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Food and Beverages | Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Robots and AI are used in the food and beverage industry reducing as it can reduce the need for humans to perform strenuous, repetitive tasks and eliminate food contamination.

FREMONT CA: Food manufacturing is a process-driven sector. Finding new ways to enhance operations, make better decisions, and impact advanced technology is critical for today's food manufacturing companies to grow and maintain a competitive edge.

AI can learn and make intelligent, well-informed decisions based on what it has learnt, such as performing fast, sophisticated calculations and data processing. Users must provide information to AI so that it can learn and develop. The system will become more innovative as a result of this, and users will be able to make better decisions about running the firm. Like how a person thinks, AI can handle much information because of its complexity and analysis abilities, and humans don't have that potential.

Machines can use better ultrasonic sensors and fluorescence optical imaging to monitor food remains on hardware, and microbial particles of the equipment, using advancement widely recognized as SOCIP, or Self-Cleaning-in-Place, which means machines may only have to be cleaned whenever there is a necessity, and only in the areas that require cleaning.

Safety and Quality

Artificial intelligence systems produce a more secure and accurate production line with more speed and a significant consistency level than human labor. On the processing plant floor, AI-based monitoring can be used to keep employees and equipment safe by detecting potential threats, such as a worker who has forgotten to put on the proper safety equipment.

Waste Reduction and Transparency

The waste issue in the food and beverage industry is a heavily debated and analyzed topic. The foodservice industry loses a significant amount of money due to wasting food, thus it's only reasonable that advancement is being used to save money. AI is being used to manage each production and supply chain stage, including tracking expenses, monitoring stock levels, and even tracking countries of origin worldwide.

Production Optimization

AI may streamline manufacturing and identify the ideal operating areas for industrial facilities to meet and even surpass KPIs. Two significant examples of the applications are faster production changeovers that can reduce the time it takes to transition from one product to the next and detect production problems before they become an issue.

Improving Food Safety Standards

Food safety rules are always mandatory to follow, and requirements are becoming stricter all the time. The Food Safety Modernization Act ensures that this happens, especially with COVID-19, and that countries become more aware of how compromised food might be. But robots that use AI and machine learning can manage and process, food effectively eliminating infection through touch. As robots and machinery cannot convey illnesses and other diseases in the same way that people do, the risk of it becoming a problem is reduced.

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