Tilapia processing line
Participants followed the production process in a tilapia processing line in the VIP sessions, specially assembled for the event. The demonstrations were guided by sales managers Eduardo Weschenfelder and Paulo Guth, and specialists Marcel Sudatti, Orlando Falcon, Luciano Jardin, Sebástian Moraga, and Tiago Azevedo.
Tilapia began in the Compact Grader, where they were weighed and graded. As one of Marel’s key products, the Compact Grader is a complete solution for automated grading that allows simple batching with fixed or variable weight and has more than 50 grading programs, ensuring product versatility and reducing waste.
The FilleXia, our latest release, then filleted the fish. Exclusively developed for the Brazilian market, the FilleXia guarantees high-quality automatic filleting, processing up to 40 fish per minute. It ensures a production committed to food safety, with low cost and maximum yield. The skin was removed by the Skinner OTM-50, which provides maximum fillet yield.
Next, the StreamLine intelligent cutting and trimming line was presented. It improves logistics and handling of the fish along the production line and allows real-time monitoring of each workstation for yield, productivity and quality.
Our attention to food quality and safety was demonstrated with the SensorX. This advanced X-ray inspection technology accurately scans cuts and trims to detect, besides the pinbone, hard contaminants such as metal and glass.
The finishing process was carried out with the SmartLine grader, which creates intelligent batches to obtain the greatest yield of the raw material and ensures minimum overweight. The equipment is now produced in Brazil, making it more accessible to processors, with shorter and more flexible delivery times and with the option of financing via BNDES Finame.
The products were fed into the Target Batcher, an efficient and compact solution for packing processes. It creates accurate fixed-weight batches, facilitates batching and reduces the need for rework.
At the end of the demonstration, the I-Cut 22 was introduced—a portion cutter that combines high accuracy, throughput, and reliability. It also cuts boneless and defrosted fish products into fixed-weight and/or uniform dimensions.
With constant investment in innovation, we prioritize equipment connectivity with the food processing software Innova, which improves the management and control of the production process. Collecting and using relevant data allows companies to monitor all stages and gain a competitive advantage.