Vision for a new industry standard

Spectra: foreign contaminant detection solution

For Spectra, we have successfully joined hyperspectral sensors from TOMRA and an intelligent algorithm in a robust and valuable in-line solution, easily incorporated into the processing flow.

Thanks to its revolutionary in-flight double-sided poultry fillet scanning, Spectra is bound to become an industry-standard, following in the footsteps of Marel's SensorX, the world's leading bone detection solution.

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Revolution is in the air

Spectra is a groundbreaking solution featuring spectral imaging, a technology fit for contaminant detection. It performs a double-sided surface scanning of the poultry fillet as it falls through the air, detecting and discarding foreign surface material with unrivaled precision.


Peace of mind


Full automation


Brand protection


Sustainable solution


spectra vision

Space vision

Marel Spectra features in-flight, near-360° hyperspectral imaging, the same technology used by NASA for space exploration.

Spectra can detect foreign material, such as plastics, rubber, and wood, on the surface of a product, solving an urgent industry problem.

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Marel's Partnership Of Pioneers

A partnership of pioneers

Always striving to optimize its innovations, Marel developed Spectra in partnership with TOMRA, the global leader in vision technology.

Watch a two minute video of the Marel/TOMRA partnership.

By being close and listening to our customers, we know how much of a challenge plastics and other contaminants are for them. This is why we are investing so much in developing the Spectra with TOMRA.

Roger Claessens

EVP of Poultry at Marel

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For Spectra, we have successfully joined hyperspectral sensors from TOMRA and an intelligent algorithm in a robust and valuable in-line solution, easily incorporated into the processing flow.

Thanks to its revolutionary in-flight double-sided poultry fillet scanning, Spectra is bound to become an industry-standard, following in the footsteps of Marel's SensorX, the world's leading bone detection solution.