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TOMRA’s new FatScan fat analyzer allows for the continuous analysis of meat to precisely determine its fat content. This functional and compact machine can be easily integrated in production lines and is specifically designed to assist smaller meat processors in delivering a consistent and uniform product.

In-line fat analysis with TOMRA FatScan

The innovative FatScan can analyse both fresh and frozen meat and it measures fat in real-time, delivering highly accurate and consistent results. The hygienic and robust analyser penetrates deeply into the meat, and measures across the full 500 mm width of its conveyor belt.

The design is open, so all surfaces can be visually inspected and sanitized, using high pressure water.

The FatScan is able to analyse up to 7 tons of meat per hour, making it an ideal choice for small and medium size processors.
This, along with the consistent end product quality and savings generated through reduced lean give-away, helps you to drive up your profits.


  • Daily reports
  • Automated and simplified process
  • Ease of use, minimal training required
  • Consistent long life accuracy


  • Ground Meat: fresh and frozen meat, of any grind size, and mechanically separated meat
  • Diced Meat: used for better blending of trim meat or as the initial step in some dried sausage production processes
  • Small Trim: standardization of small trim without grinding or dicing

Find out more about the TOMRA FatScan in our press release or get in touch with our team

Key features

Sensor Technology

The TOMRA FatScan analyser applies unique interactance spectroscopy technology which measures VIS-Near Infrared light that has penetrated deep into the meat before it is analysed. This feature allows both fresh and frozen food products to be analysed at very high accuracies and capacities.
As the full width of the belt is scanned, and combined with the information from the integrated weigh cell, real-time measurement of the entire product is possible.

Product Benefits

  • Consistent end product quality
  • Large savings in reduced lean give-away
  • Smarter purchasing through quality control of raw materials
  • Reduce human and sampling errors
  • Full quality traceability and documentation of batches
  • Increased throughput

Advanced Analysis Criteria

The TOMRA FatScan can analyse small trim, ground and diced meat for the following analysis criteria:

  • Fat

Technical specification

 TOMRA FatScan
CapacityUp to 7 tons/hr
(L x W x H, mm)
1115x1900x1650 mm (43,9x74,8x65 inches)
Infeed belt widthN/A
Air pressure inputN/A
Electrical consumption1 phase, 230 V, 60/50 HZ, 10 A fuse