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Marel Iris Fillet Inspection

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Marel's IRIS Fillet Inspection camera offers a visual quality assessment that detects defects such as bruises, fat and skin. IRIS FI offers the option to secure the visual quality. Installed after the trimming station, it can check in real-time whether the trimmed fillets, that are on the conveyor belt at that moment, meet the quality requirements of the customers. If trimming is done too intensely, too much valuable meat weight will be downgraded. Too mild trimming can lead to customer complaints and a lower order intake.

For breast meat inspection, it is easy to set IRIS FI’s allowed tolerance threshold of individual bruises, total bruise area, fat defects and total fat area. Deviant fillet shapes can also be taken into account. Among the fat defects, residual skin – not removed by a skinner – is also detected. Detected bruises can be subcutaneous bleedings or blood clots – visible as sharp, red dots that can simply be wiped off. As a result of inferior wing separation, the wing pit is notably a critical spot where several defects may occur, such as blood spots or remaining tendons. On the other hand, too enthusiastic trimming in this area will result in odd fillet shapes and too much good meat spoiled.

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