Poultry and meat processing have always been a long and tedious process. Workers would labor for hours, trying to get as much meat off of the bones as possible, without injuring themselves or the damaging the cut of meat. Now, meat processing automation has ramped up the deboning game, speeding up the process several times over, while also cutting down on worker errors and injuries.
Chicken, along with other types of poultry like turkey and duck, is one of the most popular meats in the industry today. Because of its versatility, chicken is used in a variety of different ways, and has become a popular item to can or sell boneless. This is where deboning with automated meat processing systems comes into play. Workers could accomplish around 150 deboned chickens per hour. With the help of meat processing automation, this number rises to 1500 chickens per hour. Each bit of meat is scraped from the bone, and very little is wasted.
Another advantage of using automation to process meat is the advantage to the workers themselves. They can take a step back and allow the robots to take care of processing the meat, while they learn new skills like operating the automated machinery. This also keeps them away from the sharp knives and other tooling needed to cut the meat, which could also cut the workers.
All in all, meat processing automation is a win-win for food processors and their workers because it is a faster, safer process, and it allows companies to remain competitive in a vibrant, bustling food market.
Are you interested in learning more about meat processing automation? If so, you should contact RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, KUKA and ABB. Our staff can give you more information about integrating meat processing automation into your facility and help you to find the right system for your application.
For more information, contact RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.