Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Industry Top Issues: Technology, Automation & Productivity

  • Industry advancement being prevented by the increasing gap in current and future R&D and industry implementation
  • Lack of understanding about existing technology and its application in other markets.
Boning room concept design for micro size processing plants – stage 1
Jul 15, 2021
This project has developed a suitable boning room concept design for small micro size processing plants. This project was completed specifically for Jimbour Beef and Bacon (JBB) and has applications...
Robotic Removal of Button Bone and Flat Bone after Striploin Chine Bone Removal – Stage 1 Practical Feasibility
Apr 9, 2020
The current practice of removal of cutting out button and flat bones from a striploin beef primal piece requires manual effort and separation using a powered cutter as well as sharp knives. For the ...
Blockchain for the Meat Industry: Where and How?
Apr 8, 2020
There are instances where red meat products have been falsely marked as products of Australia in order to take advantage of the perception of premium quality. This project was undertaken to help add...
Automation of Primal Cut Bagging
Nov 18, 2019
Meat processing plants suffer significant labour costs and OH&S risks associate with the manual bagging of meat cuts after processing. This project aims to examine the most effective way of bagg...
Contemporary chemical lean validation – National Standard for measurement
Apr 10, 2019
Chemical Lean (CL) is defined as the amount of lean red meat compared to the amount of fat in a meat sample. Its determination by an approved method is a mandatory AUS-MEAT requirement for any expor...
An on-line system to assess beef quality characteristics
Apr 5, 2019
This project evaluated the TenderSpec TM  beef classification system for tenderness and marbling. The objectives were to evaluate this U.S. system against Australian cattle to identify tender c...
Condamine Feedlot Solar Project
Mar 5, 2019
The Teys Condamine Feedlot has reduced energy usage through adopting solar farm technologies. Check out their story here.
Roadmap Development for a Meat Processing Intelligent Automation Centre
Feb 5, 2019
This project was undertaken to develop a roadmap for the use of intelligent automation (IA) by the Australian meat processing industry. It is intended to pave the way for building an enabler in the ...
The suitability of standard meat conveyor belt materials for CO2 pellet cleaning
Dec 20, 2018
The project assessed the suitability of dry-ice blasting for polymer-based conveyor belts used in the meat processing industry. Investigations were undertaken to determine the effects of thermal var...
Can on-site beef dark cutting evaluation (monitoring) be improved and value-added?
Nov 8, 2018
This project explored glycolytic and sensory quality parameter variation within carcasses graded as dark cutting and compared these to normal carcasses. Dark cutting is problematic and in an effo...
Sensing for Offal Grading and Enablement of Automation
Oct 19, 2018
Since offal inspection requires both internal (excision and/or palpitation) and external (visual) activities, an automated offal inspection station must offer both internal and external inspection m...
Intelligent Solutions for Boxed Beef Trim Export Enhancement
Jul 12, 2018
Mislabeling of 'beef in box' products, lack of packaging integrity checks and absence of archived and traceable visual data for exported beef products incur significant costs to Australian beef expo...
3D Dynamic Skeletal Modelling
May 23, 2018
The purpose of this project was to explore the feasibility to extend the usefulness of the X-ray scanning of a carcass to further downstream carcass break-up operations by the use of the carcass&rsq...
Demonstrating & Trialing of an Internet-Of-Things Solution for Real-Time Computation and Delivery of Plant KPIs
May 18, 2018
This project considered opportunities for introducing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to the Australian red meat processing industry, aiming to improve productivity for the worker and...
An Integrated CO2 Production and CO2-NH3 Cascade Refrigeration System
Feb 12, 2018
Liquefied CO 2 is used on a daily basis in the red meat industry to produce dry ice snow for product cooling applications. Traditionally, it has been cost prohibitive for abattoirs to invest in the...
Microplasma Disinfection of Meat
Jan 24, 2018
The prevention and control of bacterial contamination is vital to the reputation and commercial viability of meat processors. This work investigated the new opportunity presented by micro-plasma ...
X-Ray OCM Bone, Fat and Muscle Trials
Jan 22, 2018
The purpose of this project was to investigate the ability of an automated beef rib cutting system to accurately perform objective carcase measurement (OCM) on beef sides for fat, lean and bone comp...
Automated visual inspection and preparation of live animals for meat processing
Jan 12, 2018
The purpose of this research project was to design and develop an automated cattle inspection and washing station that improves the cleanliness of cattle prior to entering the knocking box. This ...
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