Generic Meat Mover is developed by DMRI (Danish Meat Research Institute), a part of the Danish Technological Institute, and produced by Robot Norge.
The performance volume of the robot is equal to the work of approximately 5 people in compliance with the regulations for daily lifting quantity, monitored by the Danish Work Environment Authority. The recommended daily lifting quantity for one person must not exceed 2-10 tonnes depending on the distance from the torso.
The Meat Mover can move 1,500 vacuum-packed pieces from belt to box per hour, 1,100 fresh pieces from box to belt or 1,200 fresh pieces from belt to belt.
Flexible and hygienic application
The Generic Meat Mover consists of a high-precision complex vision system, a robot, and a product specific hygienic gripper with an integrated quick tool changer. The vision system enables the robot to approach the product very fast from the best position possible, while the gripper tool ensures firm grip under pick and place application.
The robot can be placed in several places on the production line, as it can lift both packaged and unpackaged meat from a box to a conveyor belt and vice versa. Simply select the pre-programmed application on a touchscreen and replace the suction cup to fit the product. In contrast to robots with only one function, the Meat Mover provides flexible handling and significantly less downtime.
Main operational data:
Reach of robot = 978 mm (can be changed depending on the specific operation)
Capacity of vacuum-packed products from conveyor to box = 1500 pcs/hour
Capacity of fresh products from box to conveyor = 1100 pcs/hour
Capacity of fresh products from conveyor to conveyor = 1200 pcs/hour
No growth in bacteria on the SofTouch suction cup during an average working day (8 hours)
Quick change of tools if worn or damaged with QuickZhift tool changer = within seconds
The robot is primarily developed to handle products of 2-7 kilograms, but it is also available in versions that can lift much heavier products.
Source: DMRI “Generic Meat Moving Robot”