Interview on APRIL & Food is Life at PPMA 2015
At the PPMA Show 2015, we were interviewed about our involvement with Food is Life and APRIL, our food processing robot. APRIL will enable food processing without any platforms or pipework in a smaller factory. Bringing together state of the art technologies, she will increase capacity, significantly reduce the number of operators and produce safer, better looking, tastier foods.
Developed with the University of Lincoln at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, APRIL enables parallel food processing and can emulate a chef’s method of cooking on an industrial scale. Utilising grant funding from Innovate UK, we have put our expertise and skills into making this research concept a reality with a demonstration available early 2016.
We have been working closely with members of the Food Is Life consortium in the development of APRIL. Food is Life firmly believe that the food industry can benefit from learning and exploiting technologies from the automotive industry to improve production and safety of food.