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Meat Sorter

360° Inline Quality Control for the Meat Processing Industry

Inline quality control with the Meat Sorter

Continuous quality control in the manufacturing process is essential for products with high quality expectations, such as those of the processed meat industry. Manual control is not always feasible, due to high production speeds, exacting demands of the consumers or too high costs. This is where the Meat Sorter from BT-Anlagenbau can help.  

How 360° control works

Our 360° camera technology scans almost the entire surface of your products and can detect many different kinds of defects. To do this, the products are brought up to a speed of 2 m/s and then observed by two cameras simultaneously in free flight. Pneumatic ejector valves remove individual defective items accurately out of the product stream. The rest of the products are captured gently and conveyed to the next stage of the process. Our experts will work with you to develop an individual concept that gives you a workable, easy-to-use control step and guarantees the highest quality of your product with the best efficiency. Our advice, concepts and implementation will focus on your specific need.


Meat Sorter

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The Meat Sorter in detail
  1. Pull conveyor belt
  2. Camera for recording the front of the object
  3. Camera for recording the back of the object
  4. Valve box for precise sorting
  5. Ejection (into box or conveyor belt)
  6. 99.99% pure good product (in box or conveyor belt)
  7. Touch screen

Example application:

Detecting leftover artificial casings on sausages

With the Meat Sorter it is possible to detect the smallest artificial casing residues on sausages.

The system enables sorting of up to 30 sausages per second with a sorting accuracy of almost 100%.

Meat products such as burger patties can be reliably checked with the meat sorter.

Your advantages:
  • 360° all-round detection of defects from 1 mm²
  • 99.99% product purity
  • Fast 2m/s; 30 pieces per second
  • Inexpensive
  • Compact

Sorting criteria


  • Shape
  • Size
  • Weight
  • Colour


  • Fragments of sausage skin
  • Bone fragments (HSP version)
  • Plastic, metal

Food properties

  • Fat content (HSP version)
  • Water content (HSP version)
  • Freshness (HSP version)



BT-Anlagenbau is specialist and general contractor for plant construction in the area of storage technology and intralogistics, automation technology, image processing, switchgear manufacturing and electrical industrial installations. Our products are successfully deployed all over the world and stand for efficiency and quality.

We advise you from the initial planning phase to the successful completion of the project. Naturally, all our products comply with the latest current regulations and of course we are ISO & SCC certified.

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Projects realized worldwide

Here you can see a small selection of projects that have been realized by BT-Anlagenbau.

We would be happy to send you a list of our references: simply send us an email or give us a call and we will take care of your concerns immediately.