Industry consultation has highlighted this processing task being significantly important to automate as the task is highly arduous, ergonomically unfriendly and generally unpleasant.
An automated solution will bring savings and more importantly, consistency in throughput.
Similar robotic solutions have been developed by MAR in the red meat industry to replace manual processing tasks. This new development is similar with robotics , integrated sensing and dedicated tools.
The Automated Small Stock Evisceration System will replace the actions of current manual evisceration tasks for removal of viscera and offal during smallstock lamb, sheep and goat processing.