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Foodmate IChickSort®UK developed a Poultry Grading for the 21st century.

 

Foodmate|ChickSort®UK InVision has been developed to take advantage of the latest camera technology and LED lighting. Utilizing multiple cameras, fronts and backs can be graded accurately based on user definable parameters which can be tuned to suit different flock profiles.

 

The data collected is added to the bird weight captured at an in-line or transfer weigh station and the birds are correctly distributed according to production requirements set on Foodmate|ChickSort®UK.

Employing multiple cameras and advanced software algorithms grades can be allocated in various levels of severity for the following conditions on fronts, backs or fronts and backs. The system can be set to recognize repeat downgrade conditions and trigger an alarm

if a number of birds are downgraded for the same reason within a set time. This could be invaluable if a machine setting downstream is causing repeat damage.

 

ChickSort®UK coupled with Foodmate|ChickSort®UK InVision can be configured to automatically produce a flock histogram after 100 birds.

 

The system retains images and this data can be recovered and investigated if quality issues have arisen at a later date. The flock can be “re-run” offline and the downgrade parameters checked. This feature can also be used for quality personnel training purposes.

 

Employing multiple cameras and advanced software algorithms grades can be located in various levels of severity for the following conditions on fronts, backs or fronts and backs.

  • Broken wings
  • Missing parts
  • Skin flaws/Barking
  • Bruises
  • Feathers
  • Single Leg Hang
  • Hock burn
  • Hock length
  • Bile Stain

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