What do you want your poultry processing plant to be capable of in about 10 years’ time? What are your dream wishes? Do you want to gain more insight, be less people-dependent, have self-learning autopilot machines? Do you want to have your process automatically set up to achieve an optimal output? What’s the role in this for new technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? How can these new technologies bring you real added value? Can you do without them? Marel gives you a glimpse of its vision of future poultry processing.
The world of IT technologies changes fast and offers almost endless opportunities today. Marel uses these technologies and makes them part of its innovations to simplify your life as a processor in an increasingly complex process, increase output and yield and reduce dependence on operators.
Of course you will always want to improve your processes. A way of doing this is to get your machines connected, a form of IoT. They’re already smart machines in a ‘stand-alone’ situation. By connecting them, synergy will be even smarter. All machines will have an internet-connector to communicate with each other and with the cloud. Data collected from connected machines needs to come together in a central place, in the control room or in a cloud environment, so you can make decisions based on fact much faster than ever before.
Marel is your trusted and transparent partner when it comes to having data available in the cloud. Marel will configure the cloud environment together with you, so you can be sure your machines will only transmit data for which you have given permission. The trusted secure cloud environment complies with all privacy and security regulations such as GDPR.
In a near future, you will have an enormous amount of valuable data at your fingertips. While you may not want to review data graphs daily, you would want to be alerted if the performance of a unit continues to drop below a minimum standard that has been set. Eventually, even that won’t be necessary, as an ‘auto-recovery tool’ to make your process flow even smoother will be available in the near future.