Food safety, efficiency and digitalization are key topics at IFFA 2019

May 6, 2019

IFFA 2019 opened in Frankfurt, Germany on May 4 with 1039 exhibitors from 49 countries, all ready to present innovations and business ideas for all process stages in meat-processing. On-site, Asian Agribiz reviews developments and improvements in the mechanical-engineering sector are designed to ensure the safe, hygienic, efficient and economic processing and packaging of meat and meat products. Companies are presenting numerous solutions to improve food safety and resource efficiency, optimize production processes, and to integrate digital solutions.

Treif introduces two new machines
Marel shows off new robotic solution
Live demonstration of whole leg deboner from Foodmate
Inotec offers new innovations

Treif introduces two new machines
Food cutter expert Treif introduced two innovative machines. The first is Falcon Evolution Robotic for meat processors who want a shorter changeover time, higher quality and more yield. Chadia Struck, Head of Marketing Team, said the system features fully automatic sorting and placement using robotics for cutting with or without bones. The second is Divider Startup, which is an entry level model suitable for small-scale producers. This small capacity machine can do 300 cuts per minute.

Marel shows off new robotic solution
Automation and integrated processing from end to end to ensure food safety, quality and convenience are Marel’s focus said Dorthe Mohn Christensen, Marketing Manager of Marel Meat. The company brought in many innovations. One of them is the new robotic solution M-Line Leaf Lard Remover. Leaf lard removal is one of the toughest processes in pig slaughtering. It is physically demanding to do manually and complicated to do with hand-tools. “With the M-Line Leaf Lard Remover, robots are now able to do the job precisely, efficiently and without damage to carcass surface or remaining organs,” said Ms Christensen.

Live demonstration of whole leg deboner from Foodmate
Seeing is believing. This is why Foodmate conducted live demonstration of its new Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner. “Through the live demonstration, visitors can see directly how the machine makes a precise cut along the bone without damaging the meat or the bone,” said David Hazenbroek, President of Foodmate BV. He revealed that recently its big Vietnamese customer bought four units of the Ultimate Whole Leg Deboner. This company will produce chicken products only for export to Japan. Therefore, it needs a good quality machine that meets the Japanese standards.

Inotec offers new innovations
Inotec introduced innovations at the show. The WT97-iT, according to Sales Director Frank Loeffler, is a special machine for curved products. The machine combines precision and speed. Sausage links in curved hog casings, for instance, are separated precisely and quickly. The belt geometry is adapted to the shape of the product. The operation of this machine, Mr Loeffler said, is comfortable and simple thanks to the clearly structured and photo supported control panel.