Project number: 1990-092
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $51,400.00
Principal Investigator: Michael Kassler
Organisation: Michael Kassler and Associates Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 28 Jun 1991 - 30 Sep 1991
Contact:
FRDC

Objectives

1. Demonstrate that tiger and banana prawns can be sized automatically on to trays so that each tray contains a single layer of prawns that are all about the same size and oriented in the same direction.

Final report

Author: Michael Kassler
Final Report • 1994-11-30 • 747.14 KB
1990-092-DLD.pdf

Summary

This aim of this final report was to develop technology for automatic grading and packing of prawns. We have demonstrated the technical feasibility, and indicated the economic feasibility, of automatically producing single-layer 'consumer' tray packs of prawns so that, in every tray, each prawn has approximately the same mass, faces the same direction and is approximately straight.

The technology we have developed requires that prawns of mixed grade and haphazard orientation arrive on a conveyer in such a way that adjacent prawns generally do not touch each other. We understand from industry sources that existing technology is available to satisfy the input requirement.

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