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The Versatility of Kentmaster’s Accessories: Adapting to Diverse Abattoir Needs

21st December 2023

The Vast World of Accessories in the Meat Processing Industry 

Meat processing accessories used in the meat industry are tools, machines, and various items that make it better, safer, and faster to process animals for their meat.

In this piece, we will focus on add-ons and what they offer to abattoirs. We will choose a lot of different parts and machinery to show you how many things are required to keep the work going, making sure everything is done right and without any harm.

Add-ons can cover all kinds of tools, gear, goods and things that get used at different points and steps in processing meat.

Accessories and Tools for Abattoirs

Some examples of accessories in the meat processing industry are:

• Sharpening Tools

These are items that keep the cutting and skinning knives sharp and in good shape. You can use steel, stones or electric sharpeners to make your tools sharp. Tools used for sharpening can vary in how rough they are, their shape and their strength to fit various knives.

• PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

These items make sure the workers and their work area are clean and safe. PPE can include things like aprons, gloves, boots, hats, masks, clean soap, and disinfecting products. Wearing protective gear can stop germs, sickness and harm during making cuts and using machinery with blades and other areas.

• Packaging Materials

These things cover and close the meat products to keep them safe from dirt and going bad. Materials used for packing can be things like plastic, paper, foil and bags that remove air. Wrapping items can also give data about the thing inside, like its name, how heavy it is and its costs today. It might even show stuff related to food value per serving plus expiry day details, too!

• Leftovers 

Leftovers are from the place where animals are  processed.  So you have to consider things like:

  • Blood
  • Bones
  • Fat
  • Body Parts
  • And Skin…

If the trash from a abattoir, like dirt in water or foul smells, sickness and bugs, if they are not dealt with right, then they can be dangerous to health and nature. So, managing the waste from an abattoir needs the right methods, rules, and actions to reduce the bad effects as much as possible while making full use of any good things that can come from this waste. Some ways to deal with waste from an abattoir are turning it into useful materials, making compost out of it and producing gas for energy use and more.

Critical control points (CCPs) 

These are the places or steps where angers can be stopped, removed, or lessened to safe levels. In terms of keeping abattoirs clean, CCPs are the places where meat pollution by tiny living things like E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria can be managed. Some key steps in keeping a abattoir clean include holding animals, making them drowsy or sleepy, taking off their skin and inner parts of the body (such as organs), cleaning once more with water, and then cooling down.

• Captive Bolt Gun

A tool that uses an empty tube to shoot a metal pin into the head of an animal, making it quickly go to sleep and die. This is a gentle way of making animals unable to feel pain before they are killed.

• Cattle Hide Puller 

A tool that uses air or liquid power to take off the skin from a cow’s body. This cuts down on the work people have to do by hand and makes the skin better in both its quality and how much we get from it.

• Paunch Refiner

A tool that divides the hard and watery parts of a cow, sheep or pig’s stomach. This makes the waste smaller and lighter, letting us carry on with more work or eliminate it.

• Guillotine for Head Splitting

A tool that splits the top part of a cow or pig into two pieces with a sharp knife. This makes it easier to check and take out the brain and other parts of the body.

• Warehouse Meat Loading Arm

A tool that raises and moves the bodies or pieces of meat from the abattoir to the cold place to keep them fresh or where they’re loaded onto something else. This makes it easier and safer to handle and keep the meat.

• Cattle Head Washer

A machine that washes the top part of a cow’s body using strong water shots and brushes. This takes away the dirt, blood and hair from the head to get it ready for more work or eating.

• Rise and Fall Platform

A stage that changes how tall the workers are based on how big an animal is or what part of the task they’re doing. This makes the workers’ work more comfortable and faster while also lowering the chances of getting hurt.

These are only a few samples of abattoir tools used for various needs and tasks in the meat business.

There are a lot of extra parts and add ons to help all kinds of machinery and other areas, this will show you how varied the business is as there are lots of items made to back up the main tools.

• Sausage Casings

These materials are used to wrap around the meat mix for making sausages. Sausage coverings can be real or fake and come in different sizes, colours and feels. The coverings on sausages can change the way they look and taste and how long you can keep them safe to eat.


In the world of meat processing accessories,  it’s hard to think of another industry with such a demand for obscure accessories for all kinds of machinery and equipment. This is why you need professional advice when setting up an abattoir project. Consultants are needed not only to guide you towards building the physical premises but will link you up to stock it with the right tools and personal protective equipment for the workforce. That’s why people turn to Kentmaster to get moving on their project.