Fat Analysis X-ray Machine FA3/C

The FA3/C provides inline fat measurement and contaminant detection of packaged meat products in cardboard cartons, plastic crates and vacuum-packed blocks.

Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C
Fat Analysis X-ray System FA3/C

100% Inspection of Red Meat

Eagle’s FA3/C inline fat analysis machine use DEXA to discriminate between fat and lean portions of 100% of product throughput, providing Chemical Lean (CL) measurements to better than +/- 1CL accuracy. The FA3/C is hygienically constructed to sanitary design and operates at industry throughputs in excess of 2,400 packages per hour. The system simultaneously performs the following inline product integrity checks with no degradation in inspection performance at full throughput:

  • Contaminant detection
  • Protein calculations
  • Fat analysis
  • Moisture calculations of the meat
  • Chemical lean
  • Mass measurement
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Machine Specifications


  • Inspection Coverage

    433 mm wide at the belt, 433 mm wide at the top of aperture; 229 mm overall height

  • Inspection Modes

    Simultaneous inspection modes for contaminant, chemical lean (CL) value, mass measurement with statistics

  • User Interface & Operating System

    15″ TFT color touch screen; Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB with Eagle SimulTask™ 4 PRO Control & Imaging Software; TeamViewer™ service tool for remote machine diagnostics & product set-up services

  • Conveyor Size

    598 mm (23.5″) wide belt by 1800 mm (70.9″) long; Blue food-grade belt compliant for transport of unpackaged foodstuffs

  • Reject Mechanism

    24VDC Signal only, freestanding push arm reject, custom reject

  • Speed Range

    24 MPM (78 FPM) – 36.6 MPM (120 FPM)

  • X-ray Power

    Single vertical beam; 140W (140kV, 1mA)

  • Detector Resolution

    1.6 mm DEXA™ dual energy

  • Communication

    (2) USB 2.0 ports, (1) Ethernet 10/100/1000 mbps port, (1) RS232 serial port; (1) EtherNet/IP Fieldbus or OPC-UA interface port optional

  • IP Rating & Machine Finish

    IP69 Standard; Type 304 Stainless Steel, #4 surface finish less than 32u-inch RA

  • Radiation Safety

    X-ray emissions <1 uS/hr; compliant to 21 CFR 1020.40, 21 CFR 179.21, & EURATOM ER nationalized standards

  • Electrical Safety

    Compliant with CAT-3 (EN954), PLd (EN13849) safety circuits with system visualization

  • Thermal Management

    Water cooled heat exchanger, plant water supply ≥7.6LPM, 13°C to 21°C required

  • Operating Range

    0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) 25% to 90% relative humidity non-condensing

  • Power Requirements

    230 VAC, +/-10%, Single Phase, 50/60 Hz, 16 Amp Fused

  • Options & Accessories

    Multilane operation, reject bins; reject verify & bin full sensors; audible & visual alarms; EtherNet/IP or OPC-UA interface; TraceServer™ data collection software; bar code scanners, parts cart for cleaning, RECON™ rework station, remote user interface, marquee data display, hazard based risk assessment

From a Machine to a COMPLETE System

Accurate measurements from Eagle’s inline fat analysis machines are at the heart of a complete system.

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Advanced X-ray Technologies & Software

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Enhanced Dual Energy
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Enhanced Dual Energy

Dual Energy Technology


Fat Measurement

Checks 100% of fresh and frozen meat, packaged or unpackaged, in real-time providing precise chemical lean values to better than +/- 1 CL.

Bone Detection

Find and reject harmful bone fragments, 2 mm or less, in various meat and seafood applications.

Contaminant Detection

UPSHOT™ enables meat to be scanned from the bottom with detectors over the product further enhancing precise detection.

Mass Measurement

Mass and weight measurement with x-ray technology provides an additional layer of process control and due diligence to ensure a high-quality.

Dual Energy

Enhances traditional x-ray inspection and allows for the detection of materials previously unseen by single energy x-ray.

Eagle’s Support

In addition to providing industry-leading technology and unparalleled reliability, Eagle provides highly-responsive support and service coverage globally, through a network of expert partners, supported by a core team of regionally-based Eagle experts.

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What our customers say

“We were very impressed with Eagle’s on-site service. The team adjusted the equipment to meet our needs perfectly.”
 Iglo Food Group
Mr. Arno Strotmann Project Manager
“The x-ray’s software program is very intuitive. It’s simple to set up and program. I learned a great deal from Eagle’s service department on how to run the machine and appreciate their know-how, availability 24/7 and professionalism.”
Tim Pheland Process Engineer
“Quality is key for us. Now, thanks to the Eagle Bulk 415 PRO we can totally say our products are contaminant free and we truly believe this will let us keep growing and exploring new markets.”
 Higos El Pajarero
Mrs. Fuensanta Carrillo Sales and Marketing Manager, Higos El Pajarero
“When first presented with the idea of inspecting our products using x-ray inspection systems, we doubted that it could help us to improve and assure the quality of their products; now it is a fundamental part inside of our system of quality.”
Ramiro Espinoza Kowi’s Plant Director
“Going forward, any new inspection systems or upgrades to current inspection technologies will be x-ray inspection systems, they are extremely reliable, easy to operate and easy to maintain.”
Merrily Blasi Quality Assurance Manager
“These machines do an excellent job of looking for and pinpointing any foreign matter, with instant and easy-to-use metal detection capabilities. And they can be taught and programmed to identify other unwanted substances by measuring product density. ”
 Unilever Canada
Galen Sienicki Factory Director
“The Eagle x-ray machine has resulted in a dramatic reduction of bones in our boneless products—basically down to zero. By purchasing a dual-lane system, we’re able to double our output, or run different products at the same time.”
 Giannone Poultry
Bruno Giannone Vice-President and CEO
“We chose Eagle’s Pack 430 PRO because of the machine’s software capabilities – in particular, the multitask features which offered more options, compared to competitors’ machines, such as checkweighing.”
 Schuman Cheese
Vincent Angiolillo VP Engineering and R&D Strategic Initiatives, Schuman Cheese, Inc.

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