The manual-assist mechanical arm is directed at making "aitchbone" and "knuckle" removal less physically demanding. The arm provides the additional pulling force an operator requires for rail-boning.
Independent evaluation has identified the following proven benefits:
Highly innovatory products currently being developed are:
Heavy Bone Slicing: Developing new products to assist with heavy labour intensive beef boning tasks that provide meat processors with a competitive advantage through improved yields, safety and flexible options is ongoing. Additional development work on heavy bone slicing is in progress.