The FA3/C provides inline fat measurement and contaminant detection for packaged meat products in cardboard cartons, plastic crates and vacuum-packed frozen blocks.
The FA3/C is Eagle’s 3rd generation refinement of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) technology, based on the innovative and proven-superior single-beam geometry Eagle introduced to the market in 2004. The FA3/C uses DEXA to discriminate between fat and lean portions of 100% of product throughput, providing Chemical Lean (CL) measurements to better than +/- 1CL accuracy on all meat products.
In addition to measuring Chemical Lean, the FA3/C measures weight and detects contaminants within the product such as metals, glass, calcified bones, and stones. Also available with the FA3/C are calculations for protein and moisture of the packaged meat.
The FA3/C continues Eagle’s tradition of providing these precise measurements at the highest throughputs in the industry; up to 2,400 packages per hour. Thanks to Eagle’s proprietary advanced imaging software, SimulTaskTM PRO, the FA3/C performs all of these measurements and inspections simultaneously, with no degradation in inspection performance at full throughput.