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Top 7 benefits of automating pork cutting and deboning

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Automating pork cutting and deboning eases the pressure of labor scarcity while improving your yield and profitability, among other things.

Posted on Apr 02 ,00:05

Top 7 benefits of automating pork cutting and deboning

Automating pork cutting and deboning can bring you a wide variety of benefits including greater product diversity and reduced labor dependance.

As a pork processor, you face numerous challenges, from labor shortages to rising production costs to shifting consumer demands while maintaining quality, yield, and throughput levels. These obstacles can hinder productivity, increase costs, and impact the overall efficiency of your operations. Automation can help you overcome these hurdles and achieve your goals, specifically in the cutting and deboning phases of production.

By automating the cutting and deboning in your pork processing line, you can address these challenges and achieve a range of benefits that significantly improve your operations. Here are the top 7 advantages you can gain:

  1. High productivity
    The DeboFlex automates and deskills various tasks, streamlining your cutting and deboning line processes. That means workers can focus more on their individualized tasks and complete them quickly while the platform handles functions like loading and positioning. This focus improves productivity, reduces processing time, and enhances product quality.
  2. Safe work environment
    The innovative conveyor system of the DeboFlex platform reduces the need for manual lifting by vertically hanging the pork primals and automating the flow, minimizing strain and the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the ergonomic height-adjustable workstations are designed to accommodate each task’s requirements in the pork cutting and deboning process and the worker’s unique size and skill, creating a safe and comfortable working environment.
  3. Reduced labor dependence
    The DeboFlex integrates advanced automation equipment that simplifies and streamlines numerous tasks typically executed through manual labor. Operators perform a single action before the product moves along the line. As a result, there is a reduced dependency on highly skilled manual labor and increased profitability.
  4. Enhanced traceability and product quality
    Advanced real-time monitoring with the DeboFlex allows processors to maintain consistent quality, yield, and throughput levels. With improved control and visibility, processors can make data-driven decisions, optimize processes, and ensure product consistency. Connected and intelligent monitoring also enables processors to track and trace products more effectively, ensuring proper quality control.
  5. Consistent shelf life
    The DeboFlex platform reduces the amount of work in progress on the floor, making it easier to control the aging process and maintain consistent shelf life across all products. By minimizing variations, processors can ensure product freshness and reduce waste.
  6. Achieving maximum yield and value
    With the DeboFlex, processors can maximize carcass and meat value. By optimizing the processing methods and leveraging the platform's capabilities, processors can enhance yield and increase the overall value per carcass. For a more in-depth understanding of how to boost deboning yields and maximize carcass and meat value, check out our article: "Boost Your Pork Deboning Yields with Vertical Pork Processing".
  7. Production flexibility
    By embracing the DeboFlex platform in pork processing, you can more easily adapt to changing market conditions, meet production demands, and maintain a competitive edge in the industry. The automated and flexible nature of the platform offers the opportunity for a product portfolio that can cater to the ever-evolving customer demands.

With improved ergonomics, the DeboFlex platform eliminates heavy lifting and allows your team to focus on specific tasks, leading to more 'knife in meat' time, cutting your labor needs by up to 40% and boosting yield by an average of 3%. 

The time is now to transform your operations and overcome the hurdles that stand in the way of a more successful pork processing business. The future of pork processing lies in embracing the DeboFlex, revolutionizing the industry, and securing a sustainable and prosperous industry. The DeboFlex platform has the potential to streamline your processes, reduce your labor dependency, improve efficiency, and enhance product quality.

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