The project focuses on the design of a robotic cell that brings together several enabling technologies within the scope
of industry 4.0, Artificial vision, hyperspectral vision and advanced robotics solutions will be developed
In 2015 Tuna species accounted in the EU for two-hundred-thousnad tonnes (203.000) and eight-hundred and eighty-seven million Euros (million). From it, sixty three percent (63%) was canned tuna. Canned tuna is the most consumed fish product in the EU and by far, the most-important-product of the fish-product canning industry. Canned tuna directly provides 20.000 jobs and creates 60.000 indirect jobs in supporting sectors
The European Union is the third-largest producer in the world, after Indonesia and Japan.
This demonstration project for tuna can be applied to a large part of the food industry for other products.
The European Market of Food Processing Machinery will have a continuous growth. Market drivers are rising demand for food, rising demand for processed foods, and consumers' interest for the TUNA good nutritional characteristics.
The Solution consist of four modules:
Our PLAN is building the first 1:1 scale demo unit of SpecTUNA.
Currently, we count with a prototype of each module.
Along this project we will iteratively design, build, test and re-engineer each of the modules, and execute a two-step demo experience:
First ANFACO's and then in LA GONDOLA'
These demo experiences will allow us to perform a
market-oriented design, paving its succes.
SpecTUNA is highly ambitious and represents a big disruption in the state-of-the-art.
The Technological Challenge is important: to automate the timely processing of bulky units with irregular shapes, optimize cuts and
Another great leap is The Calibration of the Hyperspectral Technology, that will provide physicochemical and nutritional parameters to allow
We will apply the principles of Industry 4.0 to a currently very traditional and crafty sector.
The four main expected results and impacts are explained hereon: