Silo Cleaning UK are always at the forefront of new technology as it pertains to silo cleaning and industry as a whole. You may have read about other innovations that have recently been introduced both in the UK and overseas in a variety of industries, so we have decided to highlight some of them here.
To begin with, there is the Kanmantoo Copper Mine. This has been introduced in Australia, and acts as a sensor within silos. When silos are normally cleaned, the process is carried out to identify any problems with the silo or any waste contained within it. The purpose of the Kanmantoo Copper Mine sensor is to identify such issues within silos before they are cleaned; they essentially raise a red flag within silos that have problems so that they can be prioritised, and so that the concerns are tackled immediately, ensuring a smoother and safer silo cleaning operation, as well as keeping silos safer in general for future use.
Moving towards the agricultural industry now, there has been an ongoing series of new procedures for several years which cover Europe as a whole. That’s because discussions began from the European Commission back in 2008, with the focus being regulatory options for several new plant-breeding techniques which could be adopted on a large scale within the EU Member States. These have been reviewed by the JRC (Joint Research Centre), and they have become commonplace amongst the breeding sub-sector of agriculture as they potentially play a crucial role for future crop commercialisation. These include numerous genome-editing techniques, also known as site-directed mutagenesis, along with epigenetics and gene silencing. Having been discussed by the European Commission and recommended by the JRC, these and other similar techniques will be used more frequently within agriculture in the coming years.
The manufacturing industry has even more ongoing innovations, being such a large sector whereby new concepts become popularised on a regular basis. Amongst those which are becoming particularly important within manufacturing over recent times have been predictive analytics (whereby smart analytic forecasts are made in the event of technology going down), virtual reality (which has already made a massive impact across a variety of fields, and VR is only going to become an even bigger presence over the next few years); the continuing creation of smart-technology products as it pertains to the IoT (Internet of Things); and the increased use of 3D printing, largely used when scanning items allowing for streamlined designs and quicker production processes.
Speaking of which, let’s finish with process innovations. Just like manufacturing, this can cover a broad spectrum of sectors, many of which are used the world over. These include waste management (Danone and Veolia have formed a strategic partnership concentrating on the water cycle, waste management in general, sustainable agriculture and also energy efficiency); food safety (an organisation named Sick recently introduced a Glare sensor to give close to 100% effective glossy material detection and discrimination for food production and packaging processes); food production (Harley Food Systems now have a crispy bread crumb applicable to many foods and vegetables so that branded products can be created without frying); and automation (Phoenix Group invested a six-figure sum into its production capabilities, which has allowed the company to greatly increase its filling capacity for oils). All of these and many other innovations are always happening across major worldwide sectors, and Silo Cleaning continuously focus on innovations of our own whilst looking at how we can work with some of the more forward-thinking businesses to create easier, quicker and more sustainable technology processes for the benefit of our own sector and those that we work closely with.
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