Smart Rib Saw

The cornerstone of Midwest Machine’s innovation is the patented Smart Rib Saw.  Years in the making, this system has no equal.  Using a system of 3D scanners and a proprietary algorithm, developed by Midwest Machine automation experts specifically for this application, this saw automatically removes the Chine bone (or spine) from the rib primal cut of beef.  After the meat is loaded into the conveyor cradles it passes through the scanning system, the Smart Rib Saw’s cameras scan the whole rib, develop a 3D picture in the programmable logic controller, and calculate the cut path.  Then, tracking the position of the spinal cord, the controller moves the band saw to provide the most optimal cut, removing the Chine bone maximizing yield.  Since the operator only has to load the conveyor, they are safely located far away from the blades.  Recommended rate is 7 pieces per minute per machine (based on operator ergonomics), fully loaded capacity is 14 pieces per minute.  Automate your processes and increase yields with the Midwest Machine Patented Smart Rib Saw!

Smart Rib Saw Features:

  • All Stainless Steel Construction
  • 100% washdown capable
  • Touch screen controls
  • Fully automated operation
  • 7-14 pc/min capacity
  • Proprietary rib cradle conveyor system
  • Built-in redundancy
  • Built-in features make washdown and maintenance easy
  • Patented


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