Automated Preparation of French Dressed Ribs

This project was approved by the Australian Meat Processors Corporation Ltd (AMPC) to create a practical and cost-effective machine concept for the automated French dressing of lamb ribs. The current process being used is a manual one, entailing operators using a knife to cut and to scrape the meat off the ribs in each rack, and thus resulting in a high labour content and cost for its preparation.

The Stage 1 of the Project therefore had an objective to create effective and practical machine concepts, carry out bench testing to prove the concepts, and as Stage 2, based onto successful testing, to create a practical automated machine design(s), estimated performance parameters and a budget cost for a production machine(s). Also, a proposal is to be forwarded for the next prototyping stage