Product

I-Cut PortionCutter

  • Specialized in turkey portioning
  • High speed giving increased throughput
  • Great accuracy with low giveaway
  • Flexible cutting angles

Information

The I-Cut is a high-speed, high-precision single lane intelligent portion cutter, which is excellently suited for turkey products. It is ideal to cut boneless, non-frozen turkey products into portions of fixed weight, fixed length or a combination.

Minimal give-away with excellent profit opportunities

The I-Cut is extremely flexible, robust and easy-to-use. It includes advanced laser vision technology and a 45-degree cutting angle, ensuring that cut turkey fillet products look natural. 

In the portioning process the product is conveyed to the infeed belt. The product passes the laser and camera unit to determine the volume and weight. The servo-driven cutting motor and knife ensure that the product is portioned according to desired specification. Each product is held to keep it stable and prevent it from rolling backwards or moving during cutting. After cutting, the product exits the portion cutter on the outfeed belt.

Accuracy and speed

The I-Cut features high portion accuracy combined with fast cutting. Operating at a rate of as much as 1000 cuts per minute, the I-Cut PortionCutter is capable of providing high productivity. Pre-programmed calibration enables you to switch product set-ups in seconds.

The Marel portion cutter can be adjusted from the touch-screen control panel at any time during the portioning process, which improves performance.

The high accuracy of the machine results in minimal give-away, thereby providing excellent profit opportunities.

Cut ‘n’ batch software

The I-Cut Portion Cutter is available with Marel Cut n' Batch software, which ensures a specific target weight for a whole batch rather than individual pieces. Individual pieces within each batch are guaranteed to be of equal thickness. The pieces in each batch are always adjacent pieces with the same meat color, marbling, and fat coverage.

The software can even handle different batch target weights in a whole piece of raw material. In addition, the product can be divided into designated zones, which can then be cut according to the parameters described above.

Product range:

  • I-Cut 36 - 1,000 cuts/minute
  • I-Cut 130 - 1,000 cuts/minute with a variety of cutting patterns
  • Single lane execution with one camera and one knife
  • Two different cutting angles: 45 and 90 degrees
  • Advanced laser vision system to ensure portion accuracy
  • User-friendly touchscreen
  • Infeed and outfeed belt with individually adjustable speeds
  • Servo-driven cutting motor 
  • Perfect product fixation
  • No use of water needed, reducing cross-contamination risks
  • Software package to meet most cutting demands/patterns
  • Integrates with Innova Portioning module software for remote programming, control and reporting
  • Emergency stop on front and back side
  • Made of stainless steel and other non-corrosive materials 
  • User-friendly and easy to operate
  • Engineered to ensure maximum hygiene, easy cleaning and sanitation 
  • Small footprint

Software

Benefits of Innova for I-Cut PortionCutters

  • Real-time monitoring and control
  • Data collection gives insight to optimize portioning process
  • Cutting programs easily shared between multiples devices
  • Enhances traceability and quality assurance

Monitor and control portioning

The Innova module for portioning lets you monitor and control your processing in real time. The software provides live dashboards showing data for key performance indicators such as throughput, yield and weight distribution. They give you a clear overview of actual production and highlight where improvements can be made or whether any corrective action needs to be taken to ensure production is running optimally. Remote program management allows you to easily control the portion cutter settings directly from the office. Cutting programs can be stored and shared among two or more portion cutters.

Get operational insight

Information about all pieces and portions is collected and stored in the Innova database. Standardized, ready-to-print reports can then be created to give you an insight into operational performance on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This statistical analysis takes away the guesswork and allows you to make data-driven decisions to optimize your portioning process.

Connect your business

Innova software can be implemented stand-alone with your portion cutter or it can be integrated with other Marel processing equipment across a full-line solution. This gives you central control over production, leading to optimized processing, higher yields and complete traceability for each and every portion created.

Service

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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