Outstanding Bone Detection
Marel’s SensorX sets the standard in bone detection. Advanced sensing technology and software development give the SensorX bone detection capabilities that are unprecedented among automatic bone detection systems.
The SensorX produces much more reliable and consistent results in a production environment than manual inspection.
How it Works
The SensorX scans the product using advanced X-ray technology.
Product with bone is rejected to a workstation with a display showing the precise location of the bone. The bone (or other contaminant) is removed by the operator before the product is re-scanned for added safety.
In addition to bone detection, the SensorX can detect other contaminants such as metal, stone and glass.
The SensorX commonly achieves a 99% detection rate on calcified bones larger than 2mm, with false positives below 3%. With the SensorX, bone risk is no longer an inevitable part of poultry processing.
The SensorX bone detection system now performs weighing using X-ray.
The SmartSort is a discharge unit that can be positioned after the SensorX bone detection system. Together, the SensorX and SmartSort combine X-ray bone detection and grading in one compact solution.
The SmartSort gently diverts product into a crate, box, or onto a conveyor based on weight. It uses the weight information from the SensorX so there is no need for a dynamic weighing unit.
Down with false positives!
Performance statistics of bone detection machines may look impressive, but they will only reflect the true situation if the false positive rate is also included. A bone detection machine which gives too many false positives is useless. Marel’s latest SensorX software not only reduces the incidence of false positives to an absolute industry minimum but also detects those difficult to find bone fragments more accurately. This means less rework and fewer inspectors, enhancing still further the machine’s already excellent performance.
Process improvement with SensorX
The combination of Marel’s advanced sensing technology, software development and expertise in designing integrated turnkey systems, has ensured an optimal bone detection solution that fits any deboning process.
The SensorX has been integrated with all major poultry deboning systems and has proven itself to deliver superior bone detection, better process overview, less product handling and reduced over trimming. Ultimately, this gives processors a safer, more valuable product.
- Save money by detecting bones right after deboning
- Improve the deboning process using live feedback
- Detect both embedded & surface bones, metal, glass & stone
SensorX sizes and systems
SensorX is available in two sizes:
SensorX 23 – (300mm scanning width) suitable for most applications.
SensorX 25 – (500 mm scanning width) suitable for applications that require higher throughput, such as after two Stork AMF BX filleting systems.
Marel offers different types of standard logistic systems around the SensorX depending on customer needs. The most common SensorX systems:
This compact system is a good solution when space is tight, either as an inline or offline solution.
This system with rework is the choice for most processors. The rework mechanism guarantees re-inspection of contaminated fillets. Monitors are available to highlight the contaminants for easy removal. Works well as an inline or offline solution.
Enhance processing performance with Innova
Innova, Marel’s production management software, gives poultry processors the most effective processing control of their SensorX. Innova enables processors to control and monitor in order to improve processing performance.
This report shows the bone rate over time. The average rate for the selected period is also displayed.
For more information, contact your local marel representative today