November 12, 2008
X-rays better chicken fillet quality
Workers at Rose Poultry factory in Skovsgaard, Denmark are spared the tedious chores of picking for bones off fillets, thanks to the advent of technology which give them X-ray abilities.
The new Ishida IX-GA-2475 X-ray machines can spot even the smallest pieces of bone, at speeds of up to 160 fillets per minute. The machine uses a unique self-learning Genetic Algorithm (GA) to ensure maximum detection sensitivity and reliability, and reportedly detect impurities down to 0.3 mm in size and can also spot missing items or damaged products. Further to these functions, contamination can be accurately pinpointed.
Rose Poultry is one of Denmark's largest most advanced manufacturer of chicken products for local and foreign markets. The company sought to further enhance the inspection process on its frozen chicken fillet lines.
Rose Poultry factory manager Per Alan Jensen said they now have to check manually just 10 percent of production. The machine is also compact in size so it fits well into a line in any part of the factory.