M29 project meeting in Denmark

23. mai 2022

Before the emergence of a nice, warm, and dry summer the RoBUTCHER project teamed up in Denmark for sharing the project status. On top of the social aspects a demonstration of the cold carcass case was one major contribution to a successful event.

The venue for the first day was the slaughter school ZBC in Roskilde, an education site for many food professionals including butchers. The hospitality of ZBC includes an experimental facility for the RoBUTCHER cold cutting case. A facility that provides access to slaughter experts and an abundance of cold carcasses.

After the demonstration and a nice dinner, the venue of day two was arranged at Danish Crown facility in Ringsted. The meeting was initiated by Technical Director Henrik Andersen welcoming the RoBUTCHER partners with a talk highlighting the ambitions of Danish Crown on their automation strategy.

After the talk on reducing the level of repetitive stress using automation to assist operators the partners were on a guided tour in the slaughter facility with focus on the DMRI experimental facilities hosted at Danish Crown. We visited the robot cell at the clean slaughter line with a sanitary experiment and a boning facility with an automated cutting of tenderloin and feet. The final stop at the tour showed an automated packing robot for bellies and for loins, the latter developed by DMRI and installed by RobotNorge.

Head of automation section at DMRI Simon Johansen demonstrate a robotized solution for removing the tenderloin, head and feet. A solution that fits in as pre-processing the carcass before cutting the ham in RoBUTCHER.

After the project meeting in the afternoon the partners were transferred to DMRI in Taastrup, for a barbecue dinner hosted by DMRI Director Lars Hinrichsen

Partners, physical present at the meeting, posing on the atrium stairs at DMRI.