But this is not the case for production environments comprised mostly of non-uniform, naturally flexible parts like poultry products. As a result, automated handling of natural products lags far behind that of manufactured parts.
Here, researchers in the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Agricultural Technology Research Program are exploring the development of better robotic imaging and sensing technologies and more dexterous grippers and manipulators for poultry handling tasks.
Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) have optimized their proprietary filtration method for processing facility effluents. The so-called dynamic filtration method was tested on actual processing effluent and found to provide significant advantages over currently used filtration methods. Specifically, dynamic filtration gives increased recovery of fine suspended solids such as fats and proteins, providing more material for rendering. It also provides enhanced opportunities for water reuse and recycling inside a processing plant.
Since December 8, 2014, the United States has been dealing with an ongoing outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5. Wild waterfowl, migrating south from Canada along the Pacific Flyway, brought the virus to the U.S.
While the HPAI H5 virus has caused some severe devastation for the U.S. commercial poultry industry, there have been no reports of infections in humans, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the risk to people from this virus to be low.
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will host the eighth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit during the 2016 Expo. The half-day program will be held Tuesday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, in Room A-411 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The program is free to all IPPE attendees, and will provide viewpoints from industry and agriculture experts on sustainability and why it matters to the animal agriculture industry.
The Agricultural Technology Research Program (ATRP) is excited about its plans to participate in the 2016 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), scheduled for January 26-28, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
THE EXHIBIT WILL BE LOCATED IN EXHIBIT HALL B, LEVEL 2, BOOTH B9.
2016 International Production & Processing Expo
January 26-28, 2016
Georgia World Congress Center
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