APRIL™ Robotics food manufacturing launch event
Learn about robots in food processing at the launch event of APRIL™ on Thursday 28th April 2016 at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing part of the University of Lincoln.
Robotics will make food processing more efficient and the event is a fantastic opportunity to learn about how robots will impact your food manufacturing business. There will be a demonstration of the APRIL system that uses a five tonne industrial robot to heat, mix and combine food products alongside insights from experts and guest speakers throughout the day.
Date: Thursday 28th April
Location: National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach, UK
*Numbers are limited, so get in early for the chance to be one of the first to see robotic food processing. Final agenda TBC.
The APRIL™ robot development has won government funding and applause from the University of Cambridge for it's revolutionary use of robotics in food processing. Mark Reeve, Chairman of the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative explains:
“OAL is transforming the food manufacturing industry through their technology. The APRIL™ system will kick-start the industry’s move towards fully automated production lines, allowing food to be produced quicker, with less waste and greater precision.”
The judging panel from the University of Cambridge open innovation forum were impressed with the use of robotics and ability to make chef quality food on an industrial scale, crowning the system winner of the event. The event included judges from Tesco, General Mills and Mars and was held at Food Matters Live 2015.
The National Centre for Food Manufacturing in Holbeach, part of the University of Lincoln is dedicated to helping the food industry excel and improve. The test centre is also home to our Steam infusion test system and Innovate UK research projects into cryogenic cooling and advanced heating and mixing.