Food sorting machines manufacturer TOMRA Sorting Food will demonstrate its popular QVision 500 fat analyser at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, US, later this month.
Meat processors and suppliers aiming to improve quality and boost their bottom line can see the QVision 500 at the Georgia World Congress Center from 27-29 January at booth 8137-B.
Demand for the fat analysing machine grew significantly in 2014 with a raft of new and repeat orders from Europe and North America, including leading meat processor VION, which purchased its first in-line analyser for its facility in Bad Bramstedt, Germany.
The system can analyse both fresh and frozen meat and measures fat, moisture, protein and collagen simultaneously, in real-time, delivering highly accurate and consistent results. The hygienic and robust analyser penetrates far into the meat, up to 25mm, and measures across the full 500mm width of its conveyor belt.
TOMRA Sorting Food process analytics business unit manager Thorsten Niermeyer said: "The QVision’s unique interactive spectroscopy is cutting-edge and sets a new standard for in-line analysis. We have made great efforts to design the system to meet the food industry’s demanding requirements and address the needs of our customers.
"It is extremely hygienic, with no horizontal surfaces where water droplets can remain, and the system is never in contact with the meat. The design is open, so all surfaces can be visually inspected and sanitised using high-pressure water.
"The QVision is able to analyse 30t of meat per hour, making it an ideal choice for high-volume processors. This, along with the consistent end-product quality and savings generated through reduced lean give-away, helps customers drive up their profits."
QVision applications include fresh and frozen ground meat, diced meat and small pork trim.
Ease-of-use is another key feature, as the machine has an automated and simple intuitive process interface. Key information is directly available on the self-explanatory touchscreen and operators need only minimal training to use it.
The analyser also provides impressive data access, with daily reports being exported or integrated to the customer’s existing IT system.
Niermeyer added: "Visitors to our booth at IPPE will be able to see the machine in action and ask questions directly to the TOMRA team about how it will benefit their processes."
IPPE is a collaboration of three shows, International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo, and represents the entire chain of protein production and processing. More than 1,100 exhibitors will be there, and more than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.