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» News-and-Events » News Archive » FMC FoodTech Enhances Software Capabilities for Waterjet Portioning

FMC FoodTech Enhances Software Capabilities for Waterjet Portioning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 04, 2008 Chicago, Illinois, February 04, 2008 -

FMC FoodTech announces new DSI Q-LINK™ Portioning Software for its DSI™ waterjet portioners and D-Scan™ inspection systems. The technologically advanced Q-LINK software platform improves productivity with one-touch production changeover and convenient new calibration and startup routines. An easy-to-use touchscreen interface offers color-coded expanding sub-menus for easy navigation of advanced portioning applications.

The new software platform is fully compatible with current cameras, servomotors and jet blockers. Expanded capacity enables food processors to take full advantage of higher-resolution scanned images, such as those from the new DSI A-CAM camera. Convenient visual setup and diagnostic aids, such as Stripe and Belt View modes make machine setup easy and keep uptime to a maximum.

DSI Q-LINK software is network-ready to enable production data to be exported to in-plant data collection systems, such as the LINK® Process Analysis system from FMC FoodTech. Real-time and summary statistical portioning information can lead to improvements in the portioning process. Features such as easy copying of portioning setups further enhance operational efficiency and consistency.

“The development of DSI Q-LINK portioning software was a combined effort of FMC FoodTech software engineers and our food processor partners,” says Jon Hocker, business development manager for FMC FoodTech. “Together, we created a solution that is easier to use, expandable, backwards compatible and network ready.”

DSI Q-LINK portioning software will be available as a standard feature in new DSI waterjet portioners and as an upgrade for existing DSI 624 and 714 portioners and D-Scan systems.

For more information about DSI Q-LINK software, call (800) 447-2630 or visit www.fmcfoodtech.com.

About FMC FoodTech

FMC FoodTech is a business of FMC Technologies, Inc., and is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., USA. A market leader in the supply of technology solutions for the global food industry, FMC FoodTech offers integrated solutions across the entire food processing continuum from meat, seafood and poultry, to fruits and vegetables, beverages, juice and milk and convenience foods.

Wherever food is cooked, frozen, packaged, portioned, preserved, processed, squeezed or sterilized, FMC FoodTech provides superior technologies and services to the world’s food processors — small and large. The company represents more than 30 highly respected product brand names, including Frigoscandia Equipment, Stein, DSI, Citrus Systems, Food Processing Systems and FranRica.

For more information on FMC FoodTech, visit the company’s Web site at www.fmcfoodtech.com.