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.
From providing transparency and traceability to speeding up and reducing costs in the product and production planning process, these are just some of the capabilities of the Siemens’ solutions demonstrated at the company’s annual US Innovation Day, on March 27 at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago.
Manufacturing might have the reputation of being old, dirty and generally antiquated. But that image couldn't be farther from what is represented at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute located in Chicago.
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: To deliver high quality products within specifications while meeting the expectation for operational efficiency, food and beverage manufacturers need to capitalise on big data and take advantage of new technologies. Digitalisation of manufacturing operations pave the way for manufacturers to achieve improved profitability. Attend this webinar to uncover the opportunities within operations enabled by new digital capabilities.
In the May 2020 issue of Food Engineering, our focus is on safety. From emergency planning to day-to-day operations such as cleaning and sanitation, we bring you tips on how to keep your workers and your customers safe.