FleXitrim is a trimming line that delivers fillets so that natural and filleting defects are manually removed before the fillet is weighed and released back into the process. It is suitable for untrimmed whitefish fillets.
In some lines, left and right fillet is separated so Innova always knows that even numbered stations receive the “right fillet” while odd numbered stations receive the “left fillet” coming from the filleting machine. This gives the possibility to better adjust the filleting machine, for example, if it is filleting too narrow or too wide.
FleXitrim offers individual performance monitoring for yield, throughput and quality. And FleXitrim enables streamlined infeed to FleXicut.
A particularly unique feature for FleXitrim is the automatic bone detection (QC) done by the FleXicut machine which reports back to Innova that it has found a bone/contaminant from a certain employee or station. This is registered as a QC inspection in Innova; the number of bones found and where they were found is recorded.
Another powerful, unique feature is what we call heatmap. Each employee working on the station has a small terminal where Innova displays performance information, including a picture of the fillet, showing where the FleXicut has found bones. The heatmap shows the density of bones detected in the left or right fillet or both sides.
On the terminal, it is possible to see a heatmap of bones detected within in last X number of minutes using the configurable buttons on the screen. It is also possible to show the heatmap by the employee and apply a number of filters.
The image above shows a fillet that contains bones and, as the day goes by, it colors the fillet with the frequency of how often it has detected bone and at what location on the fillet. So locations get more red as more bones are found.
This information tells the operator to focus on a specific area on the fillet. There is a higher possibility that bone is at that location. This also tells the supervisor that he needs to adjust the filleting machine, maybe the right side of the machine needs adjustment or the left side, depending upon where the bones are frequently detected.
The cross (x) on the image is telling the operator that is has detected bones at this location in the last X minutes where X is configured to certain intervals.
Innova for Salmon Filleting provides complete equipment control and real-time monitoring to improve the overall performance of your filleting line, whether you use all or just some of the machines available.
A filleting line can include all or some of the following machines:
Depending on which machines and processes you use in your line, the workflow could be something like this:
Data collected from the devices include the following:
The belly height difference component for the MS2730 filleting machine shows the running average of the difference in height between the left and right bellies when the fish comes into the filleting machine. This is useful for optimizing the gutting process that takes place before the filleting machine.