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Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry by D Caldwell

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Automation and robotics for bulk sorting in the food industry

G. Hamid, B. Deefholts, N. Reynolds, D. McCambridge, K. Mason-Palmer and C. Briggs,     Buhler Sortex Limited, UK

Abstract:

This chapter describes the use of optical sorting machines in the bulk food industry for ensuring food safety and food quality. The chapter describes recent technological innovations and the drivers behind these innovations. Case study examples are included from the rice, grain, nut, fruit and vegetable sectors. The chapter ends by highlighting the challenge of sustainable intensification of global agriculture that will drive future innovations in optical sorting for the bulk food industry.

Key words

optical sorting

bulk foods

food safety

food quality ...

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