Processing Technologies

How can we innovate better as an industry?

This is the space that we will be investing more research into. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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