Beyond its role as a simple logging device, the goal of the CTSML is to supply a training opportunity for operators. Operators' receive immediate visual feedback on stun performance and faulty performance is indicated using LED lights.
The software has the facility to allow individual operators to be identified, and this allows extensive analysis of the performance of each operator.
All stun information can be remotely accessed from a desk in real time, and historical stun records can be reviewed and analysed using the CTSML software.
As a "touch safe" system, no safety barriers are needed and the unit can be retro-fitted to most existing electrodes.
Alternatively Carne Technologies can provide the complete turn-key system (electrodes, stimulation system and stimulation monitor). The system is programmed to ensure the level of stimulation is compatible with the rate of chilling and subsequent carcass and primal maturation times and time to market.
The monitor stores the stimulation records and these can be reviewed and analysed using the logger software. This feature is often required for customers and suppliers to verify process performance for quality outcomes.
Our electrical stun systems use programmable waveforms that can be applied to most species (cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry) and are optimised for effective stunning and minimal quality problems. The system can be used in combination with existing electrodes, and can be set up as a stun kill or recoverable (Halal-compliant) system.
SmartStim measures the responses of each carcass during stimulation and, from the nature of the responses, derives information about the pH of key muscles, and in particular the loin. By repeatedly testing the state of the carcass during the stimulation process, it becomes possible to stop the stimulation at the appropriate time, when the pH has reached the pre-defined designated value. In this manner, each carcass is delivered with the correct ES dose to ensure that within a group of carcasses, all reach the desired pH at the end of the stimulation rail.
The stimulation is delivered via either a standard rub rail stimulation system (continuous chain) or a pneumatically operated arm (stop/start chains).
Commercial installations include applications to hide on uneviscerated and eviscerated carcasses (beef), whole dressed carcasses (beef and lambs) and carcass sides (beef).