Marel Poultry’s newest star in this concept is the StripPositioner. The StripPositioner is an add-on feature to the SingleFeed module. While the SingleFeed singulates bulk items for further processing, the StripPositioner positions strips or tenders for optimal cutting. The StripPositioner rotates the strips and tenders 90 degrees and spaces them appropriately so they are in the perfect position for the I-Cut 122 for nugget portioning.
The StripPositioner is added functionality with low maintenance, cleanability and operation. It’s a simple design which eliminates the bottleneck area of feeding and orientation of strips, without the need for manual operation.
The StripPositioner provides higher productivity with a reduction of labor. Improves yield by reducing rework/trim pieces that are caused from poor infeed quality. This new StripPositioner system realizes approx. 30% higher throughput with 5-6% higher yield and at the same time better product quality with a labor reduction.
Two dual lane I-Cut 122 portion cutters, which combine high levels of accuracy and minimal giveaway with high throughput and impressive reliability, are at the heart of the Automated Nugget Line. Input material for the first I-Cut 122 can be deboned breast or thigh meat. Butterflies can previously be split by the Breast Splitter. At the end of the Nugget Line, the second I-Cut 122 portioner produces nuggets with precise specifications. The result is uniform cubes of breast or thigh meat cut to fixed weight and dimensions. Altogether, the Automated Nugget Line ensures one of the lowest give-away figures in the market, with the lowest demand for manual labor.