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Australian Meat Processor Corporation

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Australian manufacturing produces some of the worlds best meat. This will continue. Our commitment to innovation – in product, operations, business systems, communications, export, industry collaboration, environment, etc, is the epicentre of the Australian red meat industry

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Self-cleaning membranes for tallow recovery from abattoir wastewater
Dec 11, 2017
The main objective of this research project was to investigate the potential for self-cleaning or low fouling membranes in the Red Meat industry for tallow recovery. The philosophy behind the pro...
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Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors: In-vessel technology for high rate recovery of energy and nutrient resources
Dec 11, 2017
Red meat processors can generate large volumes of wastewater rich in both organic contaminants and nutrients and can therefore be strong candidates for treatment processes aimed at recovery of energ...
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Value adding
Dec 11, 2017
Barriers exist at all stages in the supply chain for the development of new, bovine derived value added products. By speaking with stakeholders at all stages in the supply chain, we developed an und...
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Integrated robotic picking and packing of primal cuts
Dec 7, 2017
Meat processing plants suffer significant labour costs and workplace health and safety risks associated with the manual picking and packing of primal cuts after processing. As such, the successfu...
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Miniaturised snake robotics for spinal cord removal prior to splitting beef carcasses
Nov 30, 2017
Spinal cord removal and splitting have remained manual processes in slaughter houses around the world, due to the variability of the carcasses and the processes themselves posing significant challen...
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Feasibility study into a high volume cellular processing plant
Nov 30, 2017
In order to understand industry considerations for transitioning an existing plant into a cellular format, four high volume Australian red meat processors participated in a series of surveys and int...
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Red Meat Processing Innovation Foot Operated Band Saw Cover
Jun 20, 2017
The innovation devised from Primo Scone focuses om the operation of bandsaws in a processing environment. Two key problems face processors with regards to the operation of this machinery. Anecdot...
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First Feasibility of Shoulder De-Boning
Jun 14, 2017
The meat industry has a major requirement to automate its processes of slaughtering and meat preparation including primal cutting, sub-primal breakup and de-boning. This project was proposed in 2...
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Hypobaric Storage Pilot Study
May 19, 2017
This project was a pilot study undertaken to verify whether or not meat (lamb) can be safely maintained in a hypobaric (vacuum) environment for 35 days without appreciable loss of weight or spoilage...
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Lamb Aitchboning Manual Assist
Dec 23, 2016
Scott shall utilize its technology and intellectual property from the Leap II hindquarter boning robot along with lessons learnt in the manual-assist Beef Boning Unit to develop a manual assist devi...
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Development of Primal Cut Recognition and Localisation Software for use in Robotic Pick and Pack Systems
Nov 16, 2016
Primal cut picking and packing is currently a labour intensive meat packing process which is completely manual. As a result of the technical complexities involved in this task, there is currently no...
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French Dressed Lamb Rack Preparation Robot Cell
Oct 7, 2016
First Stage To Research & Develop A User Requirement Specification & Present A Prototype Build Cost & Timeline. A year ago, Applied Robotics was contracted by the AMPC (under AMPC Pro...
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Wearable Technology for the Red Meat Processing Industry
Jun 20, 2016
This report documents the results of an investigation to determine if red meat processing facilities would benefit from the use of wearable technologies. Wearable technologies offer the abil...
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Automated Meat Recover Off Featherbones
Apr 22, 2016
Currently the featherbones are cut off the carcass half as a “rack”, thus consigning any meat in between the featherbones as a lower grade product in terms of economic recovery. If ...
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New Concepts for Cattle Slaughtering & Break-Up Into Primal Cuts - Stage 1
Apr 20, 2016
New automation processes in other industry sectors are being successfully implemented by using the latest state-of-the-art automation technologies. It is therefore time for a comprehensive review of...
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Pick and Pack – End Effector Gripper Development
Feb 17, 2016
Following findings and recommendations from the AMPC/MLA project “A.TEC.0108 Pick and Pack Materials Handling” a multi head vacuum gripper has been designed and fabricated. This vacuum h...
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Beef Spinal Cord Removal Stage 2 Process Risk and Benefits
Feb 1, 2016
MAR recently completed project “A.TEC.0088 Beef Spinal Cord Removal – Development Trials”. In this project research and development along with manual and robotic tests and trials w...
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Progressing fundamental Vision & Sensing and demonstrating the value of the Australian meat processing industry
Feb 1, 2016
According to MLA, Australia is among the largest and most successful and efficient producers of commercial livestock and leader in the export of red meat and livestock. Nevertheless, the industry fa...
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