Units are installed on three separate packing lines and inspect seafood products, including frozen and chilled coated fillets and fishcakes, for contaminants at speeds up to 80 packs per minute.
The equipment complements three existing CW3 machines and replaces outdated models at the seafood manufacturing plant in Aberdeen.
Simon Robertson, director at Joseph Robertson, said the heavy-duty conveyor components make the CW3 combination unit ideal for its tough production environments.
“As well as providing high performance inspection systems that offer low cost of ownership and good management of process KPI’s, Loma’s industry knowledge helps ensure we keep up to date with increasingly stringent legislative requirements.”
The checkweigher measures product weights; rejecting ‘out of tolerance’ products, while the metal detector detects and rejects contaminated items.
Loma’s Alex Learmonth said the preparation of seafood involves processes such as trimming, boning, gutting, skinning and filleting.
“The CW3 combination systems and standalone IQ3 metal detector needed to be capable of handling a wide range of Joseph Robertson products, including frozen and chilled coated fillets, fishcakes, scampi and ready meals, all packed in plastics trays.
“The metal detector offers variable frequency meaning items can be automatically calibrated in a matter of seconds, ensuring optimum speed and efficiency.
“Frequency data for many different products can be stored allowing for minimum set up time, ease of operation and optimum sensitivity across a complete range.”