On the 26th, 27th and 31st of May the demonstration days of the PicknPack project were held. In total 140 visitors from industry and research have participated in workshops, demonstrations and presentations.
In the past 4 years, researchers have worked on the development of modules for a flexible food packaging line. During the last 6 months of the project, the focus was put on the integration of the separate modules into a complete line. Under the coordination of Wageningen University and Research, all 14 partners worked intensively to get towards a good demonstration.
Although not all functionalities could be fully integrated, the result was a continuous packaging line of 20 meters. During the demonstration both tomatoes and chickenbreast were packaged. The required changeover to another product took only 5 minutes.
In the coming weeks a professional movie team will capture all functionalities. Keep checking the website!
The next demonstration on the agenda is in September at Holbeach, England. The line will be demonstrated as separate modules. However, per module newly added features aimed on adding flexibility will be shown.