You want to get maximum product value from your breast fillets. Therefore, you need a system that accurately directs products to the appropriate product streams, based on their quality. Marel's SystemFlex Fillet Distributor allows you to distribute all qualities, weights or quantities, so that every single fillet can find its best possible destination. Innova PDS takes all the hassle out of figuring out what products have to go where.
Without any previous inspection, Fillet Distributor can still do its job. Product count can be the criterium to distribute fillets over different belts in a certain ratio, such as a 50-50 distribution. Combined with IRIS FI and a weighing unit, Fillet Distributor enables product-data-driven in-line separation into multiple product streams.
Location-tracking on the belt
Fillet Distributor consists of extremely fast, vertically switching SystemFlex conveyor belts. Using multiple Distributors, even more than two product streams can be configured in the process. Once Fillet Distributor has released a product to another belt, the positioning (angle and spacing between products) of this fillet stays the same, while keeping the dataset attached to the product.
Weight and quality
When based on weight criteria, gathered by an in-line weighing device (e.g. SensorX), Fillet Distributor takes care of directing calibrated flows, e.g. light, medium and heavy weight fillets, to the different packing lines. Heavy products can be sent to a portion cutter I-Cut 122 TrimSort, creating a smaller, more desired fillet and valuable portioned parts.
Combined with IRIS FI visual inspection, Fillet Distributor directs fillets with approved quality directly to a downstream flow for packing in trays, while rejected quality fillets (color deviations, skin left on, blood spots) follow other processes, such as portioning or convenience food production.