of the scalding tunnel. Air deflector plates are installed on the interior walls. Fans are aspirating the air in the upper part of the tunnel and circulate this air in exterior channels. During this operation the air is moistened and heated by water vapor. The fans blow the heated air through the lower part back to the scalding tunnel.

The air deflector plates push the heated air onto the carcasses where water vapor condenses which creates the scalding effect. To avoid any risk of corrosion in the scalding tunnel, the conveying system has been installed outside of the scalding tunnel; based on a patent registered design. The looped chains for the carcasses are introduced through a slot in the celling of the scalding channel that is sealed with brushes. There are insulated doors allowing access to the tunnel. Proven and reliable control units perform the process and the automatic temperature control.

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Vertical condensation scalding tunnel

Highlights

  • Modular design
  • Space saving arrangement
  • Easy cleaning with smooth inner and outer surfaces
  • Conveyor system outside the scalding room
  • Optimal hygiene
  • High degree of efficiency
  • Low operating costs and maintenance
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Self-supporting execution on a floor pedestal with housed transition into the continuous dehairing machine CDM

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Equipment is suspended in order to achieve high hygiene standards

Vertical water scalding process

During the circulation process, in a closed and well insulated scalding tunnel, water with a temperature of approximately 60°C (140°C) is sprayed out of special nozzles to the free hanging carcass. High-capacity pumps evacuate water out of a steam heated “in the tunnel” integrated industrial water tank into the spray system.

The system can be supplied with heat exchangers. The sandwich constructed scalding tunnel with double doors serves as a lock gate at the entry and exit points. This allows for optimal insulation. Proven and reliable control units perform the process and the automatic temperature control.

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Vertical water scalding tunnel

Horizontal water scalding in a paddle wheel tank or scalding tank

Depending on the capacity, 1 – 2 pigs or 1 sow from the debleeding- and/or deshackling conveyor are deposited on a rake in the paddle wheel tank. Scalding bath can be heated with an optional heat exchanger.

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Horizontal scalding tank

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Paddle wheel scalding tank

Dehairing

The BANSS dehairing machines have been developed to allow ease of maintenance and cleaning. This is reflected in the smooth surface design, the large cleaning doors on both sides of the dehairing machine and the use of high quality materials.

Non-synchronous dehairing machines for slaughtering capacities of up to 240 animals per hour

With model series DDM 120-1-2 to 240-2-2 BANSS utilizes international experience and the latest scientific findings in the development of non-synchronous dehairing machines. After scalding has been completed using either a scalding tunnel or the scalding tank, pigs are brought through an introduction chute. Scalding with 60°C (140°F) hot scalding water is continued with the dehairing process. The BANSS dehairing machines have been developed to allow ease of maintenance and cleaning.

Highlights

  • Optimized introduction of pigs into the machine
  • Includes conveyor for bristles removal
  • Water tank with fresh water dosing used to achieve maximum savings
  • Minimal footprint
  • With an automatic cleaning cycle directed towards the exiting equipment door, this design reduces potential bristle contamination of the carcass
  • Opportunity to increase throughput by combining multiple machines

Available Options

  • Machine frame hot-dip galvanized, with stainless steel doors
  • Machine post and doors stainless steel, dehairing cylinders and U-bars hot-dip galvanized
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DDM 120-1-2 with 1 machine

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DDM 240-2-2 with 2 machines

Technical data

Continuous dehairing for harvesting capacities of 200 – 1000 animals per hour

With model series CDM 200-1 to 840-3 BANSS utilizes international experience and the latest scientific findings in the development of continuous dehairing machines. After pre-scalding has been completed using either a scalding tunnel or the scalding tank, the pigs are brought through into the dehairing machine by means of introduction chute. Scalding with 60°C (140°F) hot water is constantly occurring with the dehairing process.

After the dehairing process has been finished the ejection slide opens automatically and the carcass reaches the receiving plate conveyor or table. The BANSS dehairing machines have been developed to ensure the ease of maintenance and cleaning which is refl ected in the smooth surfaces, the large area cleaning doors on both sides of the dehairing machine and the use of high quality materials.

Highlights

  • Gentle treatment of pigs by special arrangement of the dehairing beaters
  • Optimal removal of claws with second dehairing cylinder
  • Suited for large sized animals
  • Adjustable dehairing time and machine filling
  • Using a limited amount of fresh water and special spray nozzles; making the carcass virtually germ free

Available Options

  • Machine frame hot-dip galvanized, with stainless steel doors
  • Machine post and doors stainless steel, dehairing cylinders and U-bars hot-dip galvanized

Technical Data – Continuous dehairing with 1 dehairing cylinder

Technical Data – Continuous dehairing with 2 dehairing cylinders

Final treatment

The BANSS pre-cleaning and final treatment machines guarantee optimal results with minimum water and energy consumption.

Whip type machines

BANSS whip type machines deliver optimal results with low water consumption and surfaces that can be easily cleaned. Installed in the slaughtering process to wash and dry the pigs.

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4W2BW

Pre-Cleaning and final treatment machines for drying and washing

Individual customer preferences can be achieved by combining basic machine models.

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Final Treatment Designs

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Final treatment machines
Type 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 2x4s

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Final treatment machines
Type 4W, 4W-2BW

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Model 4W 2BW
with four horizontally arranged whip cylinders and two additional hind feet brush cylinders. Total connected load: 19kW

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Model 3S
with three vertically arranged whip cylinders. Total connected load: 12kW

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Model 4S
with four vertically arranged whip cylinders. Total connected load: 16kW

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Model 6S
with six vertically arranged whip cylinders. Total connected load: 24kW

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Model 2x4S
with eight vertically arranged whip cylinders. Total connected load: 32kW

Singer furnaces

BANSS singer furnaces are available in natural gas or propane versions. They achieve optimal singeing results with low fuel consumption due to targeted and times activation burners. All singer furnaces are DVGW tested.

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BF2, BF2-N

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BF4, BF4-N, BF6, BF6-N

Technical data

Workplace equipment and accessories

BANSS benefits from many years of experience with workspace design of harvest facilities. Only a work place designed with strict adherence to safety and ergonomics will assure an efficient and accurate operating sequence. Last but not least, the product quality is assured by an ergonomically designed workstation.

Operator lift and stationary platforms

By maintaining a clean circumferential platform border, the risk for cross contamination is eliminated. Our lifting and stationary platforms are equipped with sterilization stations for tools and cleaning equipment used during the slaughtering process.

Horizontally and vertically moveable lifting platforms for handling of various carcass lengths and sizes

Lift and fixed platforms with sterilization stations for tools as well as cleaning equipment for the slaughtering operations

All equipment components supplied by BANSS that are in direct contact with the product are equipped with cleaning and sterilization stations.

Hygiene

Hygiene and food safety are the utmost importance during the slaughtering process. Parameters that guarantee the quality of a customer´s product; as defined by the local food safety and consumer protection agencies.

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Hygiene Lock Design

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Hygiene lock

Ergonomically designed eviscerating process with direct drop onto tray

Automatic slaughtering knife cleaning and sterilization unit with ergonomic knife handling combines hygiene and ergonomics for best processing quality