Bühler introduces blockchain-ready solutions at Hannover Messe

Hannover Messe Buehler at Microsoft boothBühler has introduced new technologies to increase food safety standards at Hannover Messe

The company is showcasing leading-edge technologies to address these global challenges and increase food safety standards, including Laatu, a breakthrough technology to reduce microbial contamination in dry goods, and Tubex Pro, a smart, self-optimizing scale system that produces a constant flow of production data.

Integrated into Bühler’s advanced Yield Management System, Tubex Pro can improve production efficiency and yield, and unlock a new degree of traceability and transparency. These solutions connect to the Bühler Insights IoT platform powered by Microsoft Azure.

Laatu digital service

According to the company, Laatu is able to destroy more than 99.999 per cent of Salmonella with minimal impact on the internal structure of the food. This maintains the quality of the food and its nutritional value.

Laatu also reduces harmful microorganisms such as Salmonella, E. coli and spores in milliseconds. It is expected to provide a cost-efficient and environmentally-friendly solution and reduce energy consumption by up to 80 per cent in comparison to steam.

With a connection to Bühler Insights, Laatu can be used as a powerful tool in food safety auditing as its real-time monitoring system captures processing parameters, dates, times, and product batches. With a potential link to the blockchain, it is capable of providing an accurate and secure audit trail for food producers and all players in the supply-chain.

Tubex Pro scale system

Tubex Pro is a smart process scale system that self optimizes its measuring algorithm according to product flow characteristics and the plant environment. It produces a real-time stream of production data and status information, which can be visualised remotely using Bühler Insights and seamlessly integrated into Bühler’s advanced Yield Management System. All data is processed in order to track production, optimize scale performance and reveal opportunities to improve the yield and performance of the plant.

Collecting and interpreting process scale data is providing a deep insight into production losses, improvement potential, and the influence of input material variations. With hygienic design, a high level of food safety and the potential to securely log product data using blockchain technology, Tubex Pro with Bühler Insights, supports safe food production with full transparency and traceability along the food value chain.

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