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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.
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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.
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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...
Report
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 ...
Report
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...
Report
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 ...
Report
Technology evaluation for fat removal for beef striploins
Jan 11, 2018
This project has researched the processes of fat trimming with the objective to determine automation feasibility to achieve trimming leaving a uniform layer of fat on beef striploin primal pieces. ...
Webinar
Electrical Stimulation of Sheep Carcases
May 11, 2017
Learn about electrical stimulation and how it can be used on sheep carcases.
Webinar
Electrical Stimulation of Beef Carcases
May 11, 2017
Learn about electrical stimulation and how it can be used on beef carcases.  
Report
Meat Processing Engineering Network
May 3, 2016
AMPC has invested in technical innovation and the application of automation to some of the industry’s most pressing human capital issues. New automated technologies offer significant opportuni...
Report
Hook-Assist CBA and Feasibility for Future Modifications
Feb 1, 2015
In 2005 MLA and AMPC embarked on the process of investigating ‘cobotics’ as a technology that may address some of the OH&S issues faced by the meat processing industry. A ‘co-r...
Fact Sheet
Optimising Electrical Stimulation
Jan 27, 2015
This is the third fact sheet in a series of three fact sheets about electrical stimulation. The Sheep CRC and Meat and Livestock Australia research has found that the rate of pH and temperature d...
Fact Sheet
Types of Electrical Stimulation
Jan 27, 2015
This is the second fact sheet in a series of three fact sheets about electrical stimulation. A number of electrical inputs are available to Australian sheep meat processors to improve meat qualit...
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