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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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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Meat Packaging Solutions to Current Industry Challenges
Jul 13, 2018
Much advancement has occurred in the field of smart meat packaging, and there is great potential for these to be used as tools that respond to challenges faced by the red meat industry. This proj...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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Automated container loading
Dec 13, 2017
The objective of this project was to develop, install and test an automated container loading system for the packing of meat cartons into a refrigerated shipping container. This will be a pilot syst...
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Automated lamb frenching
Dec 13, 2017
Manual frenching of lamb racks requires skilled knife-work and consumes considerable labour resources. Current commercial frenching solutions (that require reduced labour) result in significant wate...
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Upgrading of side stream products
Dec 12, 2017
The aim of this project was to present an overview of the utilisation of proteins from side stream raw materials with a focus on hydrolysed proteins. The goal was to gather knowledge related to q...
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Improvements to robotic bandsaw operation
Dec 12, 2017
Robotic automation and hybrid processes for bandsawing have a wide array of advantages for the red meat industry, including lower production costs, reduced worker fatigue, increased workplace safety...
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Detail design study for CO2 capture and liquefaction
Dec 12, 2017
The project investigated the detail design challenges and conditions to integrate a CO2 capture plant into an existing abattoir process system. The project also outlined high risk components and ...
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Cost benefit analysis for combined splitting and spinal cord removal
Dec 12, 2017
Beef carcase splitting is currently undertaken by trained and experienced saw men, often using splitting saw operated on hydraulic platforms. Due to recent progress in automating other aspects of...
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Automatic equipment for handling the bung in the lamb slaughter process
Dec 12, 2017
The objective of this project was to evaluate the benefits and possibilities of adapting the existing automatic pork bung handling equipment, which is in use in Denmark, to slaughter lines for lamb ...
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Caprine and ovine "cubing" characterisation and automation feasibility
Dec 11, 2017
In Australia, primal cut meat is generally compacted into frozen blocks and cut into “cubes” for bulk packaging or in bags of fixed weight for export. Tests conducted indicate that cutti...
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