Automation and Adaptive Solutions to Meet the Demands of the Changing Consumer

START DATE: ON DEMAND THROUGH OCTOBER 15, 2020

Duration:60 minutes

The new generation of adaptive machinery can reduce total cost of ownership, improve and maintain quality and consistency, and provide the flexibility needed for the changing trends in the industry. Learn how processing and packaging robotic automation solutions can help meet changing consumer demands to produce increased output, higher yield, reduced waste, and an ultimately cost-effective answer to mass customization.

Key takeaways:

  • Automation technologies available today for the food and beverage industry
  • The real-life financial and productivity benefits of automation—including ROI
  • How new automation technologies make mass customization cost effective—up to and including batch size one


Speakers

Alan Spreckley

Global Industry Segment Manager F&B and CPG - Robotics
ABB


In this role, Alan has responsibility for the strategy of the food, beverage and personal care segments for robotic automation. He supports all countries and is a member of ABB’s global Packaging Management team and represents ABB on a number of trade bodies and associations. Since joining ABB, Alan has been involved in and led a number of industry-related events which have seen him give presentations and keynote speeches at many seminars and exhibitions globally. He is also a guest lecturer on robotics at a number of Universities, primarily the University of Manchester (UK) where he has lectured for the past 7 years. Prior to joining ABB, Alan has been involved in robotic and automation solutions for over 30 years with various robotics companies, primarily within consumer-based industries. He has worked with systems houses in technical, project management and sales roles covering a diverse range of application areas globally.

Derrick Stacey

Product Owner – North America
B&R Industrial Automation Group


Derrick has been with B&R for over 5 years, primarily working with B&R’s Next Generation Industrial Transport Technology (SuperTrak and ACOPOStrak), machine vision, and Digital Twin technologies. Derrick helps to introduce these technologies and products to the North American market and provide feedback from the market to R&D to further innovate and meet the needs of a changing marketplace.
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