Value your wing parts

  • Maximizing value of wing parts
  • Objective quality assessment
  • Streamlined logistics
  • Increased yield
  • Saving labor


Q-Wing consists of the IRIS vision grading system, the Innova Wing Distribution Module, a specific layout of ACM-NT cutting modules and conveyor belts. The IRIS cameras do the same as elsewhere in the plant: detecting fractures, torn skin, bruises and blood spots. What is different is the focus on specific wing part defects.

Accurate sorting

The Q-Wing solution assesses and distributes each individual drumette or wingette of each right and left wing in an ACM-NT cut-up line. If IRIS has detected a defect in a second joint, this part is cut selectively in the Wing Joint Cutting module and ends up in the ‘B’ grade product stream. ‘A’ grade second joints end up in a separate product stream, to be processed downstream or packed. Such an accurate sorting procedure reduces considerably the number of products to be trimmed.

“Q-Wing not only saves labor but also removes the subjective human element from the grading process.”

Saving labor

Usually, the volumes processed by Q-Wing could require many people. Q-Wing, however, does away with the need for manual quality grading. It can save the operators who are currently assessing, sorting and reworking wings.


Q-Wing not only saves labor but also removes the subjective human element from the grading process. It makes reliable objective decisions in all situations, based on a limited amount of red pixels, for example. Human assessment can leave room for doubt, often leading to manual rework.

Consistent quality

Q-Wing automation makes wing processing much easier. Product flows are consistently smooth and reliable, supported by sophisticated logistics. Now that a consistent top quality is guaranteed, the value of wing parts is maximized.

  • Automated wing part assessment and distribution
  • Reliable process, without human bias or fatigue
  • Clear product streams of ‘A’ grade and ‘B’ grade products
  • Consistent quality of wing products
  • Wing parts with bruises can be upgraded by sending them for marination
  • Ingenious logistic solutions
  • Able to handle 60,000 wing parts per hour [1,000 ppm]
  • An existing IRIS system in the cut-up or distribution line can also be used for Q-Wing


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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