Integrated planning in white fish supply chains

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: News|

Through integrated supply chain planning by sharing information, uncertainty is mitigated leading to improved supply chain performance in whitefish processors. During the iProcess project, NTNU has had several researchers and students at NTNU has worked on tasks related to

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Raman spectroscopy for quality differentiation of pork

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Raman spectroscopy can be used for analysis of important quality indicators in meat, feasibly leading to on-line applications of the technique in the future.   Overall meat eating quality is very important for consumer confidence, willingness to pay

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Tracking non-rigid objects using depth camera

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Surface of non-rigid objects, such as leafy vegetables, meats and fishes can be completely and accurately tracked using a depth camera with the approach proposed in this article. This is exceptionally useful while interacting with

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Raman spectroscopy for estimation of residual bone minerals in mechanically deboned chicken meat

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Residual bone, measured as %calcium or %ash, is a strictly controlled quality parameter of mechanically deboned chicken meat (MDCM). Raman spectroscopy was developed as a rapid tool for estimation of this important parameter.  Mechanical deboning

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Managing supply uncertainty in operational production planning – A whitefish case study

By |October 4th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Managing supply uncertainty by a formal stochastic programming approach demonstrates how expected profit may be increased due to more robust production plans.   Production planning Operational production planning deals with establishing optimal production plans. A production

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Intermediary Real-Time Trajectory Interpolating with Cubic Hermite Splines

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Real-time trajectory interpolation allows a Python-based sensor-integrating application to real-time control a Franka Emika robot. Application development in Python is much faster and easier than in C++.   When robot motion generation for a processing task is dependent on real-time sensor feed-back from the processing tool, the motion must be, by it’s nature, generated at the temporal micro to meso level in

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Designing within the circular economy

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

How can the food industry and their equipment vendors use design as a tool to enter the circular economy?  Circular design is a tool used in the circular economy. The future must become more sustainable

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On-line estimation of dry matter and fat content in production blocks of cheese by NIR spectroscopy

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Modern dairy factories produce thousands of cheese blocks per day. We evaluated NIR spectroscopy for on-line determination of fat and dry matter in such cheeses. The motivation is true time control of the production process.

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Traceability of hides through the supply chain

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

Hides are one of the most important rest raw materials or plus-products produced by the meat industry as they are further processed and used in leather production.   The hide supply chain consists of a producer

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Research exchange from India to Norway

By |January 18th, 2019|Categories: Frontpage|

An Indian PhD student from IIT Kharagpur has been on a research exchange to SINTEF Ocean in the RE-food project working with the Norwegian whitefish supply chain in the iProcess project. In iProcess he worked

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Working together with robots

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Frontpage|

Three of our researchers in iProcess, Ekrem Misimi, Aleksander Eilertsen and Jonatan S. Dyrstad are visiting the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017) in Vancouver, Canada, this week. The theme

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Case studies

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Frontpage|

A central task is to understand variations based on use of Big Data from novel rapid and on-line measuring methods for raw materials and product differentiation. TINE has expressed need for measuring different quality parameters

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iProcess – The green shift in food industry

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Frontpage|

Artificial Eye, brain and hands: Research towards developing new solutions based on "artificial eye, brain and hand" is expected to be a next generation technology that will bring the Norwegian seafood, food and aquaculture industry

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Robot grasping

By |June 20th, 2017|Categories: Frontpage|

One of the greatest challenges in robotics today is the contact processing of a robot with an object and dexterous handling of compliant objects. This is particularly emphasised when it comes to dealing with handling

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WP 7 Management

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

Project Leader: Ekrem Misimi, SINTEF Ocean (SO) Participating partners SO, Management team, all partners Objective: To ensure an efficient running of the activities in the iProcess project and exploitation of results in compliance with the established objectives.

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WP 6 Dissemination and Communication

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package leader / Responsible partner: SFA and Røe Kommunikasjon Participating partners: Røe Kommunikasjon, TYD, SFA, All partners Objective: To inspire and engage the relevant industry representatives and society at large through the dissemination and

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WP 5 Value chain strategies and business models

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package Leader/Responsible partner Dr. Ragnar Tveterås, Centre for Innovation Research, UiS-IRIS Participating partners All partners Objective: Develop strategies for successful innovation processes and profitable full-scale commercialization of the novel flexible processing technologies at the

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WP 4 Information Management

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package Leader/Responsible partner: Dr. Maitri Thakur, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) Participating partners SFA, Nofima, NTNU, HRAFN, Industry Objective: Development of information flow management strategies to maximize the resource efficiency of the Norwegian food

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Welcome to iProcess Kickoff meeting!

By |April 24th, 2016|Categories: Frontpage|

- I am very happy to wish everyone welcome to this kickoff meeting for the  iProcess project, says Dr. Marit Aursand, project coordinator. The iProcess kickoff meeting takes place in Trondheim April 26-27. Research and

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The what, where and whens of the iProcess Kickoff:

By |April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Frontpage|

Agenda iProcess Kickoff meeting Trondheim April 26-27 When: Day 1, Tuesday April 26th Where: Britannia Hotel, Dronningens gate 5 What: 10:00 - 11:00 Meeting - Project Administration (PA) and Management Committee (MC), advisory board 10:30

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WP 3 Flexible Processing Automation

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package Leader Dr. Ekrem Misimi, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) Participating partners SFA, NMBU, SRM, KU Leuven, INRIA, Dynatec, Food Processing Industry partners Objective: To develop innovative processing concepts that are: a) flexible to cope

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WP 2 Optimal process control and raw material differentiation

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package Leader: Dr. Jens Petter Wold, Nofima Participating partners: Nofima, SFA, DTU, Prediktor, Industry partners Objective: Development of optimal process control concepts involving novel rapid and on-line methods based on spectroscopy/machine vision and interpretation of large process

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WP 1 Selection of cases, analysis of raw material

By |April 21st, 2016|Categories: News|

Work Package Leader Harry Westavik, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture (SFA) Participating partners All RTD Partners, All Industry partners Objective: To map and identify industrial needs/challenges that should be overcome in order to increase the sustainability and

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