• In-line fat analysis with 100% inspection
  • Final product quality and consistency improvement
  • Reduced manual labor and rework


The FATscan’s in-line precise analysis of fat content is an excellent tool for smaller and midsize producers of sausages, burger patties or ground meat to improve quality, achieve consistency, reduce costs and save time. It analyzes and calculates the fat percentage of all incoming material, trimmings or ground meat, controlling the process in real-time and reducing lean giveaway to a minimum.

Quality and consistency

The FatScan accurately measures and displays the chemical lean (CL) content, the valuable component of meat. It applies a unique spectroscopy technology which emits visible and near infrared (Vis/NIR) light to penetrate deep into the meat. Then sensors capture the returned transflected light with information about the absorption behavior, to make a fat/lean analysis. In this way, the FATscan analyzer ensures superior quality and the highest levels of consistency of the final product, either fresh or frozen.

Accessible in-line solution

The FATscan is specifically designed to help processors deliver a uniform product of high quality. Until now, in-line fat analysis was inaccessible to smaller and midsize processors. Thanks to the FATscan, they won’t have human errors, inconsistent product quality or failing traceability anymore. In addition, they will have more control of their process, products and suppliers, which allows them to purchase fewer raw materials with even improved productivity.

Useful data

The FATscan features an intuitive user interface that enables processors to generate, manage and export real-time reports or daily summaries with great ease. The data recorded by the FATscan has a time stamp and is assigned to batch as well as supplier information. The software can be linked to the database for full traceability of all data.

Easy integration

Thanks to its reduced height and adjustable belt angle, it can find its place after any grinder or mincer. Its compact, open and light design allows for easy integration into an existing production line.

The low need for maintenance and the reduced energy consumption also contribute to a productive, cost-friendly operation. All surfaces can be visually inspected, fast and easily cleaned and disinfected with high pressure water cleaning.

  • Supplier control: monitor and rate your suppliers on the fat/lean ratio requirements
  • Cost saving: reduced labor requirements and rework
  • High value for money and low cost of ownership
  • In-line full belt scan ensures 100% inspection
  • 108 scans per second
  • Standardization and precision: built-in scale
  • Simple integration
  • Small footprint
  • FDA compliant belt, adjustable in height and angle
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Fully wash-down stainless steel construction


Marel offers a range of service solutions to prevent failures, maximize performance or in case of unexpected breakdowns remote or onsite assistance.

Marel has offices in 30 countries across all regions, and a global network of highly skilled professionals that provide remote as well as onsite service support. We provide quality spare parts and customized service agreements for our customers to ensure optimal performance of Marel equipment.


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