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Automated Cleaning in Food Processing Industry

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Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - Agrifood and Bioscience, Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration October 2018 - March 2019
Status Completed
Venture Strategic innovation programme for process industrial IT and automation – PiiA
Call SIP PiiA Summer 2018 - Feasibility Studies

Purpose and goal

The aim of the study was to ensure technical feasibility and to investigate the market potential and conditions in the food industry for a cleaning robot. The study has investigated project design and created a good foundation for the implementation of a subsequent FUI project. The study has reached all goals: Decided on how the consortium wants to move forward; Complemented the competence of the group; Created the implementation and credit plan; Identified end users and IP conditions.

Expected results and effects

The effect of a hygienically designed robot suitable for cleaning in the food industry, working side-by-side with humans will: Reduce the number of work-related worries; create more quality-assured hygiene in the food industry; reduce over-utilization of water, energy and chemicals; be economically profitable for the food companies. Developed in Sweden, the robot will strengthen, traditionally strong, Swedish industry branches in food-equipment and -automation manufacturing.

Planned approach and implementation

The study was conducted through a series of joint meetings for discussion and dissemination of knowledge. Between the meetings, the participants have worked individually with detail work on the respective knowledge strengths in relation to the concept. The parties initially had a varying insight into the complexity, time horizon and difficulties surrounding the other partners´ development areas. At the end of the study there is good understanding by all participants for the entire development.

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Last updated 15 September 2018

Reference number 2018-02780

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