The fixed-weight portion cutter PORTIO 1 is used for portioning flat products such as chicken fillets, tenders, or deboned thigh meat, with a vertical cut programmed to a fixed weight. This portioner for poultry is also used to cut to a programmed fixed thickness on more rounded poultry products.
The PORTIO 1 fixed-weight portion cutter for poultry uses the top camera to scan the volume of the chicken fillet, deboned thigh meat or other flat poultry meat. The portioner can be upgraded to a PORTIO 3 by adding 2 side cameras. Bolt-on options are available to adapt the fixed-weight portioning machine over the operating life of the portioner in accordance with the evolution of your applications and processes.
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 for a maximum yield for all poultry applications.
1 laser camera at the top perfectly scans flat products such as chicken fillets or deboned thigh meat. This transforms the shape of the poultry product 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 strecth compensation which guarantees optimum accuracy over the years, using the same belt. The unique belt surface is specially designed for poultry products and will keep the products in place and prevents them from moving during portioning. A quick-release link makes it easy to remove the belts without removing any other parts.
For larger chicken or turkey fillets that weigh 250 gr or more and 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. A laser line can be projected on the infeed belt to indicate to the operator the correct placement of the chicken fillets. The density scale compensates for variation on injected poultry products which maximize yield and minimize give-away. The Automatic Product Holder prevents crust frozen chicken fillets from moving during portioning. The retractable outfeed belt, allows the head to be separated or the tail to be trimmed at high speed 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 visual presentation of the cutting pattern on a large screen along with the indication of the thickness and the weight makes it easy to adjust the program which maximizes the yield.
The MATRIX P software collects all production data from the PORTIO poultry cutting machine and allows to generate production reports. MATRIX P enables users to remotely make programs offline and monitor the poultry slicer status through an event log.
The portion cutter complies with the most stringent hygiene standards. The open structure of the portioning machine for poultry allows it to be fully cleaned using a pressure washer and disinfected on the inside and outside. A CIP (Cleaning In Place) system keeps the belt clean during production or rinses the belts after production. All cabinets with electrics and electronics have a unique air drying system to prevent buildup 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 poultry slicer to be diagnosed from a remote service point.
Operators appreciate the good working environment around the PORTIO thanks to its low noise levels.