As a technology based company, we are very active in several research, development, and innovation projects. Most of our research activities in the food sector are carried out in close cooperation with reference research institutes and universities which are strongly involved in the calibration, validation and homologation of our products.
Currently, we are working in the validation phase of three new inspection equipments, SliceWatch, Trimscan and Shreddersort.
SliceWatch is a multi-frequency electromagnetic scanner to sort raw meat pieces according to its quality. In particular, SliceWatch detect meat pieces with low WHC, and poor textural characteristics. This type of meat, commonly known as “Pale, Soft and Exudative (PSE)” Meat, lead to several quality and technological problems in the production of different products, including natural cooked ham, and dry-cured ham. The identification and separation of PSE meat will allow using this type of meat in more suitable production processes, and to optimize them accordingly. More information at: www.slicewatch.eu
TRIMSCAN is an electromagnetic scanner for the in-line determination of fat content in trimming bins. More information at: www.trimscan.eu
SHREDDERSORT is a ultra fast system for the identification and sorting of metallic non-ferrous shredder from the automotive industry. More information at: www.shreddersort.eu
For large scale initiatives, we establish collaborations with other industrial and academic partners at a European level, in order to involve the required resources to ensure the achievement of the project objectives.
Our current research activities are focused in novel monitoring and optimization of meat production processes, on-line characterisation and quality control of the raw material, and sorting and recovery of high valuable materials for the recycling sector.
Our team of researchers have a solid background in electronic instrumentation, optical spectroscopy (LIBS, Raman and NIR), ultrasound inspection, Magnetic Induction spectroscopy and Video Image Analysis (VIA).