Au­to­ma­tion im­prove yield and prod­uct qual­ity

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - FOOD INDUSTRY -

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.

Go to en­quiry quote: D140715

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