No question about it, sugar plants consume vast amounts of electricity, and with a lot of aging equipment, there’s no doubt that several motors and the mechanical systems they drive are probably consuming more power than they should—due to worn bearings and a general lack of maintenance. In many instances, motors are probably not using variable speed drives, and large inrush currents place a big demand on electrical utilities.
What does the modern, competitive pet food plant of the future look like? What are its key design considerations to make it fast, efficient and safe (e.g., product flow, building, internal and external environmental considerations, waste streams, automation, equipment, etc.)?
The digitalization journey for food and beverage processors relies on careful consideration of numerous factors to be a success. Among them are sensors to collect data, applications to manage that data, and cloud-based systems to help oversee the entire process.
If you're not embarking on the digital transformation journey, you'll be flying blind without the instrumentation and computing capabilities to keep you focused on producing quality, food-safe product and staying ahead of your competition.
Stefan Ranstrand, TOMRA Food’s president and chief executive officer, spoke at Fruit Logistica Berlin, describing his company’s vision for the future, its values and aspirations. He said that TOMRA can contribute to global sustainability while helping to reduce food waste and enhancing the technical and economic performance of food producers.
ON DEMAND: The world is rapidly changing and large food and beverage producers are adopting automation and digitalization technologies that give them a competitive edge, allowing them to produce more efficiently and provide insightful information for decision making. Producers who lag behind will themselves be unable to compete. Technologies that used to be optional are now required for plants that want to remain competitive in a rapidly changing, cost-competitive landscape.
ON DEMAND: Join us to learn about Digital Threads that connect your product design, production planning and real production to deliver speed and quality you need right now—with flexibility to adapt for the future in F&B manufacturing.
ON DEMAND: Over the past years, the manufacturing industry has experienced massive changes worldwide and the situation continues to evolve further. Highly informed and demanding consumers are shaping the market, supply chains keep remodelling into complex ecosystems and digital transformation keeps being a key player in revolutionizing the way manufacturer sites work.
ON DEMAND: As a follow-up to the July 2020 Food Engineering cover story on Clif Bar’s Visual Bakery project, this webinar covers the broader digital transformation journey for manufacturing operations at the iconic company.
ON DEMAND: This year has created a number of challenges for food and beverage manufacturers, and the short- and long-term effects have been dramatic. Digital solutions for manufacturing operations can help processors understand and tackle those challenges while maintaining flexibility and efficiency.