Smart graders go simple and sustainable

The daily challenge for meat, poultry and seafood grading plants is to ensure timely order deliveries with minimum loss. That involves scheduling multiple orders, handling incoming lots and manual adjustment of grader settings.

This exploration project is developing a software solution to reduce the complexity of order processing and production and integrate production planning with decision making.

By adding this intelligent software to its range, Marelec will be able to offer its customers new opportunities to minimise food loss, optimise production and improve on-time deliveries – not to mention avoid expensive and time-consuming mistakes.

Marelec designs and manufactures high-tech portioning, weighing, grading and control systems for food manufacturers worldwide. The company will draw on the expertise of Sirris for this project.

Final project summary
This exploration project has provided the foundation for the in-house development of a software solution that deals with the complexity of optimising order processing and production parameters – integrating production planning with decision making.

Marelec will offer this more advanced planning and decision-making capability as an additional module of its existing MATRIX software, which already offers monitoring of the factory floor, administration functions, traceability reporting and integration with external IT applications.  

The new intelligent software solution brings significant new opportunities to minimise food losses, reduce the complexity of planning and decision making for grading machines and ensure timely delivery of all orders, increasing the profitability of production. 

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Project title

SmartGrading – smart planning and decision making for a park of grading machines

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Lead SME

Marelec Construct NV

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