Slaughterhouse of Tomorrow

Niels-Henrik  Grothe

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New paradigm for development

Slaughterhouse of Tomorrow

During recent years, focus has been on innovation, and the methods derived from this thinking have introduced a new paradigm for development. Short development time and a sharp value proposition are the keys to success.

DMRI has introduced agile project management in order to speed up the development process, but process alone will not do the job, you also have to focus your development resources on the functionalities that provide the most value.

We have taken the consequence and have laid out a new strategy for the modern slaughterhouse machinery. The development effort is focused on the tools that determine the quality of the job, while moving and positioning are left to industrial robots. This approach reduces both cost and development time, and the customers will experience a simpler and more cost efficient maintenance.

Industrial robots cannot compete with the traditional dedicated slaughterhouse machine, developed entirely to the specific purpose, in terms of speed. So why go down this ally, when we already from the beginning can see that we will not be able to compete on one of the most important parameters - speed? The answer is utilization.

The slaughterhouse machines of today are pushed to the limit, which means more stopping time due to breakdowns and reduced quality and yield, because all parts are pushed to the limit. This scenario calls for redundancy, if you have two or more machines, each machine can run at a lower speed, but the process will still deliver the same throughput. Redundant machines mean less vulnerability to break down – one machine may break down, but you can still run with the rest.

Redundancy also means flexibility, several different productions can run at the same time, or the capacity can be scaled to the input. All these advantages point towards industrial robots where more functions are put into the same work cell, which quickly can be configured to the job at hand, and thereby provide a much more flexible production at a lower investment and with reduced maintenance costs.

At DMRI, we are focused on bringing this new slaughterhouse definition to marked and show that even the most modern and efficient slaughterhouse can make a huge step forward by rethinking the production setup.