Data-driven Nuova-i performs consistently high and needs little human intervention

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Intelligent evisceration management

The art of evisceration is to have a consistently high yield on all broiler weights and perform well in the giblet pack harvesting line too. By excellently mastering this combination of skills, Marel really stands out in the industry. The new Nuova-i eviscerator achieves maximum performance through data-driven intelligence and minimized human involvement.

Handling flock variations has always been a challenge in the poultry processing industry, but Nuova-i solves this with ease. It only takes a simple touch of the HMI screen to select the proper ‘recipe’ for regular or heavy flocks, and the machine will self-adjust automatically in seconds for optimal performance, without needing manual modifications.

Close to the max

“Nuova-i brings peace and quiet to both production and technical departments,” says Eva van der Velde, Marel Product Technologist. “Performance figures stay consistently high and uptime is close to the max without asking a lot of human knowledge. With Nuova-i, evisceration becomes less dependent on trained and skilled staff, resulting in a more predictable and efficient process than ever before.”

Precise and hygienic

The Nuova-i carrousel machine features 24 units and can easily handle line speeds of 15,000 bph [250 bpm], while guaranteeing efficiency and yield. Technological improvements, such as the robust, long-life spoon, make the entire operation more precise, careful and hygienic. No intestinal remains are left behind in the evisceration line. Of course, Nuova’s longstanding, proven technique of immediately rehanging the extracted viscera pack to a – newly designed – separate shackle has been incorporated. The pack is also more compact, with a consistent appearance. Intestines don’t hang out, so there is a minimum chance of soiling, cross-contamination or inadequate processing during giblet harvesting.

Real-time performance

Nuova-i leverages data-driven insights to eliminate the need for human interpretation. Previously, manual intervention by the technical team was required whenever an issue was detected. However, with Nuova-i’s intelligence to self-evaluate performance, the internal software continuously monitors the machine’s health in real-time and uses historical data to identify potential trends. This proactive approach virtually eliminates unexpected incidents, with real-time notifications alerting the team to any potential underperformance, allowing for timely preventive action.

Connectivity

The digitalization of evisceration doesn’t stop with the machine’s digital engine inside. Nuova-i’s link to the internet opens up many ways of connectivity. It enables communication with other machines, to optimize the efficiency of the entire processing line. Additionally, plant management can now make informed decisions anywhere in the world, as remote monitoring can be conducted from a central control room or mobile device. If wanted, even remote support by Marel is possible.