You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure

The JBT MARS Efficiency Counter System utilizes a proprietary touchscreen controller, custom software and precise sensors to measure the efficiency of second processing systems, alerting management to problems for a fast resolution that minimizes losses.

Features & Benefits

  • Flexible Design Enables Counting for Various Lines – Serving as a real-time 24/7 supervisor, efficiency counters can be installed on or retrofitted to cone lines, cut up lines or drip lines, Ossid counters, Foodmate automatic deboning lines, Meyn automatic breast deboning and others.
  • Real-Time Efficiency Reporting Engages Personnel – Real-time data from the counter systems are shown on scoreboards installed on the plant floor. These large 50-inch monitors, which are mounted inside waterproof washdown enclosures, motivate employees to increase product efficiency. Displays can be customized to show line efficiency and employee efficiency—for example, what percent of shackles are being filled—with stoplight-coded lights (green, yellow, red) showing if set thresholds are being met. If a particular line or employee falls below set efficiency expectations, the light turns and remains red until improvement is seen. Text or email alerts can also be sent to supervisors if production levels are not being met.
  • User-Friendly, Touchscreen Controller – The proprietary MARS Food Processing Solutions controller features a user-friendly interface that can be used to manage up to eight counter systems. The 7-inch touchscreen display enables easy setup and management, a significant improvement from the 1-line LCD display and complicated menu of other controllers. Also, unlike other controllers, data is not stored locally, but instead is continuously uploaded and stored to a Microsoft SQL Server database – making data available to users via reports, charts, status screens, printing, automatic report emailing, alarms and many other useful features.
  • Daily, Weekly or Historic Event Reporting – Our Counter Efficiency System features full daily, weekly and historic reporting capabilities to enable in-depth analysis of the production environment. End-of-shift reports summarize line efficiency, product efficiency, downtime, production loss time and more to make quick adjustments for immediate efficiency gains. Weekly or historic reports help identify reasons for downtime areas and can be used to justify capital investments. All reports have a consistent interface to enhance usability and can be customized based on each facility’s needs.