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Anuga FoodTec 2024

As the food industry sees the rise of new trends and technologies, there's an increasing demand for innovative solutions. Food producers are on the lookout for ways to marry efficiency with sustainability, aiming to meet..

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System integration for robots in greenhouses

01 August 2023

TNO is working with partners to develop a semantic explanation and navigation system (SENS) that improves communication and information exchange between robots and operators in greenhouses. With the growth of greenhouses...

Smart robots to make a salad

02 May 2023

Picking and packaging a bunch of grapes with a robot already requires a lot of technology. But it can get even more complicated: automatically preparing a ready-to-eat salad. Researchers from Wageningen University & ...

High food prices call for sharper management

18 April 2023

Companies in the food chain are facing rising costs due to inflation. Food price inflation rose to a record high of 18.4% in March 2023, while general inflation stood at 4.4%.  This is caused by delayed pass-thro...

Packaging: sustainable versus political gain

06 March 2023

The European Commission is 'through with it': the EU's packaging waste policy has failed. That is why the EU is intervening with new legislation. Which is SO detailed that it is going to have a lot of impact on the food ...

Meer robots ingezet in de voedingsindustrie

21 December 2022

De voedingsindustrie kampt met grote personeelstekorten. Het duurt nog wel even voordat de krapte op de arbeidsmarkt vermindert. In de voedingsindustrie komen zware, repeterende en gevaarlijke taken regelmatig voor. Daar...

Smart Industry: “Innovate or drown"

17 October 2022

Digitalisation, automation and robotisation are bitterly necessary to keep your head above water as a food manufacturer. However, technical innovation cannot happen without the power of the people in your company. That a...

Trends in Smart Food Manufacturing

17 October 2022

Where do the raw materials come from? How much energy does the machine consume? Can production be more efficient? What is the temperature and the humidity? How can I reduce my CO2 footprint and avoid waste? To find answe...

Column Pieter Vos: The human factor

17 October 2022

Recently, insects have often been in the news as a source of protein; to feed a growing world population. But recently I stumbled across another application: the cyborg insect.  Back in 2012, the first reports of 'rem...

Flexcraft speeds up robotics deployment in food industry

18 July 2022

Picking up a bag of crisps or a slippery chicken breast is a real challenge for a robot. An ambitious, multidisciplinary research team is working on versatile robots for the agricultural and food industries that can cope...

Hanneke Faber: 'Without robotics, we can't feed the world'

11 April 2022

Unilever's Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen 'Hive', opened its doors at the end of 2019. As Hive strives for openness and transparency, the idea was to host many stakeholders and interested parties from the start, b...

Working together on the most groundbreaking innovations

03 January 2022

Since 2004, Foodvalley NL has been developed into the food innovation center of Europe. The Netherlands can and should play a major role in developing the food system of the future. Discover how and taste the opportuniti...

Robots extend reach in food industry

03 December 2021

Three years after ING conducted a broad investigation into 'the helping hand of robots to the food industry', what is the state of robotisation in the Dutch food industry and in Europe? ING did research again. What this ...

X-ray for high care manufacturing area

15 November 2021

The new Raptor XR from Fortress Technology and Sparc Systems is a high-precision, fully integrated X-ray system designed specifically for high care food production environments. It inspects products for contaminants and ...

Fully automated packing department at Hoogvliet

11 October 2021

Bleiswijk is home to Hoogvliet's brand-new DC; state-of-the-art and ready for the future. Delivery reliability, efficiency and quality and especially hygiene were given top priority in the design. Alex Goedemondt, Proces...

Unlimited creativity?

11 October 2021

In a previous job, I once developed a robot in a small team that was able to imitate very complex human movements; the type of robot used in the car industry. The whole analysis was automated from beginning to end. That ...