Transforming food processing at Gulfood Manufacturing, Dubai
We're speaking about disruptive change at the Next Generation Manufacturing Conference part of Gulfood Manufacturing 2015 in Dubai on Tuesday 27th October at 15:30. We were approached by organisers following the launch of our revolutionary APRIL™ food processing system. APRIL uses principles from the automotive sector to link proven state of the art cooking and materials handling technologies with automated robotic ingredient loading.
The talk will provide insights into how APRIL™ style systems will change both factory layouts and the flow of materials through a food processing facility. By removing the need for pipework, pumps and valves, APRIL will produce more consistent and better quality products, faster than current processes with significantly reduced ingredient wastage and energy costs, whilst taking up to 80% less factory space.
APRIL™ has been developed in partnership with a leading global robot manufacturer and the University of Lincoln, with a full size demonstration due for installation December 2015 at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing. The development has come off the back of two £1million Innovate UK funded government projects into improving the efficiency and quality of food products. APRIL™ will integrate and enhance two existing technologies being researched under the two Innovate UK collaborative research projects into cryogenic cooling and rapid heating and mixing (Steam Infusion).
The three day show is the region's biggest food and beverage processing industry event and brings together suppliers from over 60 countries, showcasing the very latest improvements in manufacturing. The show is a popular knowledge transfer and sourcing event which allows attendees to explore solutions for potential expansion on production capacity, creating greater efficiency and much more!