Habasit recommended to replace the solid conveyor belt as well as the screen tumbler with our M5021 plastic modular belt. The perforated flat top surface allowed a very successful dewatering process and much smoother running.
Before the installation of the HabasitLINK M5021 plastic modular belt the meat to water ratio per truck load was 60% to 40%. With the M5021 up and running, the meat to water ratio was improved to 80% meat and only 20% water. That allowed the poultry processor to transport the same amount of product using four trucks less per day. Therefore, the Habasit belt saved the processor $1,927.20 a day in transportation cost alone.
But there are even more key savings for this processor:
- Estimated annual transportation savings of $501,072
- Up to 40% less truck emissions
- 20% less water consumption
- Capital savings of 80%