Meat Portioning System
Special Purpose Machinery Design
Our client is a manufacturer of equipment for the food industry. They needed a special-purpose machine design which would take a batch of meat and portion it into exact 250g sections, to be packaged for sale at discount stores. It needed to be done in a safe manner with no exposed blades, etc.
We designed a tray at the start of the system so that the batch of meat could be easily poured onto the conveyor. At the start of the conveyor there is a levelling bar to ensure that the meat is at a certain height above the belt. The meat is then driven via a 3mm ploy belt under the safety guard and into the main body of the system, where there is a weight check weigh system. When the check weigh system measures the meat at 250g, a knife is activated to portion the meat at that position. The cut meat is then driven out of the system to a packaging area.