Virtual or augmented reality interfaces could allow or easy and seamless collaboration between machines and people in poultry production.

On November 11, 2021, Dr. Wayne Daleyadvisor to the Agricultural Technology Research Program, Georgia Tech Research Institute will discuss how the integration of virtual and augmented reality interfaces can help with loading machines and manipulating product in poultry production during the fourth webinar in the Poultry Tech Webinar Series.

The webinar will also highlight:

Kinematic enhancement for in-line, immersive chilling

Comas Haynes, faculty, Georgia Tech Research Institute, will share information on a system and method for rotation and holding-in-place of poultry carcasses in shackle device comprising a modified shackle that can be used to transport, counterrotate and hold-in-place during processing (including thermal treatment such as chilling). 

The modified system adds rotational kinematics to the traditional translational motion by way of a secondary roller chain-sprocket arrangement in addition to retractable middle bar to hold the product in place. 

The adoption of an additional velocity component via superimposed rotational patterns synergistically increases the heat sink effect, hence viability, of in-line immersive chilling. 

Hyperspectral imaging to assess quality in poultry processing

Food processors are under tremendous pressure to produce higher quality food, in higher volume, while ensuring that it is safe to eat. Unfortunately, recalls due to the presence of foreign objects are frequent and can be costly. 

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On top of this, food quality issues like woody breast are increasing and are incredibly difficult to address in the high-volume environments of poultry processing plants. 

Olga Pawluczyk, president, CEO and co-founder, P&P Optica, will present about the use of hyperspectral imaging in poultry processing to identify food quality issues and detect foreign objects. 

What’s coming next

For more on the technologies set to advance the poultry industry, join industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers at the Poultry Tech Webinar Series, scheduled for November 2, 4, 10, 11, 17, 30 and December 2.

During the webinar series, industry experts will preview what’s coming next – from prospective solutions to developing technology – for the poultry industry. 

This webinar series is proudly sponsored by: Arm & Hammer, Aviagen, Baader, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Ceva, Chore-Time, Cobb, Evonik, Marel, Phibro Animal Health, Staubli, and Zoetis.

Visit our website for more details on the webinar series, topics and speakers.

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