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LEAP II (Hindquarter) Australian site ready prototype development - Lamb Boning

Project start date: 20 April 2015
Project end date: 22 November 2018
Publication date: 09 May 2018
Project status: Terminated
Livestock species: Lamb
Relevant regions: National
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Summary

Automating the Hindquarter boning process is seen as a useful portion of the fully automated lamb boning room.

Objective assessment of the performance of the previous Scott Hindquarter deboning development project identified that the key short coming was that the yield was less than the manual process.

The methodology of this project was to propose new technologies to address the yield demands and test the new technologies on a prototype development rig.

The yield results established on the development rig was worse than manual boning best practice and better than a manual boning poor practice, but reliability was traded off.

The project was unable to progress yield performance and reliability to a point that program refinement and overall process rate assessments could be made. The project objectives were judged as unlikely to be met and therefore the project was terminated.

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Project manager: Darryl Heidke
Primary researcher: Scott Automation & Robotics Pty Ltd