The fixed-weight portion cutter PORTIO 1A is used to portion flat fish fillets to a programmed fixed weight. Fillets can be cut at an angle to maintain the natural look of the portioned fish fillets, or for a larger plate coverage. The knife angle of the knife can be changed from 0° to 30° or 45° with respect to the vertical position.
The fixed-weight portion cutter PORTIO 1A is used to portion flat fish fillets to a programmed fixed weight. Fillets can be cut at an angle to maintain the natural look of the portioned fish fillets or for a larger plate coverage. The knife angle of the knife can be changed from 0° to 30° or 45° with respect to the vertical position.
The PORTIO software for the Portion Cutter always calculates the cuts so as to leave zero waste and maximize the yields. Conditional programs are possible for increased yields. Combinations of fixed thickness and various fixed weights allow portioning with maximum yield for all fish applications.
1 laser camera on the top perfectly scans flat products such as fish fillets or deboned thigh meat. This transforms the shape of the fish filet into a 3D model. As it knows the density of the product, the intelligent software of the portioning machine instantly calculates where to cut the product to obtain the target weights.
The portion cutter has automatic stretch compensation which guarantees optimum accuracy over the years, using the same belt. The unique belt surface that has been specially designed for fish products keeps the products in place and prevents them from moving during portioning.
The cutting angle can be adjusted without the need for tools. A patented system automatically adjusts the gap between the infeed and outfeed belts to achieve optimum spacing. This feature minimizes the risk of damaging the belt when changing the cutting angle.
On larger fish filets such as tuna or on whole fish which have a more rounded shape, it is beneficial to add 2 side cameras for an optimum and accurate scan.
Specially designed options can be bolted on to the portioner at any later stage for specific applications. The density scale compensates for variation on injected fish fillets. The Automatic Product Holder prevents the crust frozen fish fillets or whole fish from moving during the portioning. The retractable outfeed belt allows the head to be separated or the tail to be trimmed and can be combined with a blow-off system.
Intuitive programming of cutting patterns and fast and easy fine-tuning of the programs to get the maximum yields. The cutting pattern is shown on the screen along with details of the thickness and the weight of each fish portion.
The MATRIX P software collects all production data from the PORTIO and allows production reports to be generated. MATRIX P enables users to remotely take programs offline and monitor the status of the fish slicing machine using an event log.
The portion cutter complies with the most stringent hygiene standards. The open structure of the portioner allows it to be cleaned using a pressure washer and disinfected on the inside and outside. A CIP (Cleaning In Place) system rinses the belts. All cabinets with electrics and electronics have a unique drying system to prevent the build-up of condensation. Belts can be removed with a quick release, without the need for tools.
The portion cutter can be connected to the internet, allowing the status of the portioner to be diagnosed from a remote service point.
Operators appreciate the good working environment around the PORTIO, thanks to its low noise levels.