Jan 20 2011
Linley Valley's Meat and Livestock division has deployed a robot for cutting pork. This is the first ever pork cutting robot in Australia and is guided by a laser beam.
Ron Penn, General Manager of Linley Valley's Meat and Livestock Division, has stated that the pork-cutting robot resembles the robots employed in car manufacturing industries. He mentioned that after scanning the corpse, the robot captures the image and then decides where it has to cut. He said that the major advantage of the robot is precision since it brings down wastages due to inadvertent cuts made in the stomach. He added that they decided to procure a robot when many of their skilled workers started moving into mining industries.
The Federal Government has offered funding to Linley Valley on a condition that other firms can visit the firm and experience the working of the robot.