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14.05.2018 Improving food safety with digital solutions

Bühler, Uzwil, Switzerland, has chosen the occasion of the forthcoming IPACK IMA trade show in Milan to focus on digital solutions designed to make foods safer, to save energy, and to prevent waste. Digitalisation contributes significantly to Bühler’s goal of slashing energy consumption and waste in the food chain by 30% by the year 2020. “One third of all food is wasted or never reaches consumers in the first place,” said Johannes Wick, CEO of the company’s grains & food business. On 1200 square meters the company will be presenting innovations such as sensor technologies for pasta production, predictive maintenance of durum processing systems, or consistent process monitoring based on new sorting technologies. 

On the basis of innovations such as its newly developed sensor technology for pasta production, Bühler is showing how digital solutions can enhance food safety and cut energy consumption. Smart automation solutions enable customers to decrease their retracing and monitoring administration requirements from material reception to loadout by as much as 80%. The potential of new digitalisation solutions in the food industry is enormous: in 2017, Bühler already launched 10 digital solutions. Another 50 additional ones are currently under development.
For example, with its Osiris vertical grinder, Bühler has introduced a grinder for durum millers which is completely equipped with diamond technology. This innovation achieves a throughput capacity of up to 12t/h of grain. Customers also benefit from cloud-based maintenance options. Predictive maintenance allows them to reduce maintenance costs and downtimes.  Bühler is continuing its successful series of Bühler Networking Days, utilising PIPACK IMA as a platform to team up with customers and partners, start-ups and scientists to address the major challenges that the food industry faces today. 
Osiris vertical grinder from Bühler

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