Meat processors and suppliers wanting to improve quality and boost their bottom line are being urged to see TOMRA Sorting Food’s popular QVision 500 fat analyser in action this month.
The manufacturer of food sorting machines will be at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 27-29. TOMRA Sorting Food will be at booth 8137-B.
Demand for the QVision 500 grew significantly in 2014 with a raft of new and repeat orders from Europe and North America, including leading meat processor VION which purchased its first in-line analyser for its facility in Bad Bramstedt, Germany.
The innovative system can analyse both fresh and frozen meat and measures fat, moisture, protein and collagen simultaneously, and in real-time, delivering highly accurate and consistent results. The hygienic and robust analyser penetrates far into the meat, up to 25mm, and measures across the full 500mm width of its conveyor belt.
Thorsten Niermeyer, business unit manager process analytics, at TOMRA Sorting Food, says: “The QVision’s unique interactive spectroscopy is cutting-edge and sets a new standard for in-line analysis. We have made great efforts to design the system to meet the food industry’s demanding requirements and address the needs of our customers.
“It is extremely hygienic, with no horizontal surfaces where water droplets can remain and the system is never in contact with the meat. The design is open, so all surfaces can be visually inspected and sanitized, using high pressure water.
“The QVision is able to analyse 30 tons of meat per hour, making it an ideal choice for high volume processors. This, along with the consistent end product quality and savings generated through reduced lean give-away, helps customers drive up their profits.”
QVision applications include fresh or frozen ground meat, diced meat and small pork trim.
Ease-of-use is another key feature, as the machine has an automated and simple intuitive process interface. Key information is directly available on the self-explanatory touchscreen and operators need only minimal training to use it. The analyser also provides impressive data access, with daily reports being exported or integrated to the customer’s existing IT system.
Mr Niermeyer says: “Visitors to our booth at IPPE will be able to see the machine in action and ask questions directly to the TOMRA team about how it will benefit their processes.”
IPPE is a collaboration of three shows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo, and International Meat Expo – and represents the entire chain of protein production and processing. More than 1,100 exhibitors will be there, and more than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.
27 - 29 January, 2015
285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30303
- The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) official website.