The rate of growth is going at a rapid pace, for over 30 food businesses. As the use of robots allows them to turn to automation, during a showcase at OAL’s Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference. With a combination of inspirational speakers and demonstrations, OAL, the University of Lincoln and ABB educated food manufacturers on the use of robotics and automation… Read more »
The digitization of production has set in motion a comprehensive change in automation that many experts already refer to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or simply Industry 4.0. Where today’s food industry plants are centrally controlled, future cyber-physical systems will take command and organize production themselves. The goal is the intelligent factory, which is characterized by adaptability, ergonomics and resource… Read more »
According to ITV Tonight’s ‘Man Versus Machines’ programme, a third of British jobs will be automated by 2030. The process of integrating robotics into the workplace has already begun and the next 10 to 20 years will see a major acceleration – the food sector has seen a 60% increase in automation adoption since 2000.