gmSCAN is a Magnetic Induction scanner to automatically grade pig carcasses according to SEUROP scheme.
The scanner predicts the total lean meat percentage of the carcass, the lean meat weight and the total weight of the four main cuts of the pork (ham, loin, bacon and shoulder).
gmSCAN employs a contactless inspection method that preserves the integrity and physical characteristics of the meat and avoids the risk of cross contamination.
The method, developed in collaboration with the company Lenz Instruments S.L (Barcelona) is based on the analysis of the response of the fatty and lean tissues of the carcass subjected to the action of a variable low intensity magnetic field.
Main Features and Functionalities
gmSCAN provides high robustness, accuracy and reliability in the prediction of the total lean meat percentage and the composition of the primal cuts. The magnetic induction response is directly correlated with the amount of lean tissue and is independent of the breed or genetic variations.
gmSCAN has been designed for classification of carcasses in vertical position. The vertical configuration of the scanner facilitates the integration of the equipment in the slaughter line and significantly reduces integration costs.