For years monitoring the quality of pasta has been a very manual task. Even in the era of computing, it’s been challenging to really know what’s happening throughout the production process.
But now with the advent of big data, things are changing. The food processing industry is on a digital journey.Stuart Bashford is Digital Officer at the Bühler Group and his enthusiasm for digitalization is catching: «Market analysts predict that by 2020 there could be 4 billion connected people. To put that into context that’s over 50% of the world’s population with access to the Internet, most of them via a smart phone. 50% of them will have that smart phone on them for more than 50% of the time. This is an unprecedented level of connectivity that we are living with in this new digital world».
A revolutionary way to monitor pasta
The Bühler Group is at the forefront of the digital revolution in food manufacturing and the Group’s reach is impressive. Their equipment helps process 65% of the world’s wheat, 60% of the world’s chocolate, 40% of the world’s pasta and 30% of the world’s rice.