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Robots in food production | Event on the Anuga FoodTec 2018
DLG e.V. / German Agricultural Society

Robots in food production

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20.03.2018 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Food Processing, Food Packaging, Ressourceneffizienz
DLG e.V. / German Agricultural Society
Eschborner Landstraße 122
60489 Frankfurt
0049 69 24788 388

The event

Fast pickers, six-axis robots or Scara robots ... the robot market is continuing to expand. Technological developments in robotics too are racing ahead at a tremendous pace. One important growth market is the food and packaging industry.

The main areas of robot applications are currently still the heavy palletising work and tasks in the field of packaging and re-packaging. However enormous developments in the fields of hygienic design, electronic image capture and analysis, and gripper technology are making it possible to use robots increasingly for ever more difficult tasks in direct contact with foods.

Robots have long since become economically viable for small and medium-sized companies too. In view of the generally extensive product ranges and the associated need for flexibility at different levels, technical solutions such as those offered by robots are playing an ever more important role.

The "Robots in food production" session will therefore focus on hygienic requirements in the use of robots and flexible options for integrating robots into existing processes, with examples from practice.

13:00-13:10 Opening and Chair
Rod Addy, Editor, Meat Trades Journal and Global Meat News, William Reed, West Sussex, Great Britain

13:10-13:35 Hygienic Requirements for the Use of Robots
Dr. Helmut Steinkamp, LUFA Nord-West, Oldenburg, Germany

13:35-14:00 How robots fit in the food industry
Mathys Pirk, KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsburg, Germany

14:00-14:25 Robots in Food Packaging - a new level of automation
Marcel Kiessling, Gerhard Schubert GmbH, Crailsheim, Germany

14:25-14:50 Automated packaging solutions for the food industry
Michael Lang, MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG, Wolfertschwenden, Germany

14:50-15:00 Summary and closing
Rod Addy, Editor, Meat Trades Journal and Global Meat News, William Reed, West Sussex, Great Britain