Master Good is a forward-thinking poultry enterprise in Hungary. Their primary processing line runs at a speed of 15,000 bph [250 bpm], which makes it impossible for the human eye to measure efficiency. The help of Marel’s intelligent IMPAQT software is very welcome. Nóra Moldvai-Villányi, Master Good Production Controller, tells how the implementation of IMPAQT has benefitted the primary process.
Nóra Moldvai-Villányi explains, “We didn’t have a clear view of the performance of our equipment. The judgments of our technical and production people were sometimes contradictive and subjective. Since IMPAQT checks every shackle individually, our reports are objective and reliable. Therefore, we have no more miscommunication.”
Find the cause
“IMPAQT gives us a realistic, real-time overview of the performance of the primary line. But it is more important that it can also help us focus on a certain issue, gather all the necessary data and find the root cause in real-time. Having several product detection points in the line, we can instantly see where most product losses occur. We can decide how to prevent this loss. And we can verify the results of our preventive measures.”
“However, IMPAQT is not a tool to solve sudden incidents. We use it as a monitoring tool for trends, which alerts us if performance drops in a particular area. This means we can react faster and more efficiently. At the moment, our technical department benefits most from IMPAQT. The Nuova, LineLink DE and EC dashboards are a continuous help for them. They constantly check the screens, spot the issues and react quickly if the performance of any unit drops.”
Real-time loss prevention
IMPAQT has already resulted in a better performance for Master Good. Nóra Moldvai-Villányi continues, “Gizzards, hearts and livers are very important for us. We do our utmost to prevent the loss of these products. As this process starts with the Nuova eviscerator, it is crucial that we can closely watch its operation by checking the performance dashboard. This screen not only shows performance –which has considerably improved overall – but also tells straight away which unit is not performing well and needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.”
“Especially when we look at maintenance, IMPAQT makes our life easier. Besides the dashboards, the Bad Shackle report is also a ‘must see’ report. Every shackle transfers many birds every day. One defective shackle will cause product loss each time the conveyor goes around. It’s therefore important to recognize broken or damaged shackles. In the so-called Bad Shackle report, our maintenance department can easily identify bad shackles in the line and replace them as soon as possible.”