Automation improve yield and product quality
With the automation of whitefish bone detection and removal, FleXicut greatly reduces the need for skilled labour and improves product handling and overall yield.
The bones in whitefish are notoriously difficult to locate and remove, using the manual V-Cut to remove the pinbones six to 10 per cent of the fillet is also removed. With FleXicut, cutting out less f lesh on the V-cut leaves more on the loin – the most valuable part of the fish.
Equipped with high resolution 3D X-ray and two water-jet cutters, Marel’s FleXicut incorporates two critical processing steps in one machine – it precisely locates the pinbones and then cutting the fillet to remove them.
The FleXicut uses the latest X-ray technology to locate bones with extremely high accuracy, down to 0.2mm pinbones. Determining the orientation of the bones is critical in order to cut out less f lesh and leave more on the loin.
The water-jets for the bone removal process are very f lexible, enabling the FleXicut to perform a variety of cutting patterns.
The angle cutting option allows it to follow the curved lines of the bone frame very closely, thereby further reducing pinbone material. This means significant yield gains in the loin. FleXicut is also equipped with a built-in blade cutter, to optionally cut the tail piece.
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