TOMRA’s new FatScan fat analyser allows for the continuous analysis of meat to precisely determine its fat content.
This functional and compact machine can be easily integrated in production lines and is specifically designed to assist smaller meat processors in delivering a consistent and uniform product.
TOMRA Sorting Food is the part of TOMRA Sorting Solutions that specialises in sensor-based food sorting, peeling, and analysing equipment. It has launched the new TOMRA FatScan for the continuous analysis of the composition and standardisation for meat products.
The new system allows for chemical lean (CL) content, the valuable component of meat, to be accurately measured and presented to the customer. The analyser’s precise control is essential to ensure high levels of consistency and superior quality of the final product for the processor.
Easy-to-use batch analysis offered by the TOMRA FatScan also allows for control of raw materials. This technology delivers consistent quality and improves profitability through the optimised use of raw materials.
In addition, the TOMRA FatScan can analyse fat content in beef / pork trimmings, whether minced or diced. The system uses TOMRA’s patented interactance spectroscopy utilising infrared light, which penetrates deep into the meat. With the capacity to analyse 7tn meat per hour, the system provides measurements in real time, removing the need for rework.
During its lifetime, the TOMRA FatScan offers continuous precision and enables TOMRA’s customers to generate, manage, export, and integrate daily reports with ease. The system’s high capacity, ease-of-use, and intuitive user interface is fast-cleaning, low-maintenance, and has reduced-energy consumption. These are only a few examples of its many advantages.
Its compact, open, and light design allows for easy integration into an existing production line. Thanks to its reduced height and adjustable belt angle, it can be placed after any grinder or mincer. All the surfaces can also be visually inspected, easily cleaned, and disinfected with high-pressure water cleaning.
The TOMRA FatScan has been developed specifically for small and medium sized meat processors. According to business unit manager of process analytics at TOMRA Sorting Food Thorsten Niermeyer: "In the past, small and midsized meat processors were unable to invest in in-line fat analysis. Off-line analysis required additional time and labour, while being vulnerable to sampling errors and therefore proved to not always be a feasible option.
"The TOMRA FatScan allows small and mid-sized processors to utilise in-line fat analysis to control their process, products, and suppliers. Precise measurement of fat content by the TOMRA FatScan is an excellent tool for quality improvement and a reduction in costs and time for these processors.
"TOMRA’s FatScan offers many other great advantages such as improved productivity, complete traceability, consistent product quality, fewer human errors, and smarter purchasing of raw materials."