The beverage industry is facing huge challenges while also seeing itself confronted by a large number of issues. One of them is digitalization. Every company must make its own decision about which digital innovations it wants to add to its operations. Today, blockchain is one of the newest buzzwords. This technology has what it takes to completely transform scores of...
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly finding its way into every corner of our professional and private lives. In most cases, we don’t even recognize AI when we encounter it. Whether on our phones, PCs and tablets or even in the production of the milk we drink, AI is almost always working in the background.
At this year’s drinktec in Munich, more than 1.700 exhibitors are presenting their innovative products and services for the beverage and liquid food industry. A survey conducted in advance of the event identified where and how visitors plan to invest in the future.
It’s impossible to optimize processes without transparent production flows. And if individual process steps lack clarity, those hoping to make improvements will end up flying blind. Industry 4.0 can help dairies monitor and improve production steps.
Forced automation, price drops and rising energy costs: The competitive pressure on international brewers is mounting. The culprit behind all of this? Industry 4.0. The future of manufacturing provides some attractive opportunities as well, though, which you can learn about at the upcoming drinktec.
From the cultivation and upkeep of vines, to harvesting and processing, right through to the bottling and storage of wine—there is still a great deal of manual work involved in viticulture and wine production today. But even here technology is being put to use, increasing the efficiency of processes and saving time. Numerous exhibitors will be attending SIMEI@drinktec in Munich,...
Imagine if you discovered that the last piece of cheese you ate was produced by robots. Surely that could only happen in science fiction? Well, almost but not entirely: “Big Data,” robotics and IT are playing an increasingly important role in production processes.