Lamb Processing Technology wins Health & Safety Invention & Engineering Excellence Award 2016

The X-Ray Lamb Primal and middle machine recently won the Victorian Worksafe Health & Safety Invention of the Year Award for 2016.

Paul Gekas, Southern Region Manager – Scott Automation & Robotics discusses how building and designing automation systems that have a primary focus on safety is one of the core values at SCOTT.

The Automated X-Ray Primal System was awarded the Heath and Safety Invention Award of the Year for 2016  from Worksafe Victoria.  This technology cuts a lamb carcass into three primal sections being the forequarter, middle and rear quarter.  Through the use of  X-Ray technology the system accesses the carcass and determines where the cuts need to be made.

Darren Verrall – General Manager of Australian Lamb Company (ALC) describes how the technology has reduced their manual handling risks in respect to band saw operation and the lifting of heavy carcasses. ALC have been so impressed with the benefits of this system that they have now installed another system into their Colac plant.

The X-Ray primal system was also awarded an Engineering Excellence Award at the NSW State Australian Engineering Excellence Awards (AEEA) which recognises world class engineering excellence.

SCOTT’s approach to safety is to eliminate hazards in the workplace and is considered a primary requirement for all systems that we produce.

Find out more information on our X-Ray Primal Technology or to discuss a solution for your plant  contact one of our Solution Engineers today.


The X-Ray Primal and Middle system is a joint collaboration and investment project to the Australian Meat Industry by SCOTT and Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)