MMC Pork Processing Equipment

Automatic Hog Head Splitter

Millard's Automatic Hog Head Splitter is designed for brain and pituitary extraction.  Millard offers an efficient rotary Head Splitter capable of 1200 head/hr.  The unit comes complete with hydraulic power unit, controls, safety guarding, and outfeed table.

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Bleed and Scald Conveyor

This system is made up of heavy duty overhead conveyors and conveyor systems designed to carry hogs through the scalding and bleed out process.  It is an automated operation from shackling to dehairing.  This complete system includes the 6" roller I-Beam conveyor, 6" trolleys on 24" centers, rollers, drives, traction wheels, sprockets, scald tanks, and other necessary components.  See our 6" Roller I Beam Overhead Conveyor in the Overhead Conveyor Equipment section for conveyor details.

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  • Supplied as a complete system
  • Sticking and bleeding accomplished in vertical positions
  • Unshackler integrated to drop hogs at production pace
  • Variable speed drive permits pacing with line speeds
  • Shackles permanently mounted to chains
  • Custom line designs adaptable to existing or new requirements

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Gambrel Table

Millard's Gambrel Table is a moving top table made of heavy duty stainless steel upon where the hogs are unshackled, correctly oriented and gambreled. Our Gambrel Table is of the same construction as our Shackle Table except for the width that is 6' instead of 4'.

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Hog Chutes

Our Hog Chute starts the lead-in for processing the hogs.  Smooth sides enable drivers to keep hogs moving quickly and quietly towards stunning.  The Chutes are available in any length and are constructed of heavy gauge structural pipe.  Slip resistant operator platforms and hog surfaces come standard or can be customer specified.

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  • Heavy duty tubular and sheet metal construction
  • Hot dip galvanized material
  • Stainless steel material optional
  • Custom lengths and applications
  • Adjustable legs for uneven surfaces
  • Slip-resistant surfaces for both hogs and drivers

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Hog Head Spike Conveyor

Our Hog Head Spike Conveyor increases work efficiencies by a paced line allowing the consolidating of snout marking, temple and cheek chiseling, head meat removal and other works.

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Hog Head Workup Table

Millard's Hog Head Workup Table follows the head spike line where workers segregate the head into distinct meat lines and associated conveyors.  Each worker has a workstation adjacent to these lines.

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Hog Jaw & Snout Puller

Millard's automated "Hog Jaw and Snout Puller" is faster, safer, and more sanitary than any other machine in the industry. The patented snout and jaw removal system automatically removes the snout inline prior to jawbone separation.  Our machine unhinges the jawbone, increasing temple meat yields while reducing broken jawbones done by manual operations. See our "Case Study" for more details.

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Hog Predryer / Hog Dryer / Hog Polisher

Millard can custom build Hog Polishers, Predryers, and Dryers into any sequence, rotation and brush or whip configuration you need to reduce hand shaving operations.  Single, multiple or continuous cabinets available.

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Hog Singer

Our Hog Singer is designed for fast removal of the hog's hair.  It can be customized or come complete with cabinet, burners, valves, exhaust, controls.  We can custom design it to fit your layout and space.

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  • High efficiency flame retention
  • Singes entire hog surface at one time
  • Adjustable head burner
  • Vented cabinet
  • Manifold options
  • Gas-air mixer
  • Blower options
  • Automatic solenoid valve and water cooled rail

Hog Viscera Inspection Table w/optional moving top platform

Millard's Viscera Inspection Tables provide a sanitary moving pan for inspecting the internal organs of the hogs.  They are built in various lengths to conform to conditions at installations and rate of speed.  12" wide x 30" long stainless head pans and 4" wide x 30" long stainless viscera pans standard and can be synchronized with overhead chain.

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  • Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Construction
  • Wash-down duty, Custom lengths available
  • Adjustable legs for uneven surfaces
  • Heavy Duty Variable Speed Motor and Gearbox

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Other Harvest Floor Products

Millard provides a large range of products for the Pork Processing Equipment industry.  Our specialty is working with our customers to provide the proper equipment they need and making it work, whether that be a standard item, a connecting process, or a custom designed product to fit your unique layout or process.  Here is a sampling of some of the other products we manufacture:           

  • Air Operated Shackle Release
  • Dehairing Support Parts
  • Hog Carcass Wash Cabinets
  • Hog Head Basket
  • Hog Head Wash Cabinets
  • Pedestal Inspection Platforms
  • Personnel Wash Stations and Sinks
  • Skinning Stand
  • Tongue Basket Washer
  • Tongue Washer
  • Trolley Indexers
  • USDA Stamper

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Salt Table for Intestines

The Salt Tables contain a water based salt bath to disinfect the linings from harmful bacteria. Pork Intestine Linings are pulled through the salt bath and wound or gathered up on reels for sale or transport to "further processing" facilities.

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Scald Tub

Our heavy duty scald tanks are custom designed to fit your layout and process. We Include water circulation piping, valving, and drain and overflow connections as required. The scald tub can be mounted on custom frames.

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  • 1/4" Heavy duty construction (mild steel or stainless)
  • Structural bracing to fit your layout
  • Water recirculation lines and fittings
  • Drains
  • Overflow connections
  • Lengths, widths and heights customizable
  • Custom platforms with stands, ladders, and hand railing as needed

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Shackle Table

The Shackle Table provides a heavy duty moving surface where stunned hogs are shackled by the hind feet onto an overhead chain conveyor prior to the scald tanks.  Our Shackle Table is of the same construction as our Gambrel Table but is 4' wide versus 6'.

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Stack Rail System

Our Stack Rail System is a gravity system designed for holding hogs prior to processing and engaging into the main overhead chain system.  We can provide this complete queuing system including beams, rails, rollers, switches, indexers, and other associated components.  For more on our gravity systems, see Gravity Style Overhead Rail Systems in the Overhead Conveyors section.

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  • 1/2 x 2-1/2" rails
  • Heavy duty switches
  • Carbon steel
  • Galvanized 13" drop hangers standard or custom to fit your requirements

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V-Restrainer

V-Restrainer is a V-shaped restraining system which conveys and holds the hog in a still upright position for smooth and efficient stunning.  Hogs walk into the restrainer and are carried by the belts forward.

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  • Conveyor Driven
  • Stainless Steel available
  • Variable Speed Heavy Duty Drives
  • Up to 750 hogs per hour
  • Overhead restrainer to keep hogs down
  • 14' standard length (custom lengths available)