Automation in the food industry – how does it save time and money?

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When it comes to quality standards in the food industry, people expect only the highest quality and manufacturers have to keep up with these demands if they want to stand out from the competition. There are many ways to increase quality and productivity but, from a business perspective, automation is a surefire way to speed things up. Processes that once requires a long time and many human resources and now be done in a matter of minutes by a machine and the food industry is the best example in this regard. Here are just a few examples of how impactful automation can be for a company in the food industry.

Mechanical processes

Before reaching the customer’s plate, food has to go through a series of mechanical process. Let’s take the fishing industry in Norway as an example. Prior to being packaged and sent to shops, the fish has to be weighed, cut, cleaned, de-boned, sliced and iced. If a person were to do this, the process would be slowed down considerably and so would production. But, with the help of linjelønsinger til laks og hvitfisk, all of these things can be done on a massive scale, automatically. The fish is prepared for packaging within minutes, saving time and money. The same machines can be used for other meats as well. For example, there are machines that do Kjøtt linjer or that shape sausages and chicken nuggets.

 

Production control

When you produce food on an industrial scale, having a clear overview of the entire production process is extremely important. Manually, this is impossible to achieve, especially because of human error, but, if you invest in a good Programvaresystem, then this will no longer be a problem. Thanks to such tools, you will know exactly at what stage each food is in, so the process will be more organized. Specialized software also has error reporting features, so if an error does occur, then you will be able to fix it early in the production process, minimizing losses. Usually, the software can be accessed remotely, so you don’t even have to leave your office.

 

Tracking meat origin

There are two main reasons why you might want to provide proof of the meat’s origin. On the one hand, you have to comply with government regulations and, in case you get an inspection, you should provide all the documents attesting the food’s source. Otherwise, you risk getting a fine or even halting production. On the other hand, there is a growing customer interest in food origin. People want to know if the food they put on their table is ethically sourced. By using software to track meat origin and then passing on this information to your customers, not only are you developing trust, but also making a reputation for being an ethical food manufacturer.