More Details Released on Innovation Alley: Smart Factory Expo

Posted on: 05/09/2018

Find out more about this years exhibitors at Digital Manufacturing Week Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool.

KTN and Innovate UK have collaborated with The Manufacturer to support this year’s Digital Manufacturing Week Smart Factory Expo in Liverpool on the 14th and 15th November 2018. We’re now able to update you with some of the interesting companies who have signed up to exhibit at the event.

The Smart Factory Expo is Europe’s biggest showcase for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – a revolution in manufacturing agility, innovation and thinking. The event forms a core part of Digital Manufacturing Week. This year, 6000 attendees from technology, finance and manufacturing will visit over 250 exhibitors and choose from over 200 free-to-attend presentation sessions.

One such company who shall be joining us at the event is OAL, a leading foodtech supplier helping food manufacturers automate. They believe that unmanned kitchens are the future of food production: Their robotics and automation-led systems change the way food is manufactured, delivering new levels of flexibility, efficiency and quality to food processing. At Smart Factory Expo they shall be showcasing their innovative APRIL Ingredient Handling system which is a robot that weighs out ingredients to an accuracy of +/- 1g, automating the person with a scoop. Recent research has identified that ingredient handling labour costs can be up to 5% of turnover, so this new innovation can significantly reduce a food manufacturing plant’s overheads.

Joining OAL shall be OFC Data, who apply their data analytics services to discrete and process manufacturing workflows, in order to improve up-time, throughputs and yields. At the Expo OFC Data shall demonstrate their analytical manufacturing dashboards. If you’d like to read more about these companies’ presence at the event then please click here.

There are still slots available in Innovation Alley. If you are a start-up or established player who’d like to showcase your innovative solutions to manufacturers (this could include advanced technology, materials, process and systems), then register your interest in exhibiting here.

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