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Food and Beverages | Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Digital twins in food processing will make their way into product development, testing, post-production, delivery, and almost every other industry's facet as the devices and controls serving the sector get smarter and more digitized.
FREMONT, CA: In addition to influencing the food sector right now, some impressive innovations will also significantly impact the future. If their use becomes more widespread, the industry can constantly shift to be smarter and more efficient with constant changes across the board.
AI and Advanced Robotics
In the food industry, machinery and robots are leveraged at manageable prices to boost processes, further ensuring consistency and performance. They also work to raise or strengthen procedures alongside human laborers. They also come with some unforeseen advantages, such as much-improved worker safety, quicker and higher performance of goods, and consistent, stable consistency. For instance, one of the biggest meatpacking corporations in the world installed robotic butchers inside its facilities. The robots were employed to slice more challenging foods, eliminating accidents in the workplace.
Digital twins are simulated versions or a virtual representation of a physical system in food manufacturing. The concept might seem unclear, but for testing and analytics, think of it as a clone that can be manipulated. In other words, in every sense of the term, it is a twin of the actual system and data, although one which is more versatile and less fragile. It helps manufacturers and distributors to run simulations to recognize trends, understand effects, and much more by feeding relevant information into the device.
Digital twins in food processing will make their way into product development, testing, post-production, delivery, and almost every other industry's facet as the devices and controls serving the sector get smarter and more digitized. It will become an essential part of knowing what is going on in the industry and helps keep up with the ebb and flow of supply and demand.
Food Manufacturing Technology for the Future
Some additional examples include:
• Drones and automated vehicles for delivery.
• 3-D printing for edible goods.
• High-tech packaging.
• Smart or precision farming.
• Smarter disposal and recycling of waste.