'PicknPack' - Automating the packaging of food products

Erik Pekkeriet*

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Abstract

PicknPack is an EU-project that aims to develop flexible robotic systems for packaging of fresh and processed food products. The PicknPack project introduces a structured way of dealing with the integration-Level challenges of making flexibly adaptable systems out of a large number of modular components. The project started in October 2012 and wilt last for four years. The main focus of the PicknPack system is cost reduction, focusing on fully automated production lines, standardized modules with huge market potential to reduce equipment production and service costs, reducing costs on packaging materials and waste of packaging material and reducing food waste due to better quality assessment and packaging conditions in climate controlled air conditions optimal for food quality. All available information in the production chain and the information produced by the sensors in the system is combined, stored and made available to the different modules and both upstream and downstream in the chain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-43
Number of pages2
JournalFood Science and Technology (London)
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

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