A number of manufacturers produce high-quality food-processing equipment that is vital to the high-throughput production systems required to control costs in the highly competitive food market.
One key piece of meat-processing equipment is the bone-in stuffer, sometimes called a clipper or clipping system because it attaches clips to both ends of a meat product to seal the netting or casing. Clipping systems come in several sizes and configurations, and top-of-the-line systems can process up to 10 pieces per minute. Most bone-in hams today are processed with a bone-in stuffer.
Bone-in stuffer systems allow meat processors to safely and efficiently create ready-to-cook meat products in a single step. This processing equipment enables the use of special casings from specialty producers such as PCM that allow custom colors and flavors to be added using the casing, which in turn allows flavors to be cooked thoroughly into the meat and attractive natural colors to be applied to the surface of the product.