Dunedin tech company inks a near $19 million deal for automated beef-boning system

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Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 9:20AM
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Dunedin tech company inks a near $19 million deal for automated beef-boning system

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 9:20AM

A world-first automated beef boning system made in Dunedin hopes to solve worker shortages.

The high-speed technology, combining X-ray vision with robotic and mechanical automation, can process 200 carcasses an hour.

Scott Technology Chief Executive John Kippenberger told Kate Hawkesby rural companies in New Zealand, Australia and the US have been struggling with labour supply.

“Automation was important pre the pandemic, but also even more important following the impact of the virus.”

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