The fixed weight portion cutter PORTIO 3A is used to portion larger chicken or turkey fillets to a programmed fixed weight. Large chicken or turkey fillets can be cut at an angle to give them a natural look, 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 3A fixed-weight portion cutter uses a top camera combined with 2 side cameras to scan the volume of larger chicken or turkey fillet. Bolt-on options are available to adapt the fixed-weight portioning machine over the 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.
3 sets of laser camera, one on the top and 2 on the sides perfectly scan the more rounded chicken or turkey fillets. This transforms the shape of the poultry product into a 3D model. As it knows the density of the meat, the intelligent software of the portioning machine instantly calculates where the product 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, is specially designed for poultry products and will keep 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 belt to achieve the optimum spacing.
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 or tenders. The density scale compensates for variations in injected or tumbled poultry products. The Automatic Product Holder prevents chicken fillets from moving during 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 weight of each poultry 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 make programs offline and monitor the status of the poultry 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.