The ability of the MARS Trimming Efficiency System to increase the productivity of manual trimming operations with real-time assessment of yield was leveraged by one northeast Georgia processing plant. They recently used the system to increase efficiency so much they were able to totally eliminate an entire shift, pulling as many as six employees off the line, while still meeting the same yield.

“They were running two shifts, but they simply weren’t getting enough meat to trim,” said Wade Jones, R&D Manager at MARS FPS. “We designed a modular system with 16 stations, configured as four 4-person stations that fit their unique space, requirements and workforce.”

This custom solution fully utilized the ability of MARS FPS to provide turnkey solutions—from custom design and programming to installation. “While we can add our efficiency systems to existing lines, this line was built with the efficiency system integrated into the machine,” said Jones.