Put your thinking caps on. If you could, what would you instantly scan and slice into perfectly sized portions using a laser-scanner machine with a blade? Clay? Steel? Cheese? MEAT? Yes, MEAT. Long, irregular masses of tender, juicy meat that go partially undigested in our intestines for quarter of century. Nantsune, manufacturers of massive food machinery has made the meat-slicing process more efficient than ever with the new Libra 165C high speed slicer. How fast can it scan and cut? Have a look.

High speed meat slicing

The Libra 165C is the first application of using laser scanning to capture the 3D meat info. What’s the purpose of scanning the meat with lasers? It makes the meat cutting faster. Current machines take the weight of the meat as it’s sliced in order to get the right thickness. It’s a slow process. Scanning the meat first, allows the shape of the meat to be determined before the slicing begins.

This model determines the 3D shape of the meat before slicing it, by scanning it in 3D using a displacement sensor. This information is used to slice the meat by taking account of its shape. As well as minimizing errors in fixed-quantity slicing, this enables high-speed slicing at up to 6,000 slices per hour.

Of course, at $160,000, this is perfectly priced for prime-rib production of meat.

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DigInfo via Gizmodo. Thanks Butch!


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