The new QVision system is able to penetrate meat up to 25mm, while analysing up to 30 tons of meat per hour. This allows meat processors to secure the maximum benefits available from in-line fat analysis and real-time process control, Tomra reported.
Matthias Gessner, market unit manager, meat, at Tomra Sorting Solutions, said: “Even with carcase classification, cutting patterns and employees possessing decades of experience, large variations in the fat levels of input meat are inevitable. But now, with years of research and successful results in the field, the QVision in-line analyser measures fat, protein, collagen, moisture and weight in fresh or frozen meat, at any grind size, across the full width of its conveyor belt, with analysis penetrating far into the meat.”
Tomra exhibited the QVision system at CIBUS TEC which took place on 28-31 October in the Parma Exhibition Centre, Italy.
“In addition to capacity increase and the reduction of lean giveaway, the QVision helps customers to get better yield from their raw materials, while ensuring consistent product quality. This eliminates the risk of ‘out of spec’ fat claims,” Gessner concluded.