In America in 1870, 70–80% of the US population was employed in agriculture. Today, less than 2% of the population is directly employed in agriculture, and over 80% of the population lives in cities. We have to manufacture food differently…
According to Ziynet Boz, of Food Technology Magazine (July 1, 2021), The world economy is on the verge of rapid digital transformation, and that includes food processing. The global industrial automation market is predicted to be worth $297 billion by 2026, with food and beverage applications making up 11% of the market. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, such as sensors, simulations, artificial intelligence–based autonomous systems, additive manufacturing, cloud systems, and blockchain, are projected to have the greatest impact on the food processing industry by enabling integration of physical processes, computation, and networking in cyber-physical systems. Such digitalization and integration can offer an unprecedented opportunity for business gains. Enabling technologies are under rapid development and their transfer to the food industry will be key. However, it will also be important to create resilient innovation pathways with human-inclusive strategies that take into account human health, consumer preferences, and workforce model shifts.
Systems of connected sensors, devices, machinery, and data analytics are helping businesses of various sizes improve efficiency, quality, and safety while reducing costs and time to market. This kind of accelerated disruption through digitalization and automation creates the foundation of Industry 4.0.
ConSynSys Technologies ProCaaSo™ platform enables industry 4.0 for Food Manufacturing.