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Anders Pettersson - Articles and news items

Hygienic assembly and transfer of food products: A demonstration system for the automatic processing of vegetables

Issue 5 2010  •  4 November 2010  •  Anders Pettersson, SlK and John O. Gray, IIT

Food production constitutes the largest European manufacturing sector, employing some four million people and generating an annual turnover of approximately EUR 850 billion of which EUR 50 billion products are exported. The sector is unusual in that a large percentage of its output still depends on manual operations; a situation that is probably due to the way the industry has evolved over previous decades and the fact that a vast number of companies in the sector are SMEs where the take up of automation has been relatively slow throughout the European arena.

Novel(Q) robotics to handle food – sensitive and hygienic grippers

Issue 2 2008, Past issues  •  13 June 2008  •  Anders Pettersson, SIK

In 2006, at the Institute for Food and Biotechnology, SIK, in Gothenburg, a research project was started as a part of NovelQ1. The focus of this project is to develop a robot workstation with high flexibility and hygiene that can handle soft, variable and fragile products; in other words, to handle non packaged food products.

 

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