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Poultry Processing & Slaughter
on June 25, 2017

Future of poultry processing: Intelligent automation

With increasing sensor capabilities and falling costs for computing power, practical systems are being developed that promise to fully automate tasks as varied as breast deboning and carcass inspection.

Equipment companies have successfully automated virtually every task in first processing in modern broiler processing plants. People are still required to hang the live birds, inspect/trim carcasses, conduct quality tests and adjust equipment, but eviscerating departments that used to require 100 or more workers now may need fewer than 20…

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