Marel launched SensorX, its bone detection machine, in 2007. In that time, much has changed. Globally, the quantity of chickens deboned has grown significantly and labor is now both more expensive and less available. The machine too has undergone continuous development and there have been major advances in what SensorX can see and how it interprets this information.
Today, SensorX can pick up bone fragments down to 2mm. The machine will detect over 99% of bone remnants and will also see hard foreign material such as metal, stone and glass.
Lowest level of false positives
At 3%, SensorX has the lowest level of false positives of any detection equipment on the market. This is due to the smart algorithms used, which increase the rate at which bone fragments are spotted while reducing the number of false positives. False positives mean unnecessary additional labor, as all deboned meat rejected by detection equipment has to be checked. There is also the risk of over-trimming, which impacts negatively on yield. Too many false positives also mean that data generated by the equipment cannot be relied upon.