APRIL Secures £449,850 Innovate UK Government Project
We're very pleased to announce that we have secured a £448,850 Innovate UK funded project to further develop our APRIL™ robotics material handling systems for food manufacturers.
The new project focuses on overcoming the well documented productivity challenges food manufacturers face preparing ingredients. It will be led by engineers from OAL utilising the latest robotic and automation technologies.
UK Government Innovate UK Project
The new one-year project is supported by a grant of £448,850 from the UK Government via Innovate UK and the EPSRC's Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) research fund. It will focus on automating the processes of handling, weighing and transporting the raw ingredients. It will also make strides in developing key hygiene and food safety features which will be crucial when using robotic production systems within the food manufacturing sector.
If your company would like to be involved, we're conducting site surveys to assess the feasibility of automating processes. Please get in contact with OAL to find out more. All data collected will be anonymised.
The APRIL™ Weighing Station, an automated dry weighing system will launch at Interpack 2017. You can learn more and get APRIL to sign an autograph on Stand B28 in Hall 5 at the show running from 4th to 10th May in Dusseldorf.