About ways to build a smarter factory
SIG’s head of production engineering shares insights for navigating the era of Industry 4.0
Food and beverage production is rapidly changing and becoming more demanding than ever.
As filling plants and factories operate on an unprecedented scale, production lines need to be more flexible, individualised and agile to handle periods of higher outputs and faster product changes. This can only be achieved by securing greater asset optimization – by configuring the optimal long-term infrastructure that can flexibly handle any operational demand and by ensuring intelligent recipe, production planning and job handling throughout production.
Dr. Daryoush Sangi, SIG’s Head of Production Engineering & Strategic Partnerships, shares his insights for creating a smarter factory and navigating the era of Industry 4.0.
Whey utilisation guaranteed
Volac’s Felinfach plant has a strategic role for the whole UK industry
Private company Volac has long since evolved from a feed manufacturer to a supplier of specialty high quality whey-based ingredients. Feed making and value-adding come together at the Felinfach plant in Wales creating significant synergies both for Volac and the UK cheese making industry. IDM paid a visit to Felinfach in the heart of Wales.
50% of Volac’s business is still generated by cattle and calf feed production. The other 50% has been developed over the past 30 years since the company entered whey utilisation to the, then, only skimmed milk processing facility in Wales. Today, Volac manufactures WPI and milk replacers at Felinfach to make use of the separation, evaporation and drying capacities of the plant in a 24/7/365 scheme.
The bi-monthly trade publication IDM International Dairy magazine - a sister product to the all-German language "molkerei-industrie" - focuses on developments in the milk industry as well as on technological progress.
The magazine provides executives and those responsible for procurement of dairy and cheese making companies background information and an overview on major global or local market trends as well as on the newest developments in milk processing technology.
The editorial is focussing especially on: market opportunities, company strategies, processing technology, filling and packaging, automation and IT, ingredients and logistics.
Distribution: all over the EU, North Africa and Middle East
Frequency: bi-monthly, first copy to be released in November 2008
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