The fixed-weight portion cutter PORTIO 3 is used to portion rounded poultry products or parts such as fillets, with a vertical cut to a programmed fixed weight. This PORTIO 3 portioner uses 3 camera/laser combinations to accurately scan the entire contour of a large fillet.
The PORTIO 3 fixed-weight portion cutter for poultry uses the top camera combined with the lateral side cameras to scan the volume of larger more rounded chicken or turkey fillets. 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 evolving 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.
3 sets of laser cameras, one on the top and 2 on the sides perfectly scan irregularly shaped filets as well as more rounded chicken or turkey fillets. This transforms the shape of the product into a perfect 3D model. As it knows the density of the meat, the intelligent software of the portioning machine is able to instantly calculate where to cut the meat to optimize the yield and minimize give-away while keeping the target weights in mind.
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 fresh products keeps the fillets in place and prevents them from moving during portioning.
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. The Automatic Product Holder prevents larger meat primals from moving during the portioning process. The BackHolder holds the last portion upwards while preventing slip-back on the modular belt. In some applications, the retractable outfeed belt allows the head to be separated or the tail to be trimmed from the center cuts.
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 and the thickness and weight indicators makes it easy to adjust the program which maximizes the yield while minimizing give-away.
The MATRIX P software collects all production data from the PORTIO poultry cutting machine and allows production reports to be generated. MATRIX P enables users to remotely take programs offline and monitor the status of the poultry dicer using 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 rinses the belts. All cabinets with electrics and electronics have a unique air drying system to prevent the buildup condensation. Belts can be removed with a quick release, without the need for tools.
The portion cutter can be connected to the internet. This enables the status of the slicer to be diagnosed from a remote service point.
Operators appreciate the good working environment around the PORTIO, thanks to its low noise levels.