Milmeq custom designs, engineers and manufactures equipment for primary food processing operations, providing the complete solution to take the product from hot to cold.
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Milmeq custom designs systems to optimise processing for meat operations including beef, sheep, pork, goats, calves and deer.
Our red meat processing systems include complete abattoir design, incorporating all the systems and equipment to process beef and sheep product from hot to cold.
Having worked in the red meat industry since the 1950s, we pioneered many of the technologies which have shaped the operating environment today. For example, the inverted processing system, where carcasses are suspended by their fore legs during the pelt removal process, was pioneered by Milmeq in New Zealand in the 1980s; today it is recognised as setting the global standard for sheep and deer processing delivering superior food hygiene and operating efficiencies.
Our industry-leading plate freezers and chilling and freezing tunnels have been deployed in meat processing operations around the globe, delivering improvements in operational efficiencies as well as product quality.
The Milmeq Fully Automated Stock Transfer (MFAST) system is now revolutionising materials handling for meat processors, offering superior efficiency in operations, use of space and quality of product.
The following systems and equipment have been developed to enhance processing operations within the red meat industry.
Automated Brisket Cutting and Evisceration Robots for Lamb and Sheep
Traditionally evisceration has been a processing stage for red meat that requires a high level of skill and precision from operators in order to achieve minimal carcass damage. Recently Milmeq has developed robotic solutions to some aspects of the process, reducing the reliance on skilled labour and increasing productivity as well as providing consistent carcass quality.
In conjunction with Ovine Automation Limited, a consortium of New Zealand lamb processors, we have developed world leading fully automated robotic brisket cutting and evisceration robots. These are the first of a number of next generation, robotic meat processing solutions that are currently in development.
These robotic machines adapt to each specific carcass’ attributes to deliver a fully automated solution to these labour intensive, strenuous and hazardous tasks, delivering significant labour savings while minimising cross contamination and resulting in improved carcass quality with the highest level of food safety.
In addition to our slaughter line conveyors, our offal processing equipment includes: