SCOTT & MLA Win the AEEA Sydney Awards 2016

The Australian Engineering Excellence Awards recognise world class achievements in engineering. SCOTT and MLA are extremely proud to have won the Products & Manufacturing Facilities Award for our X-Ray Primal & Middle System.

Hosted by Engineers Australia, the AEEA Awards 2016 program seeks to identify, recognise and reward outstanding achievements in the practice of engineering and service to the profession. The AEEA Awards 2016 presentation evening is the premier event for the industry. Nominees from each of the nine State and Territories, ranging from ground breaking research to large scale infrastructure projects, were in the running for the engineering professions’ highest accolade.

The award entry was a joint submission between SCOTT and Meat & Livestock Australia, with staff from both companies in attendance. The X-Ray Primal & Middle System replaces most of the manual bandsaw tasks thus significantly reducing the incidence of lacerations and amputations in the industry. Located at the start of the boning process the SCOTT equipment sets a steady rhythm by which the rest of the room operates, thus also minimising throughput spikes that can result in injuries (improving productivity at the same time).


Christian Ruberg (MLA), Jonathan Cook, Adrian Haak & Merv Shirazi (SCOTT)

SCOTT’s automated equipment improved accuracy of cutting lines as compared with manual methods and increased retail value of carcasses. Automated cutting technology delivered a technical cutting advantage over manual systems including scallop cutting for some product specifications, yield gains through reduced bandsaw dust and increased shelf life. Other benefits relating to process improvements included increased labour productivity as a result of more consistent product flows, as well as a reduction in labour units required. Occupational health and safety costs reduced as a result of reduced safety risks.



Find out more information on SCOTT’s X-Ray Primal & Middle System.


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)