October 12, 2016

Marel's I-Cut 122 high-speed cutter takes poultry portioning to "a new era"



Marel introduces the I-Cut 122 Portion Cutter which combines superior standards in accuracy, throughput and reliability with a new, innovative software.


The dual-lane I-Cut 122 has been designed for cutting boneless, non-frozen poultry products to fixed weight or uniform dimensions. According to Marel, it offers one of the highest throughputs in the market and will match future requirements for filleting line capacities. It can handle 2000 cuts per minute for each lane. On the lanes, knife angles can independently be adjusted at 45°, 60°, 75° or 90°. Different products and cutting patterns can be cut on specific lanes simultaneously.


Fixed-weight portions


With demand for products of consistent weight and uniform shape, the I-Cut 122 is able to supply such fixed-weight product portions, while maximising the use of raw materials, reducing give-away and increasing yield. The advanced vision control technology on the I-Cut 122 demonstrates impressive accurate cutting results, combined with innovative patterns. Standard deviations between portions are considerably lower compared to previous cutter generations. In this way, the I-Cut 122 is taking portioning to a new era, ready to meet future demands, Marel says.


Powered by Innova


The I-Cut 122 is powered by Innova, Marel's intelligent production control software platform. Information about all pieces and portions is collected in real-time and stored in the Innova database, enabling users to analyse and optimise their portioning process. The user interface offers an easy access to the programming. The intuitive touchscreen makes daily operation easier than before. The ability to store an unlimited number of customer-specific programmes in the software menu saves time. These programmes can be adjusted continuously during operation, making it possible to cut products to required target weights.


Full flexibility


The I-Cut 122 provides full flexibility to cut almost all fresh poultry products required by the market. It is a value adding portion cutter, both as a stand-alone machine and in integration with other equipment, such as the RoboBatcher Flex, together creating the "Robot with a knife".


- Marel

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