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Foodmate and Intralox Develop Packing and Distribution System

Ball Ground, Ga.  (March 7, 2019) – Foodmate and Intralox have collaborated on TraySort, a grading, packaging, control, and distribution system.

The new system is designed to reduce labor and packaging waste and improve control and distribution of final packaged chicken and meat products.

The partnership brings together Foodmate’s innovative and efficient cut-up line and vision technology and Intralox’s vast experience in maximizing product handling requirements through logical conveyor layout. “Our goal is to ultimately create a highly efficient environment for each plant, executing the best in automation capability in cut-up, production, control and distribution solutions for our customers”, stated Scott Hazenbroek, president of Foodmate US, Inc.

TraySort has touch-screen automated pre-programmed product recognition criteria which include tray size, tray color, product type, product quantity, orientation on belt, tray gap detection, foreign object detection, and product overhang detection.

TraySort directs the product to the correct wrapping machine which saves on packaging costs and labor. Badly packaged product is rejected before wrapping.

The system can work with tray gaps as small as 6 inches, thereby increasing the amount of product passing through the system. In addition, it safeguards product quality by ensuring gentle handling and no cross-contamination.

Learn more about the TraySort here:

Foodmate is a leading poultry processing equipment manufacturer based in the Netherlands. Founded by industry experts in early 2006, the company quickly expanded its worldwide distribution into North and South America with the launch of Foodmate US in 2010, and Foodmate Brasil in 2015. Foodmate has become the committed and reliable partner of major poultry processing companies worldwide. Inc. magazine has recently ranked Foodmate No. 885 on its 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, the Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. For Foodmate U.S. visit or call 678-819-5270. For Foodmate B.V. visit or call +31-186630240.

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