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TOMRA's QV-P in-line analyzer can reliably detect the muscle myopathy in single chicken fillets or butterflies, allowing for removal of wooden breast fillets from the processing line to ensure consistent end-user quality.

The TOMRA QV-P is an in-line detector for the identification of chicken wooden breast - a condition that affects broiler chickens, making the meat hard and chewy.

Utilizing established, patented technology, TOMRA has expanded the range of applications for its offering in the meat and poultry sector. The TOMRA QV-P is the world's first in-line detection machine for identifying wooden breasts in chicken fillets and butterflies and allows processors to grade chicken fillets against specific criteria accurately.

The dedicated software allows the TOMRA QV-P to accurately grade chicken fillets into multiple grades, determined by the customer, on the severity of wooden breast in the fillet or butterfly. Previously, processors had to manually review each chicken fillet before processing what was called a 'thumb check'. With TOMRA's new in-line analyzer, these time-consuming, labor-intensive, manual checks are no longer needed.


  • Reduced Labor Requirements
  • Increased Throughput
  • Consistent Grading
  • Guaranteed Customer Quality
  • High-Speed Analysis


Key features

Sensor Technology

TOMRA’s unique interactance spectroscopy allows to measure into the fillet and determine the internal composition of the meat. Without harmful radiation, it measures each filet or butterfly and provides feedback to the processing line.
The TOMRA QV-P optical head can easily be installed above existing chicken breast processing lines to allow sorting.

Product Benefits

  • Reduced labor requirements
  • Increased throughput
  • Consistent grading
  • Guaranteed consistent customer quality

Advanced Analysis Criteria

The TOMRA QV-P can analyse fresh chicken fillets for the following analysis criteria:

  • Wooden breast syndrome

Technical specification

CapacityUp to 240 fillets/min
(L x W x H, mm)
L 500 x W 1115 x H 1650 to 1910
Infeed belt widthN.A.
Air pressure inputN.A.
Electrical consumptionmonophase 230V (±10%) Cons : <0.6KVA